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Fire Safety Officer

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Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 06 ($74,207.07 - $79,964.50)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

Property & Facilities

The University has 3 campuses located at St. Lucia, Gatton and Herston. The University also operates medical and dental schools in Brisbane and a number of research stations and farms throughout Queensland. 

The Property & Facilities Division (P&F) is responsible for delivering comprehensive facilities management that support the University's teaching and research goals and its strategic objectives of Learning, Discovery and Engagement. To achieve this, and to further improve the environment in which members of the University community study, work and live, P&F provide a range of services. Some of the services include: Infrastructure and Sustainability, Project Delivery, Campus Operations and Planning and Property services.

UQ’s environmental and sustainability initiatives have gained significant recognition. P&F manages the University's Environmental Management System, provides advice, and promotes best sustainability practices at UQ. The Sustainability website ( provides a single point for the University to communicate its initiatives and successes in embedding sustainability throughout its operations, learning, discovery and engagement.  By browsing the site, the community has access to information on their sustainability study options, UQ’s research in the area of sustainability, partnerships with community industry and government, and the University’s carbon management strategy. You are encouraged you to visit the Sustainability website.

Further information about the Property and Facilities Division may be accessed on the Division’s web site at

The role

The Fire Safety Officer (FSO) is primarily responsible for assisting the Senior Fire Safety Officer with fire safety risk management for the University. This role is required to assist in the development, implementation and management of systems to minimise the risk of fires and ensure statutory compliance. The FSO assists in responding to emergencies and helps coordinate First Response emergency procedures for fire, smoke and chemical emergencies.

The person

The successful applicant will possess the required qualifications and relevant experience. You will have experience and knowledge of fire safety systems and buildings fire safety, knowledge of fire safety infrastructure, systems and legislation in an institutional environment. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and also the ability to keep abreast of changes in fire safety systems.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $81,256 - $93,557 p.a.).

Position Description

Fire Safety Officer Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact one of:

  • Garry Tyler, Manager Security on 3365 1887 or, or
  • Jill Amber, HR Advisor on 3346 7693 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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