Job Description

Payroll Title:
Environment, Health & Safety
Hiring Salary Range
$75,000 - $98,000 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hr shifts, Monday - Friday

#118680 Assistant Fire Marshal

Extended Deadline: Tue 2/7/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/14/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/23/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.


The UC San Diego Health, Assistant Fire Marshal provides fire and life safety support, inspections and training. Under general direction of the Fire Marshal, the Assistant Fire Marshal 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, the California Department of Healthcare Access and Information (HCAI) - formerly the 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.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical. 

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $59,700 - $124,300 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free environment. Employees may be subject to drug screening.

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