Fire Safety Inspector II

Rochester, NY


Provides assistance to the Fire Marshal and Fire Safety Specialists in the development and implementation of a University-wide fire safety program.


  1. Tests existing fire protection equipment (smoke detectors, head detectors, pull station, audio/visual devices, voice evacuation, elevator recall, supervisory, etc.) for compliance with predetermined University and regulatory standards as directed by Fire Safety Specialist or Fire Marshal.

  2. Inspects and maintains fire extinguishers in accordance with local, state, and national codes and standards. Performs annual fire extinguisher inspections and coordinate the 6 year maintenance and 5 or 12 year hydrostatic vendor testing.

  3. Tests existing fire protection equipment (standpipes, 2 inch main drain, wet/dry pipe sprinklers, pre-action, weekly and annual fire pumps, and hydrants, etc.) for compliance with predetermined University and regulatory standards as directed by Fire Safety Specialist or Fire Marshal.

  4. Performs monthly fire protection valve inspections and semi-annual testing of valve tampers. Performs quarterly fire department connection inspections. Performs monthly kitchen fixed system inspections and escort and support the fixed system vendor inspection and testing of fixed systems.

  5. Conducts fire detection or suppression systems disconnect and reconnect as directed by the Fire Safety Specialist or Fire Marshal. Prepares routine and special reports on assigned activities. Maintains computer files of tests, inspections and incidents and equipment inventories. Maintains current familiarity with applicable codes and standards.

Other duties as assigned.


Associate's degree in Fire Science required. 2 years of related experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have own transportation with current registration and valid driver's license required. Within 1 year of appointment be qualified to test fire alarm systems as permitted by National Fire Protection Association 72, National Fire Alarm Code, for inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems by certification as Fire Alarm Systems NICET Level 1 required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $22.02 - $30.82 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Environmental Health & Safety
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM