Associate Director, Code Compliance and Fire Safety

  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana, IL, USA
  • Nov 22, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Associate Director, Code Compliance and Fire Safety
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign

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Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for the Associate Director, Code Compliance & Fire Safety (CC&FS) position. The Associate Director, CC&FS position is responsible for oversight and management of the CC&FS department within the Engineering & Construction Services (E&CS) Division at F&S. The primary function of this position is to ensure that construction projects are designed and built in compliance with applicable building, construction, life safety, and accessibility codes of the State of Illinois as the authority having jurisdiction and administering campus fire safety programs.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EEO.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Review plans and specifications for new construction and alteration projects on campus to ensure compliance with applicable codes including but not limited to: International Building Code, (and referenced standards), International Mechanical Code, (and referenced standards), NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, (and referenced standards), Illinois State Plumbing Code, and Illinois Accessibility Code, current editions.
2. Act as the authority having jurisdiction for campus providing assistance to campus and project Architects/Engineers in the interpretation of applicable building, construction, life safety, and accessibility codes. Serve as F&S point of contact regarding facility accessibility.
3. Provide technical assistance in the development of campus facility standards to ensure that conflicts with minimum code requirements are avoided.
4. Prepare recommendations for code variance requests associated with new construction or remodeling projects.
5. Serve on the Campus Area Emergency Services Advisory Committee (CAESAC).
6. Supervise Code Compliance and Fire Safety program staff.
7. Serve as liaison to the Cities of Champaign and Urbana Fire Departments for new construction and alteration project plan review information as required by the Intergovernmental Agreement for Fire Protection Services.
8. Act as the Fire Marshal's representative for the campus and as the authority having jurisdiction regarding all aspects of the application of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard #101 (Life Safety Code) on the campus.
9. Provide administrative direction and guidance for all campus personnel, facilities and functions assigned to the campus fire safety program.
10. Serve as the representative of the Campus for the regular interaction with the municipal fire departments under the Intergovernmental Agreement for Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services between the Cities of Urbana and Champaign and the University of Illinois.
11. Administrate the testing and inspection of campus fire protection systems conducted in cooperation with other Facilities and Services Divisions and in accordance with the appropriate NFPA standards.
12. Administrate the campus fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance program.
13. Assess the budgetary needs of the campus fire safety program, prioritize those needs and oversee the expenditures of the program.
14. Develop, prioritize, and implement the fire safety program for the campus.
15. Supervise Fire Safety program staff
16. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

Required:

Bachelors and/or advanced degree in architecture, engineering, construction, science, technology, or related field, from an accredited institution.

Work Experience

Required:

  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience with code administration and construction project plan review or fire safety programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge with and ability to interpret the intent of building, construction, life safety, and accessibility code provisions and make sound field judgments to ensure that a reasonable level of safety and compliance is achieved.

Preferred:

1. Minimum of five years of relevant experience with code administration, construction project plan review, and fire safety programs.
2. Comprehensive and detailed knowledge with and the ability to interpret the intent of building, construction, life safety, and accessibility codes.
3. Strong written and verbal skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, students and city fire department personnel.
4. Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
5. Relevant professional management experience of code compliance and/or fire safety team(s), with five (5) years or more preferred.

Training, Licenses, or Certifications
N/A

Preferred:

  • Certification from the International Code Council as a Certified Building Plans Examiner.
  • Certification from the International Code Council as a Certified Building Official.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Required: Strong working knowledge of applicable building codes and regulations.
2. Prefer: Strong working knowledge of applicable higher education standards, including University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Facilities Standards.
3. Prefer: Strong working skills with Autodesk and Microsoft Office products.

Environmental Demands
Support the Mission, Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles or Facilities & Services.

SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION:

This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after December 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION:

Applications must be received by December 16, 2021. Apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you may be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) You must then upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references, and a copy of a Current Registration as an Architect or Engineer.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for the position using the "Apply for Position" button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information regarding the position, you may contact Bryan Fijalkovich, 217-300-2496 or fijalkov@illinois.edu For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.