Fire & Life Safety Inspector
The Fire and Life Safety Inspector conducts monthly and annual safety inspections and testing of fire and life safety equipment to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and standards.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
• Inspects buildings and areas of public assembly to check for fire hazards, efficiency of fire protection equipment, adequacy of fire exits, and for general compliance with fire prevention laws. Completes inspection reports.
• Inspects and tests installation and maintenance of fire protection and alarm systems for compliance with approved plans.
• Receives and responds to complaints/questions from other agencies and/or the general public regarding fire/safety violations and recommends necessary adjustments. Interprets and/or explains fire safety codes and other related ordinances.
• Works in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal and other external local agencies.
• Issues notices of code violations. Advises occupants regarding appropriate corrective action.
• Reviews building and construction plans for compliance with fire safety codes and ordinances. Approves or rejects plans and maintains related documentation and files.
• Consults with and advises architects, engineers, developers, contractors, crafts/trades workers regarding fire safety codes and other related ordinances.
• Conducts research of property records in preparation of code violation cases.
• Performs laboratory audits and/or environmental site inspections to ensure compliance.
• Supports investigations related to fire/life safety.
• Manages the collection, tracking, and maintenance of life safety inspection violations and records, develops and provides regular and ad hoc reports for the analysis of inspection life/fire safety violation data, along with written and verbal recommendations regarding life safety prevention initiatives.
• Provides in-service training and facilitates meetings, workshops, and seminars for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, and supporting staff. Serves as a resource to staff, campus community, and general public.
• Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Required Qualifications :
Associates degree from an accredited institution in Safety, Fire Science, Emergency Management or closely related field.
Three years of relevant, full-time experience in implementing fire and life safety programs for a higher education, research, or similar institution.
Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Safety, Fire Science, Emergency Management or closely related field.
Two years of relevant, full-time experience in implementing fire and life safety programs for a higher education, research, or similar institution.
Completion of a recognized fire/life safety certification.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :
Thorough knowledge of all fire safety laws, rules, and regulations and the County Fire Prevention Code.
Thorough knowledge of regulations and standards associated with life safety and hazardous material use and storage.
Skill in fire investigation and in recognizing fire code violations and hazardous conditions.
Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret construction and building diagrams, plans, and blueprints, recognize deviations from such plans, and recommend correction as required by the Fire Prevention Code.
Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship and operations at any stage of installation or construction.
Ability to exercise independent judgement in the interpretation, application, and enforcement of all codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and the community in a service oriented environment.
Ability to develop and deliver training presentations and programs.
Ability to respond quickly to emergencies.
Salary: $18.20 hour
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.