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Fire Safety Officer III

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Administration – Orangeburg, SC
Categories: Staff

SC State University is seeking to hire a Fire Safety Officer III. The Fire Safety Officer will report directly to the AVP of Facilities Management and VP of Finance and Management. The Fire Safety Officer serves as the manager of required fire and safety programs. The FSO oversees the enforcement of all laws and ordinances related to fire safety, pyrotechnics, and explosives. The FSO will assist in performing life-safety repairs, monthly preventive maintenance of safety equipment, and coordinate life-safety vendors. This position requires the ability to walk, climb ladders, and stand for long periods of time in heat and wintery conditions. The FSO is also required to respond to calls 24/7.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Prepares inspections bi-annually on all campus buildings and follows up in 30 days with any capacity found to be not in compliance.
  • Performs visual inspections of existing occupancies to ensure compliance with the International Building Code and NFPA
  • Serves as the liaison between the University and Office of State Fire Marshall, OSHA, and SCDHEC, and serves as the Authority having Jurisdiction (AHJ) as it pertains to Fire Safety.
  • Investigate complaints and reports of violations of state law regarding fire protection, environmental conditions, and work hazards. Respond to fire alarms and emergency incidents.

Minimum Requirements for Entry into Position: 

A high school diploma and three (3) years of fire prevention or fire-fighting experience.

Preferred Requirements for Entry into Position: 

South Carolina State Fire Marshall Certification or ICC Fire Inspector I Certification


Pay Band: 06                         Salary Minimum: $45,530                       Class Code: JC80                           Job Status: Full-Time

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