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REGIONAL SAFETY MANAGER in Newark, NJ at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/26/2022

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Job Description


Pay: $85,000 annually

Bonus (if applicable):


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.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.

Job Summary:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and ensures proper implementation of both corporate and facility-level safety policies. Supports onsite Fire and Safety staff to develop local safety procedures for the benefit of employees; inmates, detainees, patients or residents, outside contractors and visitors.
  • Develops and administers special risk management projects as requested by management.
  • Coordinates and assists facility Fire and Safety staff on conducting regularly scheduled safety inspections within and throughout the facility including the physical plant, equipment and company vehicles. Makes recommendations to address unsafe conditions or unsafe practices and, with approval, initiates corrective action.  Re-inspects as required to observe ongoing compliance.
  • Coordinates and manages initial as well as ongoing safety training for all facility Fire and Safety staff.
  • Ensures that the facilities are compliant with the proper controls and use of hazardous chemicals as well as being responsible for region-wide monitoring of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) compliance.
  • Establishes the need for personal protective equipment and monitors usage and effectiveness.
  • Establishes and controls the regional programs for each facility’s sanitation and hygiene standards (waste products, surface contaminants, and biological hazards), air quality, noise-level, and illumination compliance.
  • Monitors and ensures that facility fire protection system and safety equipment are fully functional. Conducts or arranges for all scheduled testing as required by the organization’s insurers, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or client regulations.
  • Reviews and assists with development of written Emergency Plan. Ensures facility Fire and Safety managers are prepared to serve as the operational liaison with community emergency responders.  Adopts all relevant Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command guidelines. 
  • Ensures all appropriate fire drills and scheduled equipment tests are completed in compliance with facility and insurance policies.
  • Advises managers on risk management policies and procedures and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • Analyzes statistical data and reports to track trends and various causes for potential safety concerns in the facilities.
  • Reviews investigations of accidents or near accidents including determining cause, assessing property damage, and preparing reports with recommended corrective actions.
  • Ensures proper documentation and accuracy of the accident recording system or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) log.
  • Identifies training needs and develops training programs for the field staff. Coordinates with training staff on implementation and monitoring.
  • In conjunction with Wardens, coordinates the activities of the Fire and Safety field staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree supplemented by training or education in the principles of occupational and 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.) One (1) year supervisory experience preferred
  • 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 travel up to 40% of the time with frequent overnight stays.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.