Job Title: Deputy Fire Marshal, Environment, Health & Safety - (7146U) - #22766
Job ID: 22766
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Environment, Health & Safety
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 14, 2017
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.
Develops, implements, and monitors campus fire and life safety compliance program under California Code of Regulations Title 19 and Title 24, Parts 1-9.
Performs technical work related to fire and life safety:
Provides guidance and acts as the technical resource to campus community members (including building Coordinators, department safety committees, and the Office of Emergency Management) on fire and life safety issues.
Conducts regularly scheduled fire and life safety inspections of campus buildings for code compliance, noting imminent hazards and ensuring immediate correction
Prepares reports noting deficiencies
Conducts follow-up inspections on corrective actions in a timely manner; follows up on recommended corrective actions; and works closely with management to support change.
For self-supporting campus departments, performs lead role in providing training, building inspections and follow-up activities
May serve as principal person in charge of KNOX box program for assigned buildings
Coordinates and acts as official witness to annual fire drills in all student residential housing; may serve as authorized fire marshal during drill
Assists in resolving recharge questions and issues associated with the program.
Drives university vehicles to fulfill job requirements. Performs outreach and communication to campus community including faculty, staff, and students to promote code compliance and fire safety. Designs new and/or recommends improvements to existing processes and procedures.
Program responsibility for all campus special events, coordinating with campus departments, UCPD, and other campus officials to resolve issues. Responsible for monitoring compliance at these events and may serve as campus liaison with regulatory agencies. If necessary, attend events to monitor compliance and maintains accurate permitting records.
May manage, update, and submit the Clery Act required Annual Fire Safety Report.
Inspects, investigates incidents and complaints, and recommends corrective action as needed. Assists the Campus Fire Marshal during Fire Cause investigations.
Organizes and works efficiently to maintain the targeted rechargeable hours within the fiscal year.
Develops and provides fire and life safety training for UC Berkeley departments, faculty, staff and students:
Conducts fire and life safety awareness and fire prevention training.
Leads training/education on fire and life safety program for UC Berkeley self-supporting departments, staff, and students.
Makes presentations to local fire agencies regarding campus safety programs. Within specific field maintains knowledge/expertise on existing/proposed changes in all regulations; interprets and applies relevant laws, regulations, codes and standards, including making recommendations for work environment changes based on interpretations and principles of professional practices. **See Governing Laws and Regulations below
Staff development: Works on professional committees and assignments, participates in professional training and attends relevant conferences, and/or is mentored or coached on a formal or informal basis.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides assistance and back-up to program lead for appropriate fire and life safety program training, education, and technical resource to campus departments.
At the request of campus management (EH&S Director, VC Administration, UCPD Chief, or designated alternate), must be available in a campus disaster or campus hazardous material release/threatened release, to serve in the appropriate emergency response role based upon expertise and, where applicable, designated departmental role.
**Governing Laws and Regulations
California Code of Regulations - Title 19 Public Safety
California Code of Regulations - Title 24 Building Standards Code Parts 1-9 with emphasis on: California Building Code California Fire Code California Mechanical Code California Plumbing Code California Electrical Code
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards
Applicable federal laws and regulations
Thorough knowledge/understanding of fire and life safety including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.
Demonstrated working knowledge of: California Code of Regulations, Title 19, and Title 24, Parts 1-9; National Fire Codes (published by the National Fire Protection Association); working knowledge of the Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Hazardous Materials Regulations in the California Fire Code.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints.
Skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.
Proven presentation and training skills to conduct classes to diverse audiences.
Basic computer skills to manipulate database information and work within a computer-networked environment.
Must be able to perform required functions before 8am, after 5pm on workdays, or on weekends, as directed by the supervisor or as needed by the client.
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, architecture, engineering technology, architectural technology, or related field and/or equivalent experience/training. Professional certification preferred.
Successful completion of the Statutes and Regulations course offered by the California State Fire Marshal's Office within 12 months of hire.
Licenses or certifications:
Valid CA Driver's License with initial and periodic review of DMV driving record
Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) appointment by the California State Fire Marshal within 18 months of assignment
Fire Inspector I - International Code Council's National Certification Examination Program is desirable.
Fire Inspector II - International Code Council's National Certification Examination Program is desirable.
Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $60,200.00 - $91,600.00. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Driving Required A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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