The Fire Safety Officer will provide services under the direction of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety (EHRS) leadership. With a primary focus on fire and life safety, this function will utilize expert knowledge and experience to provide assessment, consultation, education, and inspections throughout all mission areas.
Develop, implement, and monitor the OHSU Fire Safety Program. This includes policies, fire drill programs, and associated education.
Examine, review, and comment on construction project plans to ensure compliance with the applicable fire, building, and any other applicable technical codes, standards, laws and regulations (e.g. OARs, 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, Oregon Fire Code, IBC) and evaluate for operational and compliance impact to fire protection systems, access, egress, general storage, special occupancies and hazards, and the storage and use of hazardous materials.
Consult with stakeholders to ensure current and future plans integrate with a comprehensive fire and life safety strategy. This may include coordination with Facilities, Design and Construction, Regulatory Affairs, and others to discuss project scope, schedule, phasing, staging, specific site issues, and pertinent code issues.
Manage ongoing gap analysis of building design versus current occupant use to identify deficiencies and facilitate plans of action for compliance.
Review, evaluate, and create plans for addressing code changes and interpretations.
Perform or accompany regulators on surveys, field verifications, and inspections; manages plans of action for identified fire and life safety deficiencies.
Collaborate with internal groups and outside agencies to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and safety initiatives; interact with regulatory agencies as appropriate.
Act as the OHSU liaison with Portland Fire Bureau and State of Oregon Fire Marshals Office.
Represent OHSU during regulatory inspections including The Joint Commission, Portland Fire Bureau, State of Oregon Fire Marshals Office, CMS, and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction.
The Fire Safety Officer works independently and acts as an advanced professional resource. This position provides leadership to the OHSU community in the area of Fire and Life Safety by independent and advanced professional performance of the following:
Timely and accurate assessment in accordance with regulatory, policy, and process requirements;
Serving as lead and delivering professional training and education; and
Serving as an advanced professional resource for safety, compliance and integrity; and
Promoting a culture of safety through a demonstrated commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety, communication of safety concerns, and using and promoting safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
The primary work location is the Central Campus, located in Portland, Oregon, and will have a strong focus on operations on the Central and South Waterfront Campuses as well as locations throughout the Portland area. Additional responsibilities in the academic, research, and central service spaces may also be assigned.