Position Summary: Coordinate the Arboretum’s safety operations and overall risk management. Update, enforce, and develop as needed, appropriate safety and emergency policies/procedures for protecting visitors, staff, and assets/collections of The Morton Arboretum. Partner with department supervisors to ensure appropriate safety training and OSHA compliance.
- Assist with development, implementation, monitoring, and coordination of safety policies, procedures, and programs encompassing safety protocol, policy enforcement, crime prevention, fire prevention & suppression, chemical safety, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, and emergency & evacuation procedures.
- Review and update safety, security, and emergency procedures, policies, and operational guidelines. Ensure all safety programs are compliant with OSHA regulations. Ensure that program areas follow protocols and remain compliant with storage and use of chemicals, pesticides, or hazardous materials.
- Prepare and conduct classroom and online safety related training programs. Work with supervisors and managers to ensure that safety training requirements are met, depending on position and location.
- Recognize and assess safety and health hazards across the Arboretum, working with internal departments to minimize occupational health and safety risks and manage compliance with applicable regulations.
- Conduct comprehensive safety and hygiene audits.
- Conduct accident investigations, and work with departments to correct safety hazards and develop preventative procedures.
- Perform job hazard assessments and recommend measures to control exposures, including substitution of less hazardous materials, personal protective equipment (PPE), work practice changes, and engineering controls.
- Write reports documenting observations, sampling results, and proposing recommendations.
- Other job duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required with major coursework in safety, public service, criminal justice, police science, fire science, behavioral science, business or public administration, or related field. 5+ years of occupational experience in public safety, law enforcement, fire service, or occupational safety training required. Must have or obtain certifications in CPR, AED, CPR-PR, and/or First Responder skills. Must have or obtain 10-hour OSHA Certification within six months in the position. Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with Google applications beneficial.
Success Factors: Dependable, flexible, and committed to customer satisfaction and superior customer service delivery. Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with the public and coworkers. Demonstrate professional communications with sensitivity to confidential matters and diverse populations and abilities. Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
- Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity: limited lifting and carrying (25 lbs.), climbing stairs, prolonged periods of standing/sitting/walking.
- Work Environment: Office environment and Arboretum grounds. Work is performed in a combination of indoors and outdoors . Some exposure to extreme weather dependent on the season.
- Equipment: General office equipment, two-way radio, AED, and other general safety/emergency equipment.
- Schedule: Must be available for weekend and evening work schedule as needed.
For full consideration, please include resume and cover letter with application.
The Morton Arboretum is a champion of diversity, supporting a culture of inclusion that attracts, inspires, and engages people to achieve success. The Arboretum is committed to hire and develop employees based on job-related qualifications irrespective of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. To increase diversity in professions related to the public garden realm, we encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to complying with our obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are guaranteed equal consideration for employment.