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Fire and Life Safety Specialist, UMKC Environmental Health and Safety, 36759

Employer
University of Missouri Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 21, 2024

Job Details



Hiring Department

UMKC Environmental Health and Safety, Division of Finance and Administration

Job Description

Environmental Health and Safety has an opportunity to hire a Fire and Life Safety Specialist. Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Periodically inspect campus buildings for life safety requirements
  • Coordinate with construction planners on applicability of fire codes
  • Participate in construction project design meetings; providing fire safety reviews
  • Consult with campus partners when questions about the fires code arise
  • Coordinate with Campus Facilities to ensure fire protection systems are working properly
  • Monitor and prepare reports for building fire safety systems testing and certifications
  • Prepare emergency plans for evacuations or sheltering in place.
  • Develop and implement fire and disaster plans and drills.
  • Educate campus population on fire safety
  • Review and investigate fire incidents related to the University
  • Prepare reports for inclusion in Clery Act reporting
  • Liaise with the Kansas City Fire Department on emergency response to campus maintenance of Knox Boxes
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Industrial Safety, or a closely related field.
  • Two or more years of experience in the inspection of facilities for conformance to fire and building codes.
  • State of Missouri Fire Inspector or Fire Marshal certification, or International Code Council (ICC) Fire Inspector or Fire Marshal certification.
  • Solid understanding of ICC codes (IBC/IFC) and NFPA standards including NFPA 101.
  • Ability to read blueprints, building specifications, floor plans, and similar materials.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, practices and techniques of fire prevention.
NOTE: If an applicant does not currently possess a Fire Inspector or Fire Marshal certification, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a State of Missouri Fire Inspector or Fire Marshal certification, or an ICC Fire Inspector or Fire Marshal certification within 12 months of their hiring date, due to the requisite fire code knowledge required for successfully performing the duties of this position.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$20.66 to $29.41 per hour commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately!

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

UMKC’s campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital.

UMKC is proud to be “Kansas City’s university,” and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit VisitKC.com.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

Company

 UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC VISION
UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

MISSION STATEMENT
As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

KANSAS CITY INFORMATION
The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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