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Fire & Life Safety Technician

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Occupational and Environmental Safety
Fire & Life Safety Technician

Job ID: 244979
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Maintains and oversees life safety systems such as fire alarms and engineered systems.

1. Maintain, diagnose, repair and test fire alarm systems
2. Work with vendors who repair, test and maintain fire alarm systems, engineered systems and sprinkler systems
3. Maintain wet and dry sprinkler systems
4. Maintain engineered suppression systems
5. Maintain and repair emergency lighting
6. Perform fire and life safety inspections

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia driver's license

Required Experience
Two (2) years' work experience in a fire and life safety field

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
NICET 1 (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) certification in fire alarms
Familiar with different brands of alarm systems

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Associates degree, Fire Inspector 1 and other NICET certification

Proposed Salary
Pay Grade N18

The budget for this position is between $14.97 and $21.34 per hour. Offers will be based on candidate experience and budget availability.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to work with people of all levels within the organization
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge and understanding of fire alarm systems and engineered suppression systems
Knowledge and understanding of fire safety principles, risk assessment, hazard analysis, and accident investigation

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + DMV + Drug Screening
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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