The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential. By using talents of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this vibrant, urban research university demonstrates its commitment to creating a community that values the contributions of all its members.
The Department of Public Safety is looking for a Fire Safety Inspector. This position will report to the Fire Safety Inspection Supervisor and support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities.
Conduct fire inspections to ensure compliance with applicable national, state, and local building, fire, and life safety codes and standards. Conduct fire and life safety training programs and evacuation drills.
Conduct inspections to assure compliance with Ohio revised code, Ohio fire code, Ohio basic building code and University of Cincinnati standards. Formulates formal reports in response to those issues identified as deficiencies and recommends corrective measures. Applies regulations, standards, and sound fire prevention practices to detect hazardous operations and conditions, recommends proper fire prevention measures to eliminate or minimize the possibility of injury to university personnel and damage to property.
Conduct fire/life safety education programs, including orientation training for new employees, and conduct and evaluate fire evacuation drills. Attend public assembly events for the purpose of assuring that applicable fire/life safety requirements are observed and enforced.
Conduct inspections of fire protection/detection systems to assure code required testing and maintenance is being performed. Assist other agencies or contractors with testing of the fire protection systems. Provide local fire departments with pre-planning information. Respond to reports of fire and fire alarms to coordinate emergency response of responding fire companies.
Examine architectural building plans and specifications in coordination with Planning Design & Construction to evaluate the fire resistance, means of egress, segregation of hazardous areas, and occupancy. Ensure compliance with applicable fire safety and construction standards in project involving modification, maintenance, repair or construction of facilities and equipment.
Assist with investigation of fires, and hazardous condition, analyzing precipitating factors and fire cause data in order to develop specific causal relationships and methods for prevention.
Act as the representative with outside agency’s pertaining to fire and life safety issues.
Performs related duties based on departmental needs.
Unusual Working Conditions
May work flexible hours and occasionally nights, holidays, and weekends.
Physical Ability: Seldom sedentary and includes walking or moving, bending, stooping, lifting, looking overhead and or working in small/cramped areas as well as using small hand tools while performing inspection duties. Climbing ladders or steps while performing inspections.
Associate degree in related field or and equivalent combination of education and experience; must have 1 year of experience in conducting, documenting and reporting fire and life safety inspections. Must have State of Ohio Fire Safety Inspector certification at time of hire and maintain throughout employment. A valid driver’s license is also required.
Subjects and Weights
Training and Experience = 100%
Eligibility test scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education.
Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge. In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:
1. Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.
2. Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. Our fax number is 556-9652.
3. Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is... close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSION STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.