Safety Specialist III (Fire Safety) - Safety and Business Continuity

UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $67,000 a year
Experience and Education

Associate's degree in safety related field and six (6) years directly related safety experience. Bachelor's degree in safety related field and four (4) years directly related safety experience. Master's degree in safety related field and two (2) years directly related safety experience. Professional certification pertinent to specific safety specialty is preferred. Pertinent Military experience may be considered for some of the required experience.

Job Summary

Review life safety and fire protection plans and conduct inspections of various types of campus buildings according to the applicable fire codes and Joint Commission requirements. Must conduct the inspection in a professional and efficient manner and clearly communicate the deficiencies to the appropriate persons in writing.
Research and apply the technical requirements of all applicable life safety and fire protection codes in order to appropriately answer questions from staff and contractors.
Troubleshoot and perform maintenance/repair work as necessary or oversee a contractor in order to maintain all campus fire protection systems.
Develop, conduct, or supervise training courses tailored to appropriate departmental groups within UT Southwestern regarding fire safety.
Adhere to work schedules in order to accomplish tasks and projects assigned by management.

Job Duties

Expertise is required in one of these specialized areas, Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, Fire Safety, Occupational Safety, Biosafety, Chemical Safety, or Environmental Compliance. Please review specifics of the job as noted below in the comments section to identify for which safety program this posting is recruiting.

Manage the development of policies and procedures to maintain safety on campus.

Ensure the safe use of hazardous materials through licensure, registration, and compliance with accepted environmental, health, and safety standards.

Develop routine safe surveillance systems. Perform and manage others in the performance of safety inspections, generating reports to communicate results, and tracking items for resolution.

Identify potential safety hazards, prepare reports on conditions and takes action to mitigate identified deficiencies.

Conduct and ensures the testing, inspection, and maintenance of safety equipment and systems.

Develop and deliver safety training.

Stay abreast of and inform others of environmental, health, and safety regulations and practices and summarizes changes.
Maintain or oversee the required records and documentation.

Prepare for and respond to emergencies including hazardous materials incidents. Participate as a leader during emergency drills including fire drills.

May be on-call or emergency situations may require the individual to respond at times outside of set work schedule.

This position is designated as essential. Personnel in designated essential positions are expected to report to work as required in the event of an emergency to sustain institutional services or protect assets.

Performs other duties as assigned.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.