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Fire Marshal, Environmental Health and Safety, 36759

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Environmental Health and Safety

Job Description

Environmental Health and Safety has an opportunity to hire a Fire Marshal. 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.

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time, benefits eligible


$19.47 to $25.47 per hour, commensurate with experience

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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