Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
The Part-time Fire Safety Officer (FSO) works closely with other members of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S).
The Part-time FSO supports and coordinates activities to provide a safe environment for the entire BC Community. The responsibilities of this role include:
Assists faculty, staff, students, and the administration in the development and implementation of life safety and emergency management programs
Develops and maintains fire safety and emergency management plans, provides OSHA emergency evacuation training, organizes and leads drills and exercises, and assists facility managers with inspections and audits
Serves as the institutional liaison with local fire safety authorities for facilities located in jurisdictions where Boston College owns properties. Responsible for coordinating inspections, managing licenses, permits, annual reporting and management of corrective actions associated with these
Assists University personnel with understanding of requirements for the effective use of related plans, procedures, guidelines, federal, state and local requirements and consensus codes
Develops program objectives, identifies corrective action strategies and provides periodic status reports to management
Manages the fire extinguisher contract for the University and assist in the management of life safety systems
This is a non-benefited, 19-hour per week position
Hiring range: $28,000 to $35,000 annualized
Bachelor's Degree in fire safety, engineering, protection and/or related science discipline or an additional 5 years of experience and life safety related coursework
Minimum of 5 years of experience in fire service, emergency operations and/or emergency response management
Strong working knowledge of federal, state and local fire safety regulations and relevant codes
Skilled in assessing and implementing fire safety compliance programs and working with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and regulators
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point
Database management experience and familiarity with mobile inspection platforms
Valid Massachusetts Driver's License required
Capable of lifting fire safety equipment up to 30 pounds
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.