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Appointment Type: Staff Part-time
Department: Environ, Health & Safety
Categories: Staff

Work Days: Monday-Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
Hours Per Week: 16
Weeks Per Year: 52

Fire Safety Inspector

Pay Status and Classification: Part-time, Non-exempt

Supervisor: Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Position Purpose: Perform monthly inspections for fire and life safety devices located at College-owned properties.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Fire Extinguisher Inspections: Inspect fire extinguishers following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10 standards. Make minor repairs for extinguisher brackets and cases.
  2. AED Inspections: Inspect Automatic Defibrillator Devices (AEDs), following American Heart Association recommendations. Maintain batteries and supplies.
  3. Carbon Monoxide Detector Inspections: Test plug-in carbon monoxide detectors that are not connected to the Campus Safety notification system.
  4. Reporting: Maintain inspection spreadsheet and submit  work orders to Facilities Services for major repairs. Participate in weekly Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) departmental meetings.


  1. High School Diploma and a combination of relevant training, certifications and\or work experience. 
  2. Valid U.S. Driver's License. 
  3. Must be safety-conscious and be able to professionally communicate with a diverse group of campus community members.
  4. The ability to ascend and descend stairs frequently. 
  5. The ability to do extensive walking
  6. The ability to foster and enhance a thriving, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, alumni, faculty, and staff colleagues.
  7. We are committed to recruiting diverse and excellent faculty and staff colleagues, and we recognize that successful candidates may come from a range of backgrounds. We know some job candidates may believe they need to meet every qualification listed in the position description, in particular the preferred qualifications. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every one of the listed preferred qualifications. 

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.


The rate for this position is $18.90 per hour. Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


If you require an accommodation throughout the interview process, please don't hesitate to contact our Human Resources department at or 518-388-6108. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates have equal access to opportunities and can participate in a fair and inclusive hiring process.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal-opportunity employer and is strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities who request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws and supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem-solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

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