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Code Compliance and Fire Safety Specialist – Code Compliance & Fire Safety
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for Code Compliance and Fire Safety Specialist. The Code Compliance and Fire Safety Specialist will assist the Associate Director, Department of Code Compliance and Fire Safety (CC&FS), in the coordination of the campus fire safety programs; responsible for overseeing facility inspections follow up activities; assists with the review of construction activities to ensure code compliance. Addresses fire safety system outage requests for F&S. Schedules the testing of campus fire protection systems.


  • Assist in the review of plans and documents for new construction and remodeling projects applying the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the National Fire Protection Association and International Code Council codes and standards as applicable.
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct a regular program of fire prevention inspections as well as special inspections including scenery inspections.
  • Assist in obtaining and compiling data required to administer the Intergovernmental Agreement for Fire Services.
  • Assist CC&FS staff with fire safety program evaluations and make recommendations to CC&FS management for campus fire safety programs.
  • Assist with the initiation and maintenance of positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, and fire department personnel in the cities of Champaign and Urbana.
  • Schedule the testing and inspection of fire protection systems within campus buildings.
  • Assist in the scheduling of the MHEC loss reduction inspections for campus buildings.
  • Review and approve fire alarm and fire suppression outage requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, technology, or field related to the position.
  • One year of professional work experience in a field related to the position or Masters’s degree in science, engineering, technology or related field.


  • A valid State of Illinois driver’s license for Class D vehicles required.

Successful Candidate will also have:

  • Working knowledge of and experience with building codes, accessible design, energy conservation in buildings and a general understanding of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Experience with and an ability to understand construction plans and specifications for new construction and renovation projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern fire safety codes, standards, regulations, and programs, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and the International Code Council (ICC) codes pertaining to building construction, life safety, accessibility, fire detection, fire suppression, and fire safety programs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Moderate working skills for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and function in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, students, and city fire department personnel.
  • Ability to participate in and conduct walk-through facility inspections.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after January 27, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Applications must be received by January 27, 2020. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

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In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information, you may contact Keri Frederick, 217-300-1575 or [email protected]. For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit