Fire & Life Safety Specialist

University of Wisconsin   Madison, WI   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 11, 2022
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The Fire & Life Safety Specialist position plays a key role in efforts to develop and promote a comprehensive Fire & Life Safety program for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The incumbent will make recommendations for the control of identified hazards and assess hazards so that work, recreation, and research can be performed safely and in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards. In addition, this position provides senior level staff assistance and performs technical inspection work for all University of Wisconsin-Madison property within the borders of the state of Wisconsin.

This position will be within the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) department under the Division of Facilities, Planning, and Management (FP&M) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. FP&M is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university's education, research, and outreach activities. The EHS department provides guidance, technical consultations, and expertise to the campus community in the areas of biological, chemical, environmental, engineering, radiation, and fire safety.

RESPONSIBILITIES:    

Identifies and develops plans to address safety issues, provides consultation, and tracks and manages cases in a specific area of specialty so all work, recreation, and research can be performed safely and in compliance will all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Makes recommendations for the control of identified hazards and assesses hazards using relevant regulatory methodologies.

  • 5% Secures resources and schedules logistics for a safety program
  • 35% Identifies operational and safety issues and develops improvement plans and standard operating procedures
  • 5% Provides knowledge and guidance to internal and external stakeholders including leadership, in a specialized area of safety such biosafety, chemical, hazardous materials, agriculture, lake, radiation, and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • 5% Directs logistical activities, allocates resources and investigates components of specific health and safety cases
  • 25% Communicates findings to necessary stakeholders
  • 5% Reviews industry updates and may assist in developing safety communication materials based on industry changes
  • 5% Knox Box inventory management
  • 5% Fire & Life Safety building inspections / re-inspections
  • 5% Collaborate with co-workers and/or vendors to complete fire extinguisher and other fire suppression system inspections and re-certifications
  • 5% Madison Fire Department Facility Inspection data entry / re-inspection follow-up

INSTITUTIONAL STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY:    
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

EDUCATION:    
Preferred
Bachelor's Degree

QUALIFICATIONS:    
Qualifications:
- Fire inspector certification required
- Building inspector certification preferred
- Minimum 3 years experience inspecting public buildings

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:    
Required
Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

WORK TYPE:    
Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Typical Work Hours/Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION:    
Ongoing/Renewable

SALARY:    
Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:    
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

HOW TO APPLY:    
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter; please detail your related experience and background to the qualifications. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who will advance to preliminary interviews. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

CONTACT:    
Emma DeGan
emma.degan@wisc.edu
608-497-4469
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

OFFICIAL TITLE:    
Env Health & Safe Spec II(CP005)

DEPARTMENT(S):    
A719340-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/EHS/FIRE & LIFE SAFETY

EMPLOYMENT CLASS:    
Academic Staff-Renewable

JOB NUMBER:    
269689-AS

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ 

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

APPLICATIONS OPEN: OCT 28 2022 Central Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: NOV 20 2022 11:55 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME