Fire Marshal

Job Description

Fire Marshal-1604021

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's Degree. In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, four years of directly related full-time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four years may be considered. Three years of full time experience in a career fire department, or five years of full time experience in a volunteer fire department as a current active member in good standing, or an equivalent of both. New York State (NYS) recognized Hazardous Material Operations certificate, and recognized First Aid and CPR (D) certification. Certification as a NYS Code Enforcement Official. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science. NYS recognized Hazardous Materials Technician. NYS Tech Rescue Technician. International Codes Council Fire Extinguisher Technician. Healthcare facility fire and life safety experience.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Fire Marshal will provide comprehensive fire and emergency service response, code enforcement, fire inspections, fire protection system testing, and fire safety education to the University Hospital/Hospital Pavilion/MART, Ambulatory Care Pavilion (ACP), Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), and ancillary services to all associated Article 28 facilities. The Fire Marshals provide emergency response to fires, fire alarms, hazardous materials spills, confined space rescues, and other emergency conditions. They perform fire and life safety inspections of buildings, inspect fire extinguishers, test fire protection systems, conduct training for staff and perform fire protection plans reviews on all new construction to ensure compliance with the NYS Building Code and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suite of codes and standard.

  • Perform fire safety and hazard assessments, as assigned, on all health care facilities, ensuring compliance with, NYS Building and Fire Codes, NFPA Standards and Codes, and OSHA standards. Assist in the implementation of The Joint Commissions Standards Manual assessment of all facilities to the Life Safety Code 101 by surveying, identifying, and following up on deficiencies.
  • Conduct quarterly fire drills on Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery, ACP, and annually on all off-site clinics evaluating effectiveness of program. Assist with the development of building emergency plan, evacuation plans, and fire department pre-planning activities.
  • Perform periodic inspection and testing of Hospital, Ambulatory Surgery, and ACP fire protection systems, in accordance with NFPA Standards, to include fire extinguisher inspections. Maintain records in a master database. Assess requests for fire protection impairment operations. Monitor and track conditions to ensure restoration.
  • Review drawings for conformity with the NYS Building Code, NFPA's Life Safety Code, and all referenced fire protection codes and standards, as well as, The Joint Commission standards. Document, review, and maintain records. Conduct enforcement of construction sites for conformity with all fire safety regulations as well. Have shutdown authority for immediate fire and life safety violations in consultation with Director of Healthcare Safety in absence of Fire Safety Manager. Act as Authority Having Jurisdiction in the witnessing and acceptance of new fire protection systems.
  • Design and perform the various elements of the fire safety education and training programs for the University Hospital and its satellite facilities, both on and off campus. Deliver various forms of targeted audience training, such as fire warden training, staff RACE training, surgical fire safety training, and fire extinguisher training, modifying programs as needed to tailor to various functional area needs. Participate in safety awareness campaign fairs.
  • Perform emergency response to fires, fire alarms, hazardous materials incidents, confined space rescue and technical rescue incidents, and other hospital/campus emergencies. Initiate evacuations, search and rescue operations, extinguish incipient fires, and coordinate the response of local fire departments. Respond to, investigate and take appropriate action for fire alarm and fire protection system activation. Complete incident reports.
  • Attend required training as necessary to maintain certifications and proficiency in assigned tasks. Provide fire safety coverage for impairments and special events. Accomplish miscellaneous fire safety duties such as issuing hot work and confined space entry permits.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
  • Special Notes:

    This is a full time position. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Night and weekend work may be required. Travel will be required for training, event coverage, emergencies, etc.

    Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at

    Essential Position:

    This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

    ***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

    About Stony Brook:

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

    If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632-6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632-6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at

    Official Job Title: Assistant Facilities Program Coordinator
    Job Field: Enviornmental Health and Safety
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Environmental Health and Safety-Stony Brook University
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Environmental Health and Safety-Stony Brook University
    Posting Start Date: Aug 23, 2017
    Posting End Date: Sep 22, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $54,000-$58,500
    Salary Grade: SL3