Fire Prevention & Security Ofc II

May 12, 2023
Latimer County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Fire Prevention & Security Ofc II


Supervisory Organization
ODVA - Central Office

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Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

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Full time

Job Type

$15.11/hour (31,428.80/year)

Job Description

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs - Talihina, OK

"Called to Serve"

Do you know someone who would like a full-time Fire Prevention & Security Officer II position? This is a state agency position located in Talihina in Southeast Oklahoma. ODVA is a long-term care facility for Veterans and the person chosen for this position will have the honor of ensuring the facility and grounds are safe and secure for our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for us!

Basic Purpose

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities at a state facility or institution involving the inspection of buildings and grounds for elimination of fire hazards, enforcement of laws, rules and regulations and providing security against acts of terrorism for state facilities, employees and the public. This may include patrolling assigned premises to identify and correct fire hazards, providing assistance to employees or visitors, directing traffic, enforcing laws, rules and regulations in safeguarding life and property. This includes inspecting hydrants and sprinklers for proper operation; checking fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and alarm systems for proper condition; inspecting places of public assembly for any violation of security or fire prevention practices; administering emergency measures; instructing institution employees in firefighting, first aid and other security procedures; responding to fire alarms and determining causes; and assisting in firefighting activities if required. At this level, limited direction and training may be provided to entry level employees performing security and fire prevention duties.

Daily Tasks will include:

• Patrols and inspects buildings and grounds, within an assigned area, to detect and eliminate fire hazards and discourage vandalism

• Interprets and enforces rules and regulations; safeguards life and property at state facilities or institutions and surrounding grounds

• Responds to fire alarms and reports irregular activities; apprehends or expels violators; answers inquiries and gives directions to employees and the general public

• Ventilates buildings to remove heat, smoke and gases; makes forced entries to rescue persons during fires or other emergencies

• Checks authorized persons in or out of buildings and grounds area and assures that unauthorized persons are denied access; checks to see that doors and windows are secure and lights are out; directs traffic in the vicinity of state facilities and parking areas

• Prepares oral and written reports of activities and incidents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the methods and objectives of security; of standard fire prevention and protection theory; of fire causes and the proper procedures for extinguishing various types of fires; of procedures to properly and safely operate various types of equipment and apparatuses; and of first aid. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow written and oral instructions; to evaluate emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action; to conduct security operations for an assigned facility or institution and surrounding grounds; to operate and maintain firefighting equipment; and to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a basic security and/or firefighter's course and two years of experience in security or fire prevention and protection work.

Special Requirements:

Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position. ODVA has determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as defined by63 O.S. § 427.8.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

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