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University Assistant Fire Marshall

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Occupational and Environmental Safety

Posting Number: req19811

Department: Risk Management and Safety

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The purpose of this position is to ensure institutional compliance with Arizona State Fire Code for new construction and renovation projects. As a key contributor, the University Assistant Fire Marshall is responsible for reviewing fire and life safety plans on building construction plans and fire protection shop drawings and issuing permits. The scope of this responsibility ranges from new major construction projects to small remodel projects. This role supports critical research and other operational priorities by ensuring that construction projects can start and finish on schedule. This position supervises the permit technician position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts comprehensive reviews of construction plans and renovation plans for compliance with Arizona State Fire Code, for fire and life safety issues, using the adopted ICC and NFPA codes. 
  • Issues feedback and guidance to Project Managers regarding inadequacies to ensure  resolution.
  • Attends planning meetings to answer questions and provide input information regarding compliance with fire and life safety codes. 
  • Verifies project fees are calculated correctly and approved for receipt.
  • Issue permits in a timely manner to allow projects to begin.
  • Maintains plans, applications received, permits, inspection records, certificates of occupancy, and other related records of plan reviews for compliance purposes.
  • Confer with university project managers, project architects, engineers, and contractors to ensure proper interpretation of adopted/recognized codes and university design and specification standards regarding fire and life safety issues.
  • Respond to and provide assistance to stakeholders in the UA community, including Facility Services (inspectors, project manager, etc.) regarding fire safety and building code compliance. 
  • Maintain certification and technical knowledge of fire and life safety systems, codes and construction materials and methods by attending appropriate conferences and seminars, reviewing professional publications, taking classes, and participating in professional development activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Plan Review Certification from ICC or NFPA
  • Working knowledge of adopted building and fire codes.
  • Knowledge of building permit and plan review processes.
  • Computer skills commensurate with digital platforms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years' experience in fire and building construction plan review using adopted fire and building codes.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Protection and Safety

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $31.58 - $41.05

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Environmental Health & Safety

Job Function

Protection & Safety

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Lisa Lujano

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), each year the University of Arizona releases an Annual Security Report (ASR) for each of the University's campuses. These reports disclose information including Clery crime statistics for the previous three calendar years and policies, procedures, and programs the University uses to keep students and employees safe, including how to report crimes or other emergencies and resources for crime victims. As a campus with residential housing facilities, the Main Campus ASR also includes a combined Annual Fire Safety report with information on fire statistics and fire safety systems, policies, and procedures.
Paper copies of the Reports can be obtained by contacting the University Compliance Office at

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