Fire & Life Safety Supervisor

Riverside, CA
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$58,500 - $115,400

Position Information
The Fire & Life Safety Supervisor oversees the Fire & Life Safety and Intrusion Security Alarm skilled trades and staff under the Maintenance Services unit of Facilities Services. Oversees inspection, repair, preventative maintenance, operation, calibration, testing, and inspection for fire prevention and life safety systems, including wet systems, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, intrusion security alarms and fire alarm fiber networks in accordance with National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), State Fire Marshal Office, UC Riverside Fire Marshal, UCPD and other regulatory requirements. Coordinates, facilitates and monitors elevator contractors, state elevator inspections, service and maintenance; ensures all aspects of elevator operation and maintenance meet Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) requirements and code compliance. Manages clear and accurate documentation of all inspections, testing and maintenance performed. Provides direct supervision to trade staff: assigns and directs daily work assignments; reviews work for quality and completion; monitors work orders and closes out completed work orders. Reviews plans, specifications, and requisitions for projects to establish daily, weekly, and long-range work schedules. Obtains and maintains stock inventory of parts, materials and equipment necessary for timely completion of projects. Coordinates, facilitates and monitors, safety and technical, training programs. Ensures safety procedures are followed and maintained. Promotes and maintains a strong customer service focused environment and cooperative teamwork philosophy in the unit. Responsible for daily operational administration and personnel management, including staffing, hiring, training, disciplinary action, termination, and performance management. Maintains knowledge of building and safety codes, hazardous material handling and disposal, and labor contracts. Provides operational support to other Facilities Services units, as necessary. Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities. **UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.**

Minimum Requirements
Solid supervisory skills to include organization, scheduling, assigning work and ensuring quality standards are met.
Solid knowledge and skills in the specialty craft supervised.
Solid skills to effectively select and evaluate staff, and to appropriately handle disciplinary issues.
Skills to actively promote and maintain safety standards.
Ability to ensure that quality and customer service standards are communicated, implemented and continually monitored.
Ability establish and maintain interpersonal relations with diverse personnel, vendors and campus clients.
Skill in communicating effectively with campus clients, contractors, and support staff both verbally and in writing. Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
Ability to be flexible to shifting priorities, demands and timelines. Strong organizational skills to successfully complete multiple assignments with competing deadlines. Skill in working effectively, following through on assignments with minimal direction and a fluctuating workload.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Proficient computer/technical skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Ability to generate and provide reports on project status, staffing, equipment, schedules, metrics, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of applicable laws, rules, codes, regulations, and internal policies.
Ability to motivate and inspire staff to provide the highest level of quality and service to campus constituents.
Knowledge, skills and experience working with all phases of fire and security alarm systems, using software based monitoring and controls. Knowledge and experience interpreting and applying UBC, ADA, NEC, NFPA codes as they relate to Fire & Security alarm systems.
Knowledge, skills and experience working with elevators and intrusion alarm systems and all related code requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
Solid financial skills to accurately project costs of potential jobs and to consistently complete work within established budgetary and time constraints.

Experience with collective bargaining units.

Experience using online and/or web-based work order systems.

Experience with personnel management, including staffing, hiring, training, disciplinary action, termination, and performance management.

Experience and/or knowledge of UC systems, polices, procedures and regulations.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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