Kyla Caponigro

Fire Protection Engineer

Blog Post created by Kyla Caponigro Employee on Dec 8, 2017

The National Fire Protection Association’s mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. An international nonprofit established in 1896, we are dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.

Want to be part of something big? As an employee of the National Fire Protection Association, you are working toward truly making a difference all over the world. You play a key role in keeping first responders safe, helping to provide architects with guidelines for building design and safety, providing education to children in schools, and so much more. Employees at NFPA bring a collective passion to work every day as together, they contribute toward solving the fire problem…all while being offered great benefits, including a generous 403(b) match and an on-site fitness center.

Engineers at NFPA do it differently. They oversee the standards development process while working with experts from different professions around the country and the globe. They travel near and far to provide trainings and share their technical knowledge and expertise. They work to ensure that first responders are kept safe, help to provide architects with guidelines for building design and life safety, and work with building owners on inspection and testing procedures for their fire protection systems. They author content for key NFPA handbooks and publications. Until death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards is eliminated, there is work to do.

A Little Bit About You:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Protection, or have a mechanical, civil, or structural engineering degree, coupled with a Master’s Degree in Fire Protection Engineering.
  • You have 5 – 7 years of experience applying NFPA codes and standards.
  • You are a Project Manager at heart and have proven, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills to facilitate and guide processes.
  • You are professional in your demeanor, and would represent NFPA in a positive manner whether speaking with co-workers, stakeholders or local and federal officials.
  • You are confident in your technical knowledge and abilities, and can convey information in a thorough and correct fashion – and are able to adjust your delivery depending on your audience.
  • You are positively curious and want to understand the mission and goals of NFPA, and how you can make an impact as part of our team.
  • You own your role and take responsibility for your output, following through, and understand that mistakes happen and can be learned from.
  • You are up for traveling up to 35% of the time.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Manage moderately complex technical committee activities and projects throughout the document development process, while serving as a technical committee staff liaison in compliance with the NFPA Standards Development Process.
  • Oversee and assist with content development and review of product development activities acting as a subject matter/technical expert.
  • Provide technical assistance in support of internal and external Association activities to support the adoption and use of assigned projects and maintains knowledge of new developments in support of your technical proficiency.
  • Represent NFPA as a liaison with federal, state, and local officials in support of their adoption of NFPA codes and standards and works with other standards development organizations to coordinate related standards activities.
  • Participate in cross-functional activities to provide technical review and input within your area of expertise.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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