Fire Protection Specialist - Environmental Health and Safety
Regular; Full-time: MR07, DOE & Q
The University of Tennessee Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is seeking Fire and Life Safety Specialist for the Knoxville campus.
The safety specialist's primary responsibility is monthly inspections for identification of fire and life safety hazards within university buildings. This person will also work closely with other members of the Fire & Life Safety team to perform annual certifications, fire extinguisher inspections, fire drills, fire safety audits, fire awareness communication and fire safety training events on campus. The fire safety specialist must be comfortable reading and interpreting fire code (IBC) and building blueprints. This person will also have other general duties as assigned by the Fire & Life Safety Program Leader (PL) or Director of EHS as needed.
Other Responsibilities include:
Routinely assess program key performance indicators (KPIs) to align performance goals
Assist in reviews and auditing of campus permit programs (i.e. Impairment & Hot Work)
Assist PL in management of data and records associated with assigned programs
Assist in validation of the university's Building Emergency Action Plans (BEAP)
Assist with the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program.
Conduct risk assessments of buildings, operations, and special events
Identify outreach opportunities and engage with the university community
Serve as team lead in responding to fire, smoke, and alarm conditions
Assist other EHS staff and provide services to other EHS programs as needed.
Internal Number: 218686
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