Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science, and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world. The Certified Building Code Official (CBO) will serve as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and will manage systems and procedures to protect Laboratory assets in accordance with the Federal & State regulations and Laboratory policy and procedures. As such, you will be responsible for working closely with the Designated Campus Fire Marshal to ensure Laboratory buildings are safe and within compliance and will advise senior leadership on issues related to Federal, State, and Laboratory policy, codes and regulations. You will be responsible for developing, implementing, and administering a full range of services and programs related to campus and Building Safety. This includes, but is not limited to plan review services, issuance of permits, inspections, and assurance of code compliance. You are also responsible for personnel management and will oversee the programs and staffing necessary for the safe installation of electrical equipment and field inspection services.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab's mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
Responsible Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) in accordance with DOE Order 420.1C and LBNL Policy.
Provide positive leadership and development in all functional areas necessary for effective implementation of the compliance program including plan review, permitting and inspection services.
Work effectively to build cooperative relationships with the Laboratory's Operations Divisions to ensure compliance while maintaining alignment with the Laboratory's mission to make significant investments to repair, maintain, and upgrade existing infrastructure and buildings.
Demonstrate technical expertise in administration and interpretation of local, state and federal codes.
Perform the responsibilities and duties of "Building Official" defined in the California Building Code (CBC).
Enforces compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, by appropriate reviews and inspection as required therein.
Responsible for ensuring that all construction projects comply with the applicable provisions of the International Building Code(IBC) and the California Building Standards Code (Title 24), including the administration of the functional building department, interpretation of code requirements, and direction of the code process.
Enforces code compliance for all Laboratory projects.
Ensures that electrical installations and safety requirements are reviewed by the electrical AHJs, fire/life safety requirements and are reviewed by the Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM), and ensures that the disabled access requirements are reviewed by a Certified Access Specialist when required.
Issue building permits and work closely with the DCFM on the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Beneficial Occupancy, and Temporary Occupancy in accordance with contract documents and permit requirements, and after verification of code compliance and review by other officials, as appropriate.
Complete the required inspections for compliance with the applicable codes and standards, including IBC, Title 24, NFPA 70 & NFPA 70E.
Has the authority to render interpretations of the code and to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such interpretations, policies, and procedures shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of the code and shall provide equivalent levels of protection.
Formalize in writing, programmatic procedures and practices to illustrate compliance and for strategic growth and operational planning.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience plus 5 years of recent full-time experience managing technical plan reviews, permitting processes, and construction inspection for a California local or state entity responsible for fire or building code regulations.
Comprehensive thorough knowledge, technical expertise, and understanding of Federal, State, and Laboratory codes, regulations, and policies.
Expertise and experience in inspection and plan review processes.
Strong understanding of fire protection systems, complex building designs, fire alarm, and notification systems, egress systems, building construction, accessibility, and sustainability.
Advanced innovative and creative problem-solving skills, including problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills and skills to determine workable solutions that may require the application of technical advice or counsel.
Excellent skills to create, develop, implement projects/programs, anticipate needs and plan for projected needs, ability to develop/formalize programmatic procedures/policies.
Demonstrated ability to understand, create, and implement workflow processes to improve services for customers.
Skills to evaluate appropriately an incident and to efficiently improve future code compliance and Laboratory safety; recommend, develop and implement changes to improve safety.
Ability to partner and liaise with the campus internal key stakeholders including Fire Marshal and other security & emergency services personnel.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment. Ability to identify stakeholders, when encountering an issue and ability to work through the issue while fully considering and accounting for the competing interests.
Ability to manage, train, supervise and lead staff to meet the needs of future Laboratory expansion.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who share these same values and commitments.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.