EH&S Career Opportunities

Senior EH&S Technician

Apply Here: REQUISITION 52168BR

Job Overview:

The Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) is responsible for promoting environmental stewardship and a safe workplace at UCSF while helping to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations pertaining to occupational safety and the environment. 


Under the supervision of the Technical Operations Supervisor, Senior EH&S Technicians provide the following services to UCSF:
• Hazardous chemical waste collection and disposal
• Medical waste collection and disposal
• Receipt of radioactive material
• Radioactive waste collection and disposal
• Controlled substance receipt and disposal
• Radioactive contamination monitoring 
• Calibration of radiation survey meters
• Emergency shower and eyewash testing
• Fume hood testing

The job involves the ability to lift at least 50 lbs. and to wear appropriate personal protective clothing, including a full-face respirator.

Required Qualifications:

• Graduation from high school or GED and two years of experience in an environmental health and safety program, or two years of college including appropriate science courses and one year of experience in an environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position
• Operational needs may require Haz Mat certification or individual must have ability to achieve certification within 60-90 days of request
• California driver’s license with a good driving record
• Six months of experience working with hazardous chemicals or radioactive materials
• Knowledge of how to safely work with chemicals
• Basic computer skills including the ability to use Excel, Word, and Outlook
• Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
 


 

June 5, 2019

Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal

Apply Here: REQUISITION 52552BR

JOB OVERVIEW

The Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal (Lead DCFM) manages Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) programs across the fire and life safety disciplines, and works through subordinate staff responsible for implementing these programs. Oversees planning and development of new programs in response to changing regulations. Receives assignments in the form of broad objectives, and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Manages personnel and necessary resources to implement highly specialized technical programs. Manages and approves non-compensation purchasing and implements annual budgets. Monitors recharge programs, approves recharges, and creates technical justifications in support of annual recharge re-certifications. Proactively assesses fire and life safety risks, and develops, reviews, approves, and oversees implementation of policies and procedures to assure awareness of and compliance with UCSF and regulatory requirements.

The Lead DCFM operates with broad and independent authority as determined by the Executive Director; and with formal delegated authority from the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) for construction inspection and plan review (Title 24), and for oversight of fire and life safety in all existing buildings (Title 19). The sphere of influence for this position covers the entire UCSF enterprise – both Campus and Health -- and it directly impacts the overall construction and design activity related to facility structures; as well as the fire and life safety of the entire UCSF community (including students, patients and visitors). The position interacts with, and represents the campus to, municipal fire departments and regional and state fire safety agencies.

This position directs the EH&S Fire Safety Team, which has jurisdiction over the entire UCSF enterprise, including both Campus and Health. The Lead DCFM creates and implements programs, directs program development, provides compliance consultation, and is the UCSF expert associated with fire prevention codes, policies, laws, and regulations. This applies to all UCSF facilities, locations and operations, including residences, high-rise structures, scientific research and laboratory buildings, clinical facilities, classrooms and lecture halls, recreational facilities, special events, and administrative offices. This position also supervises other “Designated Campus Fire Marshals” (DCFMs), some of whom are designated by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to perform and oversee plan review, construction inspections, and other work on behalf of OSHPD in all UCSF licensed clinical care facilities (including all UCSF hospitals and licensed clinics). These formal designations are authorized in existing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between UC and OSFM, and between UCSF and OSHPD. The Lead DCFM and other DCFMs actually serve as enforcing agency for fire and life safety issues across the entire UCSF enterprise; unlike other EH&S staff, they are not merely internal “consultants.”

Fire & Life Safety:
Develops, implements and monitors UCSF fire, life and panic safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local fire and life safety regulations, and ensure a safe workplace and patient care environment. This includes, but is not limited to, fire prevention drills, training, inspections, and other related EH&S programs and policies. Assures campus compliance with fire protection codes and related regulations (Title 19).

Construction & Design Plan Review and Inspection Program:
As designated by OSFM, conducts and / or oversees plan review and construction inspections of new and renovated structures (Title 24) in all UCSF Campus and Health facilities in which OSFM has jurisdiction. Similarly, oversees plan review and construction inspections in UCSF Health facilities in which OSHPD has jurisdiction. Develops and maintains technical programs in support of this function. Maintains appropriate knowledge to meet OSFM requirements, and ensures that subordinate OSHPD-designated staff maintain appropriate knowledge to meet OSHPD requirements. Maintains and updates procedures to interpret and implement both the UC-OSFM MOU and the UCSF-OSHPD MOU across UCSF.

Supervision and Leadership:
Provides direction and span of control for seven or more Full Time Employees (FTE) subordinate staff on the Fire Safety Team. Leads and manages the professional staff to ensure effective implementation of roles and responsibilities. Manages the distribution of professional work, establishing appropriate service metrics, standards, and documentation of procedures. Delegates responsibility and appropriate authority to subordinate staff, ensuring acceptable and timely performance and delivery of services to a broad client base.

ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH & SAFETY
The UCSF Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) provides safety and compliance guidance to all UCSF operations and facilities, including activities across both the Campus and the Health System. Under formal Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with both the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), EH&S Fire Safety Team staff perform plan review, construction inspections, existing building inspections and other work on behalf of OSFM and OSHPD, providing reviews and code enforcement on behalf of the agencies. Other EH&S staff provide expert consultation and other services related to biosafety, chemical safety, radiation safety, workplace safety and ergonomics, industrial hygiene, environmental protection and spill response. The EH&S Office reports ultimately to the Chancellor, through the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Infrastructure and Operations, the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost.

