Under the general direction of the Director of Environmental Health & Safety, the Fire Marshal (FM) is responsible for developing and implementing integrated fire and life safety programs to protect faculty, staff, students, and the public at UC Davis Health (UCDH). The FM is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Fire Marshal's Office. General management duties include team building, professional development planning, management of cross-training, benchmarking performance indicators with other large health care systems, integrating programs to improve efficiency, and developing and maintaining fire and life safety-specific guidelines and policies. The FM coordinates strategic planning for the office and closely collaborates with the EH&S Director and divisional leaders to establish goals and measure progress.
Apply By Date: December 7, 2023, at 11:59pm
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Five (5) years of experience in any one or a combination of the following: fire prevention work in a public fire prevention bureau, unit, or agency; fire prevention or industrial safety engineering in private industry; or building inspection work in a public bureau, unit, or agency.
Five (5) years of experience performing plan review and/or technical inspection or supervision of general construction projects for fire and life safety compliance.
Demonstrated success in leading a diverse team using collaborative management approaches.
Technical certification and education to achieve DCFM status or demonstrated ability to complete these requirements within the time set by the supervisor.
Technical certification and education include OSFM education series, International Code Council Fire Inspector I, II, Fire Plans Examiner, Certified Fire Marshal, or NFPA CFPS certification.
Degree in fire service, civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering, public administration, or closely related field, and progressive professional years' experience, including two (2) years of supervisory and program development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Fire service experience sufficient to possess necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities; sufficient supervisory and administrative, high-level emergency response and/or fire service training experience to demonstrate possession of skills, knowledge, and abilities for this position.
Demonstrate experience in budgeting, supervision, emergency planning, code enforcement, plans review, fire protection systems maintenance, and training.
Ability to perform in the capacity of DCFM for HCAi and OSFM.
Knowledge, skills, and ability to develop and administer a comprehensive life safety program for a large health care organization.
Knowledge of fire and life safety codes, regulations, and standards applicable to UC Davis Health, including Joint Commission accreditation standards, CCR Titles 19, 24, CA Building Code, CA Fire Code, and NFPA standards.
Familiarity and knowledge of The Joint Commission and Environment of Care and Life Safety Standards.
Skills to read, interpret, and apply fire and life safety codes, regulations, standards, and UC Davis/UC Davis Health policies, procedures, and requirements.
Knowledge of fire protection systems, including vocabulary, operating principles, and testing and maintenance procedures.
Knowledge of hazards associated with hospital, clinic, and laboratory environments.
Knowledge of building construction principles, building materials, and the effect of fire protection systems and features on building safety.
Skills to review construction plans and specifications, accurately determine deficiencies, and generate cost-effective, alternative fire protection measures.
Demonstrate skills to function as a Team Leader and ensure a partnership approach in all interactions.
Knowledge of basic technical writing principles and the ability to properly construct sentences and paragraphs to express ideas clearly and effectively with all levels of faculty and staff.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal, with senior management, administrative staff, executive officers of external agencies, architects, engineers, project managers, building inspectors and contractors.
Demonstrated political acumen to convince others of the need for required fire and life safety measures. Experience in active consensus-building and principle-based negotiation.
Knowledge of basic budgeting principles and the ability to develop and manage a program-based budget.
Demonstrated abilities related to employee supervision, including time recording, performance evaluation, professional development, and discipline.
Skills to compare work performance to job standards, provide constructive feedback, and prepare accurate employee performance appraisals that advance university and department goals.
Experience serving in a leadership position within a college or university system, health care, municipality, or other complex mission-driven organization.
Experience with HCAi regulations, including construction projects.
The mission of the Fire Marshal is to protect life and property through fire prevention engineering, education, and enforcement. This mission is addressed through a comprehensive effort of fire safety education, fire and life safety inspections, and oversight of all maintenance performed on fire and life safety systems installed in all UC Davis Health campus facilities and off-site clinics and office buildings associated with the health system. The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for managing compliance with the State Fire Prevention Code and other applicable fire safety laws, regulations, and standards, providing fire safety education and training, responding to fires that occur on UC Davis Health properties, and performing plan reviews and construction inspections.
Salary Range: $103,500-$216,500 annually (Budgeted salary $175,000-$185,000, commensurate with experience) + target bonus of 10% annually
Salary Frequency: Monthly
Salary Grade: 26
Payroll Title: EHS MGR 2
Number of Positions: 1
Appointment Type: Career
Percentage of Time: 100%
Shift Hours: 8-5pm M-F
Location: Facilities Support Services Building, UC Davis Health
Outstanding benefits and perks are among the many rewards of working for the University of California. UC Davis Health offers a full range of benefits, resources and programs to help you bring your best self to work, as well as to help you and your family achieve your health, wellness, financial and career goals. Learn more about the benefits below and eligibility rules by visiting our handy Benefits Summary and our Benefits Page
High quality and low-cost medical plans to choose from to fit your family's needs.
UC pays for Dental and Vision insurance premiums for you and your family.
Extensive leave benefits including Maternity, Paternity, Family & Medical Leave
14 paid Holidays annually
Vacation/Paid Time Off
Sick Leave with unlimited accrual
Continuing Education (CE) allowance and Education Reimbursement Program
Access to free professional development courses and learning opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Wellness and on-site Employee Assistance Program including access to free mental health services.
Supplemental insurance offered including additional life, disability, short/long term disability, pet insurance and legal coverage.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) Qualified Employer & Student Loan Repayment Assistant for qualified roles
Retirement benefit options for eligible roles including Pension and other Retirement Saving Plans. More information on our retirement benefits can be found here
UC Davis cares about building a community, which is why we provide resources to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to support our staff
Physical Demands and Work Environment
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This position may require the incumbent to work in areas with hazardous materials or infectious diseases. Specific hazards of the job are primarily associated with entering hazardous areas during building and construction inspections and fire protection systems testing. Other hazards encountered on a less frequent basis are those related to normal fire investigation duties and incident command assignments, where the incumbent may be exposed to by-products of combustion: heat, smoke, and toxic airborne particles, as well as the potential hazard of building collapse from fire-weakened structural components.
Although the individual assigned to this position will be assigned to a 40-hour work week, the individual must be able to work flexible hours that include days, nights, weekends, and holidays; must be able to work under the pressures created by the need for quality, accuracy, and completeness, as well as pressures and stress created by time constraints and emergency conditions.
The incumbent must have the stamina, strength, agility, power, flexibility, coordination, and balance to perform incident command duties.
The incumbent must also be able to remain on duty and alert for extended periods; be comfortable working from heights, in confined spaces and with situations involving traumatic medical injuries. Administrative deadlines or emergency incidents will require the incumbent to perform a certain amount of unscheduled overtime.
This position is critical and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background investigation, including criminal history, identity checks, and drug screen.
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing our differences and common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here.
As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Because we want you to be seen, our recruiting process at UC Davis fosters authenticity, diversity, and inclusion. Studies have shown that some people may not apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Each unique role at UC Davis has a set of requirements and you could be perfect for this role, or you could be perfect for the next role! Don't meet all the requirements? We still encourage you to apply! #YouBelongHere
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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About University of California Davis Health System
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus is in the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 located in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.