Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States


Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 Annually

Job Description

Fire Inspector

Arizona State University

EHS Fire Safety

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Plans, organizes and coordinates the fire safety and prevention inspections, hazardous materials and processes, safety, compliance and monitoring activities to ensure the safety of the university community. This includes providing consultation and guidance, conducting audits and facility inspections, conducting training, data management and addressing issues and suggesting remediation steps or improvements. Works closely with Fire Safety Partners, and Fire Prevention Officer serves as an advisor in fire safety and fire prevention duties.


Salary Range

$50,000 - $60,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

·       Conducts site visits at lower and moderate risk facility inspections to audit, provide consultation to ensure fire and life safety and compliance with federal, state, local regulations, codes, and university requirements.

·       Reviews construction plans for tenant improvements that are smaller project scope to ensure compliance with fire and life safety regulatory requirements, codes and standards to assure compliance prior to occupancy.

·       Reviews and permits lower scale special events for operational permitting to ensure compliance with fire and life safety regulations and code requirements.

·       Utilizes checklists and identifies and informs the team of problems with the fire and life safety regulations and code requirements.

·       Develops and implements fire safety and fire prevention programs and sustainability activities to support university goals.

·       Interprets and ensures effectiveness of specific methodology and key performance indicators for the department including the effectiveness of fire safety and fire prevention education.

·       Investigates and remediates problems with the safe and legal handling of hazardous materials.

·       Communicates with customers on safety-related matters.

·       Reviews, interprets and evaluates compliance activities and policies to ensure safety and recommends and/or implements required safety changes.

·       Manages relationship with regulatory agencies to stay abreast of changes, manage compliance, and ensure facility and personnel safety.

·       Ensures incoming and outgoing hazardous materials inventories are properly maintained.

·       Provides guidance to stakeholders to ensure fire and life safety measures are taken, including proper handling and storage of hazardous materials.

·       Enforces procedures and works with other employees in how to manage data and operate specialized equipment, such as devices used for fire inspections.

·       Maintains safety databases using various information systems or user-specific software.

·       Conducts accident investigations and recommends solutions and best practices by communicating with the stakeholder.

·       Serves as a member of the department emergency response team and participates in emergency drills and actual emergencies.

·       Stays abreast of current and proposed changes in federal, state and industry regulations and requirements.

·       Assists with fire safety and fire prevention education programs.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with the main emphasis on Fire or Public Administration or related field appropriate to the area of assignment and; two (2) years of fire and building code compliance experience; OR six (6) years of any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved,Current nationally recognized certifications as a Fire Inspector level I.Valid Arizona State Driver’s License within 90 days of start date.


Desired Qualifications

Willing to be endorsed by ASU to be appointed Fire Inspector by the AZ department of forestry and fire management with NFPA or ICC Certifications for Fire Extinguisher Technician, Fire Plans Examiner, and/or Fire Inspector II. 

·       Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices pertaining to Fire Protection/Prevention and Environmental Health and Safety. Knowledge of federal, state, local, environmental, fire and safety laws and regulations and compliance strategies, to include International Code Council code books, National Fire Protections Association standards, and Arizona Revised Statutes.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of University and Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) policies and procedures.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of risk management methods and techniques.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of exemplary customer service demonstrated through actively listening, acknowledging, and responding to every inquiry; taking ownership and resolving each concern or problem as appropriate; exhibiting professionalism and expertise in every interaction and engaging in professional development to meet expectations for service excellence.

·       Experience in problem solving and decision-making.

·       Experience in planning, analyzing, and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.

·       Experience in implementing preventative and remedial strategies for environmental, fire and life safety challenges.

·       Experience in coordinating with numerous stakeholders.

·       Ability to utilize a wide variety of references, descriptive and/or advisory data/information.

·       Ability to understand and interpret complex data, statutes, guidelines and regulations.

·       Ability to build and maintain working relationships with internal and external constituents.

·       Evidence of effective communication skills.

·       Ability to lead by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institutions sustainability programs.

·       Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.

·       Ability to create, compose and edit basic, routine and complex written materials.


Working Environment

·       Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (40%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (50%).

·       Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds (10%).

·       Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or subject to resolution of conflicts.

·       Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

·       Position requires working in various construction and renovation sites involving rough terrain, limited access using stairs or ladders to access above grade and below grade level areas to include trenches and confined spaces in order to inspect, test and certify fire and life safety related systems.

·       Exposure to dust, dirt, loud noises, and construction processes on work sites.


Department Statement

At ASU, we care about our employees. We offer a total rewards package that includes: 


·       AZ state school tuition reduction for employees and their dependents and spouse; all available on day one of employment.

·       Competitive wages.

·       Disability and leave program for income protection.

·       Employee assistance for confidential and free behavioral health services.

·       Generous accrual of paid sick and vacation time.

·       Low cost dental, health, life and vision insurance benefits; all available on day one of employment. 

·       Paid adoption and fertility subsidies.

·       Paid time for professional development and volunteering.

·       Retirement programs with employer match; designed to promote long-term savings and provide income upon retirement. 

·       Wellness program for preventative health education and screenings. 

·       Wide variety of employee discounts through ASU partnerships. 

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ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Arizona State University is committed to providing safety and security resources and information for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), ASU publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes safety and security policies and procedures, crime and fire prevention information, crime and fire statistics, and numerous resources for current and prospective students and employees. To access the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report online, visit A hard copy of this report may be obtained, free of charge, by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456 or by visiting the ASU Police Department at 325 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona, during business hours (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU Environmental Health and Safety will not be a sponsor for this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


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