Fire Protection Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Jan 30, 2022
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Fire Protection Engineer (FPE) for CIA, you will be part of a select cadre of professionals enabling the Agency's global intelligence mission through the protection of people, facilities, and systems. Our engineers serve in two concurrent roles: Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), ensuring compliance with recognized building, fire, and life safety codes and the owner's representative Subject Matter Expert (SME) advancing innovative, cost-effective, and mission-supportive fire protection solutions. Responsibilities of an Agency Fire Protection Engineer include:
  • Review planning, programming, architectural and engineering designs, specifications, and other technical documents for proposed construction activities to validate compliance with applicable codes and standards and to identify optimal fire protection solutions.
  • Conduct inspections of new construction and renovations to validate compliance of fire protection/life safety aspects.
  • Witness acceptance testing and commissioning of fire protection systems and equipment to validate functional performance.
  • Conduct comprehensive fire safety audits, inspections, and investigations of Agency locations & operations.
  • Design, install, test, troubleshoot, and repair fire protection systems.
  • Investigate fire and explosion events to determine cause, origin, and contributing factors.
  • Assist in emergency planning, preparedness, and exercises.
CIA hires Fire Protection Engineers at various career progression levels from entry to senior level. Entry-level personnel will work under the close guidance and supervision of experienced and licensed senior Fire Protection Engineers. More experienced engineers will manage program areas as required.

This position requires a commitment to serve wherever mission needs are located. You must maintain an ongoing readiness to travel and relocate to meet short and long-term organizational requirements both domestically and overseas - including hardship locations.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must apply online, while in the United States.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited university program in one of the following fields:
    • Fire Protection Engineering
    • Fire Protection Engineering Technology
    • Other Engineering discipline with demonstrated work experience in the Fire Protection Engineering field
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale is preferred, but exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances.
  • Demonstrated experience with the International Building Code and the NFPA Codes and Standards, to include but not limited to NFPA 1, 13, 70, 72, 75, and 101.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation.
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the fire protection aspects of facility design, construction, and commissioning, to include egress, passive fire protection, fire alarm, and fire suppression.
  • Demonstrated experience in architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical disciplines to evaluate and critique coordinated integration of fire protection concepts into large facility projects.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in any U.S. state, commonwealth, or district; having passed the fire protection engineering written examination administered by the NCEES.
  • Hands-on experience with installation, troubleshooting, repair of fire alarm or fire suppression systems, or an equivalent general mechanical and electrical technical aptitude.
  • Completed the manufacturer factory training for a large-scale networked fire alarm product line and possess current manufacturer certification to design and program such equipment and systems.


Education

  • Bachelor's degree from an ABET-accredited university program in one of the following fields:
    • Fire Protection Engineering
    • Fire Protection Engineering Technology
    • Other Engineering discipline with demonstrated work experience in the Fire Protection Engineering field


Additional information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/