Fire Prevention & Security Officer I

  • State of Oklahoma - Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Cleveland, Oklahoma
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full Time Fire and EMS Public Safety
  • Salary: $27,350.42 annully USD

Job Description


Applicants must apply online.

Norman, Oklahoma - Cleveland County

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 and performing other duties related to the protection of state property, employees, visitors and others. Some positions may be primarily responsible for fire prevention activities and have additional responsibilities assigned for assisting in firefighting activities.

Typical Functions
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•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.

Level I
This is the basic level where incumbents perform entry level work in a training status to build their skills in security and fire prevention and protection procedures. In this role, employees will be assigned tasks which involve enforcing security regulations and safeguarding life and property at state facilities, institutions and surrounding grounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the methods and objectives of security, and of standard fire prevention and protection theory. Ability is required to establish and
maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow written and oral instructions; and to evaluate emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action.

Special Requirements
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.
This position requires the possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license and/or possession of a Class C (CDL) Commercial Driver’s License at the time of appointment.
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position.


Education and Experience requirements at this level are none.

Closing Date/Time: 8/7/2022 11:59:00 PM

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Cleveland, Oklahoma United States View Map