Posting will remain open until positions are filled. - Initial review date 09/30/2019.
Two open positions will be filled either as a EHS Spec 3 or EHS Spec 2.
The successful candidate that can meet the special condition of meeting the Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) requirements for approval as a Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) to be hired as EHS Spec 3 (Title code 7146).
Candidates that cannot meet the special condition will be hired as EHS Spec 2 (Title code 7145).
Applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within EH&S and serves as lead person on one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional/technical judgment is sound. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs, and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and/or segments of the organization.
Under general direction of the Fire Marshal, the Assistant Fire Marshal provides programmatic oversight and direction for the Fire and Life Safety programs covering Title 19 and Title 24. This shall include performing annual fire inspections on all State Fire Marshal mandated occupancies. May assist in developing and managing the major construction/renovations portion of the UCSD fire/life safety program.
Represents the Fire Marshal in meetings with FD&C, Campus Planning, Physical Planning, architects, engineers, the San Diego Fire Department, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Reviews/causes to be reviewed proposed construction plans, remodel work, renovations and alterations, and submittals on critical fire/life safety equipment/systems, and conducts/causes to be conducted field inspections of new construction and existing fire/life safety equipment/systems. May serve as Acting Fire Marshal in the absence of the Fire Marshal.
~ Serve as EHS Duty Officer. Must be available on-call 2-4 times per year for one-week shifts to respond to UCSD in the event of an after-hours, weekend or holiday incident involving hazardous materials or requests for services that are regularly provided by EH&S.
~ May be requested to respond back to campus throughout the year to respond to EHS related incidents and/or for services provided within the employee's subject area of expertise.
Bachelor's Degree in fire science field, engineering, Public Health, or Public Administration field or related discipline and progressive professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must meet Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM) requirements for approval as a Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) within the first 6 months of employment.
Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines.
Comprehensive knowledge of fire/life safety applications of local, state, and federal laws, codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and policies, including the California Health & Safety Code; Titles 8, 19 and 24, California Code of Regulations; and NFPA standards.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern fire detection and alarm systems, suppression systems, and other fire/life safety systems/equipment.
Demonstrated expertise in reading and interpreting complex plans, specifications, blueprints, shop drawings, and extinguishing system calculations.
Proven expertise in negotiating with outside agencies to obtain their approval for UCSD-requested requests for alternate means of protection.
Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, with senior UCSD administrative staff, executive officers of external agencies, architects, engineers, project managers, building inspectors, and contractors.
Ability to analyze situations, evaluate the need for additional EHS resources and/or activation of the EHS response team, and assume responsibility for incident management.
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