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#112164 Fire Prevention Specialist

Initial Review Date: Thu 10/21/2021

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This posting shall remain open until filled.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/08/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/20/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The University of California, San Diego Health, Fire Prevention Specialist provides fire and life safety support, inspections and training. Under general direction of the Fire Marshal, the Fire Prevention Specialist provides oversight and direction for fire and life safety programs covering Title 19 and Title 24. This shall include performing annual fire inspections at all UC San Diego Health facilities. Conducting fire drills, Environment of Care (EOC) rounds, follow-up to ensure completion of needed corrective measures, conducting safety training, investigation of employee safety concerns, providing backup for other Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) staff, and additional duties as assigned.

Represents the Fire Marshal in meetings with project managers and/or planners, architects, engineers, the San Diego Fire Department, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), and the Joint Commission. May review proposed construction plans, remodel work, renovations and alterations, and submittals of fire and life safety equipment/systems, and conduct field inspections of new construction and existing fire and life safety equipment/systems. May serve as Acting Fire Marshal in the absence of the Fire Marshal.


  • Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s Degree in fire science field, engineering, Public Health, or Public Administration field or related discipline and progressive professional experience plus three (3) years of full-time experience performing fire prevention duties.

  • Must possess a valid CA driver's license.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge and understanding of all EH&S fields.

  • Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and policies, including the California Health & Safety Code; Titles 19 and 24, California Code of Regulations; and NFPA standards.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern fire detection and alarm systems, suppression systems, and other fire and life safety systems and equipment, and their inspections and testing requirements.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading and interpreting complex plans, specifications, blueprints, shop drawings, and extinguishing system calculations.

  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, with senior UC San Diego Health administrative staff, executive officers of external agencies, architects, engineers, project managers, planners, building inspectors, and contractors.

  • Knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to execute incident management activities safely and effectively. Ability to analyze situations, evaluate the need for additional EHS resources and/or activation of the EHS response team, and assume responsibility for incident management.

  • Expertise in the use of computers, including their use for such functions as word-processing, database management, and appointment scheduling.

  • Ability to deliver a high level of customer service to a large and diverse environment. Ability to provide prompt services, reports, and responses. Strong customer service and quality performance techniques and procedures and ability to apply them in achieving quality and customer service goals.


  • Life Safety Code Specialist training.
  • Hospital experience.
  • Experience performing fire prevention duties in a California hospital environment.
  • California State Fire Marshal or ICC certification as a fire inspector.


  • Ability to meet the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) qualifications for approval as a Designated Campus Fire Marshal (DCFM) within 12 months of employment.
  • Must be available on-call 2-4 times per year for one-week shifts to serve as the EH&S Duty Officer in the event of an after-hours, weekend or holiday incident involving hazardous materials or requests for services that are regularly provided by the EH&S department.
  • Available to perform after hours fire drills 12-14 times per year as required by NFPA 101 and The Joint Commission.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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