Deputy Fire Marshall

Apex Life Sciences • Berkeley, CA 94709

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

1.Job Summary

Involves developing, implementing, and monitoring campus environmental and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations, and ensure a safe workplace. Includes hazardous materials control, emergency preparedness, fire protection, accident prevention, and other EH&S programs and policies.

The Deputy Fire Marshal conducts regularly scheduled fire and life safety inspections of campus buildings for code compliance; and develops and provides required fire prevention and life safety training to the campus community, including campus-operated residential sites. The incumbent must apply professional fire and life safety knowledge, federal, state and local laws and codes to address complex fire and life safety issues.

Understands and supports the EH&S mission and vision. Contributes to a successful team oriented work environment ensuring interdependence and cooperation; constructive and positive communications; and mutual support. Promotes and exemplifies campus, divisional, and departmental high standards for excellent client service, effective use of resources, workplace safety, professional development, personal accountability, and continuous improvement.


Generic Scope: Experienced professional who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field; independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; possesses broad job knowledge; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions.

Custom Scope: 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 and provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and campus 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(e.g., shops, labs, residential).

3.Key Responsibilities

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
  • 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 company departments, performs lead role in providing training, building inspections and follow-up activities
  • Serves as principal person in charge of KNOX box program for assigned buildings
  • Coordinates and acts as official witness to annual fire drills
  • Assists in resolving recharge questions and issues associated with the program.
  • Manages, updates, and submits the Clery Act required Annual Fire Safety Report.

  • 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
  • Makes presentations to local fire agencies regarding safety programs

4.Knowledge and Skills(typically required of the position)

  • 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.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California drivers license.
  • 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.

  1. Education and Training
  • Bachelors 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 Marshals Office within 12 months of hire.
  • Completion of the State Fire Marshals Fire Prevention 2A, 2B & 2C.

Licenses or certifications, if any:

Fire Inspector I International Code Councils National Certification Examination Program

Fire Inspector II - International Code Councils National Certification Examination Program is desirable.

Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) appointment by the California State Fire Marshal within 18 months of assignment

**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

This position is designated as sensitive and is subject to a criminal background check.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on emp


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