Job Opening: Fire & Safety Manager
Reports To: Deputy Warden of Security and Training Operations
Posting Date: January 8, 2024
Salary: $60,000 Annually
Site Location: George W. Hill Correctional Facility (Glen Mills, PA)
Responsible for providing hands on management and guidance to staff with respect to the facility’s fire prevention services and safety program. This position will assist with the compliance administrator for inspection purposes. This position will also provide assistance to the tool/key control coordinator and armory.
Monitors and enforces both county and facility-level safety policies. Develops local safety procedures for the benefit of employees, incarcerated persons/ patients/residents, outside contractors and visitors.
Conducts monthly 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 sustained compliance.
Conducts initial as well as ongoing safety training for all levels of staff as well as incarcerated persons.
Conducts training and mentoring for less-experienced Fire and Safety personnel.
Controls the introduction and use of hazardous chemicals in all departments including food service, maintenance, housing units, laundry, vocational programs, transportation, and recreation. Is responsible for facility-wide monitors Safety Data Sheets (SDS) 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.
Works with the facility’s senior management team to develop a written Emergency Plan and conduct at least one simulation (mass disaster drill) per year. Serves as the operational liaison with community emergency responders. Adopts all relevant Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command guidelines.
Conducts scheduled fire drills across all shifts quarterly as determined by facility and insurance policies.
Responsible for the safety and industrial hygiene aspects of audit compliance including correction of any deficiencies.
Responsible for management of the facility’s safety budget.
Manages the Occupational and Safety Health program for the facility and participates in the County Safety Committee.
Establishes a safety committee and conducts monthly safety committee meetings as established by the Warden.
Conducts monthly workplace violence meetings with key staff members, including correctional staff.
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 (OSHA300) log. Analyzes accident trends and recommends remedies.
Supervises the daily operation and work detail of the storeroom and warehouse clerk with respect to chemical distribution.
Reviews all on-site construction and contracted repairs activities to ensure they are in compliance with all safety policies and regulations.
Is on-call 24/7 for facility emergencies.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Warden.
Training or education in the principles of occupational/industrial health and safety and two (2) years of experience in a correctional safety role or (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.)
Fire and Safety Certification or Fire and Safety Instructor certification.
Extensive knowledge of appropriate local, state and federal health and safety laws and regulations including, but not limited to, 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 train and develop employees to increase overall facility compliance with risk mitigation.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
Standard jail facility and office environment. Incumbent performs duties in a jail facility which may involves sitting and walking at will, walking/standing and/or sitting for long periods, lifting/ carrying heavy objects, crouching/kneeling, bending at the waist, close and far vision, reaching, handling/ grasping/fingering objects, hearing sounds/communication. Incumbent is frequently exposed to the hazards associated with jail operations, such as potentially violent individuals and communicable disease
|LIFTING OR CARRYING
|61 OR MORE LBS
|PUSHING OR PULLING
|61 OR MORE LBS
|BENDING OR STOOPING
|REACHING ABOVE SHOULDER LEVEL
|DRIVING AUTOMATIC EQUIP. VEHICLES
|WORKING WITH MACHINERY
|WORKING IN EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Delaware County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, membership in an employee organization, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, or hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO/AA
To apply, please fill out the online application form.