Life Safety Systems Specialist (Facilities Professional 2), UCP 7

Job description

Job Title: Life Safety Systems Specialist (Facilities Professional 2), UCP 7
Job ID: 2018586
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

Reporting to the Associate Director of Public Safety for Code Enforcement and Compliance, the Life Safety Systems Specialist (LSSS) is responsible the oversight and monitoring of administrative compliance regarding the University's installation, repair, maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler systems, fixed extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, fire extinguishers, and any other assigned life safety-type systems for the University of Connecticut, at all of its campuses state-wide. This position will also be closely involved with monitoring for Joint Commission compliance in healthcare occupancies relative to fire safety and fire systems. The LSSS position requires a high level of coordination with interested parties including public safety officials, Facilities staff, various contractors, and occupants of work areas.

Supervision Received

Receives administrative direction from the Director of Public Safety, Associate Directors of Public Safety or other designated University official.


  1. Coordinates information/reports being provided by UConn Facilities Operations or contractors for review by code officials and to ensure that all life safety systems are being installed and maintained in accordance with the fire code and University policy
  2. Provides for quality control by inspecting maintenance, repair, and testing records for systems
  3. Creates, edits, and assists with the maintenance of the University's design specifications for life safety systems
  4. Reviews construction documents for compliance with certain university policies and fire department operating needs
  5. Reviews construction or renovation projects for compliance with University policy regarding life safety systems
  6. Inspects the installation of life safety systems and evaluating installation methods and the quality of workmanship
  7. Assists with the planning, design, and analysis of complex University projects to assure that life safety systems are installed and maintained in compliance with the fire code, University policy and related University contractual provisions.
  8. Coordinates the needs and input of campus emergency responders relative to life safety systems
  9. May serve as the Division of Public Safety's primary point of contact with University Risk management staff and/or the University's insurers regarding life safety, hot work and system impairments.
  10. May serve as an administrator or liaison for the fire department's hot work and system impairment program.
  11. Frequently communicates and coordinates with interested parties including public safety officials, Facilities staff, various contracted employees and occupants of work areas to accomplish job duties
  12. Assists fire code official and building code officials during all phases of plan review and construction
  13. Investigates complaints of system impairments and service needs and other unsafe conditions; preparing various reports and correspondence
  14. May also provide oversight of compliance with Joint Commission requirements relative to fire safety and systems, to include reviewing or approving Interim Life Safety Measures on behalf of the Division of Public Safety
  15. Keeps informed of changes and updates to building codes, fire safety standards, and materials
  16. Maintains an ability to be called in to work on occasions of emergency or other public safety need
  17. Other related duties as required

  1. Bachelor's degree in fire protection engineering, fire protection, public safety administration, architecture, management, or closely related field or equivalent combination of education, experience, training, and certification/license
  2. At least five years of experience in fire systems maintenance, testing and repair
  3. Demonstrated ability or three years of experience supervising technical personnel
  4. Certified Fire Protection Engineer
  5. Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily complete increasingly complex projects or assignments
  6. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and resolve problems of a highly technical and administrative nature
  7. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
  8. Knowledge of various computer applications
  9. Must maintain a valid driver's license

  1. Experience with fire protection plan creation or review
  2. Experience with monitoring for administrative, building or fire code compliance
  3. Experience with healthcare settings subject to Joint Commission requirements
  4. Working in a University environment
  5. Experience creating design specifications for life safety systems
  6. NICET Certifications including but not limited to: Fire Alarm, Water based systems, Special Hazards Suppression
  7. Verifiable Industry training by major manufacturers including but not limited to Simplex, Siemens, etc.
  8. ESA/NTS fire alarm certification
  9. AFSA or NFSA Sprinkler training

All Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications must be held by the candidate at the date of application.


This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waiver at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is $70,000.


Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions. Please reference Search # 2018586 when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018586)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 26, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.





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Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 6/27/2018
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