Harvard Protection Services

Fire Safety Director

Job Description

Posted on: 
August 17, 2023

Harvard Protection Services is one of the fastest growing, privately owned provider of high-quality security services in the United States.  We are an industry leader and are well known for our innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit. Our People are at the center of our Core Values and as a family organization, “we promote respect and embraces diversity.”

Our Fire & Life Safety Directors support Harvard Protection in our goal of providing best in class security and life safety services. Our FSD’s are responsible for providing professional customer-focused security and life safety services for the people and the property they protect and the staff that they may lead.


  • A true Leader position
  • Maintain a professional demeanor while leading staff and aiding customers, employees, visitors, and guests
  • Maintain a visible presence in the facility / building assigned
  • Monitor the environment, with the ability to detect suspicious and unsafe activity
  • Responsible for becoming familiar with incoming and outgoing traffic, know the customers, tenants, visitors, and guests
  • Answer all phones in a professional manner and demonstrate ability to perform clear and audible announcements
  • Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitor entrances and exits
  • Know the facility / building policies and procedures, and enforce them within the limits of the position
  • Follow established emergency action planning, procedures, fire protection, and safety standards
  • Monitor alarms and systems as required
  • May perform operations related functions to include; scheduling, overtime management, review of daily logs and incident reports, training and development of staff, as required
  • Test and inspect fire extinguishers and other fire protections devices to ensure compliance to fire and safety standards
  • Discusses violations and unsafe conditions with site representative
  • Prepares reports, such as inspections performed, standards violations, and recommendations for eliminating fire hazards
  • Maintains records and logs, as required by law
  • Maybe called upon to perform fire-fighting duties during emergencies
  • May train others in fire emergency response plans
  • Assists in fire drills, as required
  • May perform other inspections, and safety duties as required
  • May perform additional security services functions, as permitted under any required Security Officer license and as specified for the assigned site(s), in addition to Fire Inspector duties
  • The essential duties and responsibilities may differ by customer location assigned

Job Requirements

  • State or municipality mandated security officer licenses
  • Minimum High School Diploma, GED or the equivalent
  • Must have Fire Safety Directors license
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn fire inspection operations, and procedures
  • Must have reliable means of communication and transportation
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Must have a security guard license or be able to obtain one within an acceptable period
  • Previous contract security, law enforcement, fire department, military, customer service experience preferred
  • Good organizations skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Write routine detailed correspondence, to include log entries, incident and reporting
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, customer service environment
  • Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize and problem solve
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office
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