Life Safety Systems Specialist (Facilities Professional 2), UCP 7

University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT (30+ days ago)4.3

Supervision Received

Receives administrative direction from the Director of Public Safety, Associate Directors of Public Safety or other designated University official.


Coordinates information/reports being provided by UConn Facilities Operations or contractors for review by code officials and to ensure that all life safety systems are being installed and maintained in accordance with the fire code and University policy
Provides for quality control by inspecting maintenance, repair, and testing records for systems
Creates, edits, and assists with the maintenance of the University’s design specifications for life safety systems
Reviews construction documents for compliance with certain university policies and fire department operating needs
Reviews construction or renovation projects for compliance with University policy regarding life safety systems
Inspects the installation of life safety systems and evaluating installation methods and the quality of workmanship
Assists with the planning, design, and analysis of complex University projects to assure that life safety systems are installed and maintained in compliance with the fire code, University policy and related University contractual provisions.
Coordinates the needs and input of campus emergency responders relative to life safety systems
May serve as the Division of Public Safety’s primary point of contact with University Risk management staff and/or the University’s insurers regarding life safety, hot work and system impairments.
May serve as an administrator or liaison for the fire department’s hot work and system impairment program.
Frequently communicates and coordinates with interested parties including public safety officials, Facilities staff, various contracted employees and occupants of work areas to accomplish job duties
Assists fire code official and building code officials during all phases of plan review and construction
Investigates complaints of system impairments and service needs and other unsafe conditions; preparing various reports and correspondence
May also provide oversight of compliance with Joint Commission requirements relative to fire safety and systems, to include reviewing or approving Interim Life Safety Measures on behalf of the Division of Public Safety
Keeps informed of changes and updates to building codes, fire safety standards, and materials
Maintains an ability to be called in to work on occasions of emergency or other public safety need
Other related duties as required

Bachelor’s degree in fire protection engineering, fire protection, public safety administration, architecture, management, or closely related field or equivalent combination of education, experience, training, and certification/license
At least five years of experience in fire systems maintenance, testing and repair
Demonstrated ability or three years of experience supervising technical personnel
Certified Fire Protection Engineer
Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily complete increasingly complex projects or assignments
Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and resolve problems of a highly technical and administrative nature
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
Knowledge of various computer applications
Must maintain a valid driver’s license

Experience with fire protection plan creation or review
Experience with monitoring for administrative, building or fire code compliance
Experience with healthcare settings subject to Joint Commission requirements
Working in a University environment
Experience creating design specifications for life safety systems
NICET Certifications including but not limited to: Fire Alarm, Water based systems, Special Hazards Suppression
Verifiable Industry training by major manufacturers including but not limited to Simplex, Siemens, etc.
ESA/NTS fire alarm certification
AFSA or NFSA Sprinkler training
All Minimum and any Preferred Qualifications must be held by the candidate at the date of application.


This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waiver at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is $70,000.


Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via UConn Jobs at, Staff Positions. Please reference Search # 2018586 when applying. Review of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018586)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 26, 2018.

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