EH&S Career Opportunities

Posted 14-Oct-2019

Designated Campus Fire Marshal, OSHPD

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Full Time

53694BR

Job Summary

JOB OVERVIEW
The Designated Campus Fire Marshal serves as the recognized UCSF subject matter expert on fire safety in healthcare facility design and construction. Under the terms of a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UCSF and the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Facilities Development Division (FDD), the individual serves as an OSHPD-Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) to act on behalf of OSHPD to review and approve construction plans, and to inspect construction in progress, for compliance with Title 24 California Building Standards Code and related fire safety requirements. If workload justifies recruitment of additional OSHPD-designated staff, this position will guide those subordinate staff in providing such support to construction projects. 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. Proactively assesses fire and life safety risks, and proposes, develops, and oversees implementation of policies and procedures to assure awareness of, and compliance with UCSF and regulatory requirements.

The OSHPD-DCFM operates with broad authority as determined by the Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal to review and provide “fire safety clearance” of construction plans and to perform construction inspections, particularly within UCSF Health facilities. The OSHPD-DCFM actually serves as the enforcing agency for construction fire and life safety issues in UCSF hospitals and licensed clinics regulated by OSHPD. In addition, the position interacts with, and represents the campus to, municipal fire departments and regional and state fire safety agencies.

This position is key member of the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Fire and Life Safety Team, serving as the subject matter expert for healthcare facility fire and life safety issues. The OSHPD-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 within OSHPD regulated facilities. This position provides mentoring and technical guidance to other “Designated Campus Fire Marshals” (DCFMs) on the EH&S Fire and Life Safety Team.

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 and Life 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.

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 (BA/BS) in Fire Protection or Fire Science, engineering, chemistry, physics, and architecture or related field
OR
• A.S. degree in Fire Protection or Fire Science, engineering, chemistry, physics or architecture equivalent and two years of equivalent related work experience / training
OR
• Four years of equivalent related work experience / training
• Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis related area and / or equivalent experience / training
• Completion of OSFM Fire Prevention 2B “Interpreting the UBC and CBC” course or equivalent courses
• Valid California Class C Driver License
• Designation as “Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM)” by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (or ability to attain this designation within three months of hire as a condition of employment)
• Ten or more years of relevant work experience
• Two years of recent, full-time hospital construction plan review and inspection experience
• Four or more years of recent experience performing full-time plan review and / or technical inspection or supervision of general construction projects for fire and life safety compliance in a public or private fire prevention agency. At least two years of the qualifying experience must have involved the construction of health facilities projects
• Two years of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Fire and Life Safety Officer I (Health Facilities Construction)
• Expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations including the California Health & Safety Code - Titles 8, 19, and 24, California Building Standards Codes including 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
• Expert skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required
• Proven knowledge and expertise in the management of programs and personnel delivering technical and emergency services
• 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
• Proven experience in the creation, development, and implementation of effective programs, projects, and initiatives to meet assigned goals
• Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to deal with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment
• Advanced analytical skills and ability to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of high-level and potentially complex projects within budget and time constraints
• Expert skill to effectively represent the organization to local, state and federal authorities, and community groups
• Proven organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities
• 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 skills to quickly evaluate complex issues, identify resolution, and create effective written, comprehensive analyses with recommendations

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Valid OSHPD “A” license
• Designation as “Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM)” by the Office of the State Fire Marshal
• 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
• Experience in managing and approving fire, life and panic safety provisions for large special events

License/Certification

• Designation as “Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM)” by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (or ability to attain this designation within three months of hire as a condition of employment)
• Valid California Class C Driver License

Job Code and Payroll Title: 0491 EHS Specialist V

Organization: Campus

Appointment Type: Career

Percentage: 100%

Location: 654 Minnesota Street

Work Days: Monday - Friday

Shift: Days

Shift Length: 8 Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


 

Posted 27-Sep-2019

Senior Environment, Health and Safety Technician

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Full Time

53155BR

Job Summary

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
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.  

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

• 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

Note: Physical/health screening required. 

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree

License/Certification

• 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

Job Code and Payroll Title:  7142 Environmental Health and Safety Technician, Senior

Organization: Campus

Appointment Type: Career

Percentage: 100%

Location: All UCSF Locations

Work Days: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shift: Days

Shift Length: 8 Hours

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.