As a global leader in education, research, and program development, Stanford University has embraced its role in not only mastering current technologies and bodies of knowledge, but in seeking better solutions, expanding what is possible, and training the next generation of thought leaders. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) strives to incorporate these goals into our ways of doing business. As the principal health and safety office at Stanford University, we support and advance the teaching, learning and research activities at Stanford by promoting a safe and healthy campus environment. We provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship.
Fire Safety Programs are a significant part of the University's Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The Manager of Fire Safety Programs also acts as the University's Fire Marshal, and is responsible for the development and implementation of institutional fire and life safety programs to protect life and property from the destruction of fires and related incidents. Programmatic responsibilities include public education related to fire safety, plans review and consultation for construction and other building projects, fire safety inspections, fire investigations, and liaison with local agencies responsible for code enforcement and fire-related emergency response. This position also oversees the Fire Protection Systems group responsible for maintenance and testing of fire protection systems, including fire alarms, fire sprinklers, and fire extinguishers.
Design, develop, and oversee implementation of complex fire and life safety protection programs. Allocate appropriate staffing and other resources to achieve objectives including development and direction of related policy.
Provide leadership direction to management and professional personnel in the fire and life safety functions and oversee subordinate managers with large program responsibility.
Maintain and control the financial budget related to the Fire Safety Program.
Conduct business and technical briefings for senior and top management while serving as an EH&S subject matter expert in one or more areas related to fire and life safety.
Work closely with Stanford's Departments of Project Management, Public Safety, Emergency Management and other stakeholders to meet operational needs, manage regulatory risks, and enable the campus community to make decisions and take actions consistent with an uncompromising commitment to life safety.
Serve as primary liaison with local agencies responsible for code enforcement and fire related emergency response. This position is expected to play a leadership in coordination of overall EH&S response to campus incidents.
May represent the university as the designated senior safety officer of an organization or specialization when mandated by regulatory requirements.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in arts and/or science in related or allied scientific field, and seven years of progressively responsible experience managing fire and life safety risks. Successful prior experience as a supervisor of a moderate-sized group is required. Solid background in fire protection engineering or closely related field mandatory.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to manage large environmental, health, and safety organizations, or a large professional service organization.
Ability to function as a senior manager, with responsibility for developing and mentoring managers and senior professionals.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations; ability to interpret and apply regulations appropriately.
Ability to conduct environmental, health, and safety related risk assessment, mitigation, and crisis management.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
Ability to lead professionally in emergency/crisis situations.
Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to comprehend and explain the applicable federal, state and local regulations and Stanford policies clearly and concisely to a diverse audience including faculty, staff, students, researchers and clinicians, regulators, and other members of the Stanford community
Strong self-motivation; proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic, can do work ethic; ability to handle potentially stressful situations
Excellent organizational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to manage competing priorities efficiently and to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Ability to tolerate ambiguity with patience and good will.
Ability to use standard computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook for PCs. Familiarity with database use desired.
Possession of, or willingness to obtain and maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
Certifications and Licenses:
Frequently stand, sit, and perform desk based computer tasks.
Occasionally use a telephone, write by hand, and use mobile communication devices (i.e., radio and/or cell phone).
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, reach/work above shoulder, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, write by hand, sort and file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 20 pounds or more.
Ability to move safely over uneven and/or slippery terrain or in confined spaces
The ability to respond to incidents and work in outdoor environment for up to 12hrs.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
All EH&S staff are required to comply with governmental regulations and University and departmental policies and procedures regarding health and safety, and must observe and support good health and safety practices. Additionally, all staff are required to provide EH&S support as assigned during emergencies. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor, or by EH&S management. In addition the following conditions must be observed:
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
On call ability to respond 24/7
Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
May rarely be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals /asbestos, or heavy metals
May rarely work in confined spaces or at heights 10 feet.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
For consideration please provide resume and cover letter. All final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
Only applications submitted through the Stanford jobs site will be considered.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Job: Health and Safety
Location: Dean of Research Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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