Nature and Scope
The Office of Corporate Security has responsibility for the effective administration and management of security, fire protection, and safety programs integrated across The World Bank Group (WBG) organizational lines.
Principle Duties and Accountabilities
Senior Fire Marshall works under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Fire Marshal (CFM) and has responsibility for the below noted functions.
Basic Job Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Fire Marshals (FM) and Deputy Fire Marshals (DFM) in all aspects of their roles and responsibilities.
- Coordinate with FM and Systems Team to ensure daily inspections are conducted, while reporting and following-up on security and life safety deficiencies on a regular basis until they are completed resolved.
- Ensure that required inspection, testing, and maintenance is performed on various fire and safety systems; ensure deficiencies noted are reported and follow up is properly conducted to the satisfaction of WBG Corporate Security Management’s expectations.
- Assist the CFM as may be required in the global portfolio; and in the planning and execution of all Security and fire life safety drills/training exercises.
- Conduct research, testing, and provide documentation of current fire mitigation technologies, for practice use and application in country offices, where applicable.
- Coordinate with the Corporate Real Estate Group and/or Bank departments to ensure compliance to life safety codes and Bank standards.
- Respond to fire life safety e-mail enquiries from staff, Corporate Real Estate, emergency wardens, maintenance contractors and other personnel.
- Provide technical advisory services by reviewing blue prints for construction projects in Bank owned and leased spaces and commenting on its impact to life safety codes and protective systems.
- Provide reports as required on FLS responses to incidents, testing, and routine inspections.
- Coordinate with the Bank’s insurance office and underwriters to ensure that required systems maintenance are being conducted.
- Conduct required refresher training for the FM’s and DFM’s.
- Conduct periodic “due diligence” reviews of the Fire & Life Safety Program with local authorities
- Monitors, maintains and follows up on information pertaining to all fire and life safety emergencies, particularly that lead to injuries and death of staff in headquarters owned and leased facilities.
- Responsible for the planning, execution and follow up to all HQ fire exit drills.
- Monitor and ensure all team members are following the standards and expectations outlined in company handbooks, team memos, client instructions, directives, standard operating procedures (SoP’s), etc.
- Ensure that team and individual performance is regularly monitored and documented. Through coaching and mentoring, ensure that team members are consistently executing their roles and responsibilities to a satisfactory level (as outlines in the above-mentioned documents in addition to contract KPI’s).
- Perform quality control checks in all areas of the FM’s and DFM’s roles and responsibilities and provide corrective guidance and/or feedback. Document checks and report to the CFM and Fire Safety Coordinator.
- Ensure that team members consistency execute team SoP’s and regularly provide input to ensure their relevance and practical application. Update as required.
- Assist in the growth and development of team members personnel by coaching and promoting proper work ethics. Initiate and monitor an annual training plan for the FM’s and DFM’s.
- Project positive energy and enthusiasm amongst the team members.
- Ensure that all information recorded on all checklists and journals are entered neatly, correctly and complete prior to submitting for the week/monthly reports
- Maintain regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adherence to relevant health & safety procedures.
- Ensure that team members requests (Family Medical Leave, Vacation and Morale Welfare, etc.) are submitted appropriately, accurately and timely.
- Develops, administers/delivers training to all staff, consultants, and contractors as may be required. Provide documentation and analysis of training for continual monitoring and improvement, as needed.
- Provides liaison with training department to provide guidance and compliance for Fire Life Safety, Testing
Team and Security Force training requirements.
- At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in management with regarding the features, proper function, and application of security technology and fire life safety systems.
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certified Fire Inspector 1 (CFI) or three (3) years of equivalent experience and proficiency in the use of NFPA/ICC codes, standards, and conducting fire inspections
- NICET Certification to level 1 desired but not required. However, must be obtained within the 1st 2 years of employment.
- Experience in operating Fire Life Safety and Security monitoring systems preferred.
- Effective organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Must be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Ability to conceptualize and analyze problems; identify problems and provide clear concise solutions
- Be self motivated and possess a strong initiative and follow through ability.
- Ability to work in a team-oriented environment as well as working independently
- Must be a team player and responsive to the operational needs, goals, and objectives of Corporate Security and other members within the Bank’s Environment.
- Be competent in the use of all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite products, open source databases.
Key Competencies: Accountability, Building Effective and Performing Teams, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Conflict Management, Creativity, Drive for Results, Emergency Communication Systems, Emergency Management, Empowering Others, Fire & Life Safety Code, Fire Alarm Systems, International Code Council, Judgment/Decision-making, Leadership, Life Safety, Managing Performance, Mass Notification Systems, Motivating and Directing Others, National Fire Protection Association, Open Source Databases, Planning and Organizing, Problem Solving, Project Management, Public Safety, Teamwork, Requirements Gathering, Stakeholder Management Technological Awareness, and Vision.