Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:
The primary purpose of this position is: To serve as a Fire Prevention Officer responsible for participating in a comprehensive fire prevention program; participates in the fire and life safety inspections, plan checks, and testing of hazardous processes and fire protection and extinguishing systems in specified occupancies to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, client policies, and standards; assist, as required, in related areas of fire prevention processes such as code interpretation, fire prevention/life safety training, report writing and record keeping; and other duties as assigned. This position will interface with all levels of employees and management.
The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed.
- Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity. All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
- Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein. In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations.
- Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
- All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
- Inspects new and existing business, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, and hazardous occupancies for compliance to applicable codes IBC, IFC, NFPA, etc), ordinances, client polices, and regulations (OSHA, EPA, CDOT, etc).
- Carries out inspections according to schedules, as needed, interfaces with client as well as all appropriate Municipal, State and Federal Agencies to ensure consistent and appropriate code enforcement.
- Conducts test of extinguishing systems and commercial and industrial processes which may involve fire hazards in specified occupancies to ensure the level of fire protection is in compliance with applicable codes and standards. Interprets various codes, ordinances, and standards for the client and recommends fire protection systems which will meet appropriate requirements.
- Conducts fire/life safety code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken where violations have been found. Inspect properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations.
- May conduct or assist with plan reviews of all new or remodeling of client owned and/or leased buildings for compliance to applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations. Investigates complaints in reference to fire and life safety issues.
- Determines compliance to applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations and enforces corrective action, where necessary. Informational feedback is provided to the client regarding the compliant. Discusses violations and unsafe conditions with facility representative; makes recommendations, and provides instruction in fire safety practices.
- Will be required to shut down and restore fire protection and alarm systems.
- Perform weekly fire pump testing and maintain test logs. As authorized, issues permits and acts to enforce facility fire protection standards.
- Maintains fire prevention records and reports.
- Prepares reports, such as inspections performed, standard violations, and recommendations for eliminating fire hazards.
- Assist in conducting fire prevention/life safety public education programs.
- Provides presentations and demonstrations to the general workforce population at various client facilities. May develop or review fire exit plans.
- Conduct fire exit drills to monitor and evaluate evacuation procedures. Present and explain fire/life safety code and fire prevention information to client facility management.
- May perform other inspection and safety duties as required for client facilities.
- Attend training classes in order to maintain current knowledge of fire prevention, safety, and firefighting procedures.
- Carries out specific tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required for client facilities.
- May be responsible to implement and/or update the site fire prevention plan.
- May act as a liaison with local fire authorities to ensure fire code compliance.
- Will be required to respond to hazardous materials events at the Awareness Level and initiate the appropriate response after scene size-up Respond to medical emergencies on-site and provide emergency medical care at the Emergency Medical Responder level as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Scope of Practice Model.
- May be responsible for developing and updating pre-fire plans for the facility. Perform daily DOT and NFPA 1911 inspections and testing of fire apparatus to include documentation and maintenance records. Performs other duties and/or assignments as directed by the SCIS management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY
Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.
- Must undergo and meet company standards for background and reference checks, controlled substance testing, and behavioral selection survey, in addition to any mandatory licensing requirements
- No felony convictions No misdemeanor convictions within the last 7 years. Must be eligible to receive a DOD Secret Security Clearance
- Must be 21 years of age at time of hire
- Must be eligible for employment in the United States
- Must have and maintain a valid Class C driver's license for the state of employment and residence
- Must have clean driving record per MVR (10 year DMV printout may be required)
- Successfully pass PGS company medical exam conducted by a licensed physician.
Education/Experience High School Diploma or G.E.D (Associate's Degree in Fire Technology preferred):
- Must be a fire academy graduate from a State certified or Department of Defense certified training facility meeting the NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications training guidelines or possess a Firefighter I or Firefighter II certificate from a State Fire Marshal's office or from the Department of Defense adopted by the state where fire services are performed. Prefer employee to be certified as a Fire Inspector I or a Fire Prevention Officer in accordance with NFPA 1031-Standard for the Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspectors.
- Must possess a valid Basic Life Support CPR/AED card from American Heart Association or the American Red Cross Must possess certification as a Emergency Medical First Responder through the American Red Cross and/or the National Registry
- Must possess a current Hazardous Materials First Responder at the Awareness Level certificate in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120(q) Must possess NIMS 200 certification DD-214 (if applicable)
Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing)
- Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for Fire Inspectors and/or Fire Prevention Officers.
- May be required to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing requirements for Fire Inspector I if performing functions within the scope of such requirements
- Ability to detect and determine proper corrective action for fire hazards found at various buildings and installations.
- Ability to inspect and determine corrective action for deficiencies in a variety of fixed fire protection systems.
- Ability to write complete and accurate inspection reports.
- Ability to interpret basic architectural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical plans and drawings.
- Ability to see, hear, speak, and write clearly in order to communicate with employees and clients.
- Ability to write routine correspondence, including logs and reports.
- Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.
- Ability to be an effective team member.
- Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with unusual circumstances.
- Courteous telephone manner.
- Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.
- Good organizational skills.
- Ability to provide high quality customer service.
- Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures.
- Required ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
- Basic skills in keyboarding, computer usage, and operating controls.
WORKING CONDITIONS (Physical/Mental Demands):
With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:
- Maintaining composure in dealing with authorities, executives, clients, staff and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in stressful situations. May be exposed to stressful situations, such as challenging individuals who are in or approaching an unauthorized area. Mandatory recall to duty at any time.
- May be required to work overtime without advance notice.
- Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for up to 12 hours per day and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain. Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Frequent lifting and/or moving up to 125 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 200 pounds with assistance.
- Close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
- May be required to use vehicle in the performance of duties. Vehicles may include but not limited to: cars, trucks, fire apparatus, electric carts, and bicycles.
- On occasion may be required to perform stressful physical activity in unfavorable environments and for extended amounts of time.
- Depending upon assignment may be exposed to inclement weather.
- May be exposed to or required to handle sensitive and confidential information.
- May be required to work 12 hour shifts which includes nights, weekends and holidays.
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We have been protecting our nation throughout history. For more than 150 years, our means have evolved but our purpose to protect our nation has remained intact, touching millions of lives. From nuclear plants and government installations to specialized investigative services, we assure the country's safety and stability, relying on solid experience.
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