University of Utah Sr Fire Prevention Specls in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/13/2017

Requisition Number PRN14479B

Job Title Sr Fire Prevention Specls

Working Title Sr. Fire Prevention Specialist, Hospital

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, On call and Special Events

VP Area President

Department 00472 - Environmental Health & Safety

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000 to 60000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Reviews all construction documents for compliance with applicable laws regulating the installation and operation of fire alarm systems. Conducts plan reviews of all laboratory remodeling for appropriate applications of building, fire and life safety code standards.


Responsible for proper installation and operation of all fire alarm systems on campus. Assists the fire investigation team as the University representative in conducting fire investigations. Implements code changes impacting maintenance, testing and repair of alarm systems into the system maintenance testing and repair operation program. Advises management team of priorities for fire alarm system upgrades and improvement. Also prepares detailed estimates for fire alarm system repairs. Reviews construction specification documents for quality assurance and compliance with University standards for fire alarm systems. Reviews architectural plans for compliance with applicable codes. Ensures review comments are incorporated into the design solution for the project. Acts as project coordinator in area of expertise. Coordinates the fire alarm system maintenance and testing program. Maintains quality control of University testing and repair technician staff as well as outside contractors.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering, or equivalency; two years experience in a private firm or public plan review agency; and a strong background in fire alarm system design, testing, repair, and installation required. Knowledge of the International Construction Code (ICC), International Fire Code (IFC),NFPAand State Fire Prevention Board Rules and Regulations; demonstrated communications skills; the ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks and make decisions related to building code interpretations; and the ability to adapt to quickly changing design parameters and short deadlines also required.


Experience withNFPA101 in health care fire and life safety is preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.