City of Tucson

FIRE IMPAIRMENT SPECIALIST (#5812)

$22.96-$37.89 Hourly / $47,756.80-$78,811.20 Yearly
Salary Grade: 920


General Description

Manages the City of Tucson's facility fire protection systems by coordinating, performing or overseeing contractor performance of preventative and restorative work on fire protection and suppression systems and components.

Essential Functions

This is a lead position affording guidance to other positions assisting with the fire safety systems. This lead position will review work load, assign work, and coach employees with specialized instructions and practices for job accomplishments. Lead personnel may also contribute to other employee's performance evaluations, assist with the hiring process and providing input to supervisory staff.

Manages portfolio of the City's fire protection systems.

Verifies and certifies all required information relating to fire suppression systems in accordance with all City Fire Inspection criteria, including testing, preventive maintenance and corrective actions.

Plans and schedules maintenance and testing on systems related to fire suppression, fire and notification systems and all ancillary devices. Coordinates and oversees work of contracted vendors performing testing and maintenance activities.

Implements all preplanned impairment programs such as annual testing.

Issues notifications ensure fire watch if required, create or obtain all required reporting for submission to Tucson Fire Department, per International Fire Code (NFC) 2012 and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72.

Conducts announced and unannounced visits and inspections on all matters relating to fire systems.

Implements the Fire Watch Safety program for out of service fire monitoring and/or suppression assets, this includes ensuring coordination of fire watch personnel in accordance with code.

Participates in all new City facility construction, remodel or building renewal to ensure compliance and standards for Fire Safety systems.

Responds to systems "out of service" alarms, investigates root cause and applies corrective actions to clear alarms. Files and reports these incidents to the Tucson Fire Department.

Maintains accurate accountability on all notifications, alarms, testing and issues involving all fire protection systems across the City of Tucson asset list.

Applies "tag out" as required. Issues work order, notifies Departments, TFD and manages of return-to-service activities after proof of repair and impairment is cleared. Posts tags at each Fire department connections, system control valves, fire alarm control units, fire alarm annunciators and command centers, indicating which system or parts have been removed from service.

Restores fire systems to service. Verifies that inspections and tests have been conducted to ensure affected systems are operational. Removes impairment tag-out tag. Files final report with Tucson Fire Department.

Ensure all required State and local documentation is properly filed and recorded in accordance with all requisite references, state and local code enforcement requirements as so dictated.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Associate's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years maintaining, testing and inspecting fire alarm systems (components and panels) and fire protection and suppression systems (wet or dry) and or maintaining/repairing electrical and mechanical building systems.

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Level I NICET (National Institute for Certification Engineering Technologies)

Level II NICET

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

None

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 02

Occupation Group Description: General Administration

EEO Job Category Code: H

EEO Job Category Description: Service Maintenance

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 5537

Bargaining Unit: CWA

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 5812; EST: 8/10/2016; REV: 8/10/2016;