The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Fire Inspector

Hiring department Fire Prevention Srvcs
Monthly salary $3,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-03-05-01-6615
Job Status Open
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Security sensitive; Certified 3-Yr Driving Record and Criminal background check will be conducted on selected applicant. Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing background check and driving record requirements.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Under the general supervision of the Certified Fire Inspector Supervisor conducts fire life safety inspections, as prescribed by nation code, ordinance and policy on university property, for fire hazards, violations of fire prevention principle and adequacy of fire protection equipment.

Essential Functions

Inspects university buildings, schools, health care, childcare and public buildings for compliance with state fire regulations and national fire life safety codes. Initiates procedures to report fire code violations and otherwise negligent fire-related issues. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions. Defines and conveys corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes and related laws. Ensures corrective action is completed where violations have been found. Prepares detailed investigative reports of fire inspections performed and fire code violations observed and initiates procedures to obtain compliance, meets with property/building owners to develop a plan to resolve violations. Assists with the maintenance of records regarding inspections, investigations and inventory of equipment. Performs related duties as required. Maintains records related to Fire Prevention Services duties. Develops and delivers public education programs. Drive UT vehicle. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Perform other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to fire science technology or engineering studies or High School Diploma/ GED with four years of experience in fire service, fire inspections, building trades, code enforcement, or related technical fields. Must obtain a NFPA Certified Fire Inspector I certification within 12 months of hire date in order to remain employed in this position and maintain certification for the duration of employment in this position. Current Class "C" Operator Driver License required. Prior to date of hire, applicant selected must provide a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) showing a driving history going back 36 months. This includes all states resided in for the past 36 months. MVR will be evaluated to determine eligibility to drive a University-owned vehicle. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in conducting fire life safety inspections as outlined in NFPA 101. Experience in plan review/blueprint interpretation. NFPA Certified Fire Inspector I. Completion of NFPA 1031, Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. Completion of NFPA 1035, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer and Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention. Public education/teaching experience over a broad range of audience type.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Evening, holiday, and weekend work may be required. Response outside of normal business hours may be required.

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