Environmental Health & Safety Services
Part Time Inspector/Fire Safety Level I
Commesurate With Experience
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Inspector, Fire/Safety Level I position is responsible for the
inspection, testing, and maintenance of the University’s fire and
life safety equipment in University owned buildings as required by
applicable local regulations, New York State fire and building
codes, and National Fire Protection Association. The position is
responsible to perform and meet recommendations from the
University’s Property Insurance Carrier, FM Global. The Inspector,
Fire/Safety Level I position responds and performs critical
functions at emergency incidents such as fires, fire alarms, auto
accidents, hazardous spills, injuries, and property damage calls.
The position is responsible for enforcement related to the life
safety annual inspection of campus buildings by the New York State
Office of Fire Prevention and Control to ensure that life safety
violations identified are abated in a timely manner. The position
is also responsible to assist with the occupational safety of
University employees by providing training and enforcement related
to specific OSHA standards such as fall protection, confined space,
forklift safety, ergonomics, and lock out/tag out electrical
safety. The Inspector, Fire/Safety Level I position is a trainee
position and requires continued supervision and mentoring.
- An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university
and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Five (5) + years of experience with fire and life safety
- Certified New York State Code Enforcement Officer.
- Experience working with university based populations
- Must successfully pass a criminal background check and drug
Job Specific Qualifications
- Knowledge of applicable state, local, and federal building and
- Knowledge of applicable OSHA regulations.
- Experience with Fire and Life Safety systems, as well as fire
and life safety inspection and hazards.
- Completion of training courses in fire prevention, NYS Building
Codes and Emergency Medical Technician.
- Must be able to exercise good judgment and decision making
skills and be able to work independently or as a team member.
- Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills.
- Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office application
- Responds to emergency incidents to perform critical functions
such as lifesaving tasks and property conservation and limit
environmental impacts, and act as a liaison with the Syracuse Fire
- Becomes knowledgeable about campus buildings and all life
- Inspects, tests, and facilitates maintenance of University life
safety fire protection and suppression systems to ensure compliance
with local, state, federal, and the University’s property insurance
carrier’s rules and recommendations.
- Conducts building inspections to ensure compliance with local,
state, and federal codes. Responsible for approximately 724,000
square feet of building space.
- Performs OSHA related training to University employees and
safety inspections of work areas to ensure the occupational safety
of University employees.
- Responsible to staff University special events for life safety
and liability issues such as making sure fire exits are
unobstructed, occupant capacity is within regulation and trip/fall
hazards are eliminated.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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