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ASSISTANT FIRE AND SAFETY MANAGER in Adelanto, CA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/20/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Adelanto, CA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    5/20/2020

Job Description

Facility: ADELANTO DETENTION FACILITY (EAST)

Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

 



Summary


This position is responsible for conducting a variety of physical inspections to ensure that the building and its surrounding grounds are safe and in compliance with company, local, state, and federal safety policies and regulations. Provides the Fire and Safety Manager with inspection reports and facilitates corrective actions.

 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the development and implementation of local safety procedures for the benefit of employees, inmates/detainees/patients/residents, outside contractors and visitors.
  • Conducts 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 from the Fire and Safety Manager, initiates corrective action. Re-inspects as required to observe ongoing compliance.
  • Conducts initial as well as ongoing safety training for all levels of staff as well as inmates, detainees, patients, and residents.
  • Controls the introduction and use of hazardous chemicals in all departments including food service, maintenance, housing units, laundry, vocational programs, transportation, and recreation. Inspects for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) compliance.
  • Evaluates the need for personal protective equipment and monitors usage and effectiveness.
  • Establishes and controls the facility’s sanitation and hygiene standards (waste products, surface contaminants, 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.
  • Conducts scheduled fire drills across all shifts as determined by facility or insurance policies.
  • Responsible for the safety and industrial hygiene aspects of audit compliance including correction of any deficiencies.
  • Conducts monthly safety committee meetings as established by the Facility Administrator.
  • Conducts investigations of accidents or near accidents including determining cause, assessing property damage, and preparing reports with recommended corrective actions.
  • Ensures the accuracy of the accident recording system or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) log.
  • Reviews all on-site construction and contracted repairs activities to ensure they comply with all safety policies and regulations.
  • Is on-call 24/7 for facility emergencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements

 



Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Certification and/or degree completion from a college or technical school preferred.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a corrections capacity or up to three (3) years’ experience in an industry involving safety and security issues.
  • 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.

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