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Facilities Life Safety Specialist

Department Description: The Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides project management, space planning, and design services to the hospital community.

Life Safety Technician will be responsible to assist Facilities group in managing projects related to installation of work consistent with all life safety codes.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 40091BR

Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Infrastructure, the Facilities Life Safety Specialist is responsible for documenting and maintaining above ceiling compliance inspections related to maintenance operations, clinical engineering, IT and construction projects. The areas of responsibility are campus wide with a concentration of inpatient areas.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Responsible for implementing the above ceiling work permit program. Assists with program rollout, implementation and improvement.
  2. Educate both in-house stakeholders and construction contractors related to proper/compliance with fire wall compartmentation requirements, available fire stop system features and limitations, and manufacturer technical documents and resources.
  3. Conducts general life safety inspections activities include but not limited to exit signage, emergency lighting, egress and door requirements.
  4. Conducts spot check inspections, audits, and an annual review of the program.
  5. Assists the Facilities and Maintenance Operations departments by coordinating life safety requirements and project closeout activities.
  6. Limited off-shift and weekend coverage may be necessary.
Required Qualifications:
  1. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  3. Experience required through any of the following areas: Facilities maintenance and building trades.
  4. General understanding of life safety systems required.
  5. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Knowledge of City, State, and Federal regulations including OSHA, NFPA, EPA, TJC, ISD, and MWRA preferred.
  2. Work experience in a hospital environment preferred.
  3. Knowledge of asbestos in building materials and plan reading preferred.
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus
EOE Statement



As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement

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