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SFPE Now Hiring: Manager, Professional Practice

Friday, November 17, 2017  
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Manager, Professional Practice

Position Title:  Manager, Professional Practice
Location:  SFPE Headquarters, Gaithersburg, MD
Full/Part-time:  Full Time, Exempt position
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Reports to:  Director, Professional Qualifications and Industry Alliances
Coordinates with:  All Staff

This position oversees SFPE’s activities related to professional practice.  This includes SFPE’s promotion of higher education activities, developing student outreach programs for the profession, and overseeing the Code of Ethics. In an effort to continue to grow the practice of fire protection engineering, this position also includes working to bridge the gap between the fire service and fire protection engineering, working with the public policies related to fire protection engineering, and leading efforts in residential fire protection projects.

Professional Qualifications (20%) – Work with SFPE’s Standing Committee on Professional Qualifications on issues related to Higher Education and ABET along with Ethics. This includes:
  • Higher Education – Serve as staff liaison to the Higher Education Subcommittee in the development of SFPE’s model curricula content documents and serves on advisory boards for college level fire protection programs. Represent SFPE on the ABET Board of Delegates, Engineering Delegation & Engineering Technology Delegation.  Lead the development of programs and materials that promote career opportunities for the profession.
  •  Professional Ethics and Standard of Conduct – Serve as the staff liaison to the Professional Ethics and Standard of Conduct Subcommittee and provide support in the Society’s efforts to establish and promote the profession’s Code of Ethics and provide impartial evaluations on questions of ethics within the profession.

Outreach and Advocacy (45%) – Work with SFPE’s Standing Committee on Outreach and Advocacy to advance the recognition of the profession; increase the public’s awareness of the profession and the services provided; and guide the Society and its chapters in reaching out to the public, to allied professionals, to industry members, and to the code enforcement community for the purpose of increasing the stature of fire protection engineering and fire safety engineering. 

  •  Fire Service – Serve as staff liaison to the Fire Service Subcommittee and provide support for the efforts to bridge the gap between the fire service and fire protection engineering.  Represent SFPE on Vision 20/20 and NAC for CFSI.
  • Student Outreach – Serve as staff liaison for the task group on Student Outreach and provide support for developing and implementing an outreach plan to promote awareness of fire protection engineering and fire safety engineering to the public, students, high school teachers, allied professions and other audiences.
  • Public Policy – Serve as staff liaison for the task group on Public Policy and provide support for developing efforts improving relationships and policies impacting fire protection.  Collaborate with other organizations working to improve public policies, such as ICC and NFPA.
  • Residential Fire and Life Safety – Serve as staff liaison for the task group on Residential Fire and Life Safety and provide support to advocate for fire protection means and methods that can improve the fire and life safety in residential occupancies.

Professional Development (24%) – Work with SFPE’s Committee on Professional Development to assist in developing world-leading conferences and educational programs.  This includes:

  • Serving on program committees for all SFPE conference and symposia. 
  • Working with and moderating sponsored webinars.
  • Making presentations at industry conferences about fire protection engineering to further the mission of SFPE.
  • Working with course development and content to maintain SFPE as a leader in fire protection education.
  • Serving as a course instructor, in areas of expertise.

Technical Services (10%) – Continue to maintain technical areas of expertise (e.g. fire pumps, fire alarms and international product and installation requirements). Participate with committees developing current standards in these areas.  Use these areas to develop available materials for members (e.g. training programs, publications, newsletters, etc.)

Budget Responsibilities (1%) – Manages work of essential functions in compliance with approved budgets.  Provides input for annual revenue and expense budget for activities that are needed to accomplish desired strategic goals and objectives.

Resumes should be submitted to Victoria Valentine, Director, Professional Qualifications and Industry Alliances.

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