Reporting directly to the Emergency Management & Business Continuity Officer, the Fire Safety Administrator is responsible for all Institute Fire Safety compliance activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to overseeing safety training and inspection processes, ensuring the maintenance and repair of all fire safety equipment and tracking systems, and working across the Institute to promote and support a safe and secure environment.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we.??If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.??
Organizes, directs and maintains the fire prevention and safety programs.
Meets with the public fire and safety officials to obtain the latest information and/or procedures in safety methods.
Oversees inspection process of the facility for hazards and proposes alternate procedures and equipment to reduce these hazards.
Conducts Fire Safety training programs.
Maintains Fire Monitor roster and conducts Monitor training.
Coordinates the maintenance, repair and preventative maintenance on all portable fire safety equipment and software tracking systems.
Investigates and analyzes accident reports, fire (Code Red) reports, and proposes recommendations and/or corrective actions.
Meets with Department Heads to discuss items that do not meet the fire and safety standards.
Conducts Fire Drills as required, performs evaluation of drills and documents results.
Investigates and reports on causes of fire.
Works with construction personnel to inform City Fire Department personnel on construction, type and designs of buildings and similar matters of importance in fighting fires.
Supervises and assists in annual and monthly inventory of portable fire protection equipment.
Responsible for maintaining current and up-to-date expertise and education in Fire Safety trends and technology by being a member of professional organizations such as the National Fire Prevention Association.
Writes, prepares and implements procedures, policies, systems and capital projects to support the organization???s on-going needs and strategic objectives. Develops and implement on-going improvement projects to enhance the operations of the security and safety of the Institute.
Works with Facilities, Construction, Planning and Information Services personnel as well as outside contractors, on the implementation of new systems and services as required by the Institute.
Collaborates with key managers and directors throughout the Institute in establishing and facilitating a secure and safe environment. Works closely with the Safety Department, Radiation Safety, Facilities Planning and Maintenance, Information Systems, and others as required.
Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission and NFPA regulations.
May provide professional technical knowledge to committees and may be assigned by the Security Account Manager or Manager of Security to sit on committees and provide assistance.
May assist or find appropriate assistance to make accommodations for disabled individuals to ensure access to the Institute???s services (may include: visitors, patients, employees or others.)
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate degree in Fire Safety or another related field preferred.
10 years of experience in fire prevention, suppression, healthcare safety or related field.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Multi-language skills a plus.
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Proficiency with the operation of office equipment including computers.
Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Strong understanding of Fire Safety Systems and principles
Exemplary customer service and team building skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong risk analysis and organizational skills.
Reliable and flexible.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
Ability to assist or find appropriate assistance to make accommodations for disabled individuals to ensure access to the Institute???s services (may include: visitors, patients, employees or others.)
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and routine correspondence.
High level of self-motivation and creativity in problem solving.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.