Job Details

University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 3915184
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Fire Life Safety Professional

Job no: 531224

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Construction/Planning, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Environmental Health and Safety
Classification: Environ Health Safety Pro 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $26.00 - $39.88 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes March 12, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, submit a complete application that includes an online application, cover letter, and resume addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter, please also describe any experience you have with fire / life safety as related to codes, inspections, or fire protection protection systems.

Department Summary

Safety and Risk Services (SRS) is a unit within the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university's many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible, and beautiful.

Safety and Risk Services' mission is to collaborate with all campus constituents (students, staff, faculty, and visitors) and the surrounding community, to safeguard life and health and mitigate threats to the university's core mission of academic excellence, research, and public service. Safety and Risk Services comprises Emergency Management and Continuity, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Mapping, Risk & Insurance, and the University of Oregon Police Department. SRS fulfills its mission by providing a variety of professional services, technical assistance, training, and regulatory oversight. The total Safety and Risk Services portfolio includes around 125 employees and a current annual operating budget of approximately $15 million.

Safety and Risk Services also supports, and the Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) leads, the University's strategic Enterprise Risk Management and Organizational Resilience Framework to cultivate leadership, staff engagement, effective partnerships, situational awareness, innovation, and proactive problem-solving to create a more resilient and agile university.

The Environmental Health and Safety department is singularly focused on working with all university partners to promote a safe and healthy campus environment. We recognize that many in under-served communities are at risk from the effects of poor stewardship of the environment, at risk of poor outcomes after injury, and may work in occupations that often present a greater risk of injury. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to ensure equitable access to a safe and healthy working environment for all, and whose experience brings accountability, empathy, and a readiness to serve a diverse and international university community.

Position Summary

Environmental Health and Safety assists departments in maintaining a safe and healthy university for staff, faculty, and visitors. This position can require independent decision making that is highly varied and complex and requires novel and creative approaches to resolution. These decisions could affect the health and safety of university faculty, staff, students, and visitors, and the university's compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

This position supports the University of Oregon Fire Marshal's Office primarily through managing established fire safety programs throughout the university. The Fire / Life Safety Professional will have an active working knowledge of the Oregon Fire Code, and the ability to apply it to campus fire protection systems, regulated hazardous materials, building construction projects, and large-scale campus events. This position will make recommendations to the UO Fire Marshal regarding fire protection system upgrades, hazardous materials compliance management and overall campus fire safety. This position will assist the UO Fire Marshal's Office in staffing UO events and providing fire safety consultation in the planning of some UO events. Events may occur outside of normal business hours, including weekends and holidays. The Fire / Life Safety Professional will also remain engaged throughout the campus community in providing customer service regarding fire safety issues.

This position may be required to perform work with limited prior notice in support of campus events and emergencies, including weekend, morning, evening and holiday hours.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with primary focus (45 quarter hours or 32 semester hours) in the physical sciences; AND
  • Five years of experience performing duties comparable to Environmental Health & Safety Professional Level 2; OR
  • A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or professional certifications.

    Graduate-level courses in the subject areas may be substituted, on a credit-hour basis, for a portion of the required experience.

    Preference may be given to applicants who have completed graduate-level courses or have additional experience in Industrial Hygiene, or in occupational, public, or environmental programs.

    Transcripts must be submitted for all required and/or related courses.

    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to understand individual differences in ability, learning, and motivation.
  • Strong, clear, and concise communication skills with a broad range of diverse stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies of environmentally sound and compliant business operations.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of situational analysis. Ability to see patterns, organize information for efficient reliable access, make decisions and lead a process forward.
  • Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
  • Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
  • Pay close attention to detail.
  • Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Model the highest ethical standards.
  • Provide superior customer service.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree in Fire Science or a related field.
  • Training/educational credentials related to, or demonstrated experience with, ICC fire codes and NFPA codes and standards.
  • Experience assessing hazards of, or responding to releases of, hazardous materials that are used in diverse laboratory, manufacturing, or research operations.
  • Experience writing educational, training, communications and/or publicity materials.
  • Experience coordinating workflows and assignments among teams.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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