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Occupational & Fire Safety Program Manager

University of North Texas
Fort Worth

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Occupational & Fire Safety Program Manager


HSC-Environmental Health & Safety-355200

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Department Summary:

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety’s (EH&S) primary role is to foster a safe and secure campus in a healthy learning environment where students, faculty, staff, and guests can thrive. EH&S is a service department that administers multiple programs including Biological Safety, Chemical Safety, Radiological Safety, and the Emergency Management Program. We also provide services such as ergonomic assessments, indoor air quality assessments, and emergency planning assistance for events.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for managing HSC’s Fire and Occupational Safety Program. The position is responsible for combining professional judgment and technical expertise to identify, analyze and control hazards to ensure the health safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors on the HSC campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing inspections for compliance with state/federal regulations, performing/coordinating any needed remediation efforts, monitoring workplace conditions for safety hazards and implementing preventative measures, providing emergency response, indoor air quality monitoring and compliance issues, work noise evaluations, respirator fit testing, mold consulting, ergonomic evaluations, and safety programs for a biomedical research environment. This position also interprets fire code requirements and recommends appropriate mitigation measures. It also provides advice and consultation on fire safety code requirements for new construction and renovations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of experience in industrial hygiene safety inspections, emergency response, and in fire protection, prevention, science; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fire code violations from the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 1 Fire Code.
  • Knowledge of relevant NFPA fire codes and standards for guidance in assessing and directing remediation of fire hazards.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; supervisory skills.
  • Ability to substantiate results from reports using spreadsheets and analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to area of assignment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in a related field and 5 years of associated experience.

  • Possession of professional certification/credentials such as Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Fire Inspector (CFI), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and/or Associate Safety Professional (ASP).

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8-5

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Occup & Fire Sfty Program Mgr

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate, Carrying, Climbing, Driving, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp


Implementation and oversight of HSC’s campus health and fire safety programs. Ensures internal related policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to. Collaborates with HSC Facilities and UNT System Facilities personnel. Manages partnerships among, multiple campus departments, and external agencies to enhance HSC’s industrial hygiene program.


Schedules and conducts inspections of all university properties to achieve compliance with the adopted fire code and applicable State statutes, rules and regulations.


Schedules and conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrective actions have been implemented where violations have been found.


Prepares detailed reports of fire inspections performed documenting the fire code violations that have been observed.


Defines and recommends corrective actions necessary to bring properties in compliance with applicable fire codes and related statutes, rules, and regulations.


Coordinates and meets with appropriate personnel to assist in developing, reviewing and approving a plan of correction addressing identified violations for compliance and appropriate time frames for completion.


Prepares detailed reports of fire inspections performed documenting the fire code violations that have been observed and recommend corrective actions to ensure compliance.


Serves as the primary liaison with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and other state and local regulatory agencies on fire and life safety issues in order to coordinate appropriate action and follow-up.


Supervises assigned personnel and ensures work assignments are completed on time and at the expected professional level.


Serves on various committees and working groups to address fire and life safety issues and emergency management planning efforts.


Provides fire safety education and training to faculty, staff and students in areas of fire safety, fire prevention and emergency procedures.

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Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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