Fire Safety Specialist, Senior
Facility Srv: Fire Life Safety
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an
unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of
Northern Arizona University's Fire Life Safety Department is hiring
a Fire Safety Specialist, Sr
. The Fire Safety
Specialist, Sr, under limited supervision, performs inspections,
test, and maintenance for hand held fire extinguishers. They also
perform periodic inspections and tests of basic fire protection
systems and prepare related records and reports.
NAU aims to create, support, and nurture a university environment
exhibiting true diversity and inclusion—a university where
individuals whose unique experiences of race, ethnicity, religion,
sexual and gender identities, disability, and all perspectives are
valued and woven into the fabric of the institution. We are a
Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) committed to success, support and
retention of all students, staff and faculty.
Job Functions and Duties of a Fire Life Safety Specialist,
Fire Safety Equipment Test, Inspection, and Maintenance - 40%
- Maintains maintenance and inspection schedules for hand held
- Maintains the recharge shop, recharge supplies, and
- Performs scheduled fire hydrants annual tests, maintenance and
required flow tests.
- Performs required inspections, tests, and maintenance for
emergency lighting and exit signs.
- Performs basic fire systems inspections, maintenance, and
Customer Service and Policy Compliance - 20%
- Assists other staff in fire systems inspections, maintenance,
- Receives and responds to inquiries from campus members
regarding NAU fire safety procedures and policies.
- Escalates issues and questions to department management.
- Organizes and maintains appropriate documentation to ensure
compliance with university policies.
Administrative Duties - 20%
- Gathers and analyzes basic information related to institutional
fire safety plans to be used for recommendations.
- Writes basic reports and communications to provide
Fire Safety Equipment Inventory - 15%
- Develops and maintain campus wide equipment inventory and
Other duties as assigned - 5%
- High school diploma.
- 1 - 3 years relevant experience
- Any combination of relevant education and experience may be
substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Basic knowledge of applicable codes and standards.
- Knowledge of basic hand tools, fire extinguisher recharging and
- Advanced knowledge of processes and policies of NAU fire safety
- Knowledge of institutional goals and strategies to achieve and
maintain fire safety.
- Record keeping skills.
- Data entry and analysis skills.
- Analytical and research skills.
- Balances competing priorities.
- Demonstrates problem solving, organizational, and analytical
- Communicates effectively.
- Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.
Driving a vehicle on behalf of the university is a regular part of
this position. Arizona Administrative Code Fleet Safety Policy
requires all employees who drive on university business to pass an
online defensive driving course and submit their driver's license
number for periodic records review. The law applies to all faculty,
staff, and students who drive any university-owned motorized
vehicles or personally-owned vehicles on University business. A
driving record check and completion of required training must be
completed before driving occurs on behalf of the university. More
information on the NAU Authorized Driver Policy
can be found on
the NAU website.
This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive
position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona
University requires satisfactory results for the following: a
criminal background investigation, employment history
investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and
fingerprinting. If you are applying for a job that requires a CDL,
you will be required to register with the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse and adhere
to the clearinghouse requirements. Additionally, as an employer in
the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal
E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new
employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year
Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report
. The report is a result
of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery
reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed
calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU
uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report
crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual
Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this
campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire
safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing
and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you
would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the
NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Anticipated salary range is $36,018 - $45,023. Annual salary
commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related
This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act
(FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory
time according to University policy. Further, the employee must
submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours worked.
This is a Classified Staff (CLS) position. NAU offers an excellent
benefit package including generous health, dental and vision
insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System;
paid vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for
employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at
NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website
. Classified Staff
employees are in a probationary status for their first six months
at NAU. NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits
on the first day of the
pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date.
Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in
benefits. Additionally, new employees will begin participating in
the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability
coverage that accompanies it, on the first of the pay period
following 6 months after the new employee's start date.
Learning and Development
Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity
for professional development. New
employee on-boarding training
includes courses to be completed
within the first 30 days.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
December 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on
this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the
"Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you
need assistance completing your application there are instructions
available on the Human Resources website
or in person in the
Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus
- on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please contact
the Disability Resources Office at 928-523-8773, DR@nau.edu
, or PO Box 5633, Flagstaff AZ
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
Know Your Rights Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps,
and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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