As one of the world's elite cancer centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is committed to the dynamic control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research and education. As such, our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Department plays a vital role in supporting that mission through the implementation of programs that continuously aim to exceed and set industry standards as well as improve the safety culture. EHS is responsible for enterprise-wide environmental health and safety services, including Fire and Life Safety, Emergency Management, Construction Safety, Hazardous Material and Waste Management, Laboratory Safety, Occupational Safety, Healthcare Safety, Environmental Compliance and Ergonomics. MSK is seeking a tried leader who can be part of a dynamic and growing organization.
We are seeking an Associate Director, Fire & Life Safety to join our team in EHS. This is a great leadership opportunity for someone passionate about healthcare, as well as Fire and Life Safety.
As the Associate Director, Fire & Life Safetyyou will:
Directly oversee and manage fire and life safety programs to ensure enterprise-wide compliance with all applicable Federal, State and Local regulations, and MSK internal and industry standards, best practices and requirements.
Responsible for the management of key programs, including: fire safety, life safety, fire suppression and protection, fire safety training, fire safety plans and regulatory inspections.
Assess current programs to identify new performance goals, strategies, and metrics.
Develop effective implementation of EHS programs and services with other EHS staff, service departments, laboratories, healthcare, ambulatory healthcare, clinical and non-clinical personnel.
Conduct program audits, evaluations and regulatory reviews to ensure compliance and establish best practices.
Assist EHS Director with oversight of fire and life safety programs, respond to emergencies during business and non-business hours (on rotation) and provide general support to the EHS team.
Bachelors degree in Fire Science or related field with 7 years of relevant experience.
More than 15 years in lieu of bachelors degree in the area of Fire Safety or regulatory experience
Master's degree in Fire Safety or regulatory experience with 4 years or more of relevant experience preferred.
FDNY Fire & Life Safety Director Certificate of Fitness (F89)
Strong working knowledge of Joint Commission performance standards, federal, state and local environmental regulations and relevant codes, including NFPA, FDNY, OSHA, IFC.
Experience working in a healthcare setting
Ability to act decisively when responding to emergency situations.
Proven ability to organize, track, and prioritize work responsibilities and regulatory deadlines.
Capable of working independently and as a team member to develop and implement programs with EHS staff and MSK departments.
Skilled in assessing and implementing fire and life safety programs and working with a diverse clientele of facility managers and building occupants.
Demonstrated leadership in developing and managing position requirements including the ability to supervise and motivate staff and develop performance measures to maximize productivity and work quality.
Highly service oriented with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including the ability to develop and deliver concise documentation, presentations and trainings.
Ability to organize and lead effective meetings.
Ability to develop complex MS Excel spreadsheets to track and organize multiple operational activities.
Internal Number: 2020-44716
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.