Fire And Safety Specialist

  • Fire And Safety Specialist
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Class Number: 
6131
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$30,576.00 – $42,780.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,274.00 – $1,782.50
Pay Grade: 
A18

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Definition

This is technical work coordinating a state facility safety program.

Job Duties

Inspects buildings and grounds for fire and safety hazards; identifies and reports hazards; and recommends and monitors necessary corrective action.

Establishes fire and disaster evacuation procedures in cooperation with department heads and the public fire department; instructs facility staff in the implementation of these procedures.

Investigates accident and injury reports and makes recommendations to prevent future incidents.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises fire and disaster drills.

Implements fire and safety requirements established by laws, regulations, codes, and applicable accreditation/certification agencies.

Coordinates safety activities; serves on facility safety committees; and identifies and eliminates safety hazards.

Directs fire-fighting, evacuation, and rescue operations during fires or other disasters.

Monitors construction projects for compliance with facility policies regarding the safety and security of residents, staff, and the public.

 Conducts training in basic fire-fighting tactics, operation of fire-fighting equipment, first aid, workplace safety, and emergency procedures.

Develops capital improvement recommendations to correct deficiencies in fire and safety standards.

Prepares and maintains records of recommendations and activities relating to the prevention and elimination of fire and safety hazards.

Exercises independence, judgment, and initiative in the performance of duties; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Business Regulation, Safety & Inspection

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following:  Fire Science, Industrial Safety, or a closely related field.

OR

Four or more years of experience in fire inspection, fire prevention, fire-fighting, and/or implementing overall workplace safety programs; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of three years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of laws, regulations, codes, and standards pertaining to fire and safety.

Comprehensive knowledge of modern methods, practices, and techniques of fire prevention, fire-fighting, and safety.

Comprehensive knowledge of hazardous material management.

Comprehensive knowledge of fire detection and suppression equipment and materials.

Comprehensive knowledge of basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods.

Ability to conduct inspections of buildings and grounds, interpret and explain safety codes and standards to staff, recognize fire and safety hazards, maintain and prepare records and reports, and recommend and monitor corrective action.

 Ability to read blueprints, building specifications, floor plans, and similar material.

Ability to analyze accident/injury data, determine trends, prioritize findings, and present recommendations.

Ability to develop contract specifications and supervise building construction as related to safety requirements.

Ability to train others in fire-fighting, fire prevention, and safety activities.

Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate fire and disaster evacuation plans and drills.

Ability to perform first aid and CPR.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to meet physical demands of the position.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, fire departments, governmental agencies, and the general public.

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