A successful candidate will not only possess the education and experience that the technical aspect of this role requires. They will also have the ability to work well independently as an integral part of the UAF Fire Marshal's Office and our Fire Department management team. They will be able to provide professional and personable interactions with community members of varying temperaments, and perform their responsibilities thoroughly and with attention to detail making use of our office's technology to efficiently support the candidates duties and performance outcomes.
As the Assistant Fire Marshal you must possess the following: Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, ordinances and codes pertaining to fire prevention and fire suppression as they relate to plan reviews and building codes enforcement. Knowledge of campus and fire service area buildings. Knowledge of University policies, procedures, regulations, state and federal laws and adopted codes and standards. Knowledge of fire investigation procedures and techniques which are in accordance with NFPA 1033 and 921. Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and tactfully in person and in writing. Ability to keep abreast of code changes. Ability to create and deliver presentations in various forums.
To thrive in this role, the following knowledge, skills, and abilities are what we are looking for!
Preferred applicants will already possess:
• Bachelor degree in closely related field of fire science, or fire administration, or
construction management, or fire investigations, or public education or equivalent
• International Code Council Fire Inspector certification
• International Code Council Mechanical Inspector certification
• International Code Council Fire Plans Examiner, or Building Plans Examiner
• State of Alaska Certified Fire Investigator, or State of Alaska Fire Investigation Technician, or industry accepted equivalent
• NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
• Possession of current and valid U.S. driver’s license and compliance with UA Safe Driving Criteria
• Associate degree in closely related field and 5 years of fire science, or fire administration,
or construction management, or fire investigations, or public education or equivalent, or a
demonstrated combination of training and experience equivalent and relevant to those
areas of experience
• International Code Council Mechanical Inspector Certification, or ability to obtain within the
first six months of employment
• International Code Council Fire Inspector 1 Certification, or ability to obtain within the first
six months of employment
• State of Alaska Fire Investigation Technician (AK-FIT), or ability to obtain within the first six
months of employment
• NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800, or ability to obtain within the first six months of employment
• This position works with vulnerable populations and may on occasion handle law enforcement sensitive information.Candidates must be able to pass a fingerprint-based background check with no felony or
misdemeanor convictions as an adult or be a current fugitive from justice.
• *Candidates must also successfully meet and maintain “FIT FOR DUTY” status from the
physician assigned to the candidate’s physical fitness evaluation.
• Candidates must be able to maintain all relevant and required certifications.
*Physical fitness is a requirement for all firefighter personnel. Per the Local Fairbanks Fire Fighters Union, IAFF, Local 1324, AFL-CIO current CBA:
"The parties recognize that the demands of fire suppression work make it beneficial for UAF Local 1324 Unit Members to receive an annual physical examination by a medical provider. All UAF Local 1324 Unit Members shall receive an annual physical by a medical provider identified by the University. The cost of this examination will be covered by the University. The UAF Local 1324 Unit Member shall be permitted to use duty time for the scheduled physical examination. The physical shall include all tests and examinations specified by National Fire Protection 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, 2013 edition, and any other tests as required by the University. The annual physical is a condition of continued employment."
This position is located on the UAF campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. While this position is not eligible for non-local telework, flexible schedules may be permitted as approved by the Fire Chief dependent on the Fire Marshal Office's staffing needs and required duties. This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt represented staff position, covered by the Fairbanks Firefighter's Union, IAFF Local 1324, AFL-CIO, and complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.
This position may be required to work infrequent overtime to support University Fire Department emergency responses. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Per the current collective bargaining agreement for the UAF Local 1324 Unit Member, a UAF Local 1324 Unit Member will be placed on the Step 32 of Grade 79 on the UA staff salary schedule. Advanced placement may be made at the discretion of the Fire Chief in consultation with the HR Department consistent with Board of Regents Policy and Procedure.
Please attach a resume, cover letter with your statement of experience and interest as an Assistant Fire Marshal, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.
Applications will be reviewed on Monday, January 8, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply before 11:55 pm, Alaska Standard Time, on Sunday, January 7, 2024.
*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact Lee Ann Amerson, HR Coordinator, Office of the Bursar, at email@example.com or by phone at (907) 474-6664.
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