Purpose and Scope
The position is responsible for ensuring compliance in the executing of fire life safety and occupational health components of personnel, materials, equipment and working environments.
Essential Job Functions
1. Inspects all facilities within the District for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and fire life compliance.2. Coordinates, schedules, and directs a variety of safety training and record keeping for the Facilities Maintenance department. 3. Acts as the Shelby County Schools (SCS) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) management planner by updating all AHERA manuals and procedural documentation with required school information including but not limited to: contact information, school list and asbestos records (inspection, response action, cleaning/maintenance and notifications).4. Liaison between SCS and the companies holding the fire & life contracts. Holds on site meetings with Contractors, authorities having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and general services or school staff. 5. Stays abreast of applicable codes for regulatory changes, guidelines, and compliance for all the skilled trades that work on life safety systems. Includes standards involving the installation of sprinklers, warm air heating, air- conditioning and ventilation systems, the inspection, testing and maintenance of water based fire protection systems, the standards for wet and dry chemical extinguishing, ventilation control, fire protection of commercial cooking operations, and smoke control systems, the national electrical code, national fire alarm and signaling code, life safety code, international building code and international fire code. 6. Coordinates all fire and life safety emergency calls. Responds to emergency situations 24/7/365 to resolve immediate safety concerns. 7. Contact person for the Fire Alarm Central Station monitoring companies reporting off normal conditions needing immediate attention 24/7/365.8. Processes Work orders via email to contractors. Follows up weekly on each work order to ensure projects and work orders are completed efficiently. Responsible for9. Responsible for repair, inventory, selection and proper fitting of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 10. Conducts training in areas governed by OSHA, Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other governing agencies, creating and updating safety awareness training materials for the Maintenance department employees. Develops and provides safety awareness programs.11. Oversees and manages vendors of various contacts for but not limited to elevator service, fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire suppressions systems, and emergency generators. 12. Responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining, compliance databases.13. Assists in the development if District Physical needs assessments to identify items that require repair, replacement, capital investment to meet compliance requirements.14. Responsible for staying abreast of regulatory changes and guidelines related to safety and compliance for Maintenance department.15. Preserves the required organized documentation for annual fire alarm system testing, quarterly/annual sprinkler system testing, annual generator, testing, and annual suppression system testing. 16. Maintains and updates database of AutoCad blueprints of each system to supply to Fire Marshall or Underwriters Laboratory.17. Performs other related duties and assigned or directed.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in related field; Plus four (4) years related experience in related field; or an equivalent combination or related education and experience and experience totaling eight (8) years.
(PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED)
Degree Equivalency Formula:Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Working knowledge of ability to research and understand regulatory changes, guidelines, and compliance for all skilled trades that work on life safety systems including city, state, and national codes such as fire codes, electrical codes, plumbing codes, building codes, HVAC Codes and low voltage requirements.• Knowledge of safety operating procedures• Must possess analytical and organizational skills, good judgement, and initiative• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship• Ability to coordinate multiple priorities, work a computer, use appropriate software applications and office equipment• Ability to read and comprehend technical material including AutoCad, blueprints, schematics, equipment specification manuals, and operations manuals.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.
Unavoidable Hazards: The position may be exposed to extreme heat/cold, wet or humid conditions bright/dim lights, dust, pollen, intense noise levels, vibration, fumes, or moving mechanical parts, electrical shock, heights, disease/pathogen, traffic, animals/wildlife, explosives, toxic or caustic chemicals.
Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.