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Fire and Emergency Preparedness Specialist - Temporary position

Apply now Job no: 496170
Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Finance and Administration, Drexel University

About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

Candidates for this position are responsible for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of fire and safety hazards in leased and Drexel-owned facilities.  It is his/her duty to work with Drexel departments to minimize fire and safety risks and to manage compliance with applicable University policies and fire code requirements.  Apply the five tenets of emergency management (prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery) in order to fulfill the mission of the Department of Public Safety.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with comprehensive safety and fire code audits of University departments and buildings. Be able to recognize deficiencies and hazards independently, and be able to research findings to determine extent of possible hazards.
  • Work with external departments to correct fire safety hazards and develop preventive procedures.
  • Assist with delivering training classes and outreach materials.
  • In the absence of the Director or Assistant Director act as a representative to other departments, acting as a technical advisor on fire safety and emergency preparedness issues.
  • Write reports documenting observations, and recommendations for Director’s review. Assist with writing reports to other departments.
  • Document all work in office computer files and databases.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Be available to work flexible hours (nights and weekends).

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Fire Inspector I or Commercial Building Inspector, CPR, ICS/NIMS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fire Protection Specialist, Fire Inspector II, PA or NREMT, AEM/CEM preferred

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking


University City – Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as non-exempt.  This position is classified as a temporary role and is not eligible for Drexel University benefits.

This position will be approximately 20 hours per week, but may vary.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.



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Drexel University, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) publishes the Drexel University Security & Fire Safety Annual Report for current and prospective students and employees. This report contains important safety information and crime statistics for the previous three years. These statistics pertain to reported crimes that have occurred on campus, in certain non-campus buildings or properties that are owned or controlled by Drexel University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Printed copies of this report are also available by calling the Public Safety Administrative Office, 215.895.1550.

Additional information about the services provided by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety can be obtained by visiting their website.

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