Fire Marshal (HSC)
Under the direction of the Director, TJC Compliance, the HSC Campus Fire Marshal is responsible to plan, organize and conduct fire prevention and fire investigation programs for the Health Sciences Center (HSC) Campus. This position provides expertise to University and Temple Hospital clients in support of the facilities fire protection and prevention operations, and attends to various technical duties. Performs a variety of administrative, technical and supervisory work related to fire inspection and prevention such as; schedules, supervises and conducts inspections of existing structures, construction and renovation sites for compliance with fire codes; resolves compliance problems within scope of knowledge and authority; reviews construction plans; and conducts fire drills. Directly supervises the HSC Campus Assistant Fire Marshal. This position requires a considerable amount of contact with representatives of local, state and federal agencies, including the City of Philadelphia, The Joint Commission, the PA Department of Health, the PA Department of Labor & Industry and the public. Performs other duties as assigned.Required Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience in Fire Science, Fire Inspection and Investigation, or Fire Protection Engineering. At least 4-5 years of directly related experience as a full-time Firefighter or Fire Code Enforcement Official. Previous experience in public fire education, fire cause determination, fire service instruction, fire code enforcement, or emergency preparedness training. Experience as a full-time Firefighter will also be considered if fire code knowledge can be demonstrated. Successful completion of updated Fire Code/Fire Inspection classes within the last three years. Must have International Code Council Fire Inspector II certification. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities: * Must have working knowledge of the reasons and intent of fire code requirements as well as a working knowledge of building construction and fire protection systems. * Must have excellent reasoning and critical thinking skills with an ability to generate appropriate solutions. * Must have excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clear and concise memos, reports and other documentation. * Ability to work independently and organize many projects simultaneously and prioritize work. * Must have a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and Word. * Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed, to allow for early morning, evening or weekend appointments, training, fire drills or meetings. * Must be able to analyze situations and adopt a quick, effective and reasonable course of action, especially under conditions which may at times be psychologically and emotionally stressful. * Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position and be able to conduct occupancy inspections, annual hazard inspections, fire flow tests, and fire protection system tests as necessary. * Knowledge of NFPA codes, International Fire code, International Building codes and County codes relating to fire regulations. ** This position requires a background check ** ** This position requires a Valid, current Driver's License ** Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu. Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/ You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.