University Fire Inspector

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University Fire Inspector

Stanford University

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University Fire Inspector
Fixed-term 12-18 months, Full-time, Exempt
Position Posted: June 19, 2019

The Stanford University Fire Marshal's Office (SUFMO) is part of Stanford University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), and provides comprehensive services to the Stanford community encompassing all aspects of Fire Safety. All SUFMO staff are dedicated to supporting the academic, research, clinical and public service missions of the University. By providing engineering, education, maintenance, and inspection services, we allow the Stanford community to pursue their goals in a safe environment.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Identifies fire safety deficiencies that could result in injury, property damage, fire or explosion using expert knowledge of appropriate Federal, State and local regulatory compliance requirements.
Job Code: 4387
Grade Level: J CORE DUTIES*:

  • Evaluate fire safety hazards by regularly performing in-depth inspections throughout the organization's facilities. Follow up to ensure that deficiencies are remedied.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation of inspections and distribute to appropriate entities as required.
  • Follow up, if needed, after fire-related events have been reported by the fire department.
  • Communicate compliance requirements to and may work with facility administrators to develop building or facility-specific self-inspection programs.
  • Provide guidance to students and other members of the Stanford community regarding the safe use of fire in events. Inspect event sites; identify any deficiencies and ensure remediation prior to event. Inspect sites during events.
  • Apply evolving best techniques and compliance requirements to improve inspection practices and community outreach programs.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    Education & Experience:
    Associate degree in Fire Science or related field and a minimum of three years' experience in fire inspection/code enforcement or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of State Certificate Training - Fire Prevention 1A, 1B and 1C.
  • Ability to recognize fire code violations and advise appropriately on their correction
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fire prevention principles, and life safety practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of codes, laws, and regulations related to fire prevention principles, fire protection systems, and life safety practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of codes, laws and regulations related to the use and storage of hazardous materials.
  • Basic knowledge of building construction, fire protection systems, hazardous materials, and plan review.
  • Ability to maintain currency on appropriate Federal, State and local regulatory compliance requirements and best techniques for handling and storing toxic chemicals, combustible materials and flammable liquids.
  • Proficiency and experience with computers and software; knowledge of office and industry software applications.
    Certifications and Licenses:
  • Frequently stand/walk, write by hand and use a telephone.
  • Occasionally sit, perform desk based computer tasks and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds or more.
  • Ability to maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
  • Auditory acuity with ability to hear horns and bells.
  • Visual acuity with ability to see strobe lights.
    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
  • May work on roofs at heights greater than 10 ft.
  • May be exposed to extreme hot and cold temperatures.
  • May drive vehicle day and night.
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments, and dress for clean rooms.
  • May work in labs or at special events and be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals.
  • May work extended hours, evenings and weekends.
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, Additional Information
    • Schedule: Full-time
    • Job Code: 4378
    • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
    • Grade: J
    • Requisition ID: 83582


    Location: Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States
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    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Posted: 6/20/2019
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