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Company: The University of Tennessee
Location: Memphis, TN
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Pay Grade: 33


JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of both the Fire Safety Specialists II and III, this entry-level fire safety position inspects fire and life safety areas and equipment on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus. Duties include portable fire extinguisher inspections, emergency and exit lighting inspections and testing, maintenance and inspection of University Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and other life safety devices as assigned. Promotes fire safety programs by identifying general discrepancies or hazards pertaining to fire and life safety and reports those to senior positions within Campus Safety for correction.



  1. Inspects and tests (in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, state and local regulations) all portable fire extinguishers and emergency exit lighting.
  2. Assists in general fire and life safety inspections of campus buildings and facilities.
  3. Provides inspection/test reports when required.
  4. Assists with fire alarm drills for all University facilities.
  5. Assists in training fire and life safety, including portable fire extinguisher (PFE) use.
  6. Identifies/reports potential fire hazards.
  7. Tests and maintains Automated External Defibrillator's (AED) and other life safety devices as assigned.
  8. Attends approved trainings for fire and life safety to gain knowledge and professional development.
  9. Attends approved trainings for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general industry and construction and environmental safety, including hazardous materials familiarity.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.



EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related inspection/safety work experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of computerized productivity programs such as Microsoft Office Suite Skills: Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Self- motivation and critical thinking skills.
  • Good decision-making skills to be utilized during job performance.
  • Ability to learn fire suppression/prescribed fire tools and equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to prepare and write general reports and letters.
  • Ability to interact as a fully functional member of internal/external teams.
  • Ability to learn and detect proper corrective action for fire hazards found at various buildings and installations.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group.
  • Ability to begin professional development toward certifications or licensing within the field of work.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Valid Driver's License; Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Basic Life Support CPR/AED card from American Heart Association or the American Red Cross within the first six (6) months of hire. (COPY OF LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)       


An official transcript or documentation to verify education must be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Human Resources Department prior to first day of employment if selected for a position.

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