Fire Inspector Maintenance Specialist

Lexington, KY
Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position is vital to the Fire Marshal's office. The increased responsibilities of plan review, training, and inspections require that we modify this position to provide better service to our stakeholders, ensure regulatory, statue, and legal compliance and document and address applicable codes and standards to advocate for the safety of our campus community. The volume of training, inspections, and plan review are to a point of taxing our current resources. This position effectively addresses this critical need. Responsibilities include assisting the Assistant Fire Marshal in performing inspections for existing and new facilities to identify fire/life safety deficiencies in Greek housing, residence halls, and university-owned buildings (off campus and on campus); conducting inspections/reviews for university construction projects to ensure adherence to project scope and Kentucky Building Code, UK Standards, ADA, and life safety standards; conducting reviews (building audits, places of assembly and classroom evaluations) in identifying fire/life safety deficiencies; and compiles reports with recommendations for correction of deficiencies.

Job Title
Fire Inspector Maintenance Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Fire Marshal Inspector and Trainer

Department Name
3HE30:University Fire Marshal

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs - frequent walking with some climbing of stairs, sitting for minimal periods of time, set-up of dorm unit including some drywall, furniture. Some use of tools including drills, saw, and everyday tools.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


Ability to read, interpret building plans, KY IBC codes and NFPA standards enforcement.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Kentucky Level II Certified Building Inspector,
public education/instruction experience in a classroom setting in fire extinguisher use, fire and life safety preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which best represents your experience in inspections.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Please list your current license/s and/or certification/s.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter