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Job Reference: G4S/TP/1081398/89428
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Security/Protective Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $36000 - $41000
Location: Flint, Michigan
G4S Region: North America
Country:United States

G4S Business Unit:US Secure Solutions
Closing Date: May 21, 2017

Job Introduction:

The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Fire Chief. In this position, you will perform a variety of technical, administrative, and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing and implementing fire prevention, suppression and emergency medical services to prevent or minimize the loss of life and property by fire and emergency medical conditions.

G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.

G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Role Responsibility:

Specific Duties and Essential Functions

  • Assures compliance with the client's Fire Prevention/ Protection Manual as well as National Fire Prevention/ Protection standards and regulations
  • Interfaces with and provides technical fire prevention/ protection guidance to, management, appropriated client personnel, regulatory agencies, including local and state fire authorities
  • Develops and implements site-specific, training programs for personnel in areas which may include fire suppression, systems maintenance and testing, fire prevention, hot work permits, and emergency response planning as required by Government regulations and the client's Policies and procedures
  • Ensures that pertinent training, inspection and maintenance records are in compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies and the client's policies and procedures
  • Audits facilities for compliance with the client's policies and procedures regarding fire prevention/ protection issues and ensures consistency
  • May be responsible for purchase, with the client's approval, of replacement fire equipment or supplies according to the client's local procedures
  • May be responsible for security duties in relation to the facility's confined space permitting program and other safety related programs or committees
  • May be responsible for training relative to confined space entry and rescue, usage of self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and records associated with these activities, including fit testing of the SCBA
  • Ensure compliance with the aspects of the client's Labor Agreements
  • Coordinates all fire equipment inspection/ certification activities on site with the Site Coordinator/ Manager of Fire Prevention and Protection, assures all records are maintained and in compliance with the required standards
  • Institutes and is responsible for fire prevention and protection training for security personnel such as fire suppression systems maintenance and testing, fire prevention, hot works permits, confined space permits as required by Government regulations, as well as, the client's Corporate and Site Specific training and monthly exercises that are fire and/ or safety related
  • Institutes and is responsible for structural stage fire brigade training and fire and safety drills
  • Maintains all fire prevention/ protection training and drill records for on site personnel
  • Participates in GE GAPS Loss Prevention Survey and is the contact person for follow-up on the maintenance list and survey items

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a current and valid applicable state Fire Fighter Certification or an Associates Degree in Fire Science
  • Current and valid State of Michigan Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Must possess two years prior fire prevention/ protection experience or equivalent fire education required

Skills Required

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to mediate conflict with tact, diplomacy


  • Must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age required by the State, if higher
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States
  • Post offer, must remain current with engineering practices, procedures, and governmental regulations pertaining to fire prevention/ protection and emergency response planning
  • Must not use illegal drugs. Must be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except when undergoing documented medical treatment).
  • Must submit to an extensive background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, and Department of Motor Vehicle and credit checks if applicable
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment: Indoor and outdoor, temperature ranges from moderate to extreme cold and heat; Working in confined spaces as defined by OSHA

Major activity: Walking, standing, speaking, listening, observing

Physical efforts to carry out job duties: Standing, running, walking, sitting, stooping, and sitting.

About the Company:

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

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