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Life Safety Code Surveyor

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2021
Requisition ID:  284101

Kokomo, IN, US, 46902


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):  
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


Qualified individuals from Fulton, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Miami, Tipton,  and Wabash counties are encouraged to apply.


Salary Information:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $36,374.00 but may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

This professional position is responsible for implementing the Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness survey protocols in Long Term Care facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and various Acute Care settings. This includes conducting on-site surveys to determine compliance with federal certification and state licensure requirements where applicable and reviewing/evaluating the facility physical environment and the protection of residents or clients from fire. 

This is a field position. Qualified individuals from Fulton, Grant, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash counties are encouraged to apply.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct on-site surveys using federal and state protocols and procedures to identify deficient practices and determine appropriate scope and severity in the physical environment and the provision of life safety from fire.
  • Ensure adherence with survey protocols; maintain the integrity of the survey process; facilitate the communication with providers.  
  • Conduct on-site investigation of complaints within the required timeframes using federal and state protocols  and procedures to identify deficient practices and determine appropriate scope and severity in the provision of life safety from fire or other environmental hazards.
  • Represent ISDH in a professional manner.
  • Document findings on the survey report in accordance with Principles of Documentation and submits reports within the required timeframes; organize and submit survey packets according to LTC policies.
  • Complete administrative duties including, but not limited to: travel vouchers, PeopleSoft, schedules, checking and responding to emails, and computer updates.
  • Assist with training of new surveyors.
  • Attend staff and area meetings.
  • Prepare for and testify in legal proceedings.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Specialized knowledge of the operation of health facilities, building construction, building codes, NFPA, environmental health and the provision of life safety from fire.
  • Specialized knowledge of emergency preparedness regulations, protocols and best practices.
  • Specialized knowledge of state licensure and federal certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of survey and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct surveys, inspections, interviews, observations and investigations.
  • Good communication skills including active listening and interview techniques.
  • Ability to identify potential adverse health and safety conditions.
  • Ability to plan and organize to ensure timely completion of survey and administrative responsibilities.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to learn investigative techniques needed to complete a thorough investigation including, but not limited to, conducting interviews, climbing into attics and small spaces, reviewing records and other documentation, and making observations.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment and software to enter, retrieve and manipulate data.
  • Ability to travel providing own transportation and including overnight travel.
  • Ability to ambulate, bend, and lift at least 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work before and after normal work hours, including on weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to be professional and maintain composure under stressful situations.
  • Commitment to the public health mission of protecting the health, safety, rights, privacy, and well-being of residents in long term care facilities.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Accredited firefighter and/or Associates Degree in Fire Science with applicable relevant fire experience may be considered. Five or more years of recent nursing home or hospital facility maintenance/property management experience with demonstrated knowledge of NFPA 101 facility code may be considered in lieu of degree requirements.
  • Must possess NFPA recognized Certified Fire Inspector 1 (CFI1) prior to employment or be able to successfully complete training and pass the CFI1 exam within the first six months of employment.
  • Ability to successfully complete the federally mandated Basic Life Safety Code Course and pass the test within CMS mandated timeframes, as well as complete several other CMS mandated training when offered by CMS.     


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Kokomo