University of Utah Job Description
Manages fire alarm detection systems for the University. 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.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Fire Protection Engineering, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); 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), NFPA and 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.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.
The position has the responsibility to resolve all fire alarm problems. The incumbent works with architects, engineers and departments on campus to incorporate building and fire code life safety features into assigned construction projects. He/she has authority to visit any construction site or research project on campus and stop the work in progress if it poses a direct threat to the preservation of life or property on campus. The incumbent has the decision making capacity to evaluate all technical fire alarm system proposals for compliance with University standards and make a recommendation regarding installation and use on campus. The position has the authority to assign field technician fire alarm system testing priorities and make changes to the testing schedule.
The incumbent supervises four full-time non-exempt employees, five part-time work study interns, as well as outside contractors and University staff working on 135 fire alarm systems protecting approximately 7 million square feet of University space.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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