Deputy Fire Marshal (Contract)
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: September 12, 2019
Deputy Fire Marshal (Contract)
Fire & Building Safety
$85,000 - $105,000
Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB
The Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector provides professional
level fire protection services to the Campus in two major
categories: 1) design and construction of new facilities for the
2020 Project, and 2) comprehensive fire prevention services for new
2020 Project facilities. The program incorporates campus compliance
of fire protection codes, related regulations, industry standards,
and best practices. Under general direction of the Fire Marshal,
the Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector acts as a delegated
authority for external regulatory agencies to approve/deny
activities that may impact the campus core mission. The Project
2020 Construction Fire Inspector is a Designated Campus Fire
Marshal and implements the UCOP/SFM MOU, and acts on behalf of the
Campus Fire Marshal. The Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector
acts under the direction of the Campus Fire Marshal and Assistant
Campus Fire Marshal on all issues related to the 2020 Project, as
it relates to site development, plans and specifications, RFIs,
Bulletins etc. Independently performs the most complex inspections
and plan reviews of construction work.
Independently completes the most complex inspections of
construction for Project 2020. Inspects and witnesses tests of fire
protections systems. Implements the requirements of the UCOP/SFM
MOU and enforces the California SFM adopted fire and building
regulations, campus policies and standards. Provides all written
documentation of inspections including fire clearance and
Certificates of Occupancy. Through a negotiated Memorandum of
Understanding between the California State Fire Marshal and the
University of California (SFM-UC MOU), the State Fire Marshal
delegated authority to qualified Campus Fire Marshals to perform
plan approval and construction field inspections of all UC Merced
design and construction projects, including Project 2020. The
Campus Fire Marshal is the lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal
(DCFM), but has delegated authority to Project 2020 Construction
Fire Inspectors who are also DCFM's. As authorized by the
California State Fire Marshal's Office, DCFMs serve as the only
recognized approval authority in lieu of the California State Fire
Marshal for all major capital construction projects.
2) PLAN REVIEW
Reviews and approves design development and construction documents,
plans, specifications and bid documents for compliance with adopted
codes and standards. Meets with design teams. Provides the formally
mandated construction/renovation plan review in and approvals
programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, and the detailed
review of progress drawings developed during design and
construction to determine and assure compliance with minimum state
building & fire codes and campus standards. Continual participation
in all developmental stages of capital projects. Serves as the
campus technical resource on fire protection and code compliance to
users, construction managers, project architects, engineers and
managers related to capital construction. Participates in
preliminary design review committee meetings and provides
participants with definitive answers on complex building code
issues involving multi-discipline variables. Works collaboratively
with affected parties providing consultation services to campus
groups. This position is expected to serve for 12 months but may be
renewed or extended.
- Bachelor s degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection
Engineering Technology, Architecture, or related engineering field,
and 5 years of related experience or 9 years of related
experience/training in performing 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, and/or equivalent
- A minimum of six (6) years cumulative experience in plan review.
(Credit will be given towards work experience as a building
inspector and plans examiner in a building department).
- Successful completion of the SFM Inspector 2B course Required
- Achieve Designated Campus Fire Marshal approval by the Office of
the State Fire Marshal.
- Licensed as a Professional Engineer in Fire Protection in
- Valid California Driver s License
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES
- Advanced technical knowledge within a specific inspection area
based on the California adopted codes and regulations; California
Administrative Codes Titles 19 & 24, NFPA Standards, Campus
Standards, fire protection systems, hazardous materials and other
related codes and regulations.
- Comprehensive and advanced knowledge and understanding of
California adopted codes and regulations and the Campus
Construction Design Standards with the ability to interpret those
codes and regulations. Knowledge of the UCOP/SFM MOU.
- Advanced knowledge and skills in completing comprehensive plan
review and inspection services for complex construction projects
and existing buildings on and off campus, including a wide variety
of fire protection and fire and life safety systems.
- Strong 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.
- Advanced skill to effectively represent the organization to state
and federal authorities, and community groups.
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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
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