The primarily field-based Safety Manager is responsible for performing inspections, conducting observations and job task analysis, developing and presenting training programs, and investigating incidents. Ensures risks are minimized and safety programs and policies are implemented and enforced. Analyzes District safety training programs targeted at full-time, part-time and temporary staff. Makes recommendations regarding training program including topics of relevance and appropriate presenters. As a primarily field-based position, it is anticipated that approximately 60% of work time will be in the field and 40% in the office. The position requires flexibility in scheduling to accommodate the variety of schedules worked by District staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Business Administration, Park and Recreation Administration, Industrial Engineering or related field. Five years’ experience in the administration of safety programs in a non-manufacturing, grounds maintenance, or natural resource focused field including crew observations and site inspections. Specialized training in the management of various safety related programs, including Principles of Occupational Safety and Health or Certified Safety Professional designation. Analytical skills necessary to evaluate and decide alternative courses of action in relation to Safety situations. Possess valid driver’s license.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org. Applications are accepted only for posted positions. A completed application must be submitted by Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
About Lake County Forest Preserves
The Lake County Forest Preserve District was created in 1958 and provides over 30,000-acres in a county-wide system of natural, cultural and recreational resources. Governed under Illinois law as a special purpose unit of government, the mission of the Forest Preserve District is to preserve a dynamic and unique system of diverse natural and cultural resources, and to develop innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities of regional value, while exercising environmental and fiscal responsibility.