Required Qualifications

• Baccalaureate degree from a four-year accredited college with a major in fire service administration, fire protection administration and technology, engineering, chemistry, physics, or architecture, or equivalent experience
• California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Fire Inspector II Certification, or equivalent
• California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Fire Inspector 2B or equivalent
• Valid driver license
• Designation as “Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal (Lead DCFM)” by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (or must be able to attain this designation within six months of hire as a condition of continued employment)
• Four years of recent experience performing full-time plan review, fire prevention inspections and / or technical inspection of supervision of general construction projects for fire and life safety compliance in a California local or state entity responsible for fire and building code and regulation enforcement
• Comprehensive technical and legal knowledge in all areas of fire and life safety disciplines, with sufficient academic knowledge in the fire sciences or related fields and understanding of related technical requirements, logistics, materials and operations, rules, regulations, and laws. Skills to effectively integrate several highly regulated subject and program areas
• Expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations including the California Health & Safety Code - Titles 8, 19, 22 and 24, California Building Code, California Fire Code, California Mechanical Code, California Electrical Code, California Plumbing Code and NFPA standards in the areas of fire protection, life safety and panic safety
• Expert knowledge in the application of fire protection engineering, safety engineering, loss prevention and risk management principles
• Proven knowledge and expertise in the management of programs and personnel delivering technical and emergency services
• Must have significant experience performing a combination of fire prevention inspections, plan review, and construction inspections in a California local or state entity responsible for fire and life safety code and regulation enforcement
• Experience in managing and approving fire, life and panic safety provisions for large special events
• Proven management expertise to effectively lead and direct subordinate professional staff in different programs. Solid interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others, skilled in facilitation, managing, coaching, and relationship building
• Proven experience in the creation, development, and implementation of effective programs, projects, and initiatives to meet assigned goals
• Proven written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively convey complex information, ability to understand and apply political acumen
• 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
• Proven organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities
• Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues, identify resolution, and create effective written, comprehensive analyses with recommendations
• Ability to effectively represent UCSF and EH&S to state and federal authorities, local agencies and community groups
• Must be able to work an irregular or flexible schedule to address campus emergencies when needed

Preferred Qualifications

• California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) 16-hr “Statutes and Regulations” course
• Designation as “Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal (Lead DCFM)” by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (or ability to attain this designation within six months of hire)
• Two years of experience performing full-time plan review and / or technical inspection or supervision of general construction projects for fire and life safety in health facilities, and two years of experience serving in California state service as a Fire and Life Safety Officer I (Health Facilities Construction)

License/Certification

• California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Fire Inspector II Certification, or equivalent
• California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Fire Inspector 2B or equivalent
• Valid driver license
• Designation as “Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal (Lead DCFM)” by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (or must be able to attain this designation within six months of hire as a condition of continued employment)

 


May 9, 2019

Fire Safety Specialist

Apply Here: REQUISITION 52284BR

Environment Health and Safety

Full Time

52284BR

Job Summary

JOB OVERVIEW
The Fire Safety Specialist is a mid-level career position in the safety field, specifically fire prevention. The focus of this position is to support the regulatory requirements of fire drills and inspections in UCSF Health buildings. UCSF Health is comprised of three main campuses in San Francisco (Mt. Zion, Mission Bay and Parnassus) as well as multiple outlying areas (including Monterey, Modesto, and Santa Rosa). This position supports all of these locations to varying degrees, and the candidate must have a clean driving record with a valid California driver’s license.

Fire drills in three hospitals are held quarterly on each shift (day, swing, and midnight) and at varying times and days; the candidate must have flexibility in their schedule to conduct these required drills. The position supports annual building inspections with the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Title 19 building inspection team. These inspections will be opportunities to learn collaboratively about fire life safety in the field with experienced fire inspectors.

Through coordination with key departments, this position provides Floor Warden Training and Fire Safety in the Operating Room as requested by customers. Fire prevention utilizes a fire extinguisher simulator for hands-on training by staff. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability to present training to groups (generally 10-25) of employees.

The ideal candidate has at least one year of experience in the safety field with general understanding and knowledge of fire prevention. Experience in the healthcare setting is desirable, but not required. Strong organizational as well as verbal and written communications skills are required for scheduling, coordinating, conducting and documenting drills and training.

Continuing education is encouraged and opportunities for fire prevention training are supported.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
UCSF is committed to protecting its workforce and the environment, as we advance health worldwide. The UCSF Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) provides expertise and resources to help the UCSF community maintain a safe workplace, ensure safe work practices, and preserve the environment.

The Fire Safety Program is essential in protecting the campus community from injuries, deaths, business interruption, and property damage resulting from fires and related perils. The Fire Safety Program is intended to ensure reasonable and consistent protection for persons and property in or on UCSF administered properties, including all housing units.

ABOUT UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Clean driving record with a valid California driver’s license
• Minimum one year of experience in the safety field with general understanding and knowledge of fire prevention
• Working skills in the appropriate use of technology and relevant scientific equipment as required
• Solid organizational skills to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple projects
• Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Solid, comprehensive working knowledge / understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields
• Knowledge of California Fire Code, California Code of Regulations Title 19, Public Safety, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, The Joint Commission or Center for Medicare Medicaid
• Experience in the healthcare setting
• Fire Prevention, Environment, Health and Safety, Construction Safety, Laboratory Safety