University Fire Marshal and Hazardous Materials Coordinator
Murray State University
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Internal Number: 10488
Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The University Fire Marshal and Hazardous Materials Coordinator is responsible for fire prevention and training, fire suppression systems, fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance, life safety inspections, emergency evacuation planning and building code compliance. The Coordinator is responsible for managing and overseeing compliance of state and federal environmental regulations related to hazardous waste and be able to communicate program requirements to users of hazardous materials on campus.
Direct the inspection, testing, maintenance and certification of all fire alarm and sprinkler systems, hood suppression systems and specialized detection/suppression systems
Manage the inspection, testing, servicing and inventory of 1,300 fire extinguishers
Perform fire and life-safety code inspections on all university buildings including satellite campuses
Coordinate with Facilities Management, Building Coordinators, Housing and Food Service staff to ensure buildings remain in substantial compliance with the fire and life-safety codes at all times
Conduct fire safety training and extinguisher training for university employees and students
Coordinate fire evacuation and disaster drills in the Residential Colleges
Develop and implement life-safety and fire-prevention awareness education programs
Coordinate and manage building fire watches and maintain written records
On call to respond to and assist in fire investigations, analysis, and mitigation
Maintain all state inspection reports, fire drill records and equipment maintenance records
Act as a liaison with the State Fire Marshal's Office and local fire departments
Design and update building emergency evacuation plans, pre-fire plans, emergency operations procedures and related signage
Assist in the project management of new installations of life safety equipment and systems
Coordinate with Procurement Services to analyze bids for price contracts for the regular inspection and service of fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers
Interview, train, supervise and mentor student interns/workers
Provide technical guidance in the development, implementation and administration of the university's Hazardous Waste Disposal policy and the Campus Hazardous Waste Communications Program.
Supervise the weekly collection and transportation of hazardous waste from each of the university satellite collection points
Responsible for training hazardous waste generators and technicians in the proper identification, classification, labeling, storage and handling of hazardous waste
Ensure wastes are properly labeled and stored in compliance with both state and federal EPA regulations (OSHA 1910.1200) and the Campus Hazard Communication Program.
Maintain detailed records of all hazardous waste generated by the university
Maintain and update Material Safety Data sheets for all chemicals on campus
Responsible for conducting weekly inspections of the Chemical Waste Storage Building
Assist in the process of laboratory decommissioning
Act as a liaison with the Environmental Protection Agency, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and the City of Murray Public Works
Responsible for annual renewal of the university's
For 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 9,500 today. Murray State blends educational opportunities found at research institutions with collaborative interactions among students, faculty and staff found at smaller universities. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. Murray State embraces diversity in the workplace and values attracting, developing and maintaining a diverse, high-quality faculty, staff, and student body. The University endeavors to create and promote a culturally diverse community to be accepting of and sensitive to diversity in its many varied forms. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on C...olleges (SACSCOC) since 1928.
•U.S. News & World Report (32 consecutive years as a top-tier university) and top 10 in south region for Top Public Schools, Best Value and Best College for Veterans
•Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck
•G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School
•Forbes Best Employers List
Located in the west Kentucky region, Murray State is a public, comprehensive University with four colleges (business; science, engineering and technology; humanities and fine arts; education and human services)– and two schools (agriculture; nursing and health professions). The University's 236-acre main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs. Faculty and staff of Murray State University have access to a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement, tuition waivers, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, as well as many other benefit offerings.
The city of Murray, located in Calloway County, offers a low cost of living, low property taxes, and a four-season climate. Murray has a friendly, small-town atmosphere with locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants, an acclaimed community theater, art guild and award-winning public schools. The area is home to Kentucky Lake and Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area, which offers a wide-range of activities and amenities for residents and visitors alike. Located in close proximity to major cities and nearby access to Interstate 24, Murray is just a few hours from Nashville, St. Louis, Louisville and Memphis.