There are several resources for employment on campus as well as external fire protection jobs:

Staff Positions

Busniess Manager (Exempt Staff, 12 mos full-time, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY)

DUTIES:  The business manager in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering will provide oversight for administrative services and business functions in the department, including financial management, purchasing, and personnel services. Reporting to the director of administrative services, the coordinator will have a strong customer-service focus and will work well with faculty, students, staff, and constituents at all levels.

Manage department purchasing activities. Research, develop, and launch improved operating practices for effective purchasing. Assure expenditure compliance within campus/sponsor regulations/policies; identify problem areas and implement resolution; and readily reference resources for making such determinations.  Act with significant responsibility in stewardship of university resources. Interact independently with vendors to secure discounts, meet specifications, etc. Provide consultation and advice to director and principal investigators with respect to purchasing decisions that affect the department’s operation and/or operation of research projects.  Manage and maintain inventory for department and its extensive laboratory operation. Serve as point of contact for campus inventory auditing, keeping department in compliance and independently completing auditable reports.

Evaluate and manage the payroll process, assuring that payroll is correct, including status of appointments and funding sources. Assess short-term and long-term payroll objectives, clearly understanding the life-cycle of payroll, correcting problems, and making recommendations to director or acting on behalf of the director.  The business manager will be resourceful in problem-solving and resolution, able to investigate and resolve matters related to the successful operation of the department, acting on behalf of the director as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful applicants shall have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; Bachelor’s preferred.  Knowledge of higher education business policies and procedures. Handles confidential information with sensitivity and tact. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and applications key to business operations.  Customer service focus, including outstanding and independent oral and written communication skills.  Incumbent shall be resourceful, creative, and able to cultivate relationships that support and enhance the business operation.  Independent thinker who is able to exercise discretion and solid judgement in areas of key responsibility.  Able to manage multiple assignments, prioritize workload, and engage in multiple tasks under time constraints.

TO APPLY:  A cover letter, resume, and names of three professional references should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 112041.  Salary is commensurate with experience. For best consideration, applications should be received by 14 August 2017, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled.  

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Michael McNicholas, Director of Administrative Services for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, Email: mmcnich@umd.edu.

Employment Positions for Engineers:

Academic Positions and Fellowship Opportunities
There are the following Ph.D. possible openings in FireSERT in the area of Fire Dynamics and Materials laboratory:

  • Soot, Carbon Monoxide and Radiation in Pool Fires: experiments and modeling
  • Fire dynamics of large scale enclosure and corridor or tunnel fires
  • Chemistry and physics of material flammability properties including extinction and ignition
  • Fire suppression using liquid nitrogen
  • Fire Risk assessment using Agent Based Modeling

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Employment Posting Guidelines

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering welcomes job listings for internships and paid employment for positions in fire protection and related fields.  Please forward the position description, including all pertinent contact and application information, to enfp@umd.edu.

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Thank you for your interest in sharing employment opportunities with our students and alumni who represent the very best in fire protection engineering.

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