Job Requisition Number: 23297. The Office of Environment, Health & Safety?s (EH&S) mission is to provide guidance and services to the campus community that promote health, safety, and environmental stewardship.
EH&S is a highly dynamic, fast paced, committed organization focused on promoting workplace safety and environmental protection for the campus community. We are comprised of many scientific, technical, and administrative professionals, working in an evolving, learning, and sometimes challenging environment with a unified goal of supporting the University?s mission of teaching, research and public service. EH&S strives to be an inclusive, service oriented, and operationally excellent organization and is seeking highly motivated individuals who want to learn, be creative, seek continuous competency development, and contribute to our mission.
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The Campus Fire Marshal (CFM) operates with broad and independent authority as determined by the Executive Director; and with delegated authority from the Office of the State Fire Marshal for construction inspection and plan review. The sphere of influence for this position is campus wide and it directly impacts the overall construction and design activity related to facility structures; as well as the fire and life safety of the campus population. The position interacts and represents the campus with municipal fire departments and regional fire related jurisdictions.
This position directs the campus Fire Prevention Division (FPD). The CFM creates and implements programs, directs program development, provides compliance consultation, and is the campus expert associated with fire prevention codes, policies, laws, and regulations. This applies to all campus facilities and locations including residences, high-rise structures, scientific research and laboratory buildings, classrooms and lecture halls, athletic and recreational facilities, events, and administrative structures.
Fire & Life Safety: Develops, implements and monitors campus fire, life and panic safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fire and life safety regulations, and ensure a safe workplace. This includes, but is not limited to, fire prevention, drills, training, detection, and other related EH&S programs and policies. Assures campus compliance with fire protection codes and related regulations (Title 19).
Construction & Design Plan Review and Inspection Program: As designated by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, conducts plan review and inspections of new and renovated structures (Title 24) within the purview of the Berkeley campus and affiliated field stations. Develops and maintains technical programs in support of this function. Maintains appropriate knowledge acquisition to meet SFM requirements. Maintains and updates procedures to interpret and implement the UC-SFM MOU on the Berkeley campus.
Supervision and Leadership Provides direction and span of control for subordinate staff in the FPD. Leads and manages the professional staff to ensure implementation of roles and responsibilities. Manages the distribution of professional work, establishing appropriate service metrics, standards, and documentation of procedures. Delegates responsibility and appropriate authority to subordinate staff, ensuring acceptable and timely performance and delivery of services to a broad client base. Models leadership that is decisive, communicates vision, and provides employees with the support and feedback they need to do their best work. Promotes and contributes to a successful team oriented work environment ensuring interdependence and cooperation, constructive and positive communications, and mutual support. Demonstrates, promotes, and recognizes campus, divisional, and departmental high standards for excellent client service, effective use of resources, workplace safety, professional development, personal accountability, and continuous improvement.
In a campus-wide disaster, serves as a key member of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Support Function (ESF) or campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC). EH&S is identified as one of the several essential service units that may be mobilized to support the campus EOC.
Staff Development: Ensures continuous work related self- development via formal management and technical training opportunities, fire safety related committees, technical conferences, UC system wide work groups, and relevant national associations. Maintains management training.Knowledge ?Comprehensive technical and legal knowledge in all areas of fire and life safety disciplines, with sufficient academic knowledge in the fire sciences or related fields and understanding of related technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, and laws. Skills to effectively integrate several highly regulated subject and program areas. ?Expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations including the California Health & Safety Code - Titles 8, 19 and 24, California Building Code, California Fire Code, California Mechanical Code and California Electrical Code, California Plumbing Code and NFPA standards in the areas of fire protection, life safety and panic safety. ?Expert knowledge in the application of fire protection engineering, safety engineering, loss prevention and risk management principles. ?Proven knowledge and expertise in the management of programs and personnel delivering technical and emergency services.
Experience ?Proven management expertise to effectively lead and direct subordinate professional staff in different programs. Solid interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others, skilled in facilitation, managing, coaching, and relationship building. ?Proven experience in the creation, development, and implementation of effective programs, projects, and initiatives to meet assigned goals. ?Experience and proven skills to efficiently respond or direct the response to emergencies and critical situations, including follow-up evaluation and critique of response efficacy; recommend, develop, and implement changes to emergency response as required. ?Must have significant experience performing a combination of fire prevention inspections, plan review, and construction inspections in a California local or state entity responsible for fire and life safety code and regulation enforcement. ?Extensive experience in managing and approving fire, life and panic safety provisions for large special events. ?Extensive experience in investigation of origin and cause of fires.
Skills/Abilities ?Proven written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively convey complex information, ability to understand and apply political acumen. ?Skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies and senior campus management. Proven and solid communication skills including: verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. ?Proven organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities. ?Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues, identify resolution, and create effective written, comprehensive analyses with recommendations. ?Ability to effectively represent the campus to state and federal authorities, local agencies and community groups.
Education and Training: ?Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience/training in fire protection engineering, civil engineering, or related area; significant and recent full-time experience in the performance of a combination of fire protection engineering, fire investigation, and code consultation, preferably in a California local or state entity responsible for fire, life and panic safety code and regulation enforcement,.
Licenses or certifications: ?Designation as the Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (or must be able to attain this designation within 12 months of hire as a condition of continued employment). ?Certification as a Fire Prevention Officer III or Fire Marshal or equivalent. ?Certification as an International Fire Code Inspector or equivalent. ?Valid CA Driver?s License with initial and periodic review of DMV driving record
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