FIRE & SAFETY LIEUTENANT in McFarland, CA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 6/28/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


Responsible for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the overall training plan for the Facility.  Supervises employees in a classroom setting, trains all staff in areas relative to their job descriptions, assesses on a continuous basis all employee training and requirements.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes programs detecting, correcting, or controlling hazardous conditions, toxic environments, and health hazards.
  • Establishes safety procedures for employees, prisoners, facility layout, vendors, outside contractors and visitors.
  • Design and develop an Annual Safety Training Plan and program as indicated from the findings of the needs assessment or as directed or required to meet those needs or directives, incorporating all applicable Statues, polices, procedures and standards, and requirements imposed by the California Department of Corrections.
  • Formulates procedures for purchase and installation of new safety equipment and for safe storage of hazardous materials.
  • Maintains an accident recording system to measure the facility’s safety performance.
  • Ensures that proper safeguards and personal protective equipment are available, properly maintained and properly used.
  • Conducts investigations of accidents, and property damage and prepares reports with recommended corrective action.
  • Assists in and/or develops and maintains a current plan for responding to an emergency, i.e., riots, fire, escape, etc.
  • Conducts and/or coordinates the safety training for all levels of management, newly hired and current employees and newly received and current prisoners.
  • Develop and implement an effective Training Record filing system for each employee at the facility in such a manner that meets ACA Accreditation Standards and California Department of Corrections requirements.
  • Conducts routine and special inspections in all areas of the facility checking for safety and health hazards.
  • Drive a vehicle on facility business or in relation to matters pertaining to training.
  • Establishes safety procedures for employees, inmates, facility layout, vendors, outside contractors and visitors.
  • Establish a professional appearance and attitude in order to become an exemplary role model for others.
  • Coordinates quarterly fire drills and report to the Facility Administrator all observed fire hazards and violations.
  • Investigate all injuries to staff and inmates and submit a written report to the Facility Administrator containing suggestions that would prevent such injuries in the future.
  • Conducts routine and special inspections in all areas of the facility checking for safety and health hazards.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or requested by the supervisor.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Graduate or GED.
  • Must be a United States Citizen or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for U.S. Citizenship at least one year prior to date application is submitted.
  • Must be at least 21 years old as required by the California Department of Corrections.
  • Knowledge of GEO and Golden State Policy and Procedures, security procedures, sanitation equipment and methods, basic first aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), security, safety, fire safety, emergency procedures, facilities mission, goals and objectives.  Must satisfactorily complete GEO or other approved correctional training.  One year of experience in Fire, Safety and/or Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Possess a thorough working knowledge of the principles and techniques of fire and safety in order to contribute to the health, welfare, positive attitude and work habits of staff and inmates.
  • Working knowledge of state laws relating to fire and safety.
  • Working knowledge of applicable court orders.
  • Working knowledge of GEO Corrections and client policies and procedures.
  • Ability to give instructions and have them carried out.
  • Ability to write documents, policy, and other required written correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain high tolerance to mental stress.
  • Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying climatic conditions.
  • Must be willing to work at night, on weekends, and holidays, and to report for duty at any time emergencies arise.