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Fire Inspector (Contract Positions, Full and Part-time)
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Fire & Building Safety
Position Code:   SFBS6803A
Status:   Closed/Cancelled
Closing Date:   Review and screening of applicants will begin 10/10/2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Salary:   $98,000 - $105,000 (commensurate with experience)
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check may be required

Why consider coming to UC Merced?
- A culture of collaboration that is mission-driven.
- High-performance super computing capabilities.
- Cutting-edge sustainability and clean energy focus.
- An affordable and welcoming community that enables a quality of life that offers true balance.
- Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put your mark on and be a part of a budding Research University.

The University of California, Merced (UC Merced) is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. UC Merced was conceived both to serve the needs of the rapidly growing Central Valley, one of the world’s most productive agricultural regions, and to increase access to the University of California system (UC System) for California’s top students. Now, with close to 7,300 students (including more than 500 graduate students), UC Merced plans additional student growth to an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students in 2020-2021.

UC Merced is the most ethnically diverse campus in the UC System and has been designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. Sixty percent of the undergraduates are first generation college students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs; regional, statewide, and global partnerships; and local community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff. To learn more about UC System and the Merced campus, please refer to the materials provided in the university’s website at www.ucmerced.edu.

The Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector provides professional level fire protection services to the Campus in two major categories: 1) design and construction of new facilities for the 2020 Project, and 2) comprehensive fire prevention services for new 2020 Project facilities. The program incorporates campus compliance of fire protection codes, related regulations, industry standards, and best practices.

Under general direction of the Fire Marshal, the Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector acts as a delegated authority for external regulatory agencies to approve/deny activities that may impact the campus core mission. The Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector is a Designated Campus Fire Marshal and implements the UCOP/SFM MOU, and acts on behalf of the Campus Fire Marshal.

The Project 2020 Construction Fire Inspector acts under the direction of the Campus Fire Marshal and Assistant Campus Fire Marshal on all issues related to the 2020 Project, as it relates to site development, plans and specifications, RFIs, Bulletins etc. Independently performs the most complex inspections and plan reviews of construction work.

Qualifications:   - Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering Technology, Architecture, or related engineering field, preferred (additional years of qualifying experience can be substituted on a year-for-years basis for the degree)

- 8 years of recent full-time experience in performing combination of fire prevention inspections, plan review, and construction inspections in a California local or state entity responsible for fire and life safety code and regulation enforcement, and/or equivalent experience/training.

- 6+ years cumulative recent experience in plan review. (Credit will be given towards work experience as a building inspector and plans examiner in a building department.)

- Professional certification preferred.

- Successful completion of the SFM Statutes and Regulations course within 1 year (12 months) of employment per the UCOP/SFM MOU.

- Successful completion of the SFM Inspector 2B course within 1 year (12 months) of employment per the UCOP/SFM MOU.

- Achieve Designated Campus Fire Marshal approval by the Office of the State Fire Marshal required within 1 year (12 months) of employment per the UCOP/SFM MOU.

- Advanced technical knowledge within a specific inspection area based on the California adopted codes and regulations; California Administrative Codes Titles 19 & 24, NFPA Standards, Campus Standards, fire protection systems, hazardous materials and other related codes and regulations. Comprehensive and advanced knowledge and understanding of California adopted codes and regulations and the Campus Construction Design Standards with the ability to interpret those codes and regulations.

- Advanced knowledge and skills in completing comprehensive plan review and inspection services for complex construction projects and existing buildings on and off campus, including a wide variety of fire protection and fire and life safety systems.

- Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to deal with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.

- Advanced analytical skills and ability to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of high-level and potentially complex projects within budget and time constraints.

- Advance skill to effectively represent the organization to state and federal authorities, and community groups.
To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California 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 or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
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