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Casual Fire Safety Officer

Apply now Job No:511747
Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Casual Rate
Work type:Casual
Location: St Lucia

Property & Facilities

The Property & Facilities Division (P&F) is responsible for delivering comprehensive facilities operations to the University community by using integrated systems and services to support the University's teaching and learning, research endeavours and strategic objectives. 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 of Campus Operations, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Planning and Property and Project Delivery. 

About This Opportunity

The Fire Safety Officer (FSO) is responsible for assisting the SFSO with fire safety risk management for the University. The position is required to assist in the development, implementation and management of systems to minimise the risk of fires and ensure statutory compliance.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have experience and knowledge of fire safety systems and building fire safety, alongside knowledge of fire safety infrastructure, systems and legislation. Additionally, you must possess the ability to undertake effective fire safety audits and inspections and to report findings and recommendations to the Senior Fire Safety Officer.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a casual position at HEW Level 6.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $79,200 - $85,067 per annum plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 511747_Fire Safety Officer PD.pdf


If you have enquiries relating to this position please contact Andrew Barling – Deputy Manager, Security at

If you have enquiries relating to the recruitment process, please contact

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (found within the PD);
  • Resume/CV.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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