Fire Prevention Officer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

United States of America - Tennessee, Tullahoma

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Fire Prevention Officer (FPO) for a contracted fire & emergency services section at a small base. Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the technical services program including a comprehensive inspection program of on-base and geographically separated facilities to detect and eliminate hazards and manage fire safety deficiencies. Manages fire prevention education programs. The FPO may be required to support fire operations and is assigned supervisory duty for the Emergency Control Center (ECC).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Participates in administration/planning of the comprehensive base fire prevention program

  • Plans, administers, & supervises the fire prevention education program according to the PWS

  • Identifies and regularly reviews status of base fire deficiencies and effects corrective action

  • Coordinates work to maintain fire extinguishers in accordance with the PWS

  • Responsible for implementing internal controls, self-inspection, and audit compliance

  • Prepares, executes, and assigns inspection schedules and assigns training duties to employees

  • Maintains current knowledge of the base, its structures, and all fire protection systems

  • Prepares inspection schedules for all buildings, facilities, fire alarm and suppression systems

  • Supports acceptance inspections for new and/or modified suppression and detection systems

  • Regularly practices and enforces a sound safety management program

  • Reviews construction and modification plans, confers with engineers, and provides technical/functional assistance on fire prevention and building design criteria

  • Uses building codes and various manuals and specifications, prepares reports, conducts fire investigations, evaluates hazardous conditions, and provides recommendations to correct hazards

  • Applies a practical knowledge of codes, standards, building plans review, and engineering principles as applicable to life safety and fire prevention

  • Attends pre-construction conferences to brief contractors on their fire protection/prevention responsibilities while working on base and inspects structures during construction/renovation to ensure adherence to the terms of the contract in so far as fire safety aspects are concerned

  • Performs supervisory personnel management for fire inspection & dispatch sections

  • Advises and counsels employees regarding policies, procedures, and management directives

  • Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback

  • Appraises subordinate workers’ performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating

  • Manages work schedules and ensures that PWS mandated positions are manned at all times

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Employees in this position may be exposed to out-of-control fires, HAZMAT spills, or possible explosions and may suffer from burns, dehydration, effects of heat, smoke inhalation, heavy protective clothing, or falling materials. Employees could be subject to physical injury and sensory damage from firefighting activities, exposure to HAZMAT and high noise levels. They must deal with victims in emergency situations who may be in varying stages of fright, panic, injury, or shock. There may be hazards while operating or riding fire trucks under adverse conditions and the employee works outside in all types of weather conditions. Employee may be required to move charged fire hoses, fire extinguishers and other equipment, must be able to wear encapsulating suits or protective clothing weighing 50 pounds or more, and climb ladders and work at various heights. Basic physical requirements include walking, bending, stooping, stretching, climbing, running, and lifting well over 100 pounds. At times, work will be done in an office environment.


Minimum Requirements

Employee must possess 10 years of progressive experience as a full-time firefighter with a regular professional paid firefighting force or equivalent experience and must have at least five years directly relates experience in fire prevention. To qualify, selectee must:

  • Possess the all certifications which are required for an Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention in accordance with the DoD Instruction 6055.06M, DoD Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Certification Program. The incumbent of this position must be certified as Fire Inspector III (includes Fire Inspector I, II), Fire Instructor II (includes Fire Instructor I), and HAZMAT Awareness. Additionally, the following certifications are also required as the Fire Prevention Officer may be utilized to fill in for the Assistant Chief for Operations position: Fire Officer III, Hazmat Incident Commander (includes Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations), Airport Firefighter (includes Firefighter I and II)

  • Be trained and qualified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);

  • Have no physical defects or grooming habits which would impede ability to wear protective clothing and equipment, and perform other strenuous tasks under adverse conditions;

  • Submit to and pass (prior to assignment of duty) an initial physical examination which conforms to NFPA 1582, Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments and pass the same physical examination annually thereafter;

  • Participate in mandatory physical fitness program;

  • Possess a valid state driver’s license. Is preferably licensed on all assigned fire apparatus and support vehicles;

  • Possess capability to attend and successfully complete on- and off-site training courses and any certification required by the Air Force and company;

  • New hires must be able to obtain an Interim Security Clearance, have access to the AEDC local area computer network; and be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET security clearance at all times;

  • Participate in recurring proficiency training as required.

Additional Licenses or Certifications:

Employees must possess a valid Class D state Driver’s License.

Must be a US citizen

Must be able to obtain and maintain an active DoD security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

Local candidates.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Safety / Health

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 230296BR

Clearance Required Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.