Fire and Safety Officer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. is seeking a Fire and Safety Officer.

Job Summary: Provide life safety/property protection/emergency services and assist with building fire protection system design decisions as part of the Environmental/Health/Safety (HES) Group.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

  • Conduct building-wide fire system inspections. 40%
  • Respond to emergency alarms or calls such as fires, chemical spills, or medical emergencies. 15%
  • Assist with design decisions for building fire systems and alarm equipment. 15%
  • Assess and provide Hot Work and Confined Space permits. 10%
  • Assist construction activities with fire suppression and alarm system operational requirements.10%
  • Assist with other daily HES activities, as needed. 10%

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Fire Fighter II
  • Emergency Medical Technician B
  • Ability to obtain a Class B CDL within one year of hire
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations and guidelines of various federal or state agencies governing fire and building safety programs, fire prevention, fire alarm systems and suppression systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Fire Engineering, Fire Science or similar

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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