Campus Fire Marshal (Northridge) (1014213)

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Jan 14, 2020
Full Time Fire and EMS

Job Description

Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Campus Fire Marshal. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Campus Fire a Marshal to assess and enforce fire and panic safety code compliance on CSU building projects as the Campus Fire Marshal. This position will primarily work with the Northridge campus, affecting design activity and construction; as well as the fire and panic safety of the campus population. The position represents the campus in interacting with municipal fire departments. This position will report to one of the three Deputy Chiefs of Fire Safety (North, Central and South) and serve as a Chancellor's Office Capital Planning, Design and Construction representative for the CSU Fire Safety program at each CSU campus. Upon certification and acceptance by the State Fire Marshal of the individual's appropriate level of expertise, the incumbent will advance to Designated Campus Fire Marshal.


Under the general direction of the CSU Chief of Fire Safety, and under the delegated authority of the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), this position will be responsible to develop and implement the fire and panic safety program at CSU Northridge, under the guidance of the Deputy Director of Fire Safety-South. The incumbent will be hired as a Campus Fire Marshal and required to complete necessary training by the OSFM to prove competency in order to be recognized as the Designated Campus Fire Marshal. Proving competency is a position requirement and expected to be attained within 12 to 18 months of employment with the CSU.
During the training and certification period, the Campus Fire Marshal will:
-Review design documents and construction plans for compliance with fire and safety codes.
-Facilitate, coordinate and track individual plan review/approvals to a timely and code complaint conclusion. Serve as a CSU CO representative to collaboratively resolve issues relative to fire safety code and regulations.
-Engage all stakeholders. Coordinate CSU/SFM fire safety reviews and approvals, whether directly agency to agency, indirectly as may be authorized by CSU/SFM MOU or as may be needed.
-Work closely with the OSFM to work collaboratively, continually improve trust, process, and program quality.
-Support the CSU Fire Safety Board (FSB) of outside expert counsel on fire and panic safety and code compliance issues on CSU capital projects.
-Ensure code effective design development and advocate good code compliance practices to individual campus project design and construction teams. Participate in effective code compliance design reviews. Implement the fire and panic safety plan review process at campus and/or CSU/SFM locations as needed to realize effective and timely project approvals.
-Generate reports for Supervisor and OSFM, detailing activity, issues, resolutions, and improvements implemented, this includes input and use of GovMotus, the CPDC project database and the OSFM software as needed.
-Keep CSU management informed. Provide regular briefings and project status reports to CPDC CSU Chief Building Official and Chief of Fire Safety on evolving fire safety code interpretations and of project trends relative to campuses and project delivery methods with a view towards improving process.
-Help define and implement performance tracking related to CSU Building Permit and Fire Protection programs. Track recurring fire safety plan review issue areas and make recommendations for changes to policies and procedures to improve timeliness and effectiveness of fire safety approvals.
-Demonstrate, promote, and recognize campus, and departmental high standards for excellent client service, effective use of resources, workplace safety, professional development, personal accountability, and continuous improvement. Communicate and promote model campus practices systemwide.

Once the incumbent passes the OSFM training and certification, the responsibilities include:
-Propose new, or recommend changes to fire and panic safety policies affecting the CSU and the campus, to assure compliance. Continuously evaluates, recommends, and implements procedures that assure awareness of fire & panic safety requirements.
-Participate in the delivery of CSU fire safety code compliance training.
-Pursue personal continuing education training to build/maintain professional certifications and stay current with changes to fire and building codes and related standards (e.g., NFPA, CCR, etc.).
-Work closely with the other Deputy Directors of Fire Safety, Designated Campus Fire Marshals to share expertise, improve and disseminate consistent program goals and criteria to campuses.
-Assist campus as needed in the event of a fire event on campus. Ensure OSFM Duty Officer is notified and reporting made on a regular basis.

This position requires:
-California Licensed Architect, or Fire Protection Engineer, or related Bachelor's Degree or other relevant comparable experience in design/compliance/construction field. Relevant comparable training examples: Certification as an International Code Compliance Fire Plans Examiner, Building Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, California State Fire Marshal or other local public agency fire authority plans examiner.
-Industry experience: 5+ years of architectural, engineering, construction industry experience on a broad variety of projects.
-Specific field experience: 5+ years of field and plan review experience in performing plan review, technical inspection, and/or supervision of general construction projects including fire, life, and panic safety code compliance. This may be concurrent with the industry experience in #2, above.
-Good general knowledge of fire protection planning and management, building design incorporation of fire, life, and panic safety systems, fire alarm and detection systems, their installation, inspection, and testing.
-Must have good working knowledge of California Building Code, California Fire Code, and code reference standards including a reference familiarity with NFPA requirements.
-Proven experience in the creation, development, and implementation of effective programs, projects, and initiatives to meet assigned goals.
-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 to 18 months of hire as a condition of continued employment.
-Must have ability to apply sound professional judgment, initiative and problem-solving skill to analyze complex code compliance issues, and be able to facilitate a timely and responsive code complaint outcome.
-Must have strong verbal and written language skills. Must be able to effectively communicate technical policy and procedures in understandable verbal, written and visual presentation formats.
-Must be able to develop and maintain internal and external professional relationships and interact effectively at a professional level. Must be responsive to client and professional concerns and feedback.
-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.
-Ability and willingness to travel independently to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the positon. Frequent local regional ground travel, statewide single day air/ground travel, and periodic overnight travel is a requirement and expectation of the position. Examples: Adjacent campus travel, day trips to Sacramento.
-Must be able to effectively use: Word, Excel, Outlook, Bluebeam and their equivalents.
-Must have good organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines; proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
-Ability to quickly gain working familiarity with CSU's architectural engineering and construction management policy and procedures, CSU's public works contract law, rules, and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Certification as a Fire Prevention Officer III or Fire Marshal or equivalent.
-Certification as an International Fire Code Inspector or equivalent.
-Completion of SFM training: Fire Inspector 1A-1D
-Completion of SFM training: Plans Examiner 1A-1C, and Statutes and Regulations.
-Experience with GovMotus.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until January 27, 2020 or until job posting is removed.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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