Boston College Fire Safety Officer in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Fire Safety Officer reports to the Director, Environmental Health and Safety and oversees multiple University programs to ensure compliance with fire safety regulations on the federal, state and local levels. Primary responsibilities include conducting fire safety inspections, providing education about fire safety and extinguisher use, overseeing fire extinguisher maintenance, and monitoring compliance with all applicable fire safety programs, regulations, and codes. Specific functions of the Fire Safety Officer include:

  • Assists faculty, staff, students, and the administration in the development and implementation of life safety and emergency evacuation plans;

    • Maintains fire safety and emergency evacuation plans, provides OSHA emergency evacuation training, organizes and leads drills and exercises, and assists facility managers with inspections and audits;

    • Serves as the institutional liaison with local fire safety authorities for facilities located in Boston, Newton, and Dover in the absence of the Director, and coordinates inspections, manages licenses, permits, annual reporting, and management of associated corrective actions;

    • Assists with educating University personnel on the requirements for effective use of related plans, procedures, and guidelines, and provides assistance with federal, state and local requirements and consensus codes;

    • Develops program objectives, identifies corrective action strategies for Director’s review, and provides periodic status reports to management; also

    • Manages the University fire extinguisher contract, and assists in the management of life safety systems.


· Bachelor’s degree in fire safety, engineering, protection and/or related science discipline

· 5 years of experience in the fire service, emergency operations and/or emergency response management; or an additional 5 years of experience and professional course work in fire and life safety, emergency management or related fields.

· 40 Hours of OSHA training required

· Must have strong working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local fire safety/life safety regulations and building code regulations

· Must be skilled in assessing and implementing fire safety compliance programs, and must possess effective training skills for large and small diverse audiences

Hiring range: $55,600. to $69,500.; salary commensurate with relevant experience

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at