Campus Fire Marshal

UC Santa Cruz

Campus Fire Marshal
Business and Administrative Services

JOB #: 1707170

Full Time; Career
Starting Salary Range: $100,000 to $115,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety/Office of Emergency Services, the position serves as the Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) and provides leadership for fire prevention, inspection and public education programs. Responsibilities include; review and inspection of University construction activities, ensuring compliance with California State Fire Regulations (Title 24); oversight of fire inspection programs(Title 19); development and implementation of fire prevention and public education programs; provision of support for campus Emergency Management program.

Recognized organization-wide expert. Has significant impact and influence on organizational policy and program development. Regularly leads projects of critical importance to the organization; these projects carry substantial consequences of success or failure. Directs programs with organization-wide impact (or may have impact beyond the University) that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources. Significant barriers to entry exist at this level.

This is a limited use classification. Serves as the highest-level organization subject matter expert and specific organization official. Delegated authority to act for external regulatory agencies to approve / deny activities that may impact organization’s core mission. Assignments involve the most complex professional EH&S duties. Works with organization policy makers to create new models to assure and ensure EH&S compliant implementation of technical program(s). Decision-making is based on interpretation of relevant law, regulations, and organization policy, professional best practices, relevant science methodology in several disciplinary areas, necessary senior management approvals. Decisions may impact other EH&S programs, departments, segments of organization, organization-wide, system wide, and / or regulatory agencies.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness.

We embrace diversity in all its forms and we strive for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.

A World of Opportunities at UCSC

A Great Place To Live
UC Santa Cruz, located 75 miles south of San Francisco, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California. Truly distinctive in its design and beauty, UCSC is located on over 2,000 acres of redwood forest and rolling meadows, which overlook the Monterey Bay. A mild climate and a surplus of beaches and forests combine to make the community of Santa Cruz an exceptionally enjoyable place to live and work.

A Wealth of Employment Opportunities
As the largest employer in the county, UC Santa Cruz employs over 3,100 people in non-academic positions alone. A wide variety of staff positions, including clerical, technical, administrative, and managerial are essential to the functioning of an educational and research institution such as UCSC.

UC Santa Cruz is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Santa Cruz owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Benefits of Working at UCSC
Career staff at UCSC have access to comprehensive benefits packages. Here is a sample of those benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision care plans
  • Group term life insurance including employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • University-paid disability insurance with employee-paid supplemental coverage
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Retirement program
  • Tax-deferred savings program

For more information see: Benefits

More Benefits of Working at UCSC

  • Thirteen paid annual holidays
  • Reduced enrollment fees for academic courses
  • Free university library card
  • Staff discounts for UCSC Recreation facilities
  • Free or low-cost employee development classes
  • Reduced fees for alternative methods of transportation see: Parking

Qualifications include:

  • Thorough knowledge/understanding of fire and life safety including related laws and regulations and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields.
  • Three (3) years recent full-time experience performing a combination of fire prevention inspections, fire protection systems inspections, plan review and construction inspections in California, local or state entity responsible for fire and life safety code and regulation enforcement.
  • Expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards, guidelines and, as appropriate, recommend campus or UC system-wide policy.
  • Experience in fire protection systems, including nomenclature, operating principles, design and installations requirements, testing and maintenance procedures and ability to effect corrective action.
  • 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.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 06/20/2017

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.