The primary responsibility of the Fire Safety Marshal is to protect life and property through the implementation of the building's fire safety plan including the management of the Fire Command Station and the supervision of the fire brigade, floor wardens, and deputy floor wardens and building evacuation supervisors.
Principle Duties and Accountabilities
The Fire Marshal works under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Fire Marshal and has responsibility for the below noted functions:
- Performs scheduled walk through inspections of all facilities by interpreting and applying the subject matter of International and National Fire/Sprinkler codes, while also enforcing Bank Group policies, procedures, and best practices.
- Documents any items or practices that would adversely affect staff from a fire and life safety standpoint. Immediately reports these items or practices.
- Actively engaged in fire and life safety systems testing for new/existing systems, testing of repaired or upgraded systems to ensure that they function to meet the design specification, code compliance, and the acceptable expectation of the client.
- Assists in the investigations of fire incidents and prepares reports within specified time requirements.
- Prepares and submit reports on results of the various inspections and tests within specified time requirements.
- Assists the Senior Fire Marshal and Chief Fire Marshal with review and provide comments of blueprints and construction plans that affect the protective systems in all owned/leased facilities, or retrofitted space on current, upgraded, or redesigned fire safety systems.
- Assists the Senior Fire Marshal and Chief Fire Marshal in coordinating/executing emergency evacuation/shelter-in-place/daycare drills in all owned & leased buildings as outlined in the Emergency Action & Fire Safety Plan.
- Coordinate and manage Emergency Warden and Persons with Disabilities Programs as assigned.
- Coordinate and deliver training pertaining to: fire safety awareness/prevention, pre-emergency awareness, fire evacuation procedures, and how to use fire safety equipment (fire extinguishers, evacuation chairs, etc.).
- Performs such other duties as required by the Senior Fire Marshal and Chief Fire Marshal.
- Conduct research, testing, and provide documentation of current fire mitigation technologies, for practice use and application in country offices, where applicable.
- Responsible for knowing/understanding/executing policies and procedures outlined by the client, and whereby stated in handbooks and executive memos.
- Ensures that all information being documented is clear, concise, complete, and accurate prior to submission.
- Responsible for all follow up and escalation of deficiency/status within specified time requirements.
- Responsible for ensuring all leave and overtime requests are submitted appropriately, accurately and within specified time requirements.
- Must have a high-school diploma or GED Equivalent
- Should have at least 5 years’ full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof), OR 24 months’ full-time work experience in one or more of the following fields (in any combination thereof) that includes at least six (12) months of continuous employment at one work location
- Firefighting or other public safety emergency response employment;
- Any fire safety-related employment including code enforcement, fire safety inspection, fire prevention, or emergency preparedness;
- The design, installation, operation or maintenance of building fire protection, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems, or other building system regulated by construction codes; or
- Equivalent experience acceptable to the Project Manager/Fire Life Safety Coordinator
- NICET Certification Level 1(Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems and/or Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems) preferred, but not required. However, must be obtained within the first 2-3 years of employment.
- Plans Examiner I/II preferred, but not required. However, must be obtained within the first 2-3 years of employment.
- Certified Fire Inspector I preferred, but not required. However, must be obtained within first 1-2 of employment.
- Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and open source databases
- Familiarity with modern mobile technologies and other common technologies (standard computer software applications)
- Effective organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and analyze problems; identify problems and provide clear concise solutions
- Be self-motivated and possess a strong initiative and willingness to learn along with follow through discipline
- Ability to routinely walk the entirety of the all owned/leased high-rise office building to inspect all spaces.
- Must be a team player and responsive to the operational needs, goals, and objectives of the client and other members within the client’s environment. This requires flexibility in scheduling,
- Must be able to extensively walk all owned/leased space thoroughly for inspections (high-rise office buildings).
- Must hold a valid driver’s license and successfully pass annual company motor vehicle check to drive to remote sites to perform inspections.
- Must be able to work various shifts and weekends, as dictated by the operational needs of the team.
Key Competencies: Building Effective Relationships, Conducting Research, Customer Focus, Drive for Results, Emergency Communication Systems, Emergency Management, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire & life Safety Code, Hazard Classification/Identification, Integrity, International Code Council, Intercom Systems, Inspection Procedure, Learning on the Fly, Life Safety, Mass Notification Systems, National Fire Protection Association, Occupancy Classification, Open Source Databases, Problem Solving, Public Safety, Time Management, Timely Decision Making.