Fire Prevention & Security Officer I

Recruitment #220524-J41A-13



Applicants must apply online.

ODVA is seeking full time Fire Prevention & Security Officer providing support to Fire & Safety Department. This is a state employee position located in Sulphur, Oklahoma. ODVA offers a comprehensive Benefits Package (, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link for Plan Year 2022 ( The rate for this position is up to $13.72 per hour based on education and experience.

Fire Prevention Security Officer I (J41A)

Salary Hourly: $13.07 - $13.72


· Generous benefits allowance to off-set insurance costs

· Flexible spending

· 11 paid holidays

· 15 days paid vacation

· 15 days paid sick leave

· Retirement savings plan with generous company match

· Longevity bonus for years of service

Basic Purpose:

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.

Typical Functions:

· Patrols and inspects buildings and grounds, within an assigned area, to detect and eliminate fire hazards and discourage vandalism.

· Interprets and enforces rules and regulations, safeguards life and property at state facilities or institutions and surrounding grounds.

· Responds to fire alarms and reports irregular activities; apprehends or expels violators; answers inquiries and gives directions to employees and the general public.

· Ventilates buildings to remove heat, smoke, and gases; makes forced entries to rescue persons during fires or other emergencies.

· Checks authorized persons in or out of buildings and grounds area and assures that unauthorized persons are denied access; checks to see that doors and windows are secure and lights are out; directs traffic in the vicinity of state facilities and parking areas.

· Prepares oral and written reports of activities and incidents.

Level Descriptor:

This is the basic level where incumbents perform entry level work in a training status to build their skills in security and fire prevention and protection procedures. In this role, employees will be assigned tasks which involve enforcing security regulations and safeguarding life and property at state facilities, institutions, and surrounding grounds.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the methods and objectives of security, and of standard fire prevention and protection theory. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow written and oral instructions; and to evaluate emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action.

Education and Experience:

· None Required.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position. Some positions may require peace officer certification in accordance with the training and screening requirements of the Department of Corrections pursuant to 57 O.S. Supp.1988, Section 510 (2) (a-g). Some positions at the Department of Public Safety will require graduation from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Academy (CLEET) with certification as an “Armed Security Guard.” Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 60 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 30 pounds.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

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