Job Information

University of Utah Fire Prevention Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/03/2023

Requisition Number PRN35926B

Job Title Fire Prevention Technician

Working Title Fire Prevention Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 7:30AM – 4:00PM

VP Area President

Department 01694 - Fire Systems

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $16.83 - $25.78

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Tests and repairs sprinkler and fire detection systems for proper operation. Ensures construction documents, for new and remodeled buildings, are in compliance with safety codes and laws regulating the installation of sprinkler systems.



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Tests and performs maintenance on fire sprinkler systems. Assists with testing fire alarm systems.
  2. Reviews outside fire extinguisher contract services ensuring that fire extinguishers are serviced on regular bases.
  3. Advises department administrators of priorities for fire sprinkler and alarm system repair work and improvements.
  4. Reviews architectural plans for compliance with applicable codes for fire sprinkler and alarm systems. Ensures review comments are incorporated into design solution for the project.
  5. Reviews, requests and issues hot work permits for campus shops and contractors.

Problem Solving

This position has the responsibility to test fire sprinkler systems and conduct fire alarm system testing. The incumbent also responds to fire alarms, issues hot work permits and takes systems in and out of service.

The incumbent works with departments to incorporate building and fire code life safety features into designed construction projects. The incumbent has the authority to visit any construction site and stop work in progress if it is not in compliance with fire and safety code standard or could pose a direct threat to the preservation of life or property. This position works with extinguisher maintenance contractors to establish schedules as needed.


This position may be required to work weekends, cover special events and provide fire safety educational programming.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in Engineering related field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education); two years related experience in fire alarm or fire sprinkler system installation, testing and maintenance required. Demonstrated knowledge of the National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ), International Building Code ( IBC ), International Fire Code ( IFC ) and State Fire Prevention Rules and Regulations regarding system testing and maintenance required. Demonstrated computer skills, human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Incumbent must obtain a Utah State Fire Marshals Office Class A Certification for testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems within six months of employment. A current Driver’s License is required to perform duties. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field and the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology ( NICET ) certification for sprinkler technicians are preferred.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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