Fire Officer post (P8) at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

DEADLINE: 14 June 2023

Fire Officer post (P8) at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

The purpose of this position is to promote, encourage and improve the science of fire safety/fire prevention and practice of fire engineering and all expedients thereof. The incumbent must be able to raise awareness to the staff, students, and visitors of Unisa against the threat of fire by means of:

  • fire safety
  • fire prevention
  • provision of on-the job fire risks assessment
  • inspection and maintenance of fire equipment
  • Fire training


  • Grade 12 Matric plus a relevant Bachelor degree or National Diploma and/or equivalent to a National Fire Technology Diploma (FPA and IPE)
  • Four years’ relevant experience, preferably in a Tertiary environment
  • Drivers licence – Code B

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Sound knowledge of fire protection and prevention
  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation (OHSA, SABS 0400/SANS 10400) and best practices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (listening, verbal and written)
  • Must be ethical, dependable and show initiative
  • Must be customer service-oriented
  • Must have good coordination, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Must have sound judgement, advice and decision-making skills
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Ability to plan, organize, lead and execute tasks
  • Ability to work independently, as well as harmoniously within a group
  • Ability to work under pressure, maintain confidentiality and with adherence to deadlines


  • Professional membership of the SAQCC


  • Fire-fighting and support to emergency controllers
  • Fire safety, (inspections, planning and recommendations)
  • Fire prevention / (fire protection system)
  • On-the-job Fire training
  • Fire equipment maintenance
  • Administration and budget review
  • Research and development

Assumption of duty: As soon as possible

Salary:  Remuneration is commensurate with the responsibilities attached to the Position

Closing date:      14 June 2023

Enquiries: (012) 441 5847 (Mr V Khethani: Protection Services)

(012) 429 4972 (Ms S Thaver: HR Staffing and Client Services)

·     The completed prescribed application form must be accompanied BY A COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM VITAE and certified copies of original certificates (within the previous six months) of;

  • Completed applications can be e-mailed to [email protected]
  • The contact details of three contactable references must be provided, one of which must be from your present employer. Should you currently not be employed, a contactable reference from your previous employer must be provided. UNISA is not obliged to fill an advertised position.

·     Late, incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.

Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation

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