The University of Texas at Dallas seeks an Assistant Director for the UT Dallas Fire Prevention and Life Safety Program for the UT Dallas campus. This position is responsible for proactively leading the Fire and Life Safety team and working collaboratively with campus partners to ensure campus compliance with the NFPA Life Safety Code, NFPA Fire Code, International Building Code, the Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA regulations, and applicable state, local, and federal regulations. This involves developing and implementing programs, procedures, and training which contributes to the success of the organization. This position will formulate, initiate, implement, and interpret programs and policies to support the operations of individual units, as well as policies applicable campus or University-wide. The position will also provide management reports, analyses, data and information for administrative purposes. This position will interface with advisory committees, serve on campus or University committees, communicate and consult with other offices or campus officials when appropriate. The Assistant Director will be responsible for providing guidance, instruction, training, and leadership skills to inspire the team to perform at its optimum, and to create a cohesive team that works efficiently together.
A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with a major in fire service administration, fire protection administration and technology, fire science, occupational health and safety, safety engineering, engineering, architecture, chemistry, physics or a related field required.
At least one of the following certifications are required: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI), Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II), Certified Fire Plan Examiner I (CFPE), and Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS-HC) for Health Care Facility Managers.
A minimum of seven years of directly related experience in interpretation and application of fire and life safety codes and regulations and performing plan reviews for fire and life safety code compliance.
Expert knowledge of the following: plan review for fire and life safety code compliance, building design practices and procedures, fire protection equipment and systems, exiting systems, construction documents and reports, methods of conducting building inspections, fire protection and prevention standards established by nationally recognized agencies such as the National Fire Protection Association, building emergency planning and signage, fire protection appliances and systems used in buildings.
Preferred Education and Experience:
A Master's Degree with a major in fire service administration, fire protection administration and technology, fire science, occupational health and safety, safety engineering, engineering, architecture, chemistry, physics or a related field.
Ten years of directly related experience in interpretation and application of fire and life safety codes and regulations and performing plan reviews for fire and life safety code compliance.
Ability to check plans and specifications for design materials and code conformance.
Ability to inspect facilities for fire and life safety code compliance; prepare clear and comprehensive correspondence and reports on investigations; perform more complex review and inspection work.
Ability to effectively negotiate with regulatory agencies on the University's behalf.
Ability to effectively delegate responsibility, hold employees accountable, and juggle a myriad of projects and tasks simultaneously.
Ability to streamline processes to eliminate unnecessary work and create predictable process paths.
Ability to directly supervise, provide guidance, and mentor staff.
Ability to investigate and resolve problems or complaints received from within the organization, government regulatory agencies, etc.
Ability to effectively communicate risk to University administration and provide guidance and strategy to senior management.
Ability to deliver training on fire and occupational safety topics. Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite.
Preferred licenses/certifications: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI), Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II), Certified Fire Plan Examiner I (CFPE); NFPA 1, 101, 72, 25, 13, 45, and other applicable codes; Texas Department of Insurance Fire Alarm Technician/Fire Extinguishing License.
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.
Internal Number: 15801
About The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is an innovative institution in the heart of North Texas on the path to achieving Tier One national research university status.UT Dallas has grown since its founding in 1969 to include 132 degree programs, with cutting-edge curricula serving a variety of undergraduate and graduate student interests.The University continues its original commitment to providing some of the state's most-lauded science and engineering programs and has also gained prominence for a breadth of educational paths, from criminology to biomedical engineering to arts and technology.The wealth of learning resources available to UT Dallas students is the result of a concentrated effort to attract the top minds on both ends of the classroom relationship. Joining the faculty's Nobel laureate and four National Academies members since 2005 are more than 200 tenure and tenure-track professors hailing from the world's best colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Columbia University. In addition, UT Dallas is home to more than 50 centers, labs and institutes that facilitate research and opportunities for hands-on learning. Students, meanwhile, arrive at UT Dallas well-prepared ...to succeed in higher education: In 2011, nearly 39 percent of freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 75 percent ranked in the top 25 percent.With an eye on building a future as bright as its beginnings, UT Dallas will continue its push to attain Tier One research university status and produce graduates who are well-equipped to succeed professionally.