Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities at a state facility or institution involving the inspection of buildings and grounds for elimination of fire hazards, enforcement of laws, rules and regulations and providing security against acts of terrorism for state facilities, employees and the public. This may include patrolling assigned premises to identify and correct fire hazards, providing assistance to employees or visitors, directing traffic and performing other duties related to the protection of state property, employees, visitors and others. Some positions may be primarily responsible for fire prevention activities and have additional responsibilities assigned for assisting in firefighting activities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Those identified in Level I plus knowledge of fire causes and the proper procedures for extinguishing various types of fires; of procedures to properly and safely operate various types of equipment and apparatuses; and of first aid. Ability is required to conduct security operations for an assigned facility or institution and surrounding grounds; to operate and maintain firefighting equipment; and to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
The Fire Prevention and Security Officer job family has four levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.
This is the career level of the job family where employees are assigned duties and responsibilities at the full-performance level and perform a variety of tasks involving patrolling and inspecting buildings and grounds within assigned areas and enforcing laws, rules and regulations in safeguarding life and property. This includes inspecting hydrants and sprinklers for proper operation; checking fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and alarm systems for proper condition; inspecting places of public assembly for any violation of security or fire prevention practices; administering emergency measures; instructing institution employees in firefighting, first aid and other security procedures; responding to fire alarms and determining causes; and assisting in firefighting activities if required. At this level, limited direction and training may be provided to entry level employees performing security and fire prevention duties.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a basic security and/or firefighters course and two years of experience in security or fire prevention and protection work.
Scores Based On: 100% Written Test
***NOTE: Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.