Fire Safety Technician

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Information

University Code 16021 University Title Fire Safety Technician 1 University Job Family Environmental Safety & Risk Mgmt ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Fire Safety Technician Position Number 560590 Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Risk Management Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

VCU’s Safety & Risk Management team has an exciting opportunity for a Fire Safety Technician! Duties and responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

Maintaining fire suppression systems in accordance to NFPA standards.

Providing safety to life and property from the hazards of fire by supervising university fire systems installation, testing and maintenance in compliance with the laws and regulation of the Commonwealth.

Providing technical assistance to university building officials, facility maintenance staff and contractors relative to fire safety systems.

Minimum Hiring Standards

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience required.

Must complete NFPA 10, 25, 72 in order to advance from entry level to Fire Safety Technician.

Basic computer knowledge. Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with creating and storing data/reports.

Valid driver’s license required.

Ability to be on call on a rotating basis.

Required to occasionally work nights, weekends and extended periods of time during emergencies and inclement weather.

Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more and climb up and down a ladder required.

Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

Detailed knowledge of NFPA standards for the inspection/testing of fire alarm/fire suppression systems.

Plumbing skills, knowledge of fire protection systems, ability to read and understand codes and how to apply them accurately.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $31,200 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV and Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 09/17/2020 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Miscellaneous Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid drivers license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position will require you to be on call on a rotating basis. Occasionally you will be required to work nights, weekends and extended periods of time during emergencies and inclement weather. Would you be able to accommodate such a schedule?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and remain on your feet for extended periods of time?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have with alarm testing, fire systems and inspections?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year to 3 years
    • More than 3 years but less than 5 years
    • 5 or more years
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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