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FIRE & SAFETY MANAGER in Eagle Pass, TX at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/28/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/28/2022
  • Job ID:
    35455/38206/204069

Job Description

Facility: EAGLE PASS DETENTION FACILITY

Pay: $54,000.00

Bonus (if applicable): 

H&W: This position is eligible to receive a Health & Welfare Benefit Rate per hour on all hours paid up to 40 hours per week and not to exceed 2,080 hours per year.

Shift: First

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Do you have outstanding organizational skills? And is leading effective facility safety and loss prevention programs what you do best? If you believe in investing in your community, you might be a good fit for our organization! We have a great opportunity for a Fire Safety Manager who wants to make a difference. As the industry's global leader in evidence-based rehabilitation, we are looking for people like you to add to our growing team. 

Join a Community That Cares

Joining GEO means contributing to our mission to provide the best rehabilitation and community reintegration programs and services to those in our care. GEO is a place for professional growth, exploration, creativity, and valuable interpersonal relationships. Interested in achieving extraordinary things? Send in your application. Every one of our employees makes us who we are.

Role and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for safety and loss prevention programs, ensuring compliance with current safety regulations and advising management about these topics. Your functions will include to:

  • Develop safety procedures for employees, inmates/detainees/patients/residents, contractors/visitors
  • Conduct safety inspections; recommend and implement relevant changes
  • Provide ongoing safety training for all staff and inmates, detainees, patients, and residents
  • Train and mentor Fire and Safety staff; take part in compliance audits at other GEO facilities
  • Control the use of hazardous chemicals; ensure Monitors Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) compliance
  • Evaluate needs and monitor usage/effectiveness of personal protective equipment
  • Establish and control sanitation/hygiene standards, air quality, noise-level, and lighting compliance
  • Ensure fire protection systems and safety equipment are tested regularly as required by insurers, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or client regulations
  • Develop an Emergency Plan and conduct at least one simulation per year
  • Serve as the operational liaison with community emergency responders
  • Adopt Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command guidelines
  • Conduct scheduled fire drills across all shifts and monthly safety committee meetings
  • Investigate accidents or near accidents - including reports and recommended changes
  • Ensure the accuracy of the accident recording system or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) log
  • Review construction/contracted repair activities to ensure compliance with safety policies and regulations
  • Be on-call 24/7 for emergencies

We're looking for individuals from different backgrounds

Building an inclusive culture where every employee can perform to their maximum potential is the center of GEO’s employee value proposition. Our success is based on diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of eclectic perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply. Here’s to unlimited ideas, increased productivity, and innovative solutions!

Job Requirements

Competencies Required

If you enjoy working both in a diverse team or independently, have extensive knowledge of health and safety laws and regulations (including OSHA and NFPA), as well as strong computer skills, and if understanding documents such as site plans and procedure manuals is a breeze for you, keep reading! Apply if you meet the following:

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree supplemented by training or education in the principles of occupational/industrial health and safety and two (2) years of experience in a correctional safety role or five (5) years of work experience in the military or other industry involving fire safety, occupational health or loss prevention. (A combination of education and work experience may be taken into consideration based on management’s discretion.)
  • Certification in fire and safety procedures within two (2) years of entering position.
  • Extensive knowledge of appropriate local, state and federal health and safety laws and regulations including OSHA and NFPA.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, site plans and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before groups of employees.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently: lift or carry up to 20 lbs.; bend or stoop; reach above shoulder level; walk, stand, sit
  • Occasionally: lift or carry up to 60 lbs.; push or pull up to 60 lbs.; drive automatic equipment vehicles; work with machinery; climb; work in extreme temperatures