Fire Protection Inspector

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 12473 



We are seeking a Fire Protection Inspector who will function as a firefighter on a 12-hour rotating shift performing skilled emergency and non-emergency tasks.  This position resides in the Fire Department in the Laboratory Protection Division, Facilities and Operations, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Extinguish all types of fires including fires involving structures, vehicles, and wildland

  • Perform varying levels of technical search and rescue including vehicle, confined space, and tower/antenna.

  • Implement operations level Hazmat duties.

  • Execute patient care within scope of practice.

  • Operate and maintain emergency vehicles and equipment.

  • Perform Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance on fixed fire protection systems and portable equipment.

  • Execute dispatcher duties.

  • Present fire safety instruction to the public

  • Maintain all training requirements for firefighter, emergency medical services, technical rescue and other certifications.

  • Must abide by the principles of Safe Conduct of Research including being personally responsible for ensuring safe operations by raising safety concerns, using a questioning attitude, considering hazards for every task, and never stop learning.

  • Deliver ORNL’s mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace – in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 5 years of fire department experience

  • Firefighter Level II Certification in accordance with the State of Tennessee Commission on Firefighting

  • Emergency Medical Personnel Paramedic, AEMT, or EMT License from the State of Tennessee

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

  • Hold a Tennessee Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with an F endorsement.

  • Must be able to work rotating shifts.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current certification with Tennessee Association of Rescue Squad EVOC/VKF/BPP or equivalent training/certification

  • Current certification with Tennessee Association of Rescue Squad Basic Extrication or equivalent training/certification

  • Current certification with Tennessee Association of Rescue Squad Operations Rope Rescue or equivalent training/certification

  • Experience responding to hazardous material emergencies as a member of a team

  • Experience performing inspection, testing, and maintenance on fire protection systems and equipment


Special Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.

  • HSPD-12 PIV badge: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain an HSPD-12 PIV badge.

  • Q clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville