Description of Work
This Is A Repost, Previous Applicants Are Still Being Considered
And Do Not Need To Reapply
Salary Grade: GN12
Recruitment Range: $46,203 - $60,000
This position is located at:
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
- 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
- Developing and directing special studies or accident
- Reviewing and analyzing accident reports, safety audits and
other data sources to determine trends, patterns, and critical
- Identifying federal and state occupational safety and health
- 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
- 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
- Coordinating and facilitating safety drills such as escaped
animals, injured visitors/staff, fires, inclement weather,
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
Technical issues submitting your application, please call the
NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627.