The Judicial Council of California is accepting applications for the position of Fire Protection Engineer for the Facilities Services office.
Under the direction of the Facilities Supervisor for Quality Assurance, Fire Protection Engineer is a code and subject matter expert in fire and life safety. This position performs analytical and scientific work to ensure compliance with building code and other statutory requirements; identifies and evaluates conditions of existing fire and life safety systems to compliance with appropriate codes and standards; develops and implements an effective fire and life safety program for JCC owned and managed court facilities; works with individual counties to develop and implement an effective fire and life safety program in county owned and managed court buildings; formulates and recommends measures to eliminate or control fire hazards; promotes programs for the prevention of fire hazards; performs on-site work to confirm code compliance; provides training to internal staff and user groups; reviews plans for new and existing courthouse projects; performs related work as assigned.
The incumbent will work directly with regulatory agencies such as the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Division of the State Architect (DSA), Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA), and local city and county Departments of Public Works (DPW) to explain the Judicial Council’s approach to code compliance in designs for new capital projects, facility modification projects, and correction of fire and life safety code violations in existing court facilities. The professional engineer (PE) license is required to provide credible authority as the incumbent negotiates with the regulatory agencies and to validate incumbent’s decisions that may affect the safety and security of court facility occupants.
The Judicial Council strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, $130 monthly stipend towards public transit commuting costs, and retirement savings plans. In San Francisco, the office is only a 7-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station in downtown San Francisco.
The successful candidate will be expected to work in the San Francisco office.
Responsible for a comprehensive fire protection program which includes developing, implementing and maintaining effective protocols and procedures for testing and maintenance of fire and life safety systems in court buildings and facilities.
Assists liaison with the Office of the State Fire Marshal
Creates database of lessons learned for new courthouse projects and facility modifications. Writes curriculum for and conducts training of Facilities Services staff on lessons learned from previous projects.
Assist Project Management Teams with Fire and Life Safety compliance
Develops procedure to ensure correct scoping of facility modification projects
Conducts Site Visits and Surveys new and existing projects for compliance to applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations. Carries out site assessments according to schedules, as needed, interfaces with project management teams as well as all appropriate Municipal, State and Federal agencies to ensure consistent and appropriate code enforcement.
Assists Project Managers with coordination of Fire and Life Safety issues with Construction Manager at Risk during Construction.
Works with Facilities Operations staff to develop and oversee implementation of a program to satisfy the requirements of annual inspections by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy management, or building science, or a directly related field and three (3) years of experience in area of assignment. Additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS
− Professional Engineer (PE)
− Valid driver’s license as assigned.
− Licensed Fire Protection Engineer (Preferred)
Please note: if you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.
HOW TO APPLY
To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on Oct 30, 2018. This position requires the submission of our official application, a resume and a response to the supplemental questions.
The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation. Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (415) 865-4272.
PAYMENT & BENEFITS
$6,173 - $9,259 per month
Some highlights of our benefits package include:
Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
13 paid holidays per calendar year
Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
1 personal holiday per year
$130 transit pass subsidy per month
CalPERS Retirement Plan
401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
Employee Assistance Program
Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)
Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)
The Judicial Council of California Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, please provide a response to the following questions:
Do you have a valid/current driving license?
Do you have Professional Engineer License?
Do you have Fire Protection Engineer License?
Internal Number: JO# 4770
About Judicial Council of California
The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts, the largest court system in the nation. Under the leadership of the Chief Justice and in accordance with the California Constitution, the council is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. Judicial Council staff implements the council’s policies.