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Zoo Safety Manager

Company: State of North Carolina
Location: Asheboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description of Work

This Is A Repost, Previous Applicants Are Still Being Considered And Do Not Need To Reapply

20-09796 ZOO60033389

Salary Grade: GN12

Recruitment Range: $46,203 - $60,000

This position is located at:

NC Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway

Asheboro, NC 27205

The Zoo Safety Manager develops andadministers a comprehensive division level safety and health program to eliminate or reduce incidences of unsafe acts and costs associated with injury and illness of employees and visitors. The position is responsible for the Zoo's general safety and OSHA compliance programs, as well as providing guidance on hazardous waste management and developing effective training and safety guidelines to reduce workers' compensation accidents and claims. In addition, the selected candidate assists in assessing and evaluating physical security issues related to internal and external threats which have the potential to impact employees, visitors, or property.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and administering the Zoo's overall safety program, including writing and updating policies, ensuring compliance with local, state and federal guidelines, and adherence to industry-wide best practices (e.g., OSHA, EPA, Association of Zoos and Aquariums Accreditation Standards).
  • Advising and collaborating with managers, supervisors, and employees to develop, modify, integrate, and implement Job Safety Analysis (JSA) policies, practices, and protocols.
  • Identifying specific unsafe conditions, safety violations and security threats.
  • Developing and directing special studies or accident investigations.
  • Reviewing and analyzing accident reports, safety audits and other data sources to determine trends, patterns, and critical conditions.
  • Identifying federal and state occupational safety and health training requirements.
  • Evaluating and selecting both the best and most cost-effective solutions to meet regulations.
  • Identifying and evaluating the suitability of existing training resources, develop training programs when existing resources do not meet division requirements, plans, and implements training.
  • Work is predominately in the field of workplace safety in an outdoor setting with some work with industrial safety and general safety administration.
  • Subject to emergency responses to, and investigations of visitor and employee accidents, fatalities and major incidents that may include emergency call back.
  • Serving as a member of the division's liaison team to the state emergency response team during times of natural and man-made disasters.
  • Coordinating and facilitating safety drills such as escaped animals, injured visitors/staff, fires, inclement weather, etc.
  • Required to work in adverse weather conditions and/or extreme environmental conditions like heat, humidity or cold.
  • Occasional weekend and evening work required.
  • NC Driver's License is required to conduct field work.

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team.

The DNCR Human Resources Office (HR) provides comprehensive human resources and safety services to all divisions throughout the agency. The selected candidate will work at the NC Zoo in Asheboro, under the combined supervision with the DNCR's Safety Director, and Director of NC Zoo in the Safety & Health section which manages, administers, and coordinates all safety initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state health and safety codes and related hazardous material regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing safety programs and policies.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying OSHA reporting guidelines and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience developing recommendations and/or design modifications based on job safety analysis, safety plans, protocols, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience composing detailed technical sketches, complex computations, and/or evaluating design plans and specifications from a safety standpoint.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and producing safety training materials and/or in conducting safety related training to employees.

Management Preferences:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with overarching standards for safety, such as Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management, vendors and other personnel, to communicate ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree with a major in safety engineering, industrial engineering, industrial management or technology, occupational safety, or one of the physical sciences or an equivalent technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and a minimum of three years of progressive occupational and safety and health experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age (40 or older), disability, National Guard or veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence.

Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted.

Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information.

Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. To receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application.

To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted.Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 - 8 weeks.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).


N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Division of Human Resources

4603 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-4603

Phone: 919-814-6670

Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.

Keywords: State of North Carolina, High Point , Zoo Safety Manager, Other , Asheboro, North Carolina

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