Fire Extinguisher Safety Technician

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Fire Extinguisher Safety Technician
Classification Title Instructional Support Associate
Posting Number P1800012
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Term
Salary Grade SL2

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for managing the Fire Extinguisher program for the University as Buffalo campuses and off-campus facilities. This will include overseeing the installation, inspection and replacement of portable fire extinguishers in university facilities. Conducting training classes in the proper selection and use or portable fire extinguishers. Evaluate fire extinguisher locations according to NFPA Standards and the Fire Code of New York State. Oversee the emergency lighting inspection contractor and report deficiencies to Facilities Operations for repair. This position will also be responsible for continuous inspection of University facilities and reporting of safety related issues for correction.

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree plus excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal communication skills are required. Knowledge relevant to the specific responsibilities of this position obtained through a degree program or through work experience is mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with an Associate’s degree in the specific field of Fire Science or closely related Science field. Documented training in the inspection and repair of portable fire extinguishers. Work experience in fire protection-related field. Certification as a New York Code Enforcement Officer. Experience in an academic, research or government environment. Creative problem solving skills. The ability to use Microsoft Office tools, word, excel and access programs.

Physical Demands

Must be able to perform the duties as outlined in the Position Description Summary. Must be able to lift 60 pound cylinders for repair or replacement. Requires extensive walking, bending and lifting.

Salary Range $40,000 - $42,000
FTE 1.00
Campus All Campuses
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact's Name Mary Jo Serafini
Contact's Title Facilities Human Resources & Compliance Officer
Contact's Email serafini@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-645-8172

Posting Dates

Posted 01/18/2018
Deadline for Internal Applicants 02/01/2018
Deadline for External Applicants 03/03/2018
Date to be filled 03/31/2018

Reference Letters

Number of Reference Letters Required
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What will be the highest level of education attained by the time of employment?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • J.D.
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in the field of Fire Safety?
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10+
  3. * Do you have experience facilitating training?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have documented training in the inspection and repair of portable fire extinguishers?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have certification as a New York Code Enforcement Officer?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  7. * List source mentioned above.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Certifications