Utah State University

Fire Marshal

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/29/2024 6:20 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
President's Office
Public Safety
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


This position oversees the planning, establishment, execution, and evaluation of the University’s fire safety program; serves as the University’s representative with state and local regulators; and provides day-to-day technical/professional guidance and leadership to the University community on a wide range of fire safety issues.  The position reports to the Executive Director of Public Safety. This classification trains, guides, and directs subordinate employees.


  • Implement and coordinate all aspects of IFC Fire Code enforcement on main USU campus, satellite campuses, and research facilities.
  • Attend design and construction meetings for new construction.
  • Perform plan reviews for new construction and remodel projects, including fire sprinkler, smoke removal systems, fire department access, water flow requirements, and exit and egress code requirements.
  • Perform construction inspections for new construction and remodel projects, up to and including the final inspections and acceptance tests for fire alarm and sprinkler systems and emergency back-up generators.
  • Issues fire clearances for certificates of occupancy.
  • Respond to fire alarms and other campus emergencies; assume control of the scene until the Fire Department arrives. Provide information as part of the Incident Command structure.
  • Train, guide, and direct Deputy Fire Marshals.
  • Oversee the inspection, testing, and maintenance of the fire alarm systems campus-wide.
  • Maintain required certifications for FEMA, Fire Code Inspectors, Fire Plan Examiners, and Building Code Plans.
  • Serve on various USU campus safety committees as needed.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of experience in fire prevention or a related field OR an associate degree and 2 years of related experience OR a bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience in fire prevention and inspection program administration, including budget development, plan check review, fire code adoption, fire code interpretation, fire code enforcement, hazardous material storage, managing and supervising the activities of all professional and administrative support staff.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, NFPA, ICC Certified Fire Marshal or Certified NICET Fire Protection System Level II or equivalent.
  • International Code Council (ICC) Fire Inspector I & 2 or equivalent
  • International Code Council (ICC) Fire Plans Examiner
  • International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner
  • IAAI Arson Investigator
  • Appropriate FEMA certifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Skilled in developing fire safety procedures, inspection practices, and protocols.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fire safety and prevention principles, practices, standards, and resources.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local, state, and federal fire/safety regulation and codes.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-term goals.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to train, guide, and direct employees, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.  This position requires considerable physical activity, including strenuous walking, standing, and climbing. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions, such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Employees work outside and are not protected from weather conditions, including extreme cold and extreme heat for extended periods.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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