ob Title: Occupational Health and Safety Manager
Position Posted: January 2020
Reports to: Senior VP/Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: Full-time
Job Purpose: The Occupational Health and Safety
Manager under general supervision is responsible for the day-to-day
development, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s
occupational health and safety programs. The Occupational Health
and Safety manager reports directly to the SVP of Operations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Create, implement, and review occupational health and safety plans
Assist in forecasting annual budget for safety programs.
Interact with Public by providing first aid, directions,
explaining policies and procedures.
Participate in building / exhibit construction meetings to
review safety components.
Conduct routine safety assessments, inspections and reviews;
assist supervisors with accident, incident and near miss
investigation; investigate root causes and ensure corrective
action. Conduct internal investigation relating to sensitive
Works with SLT, team members and contractual partners in
various capacities to ensure compliance with applicable federal,
state and local laws and regulations. Specific programs include
compliance with (but not limited to): Emergency Procedures
Manual, Emergency Exercises, Hazard Communications (SDS), OSHA
standards, NFPA, industrial hygiene, JSA’s, lockout/tagout,
blood-borne pathogen’s, OC Spray training, etc.
Ensure safety committee operates in accordance with Zoo
Atlanta Safety Committee charter and best practices.
Maintain weapons certification.
Takes a lead role in developing and implementing the Emergency
Response Program, including developing procedures, providing
training, conducting drills, assisting with actual responses, and
overseeing post drill reviews. Update the emergency procedures and
manuals to comply with AZA (Associations of Zoos and Aquariums)
guidelines and best practices, ensures that team members are
trained, and manuals properly posted
Make recommendations for purchases of weapons, ammunition and
other necessary items as needed.
Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and
Any other miscellaneous projects/assignment assigned by SVP of Operations.
Safety Engineering, Safety Management, Industrial Hygiene,
Environmental Safety, OSHA standards, NFPA standards and Fire
Prevention, Firearms training; USDA guidelines, ADA guidelines,
Emergency Management, Incident Command System (ICS), National
Incident Management Systems (NIMS), FEMA, GEMA, Active Shooter
Preparedness, Worker’s Compensation, Lockout/Tagout; etc.
Special skills and abilities
Minimum 7 years in professional capacity related to safety,
industrial hygiene, or similar field with budgeting and
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to conduct both formal and informal training
Ability to work independently.
Excellent oral and written communications
Able to work in a team environment.
Working knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.
Knowledge of AZA Accreditation standards a plus.
Zoo Atlanta is open to the public 363 days out of the year,
therefore, all positions at Zoo Atlanta may require employees to
work some weekends, holidays and evenings.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in safety
engineering, Industrial Safety, Safety Management, Business
Administration, or related field preferred.
- Weapons Certification
- CPR Certification
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Licensed Safety
Professional (LSP), National Association of Safety Professionals
Certification, (NASP) or Certified Safety Manager (CSM) preferred.
- OSHA 40 Hour Hazwoper / HAZMAT Certification preferred
Driving Requirements: Must have a valid GA
driver’s license and good MVR. All employees that drive Zoo
vehicles/carts/operates a Ride (train, carousel, etc) must consent
to an MVR verification that is acceptable per Zoo Atlanta’s auto
liability insurance carrier’s guidelines to perform this function).
Must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather. Employee is
expected to work outside more than 50% of time, must be
comfortable working in optimal as well as inclement weather conditions.
MISC: This job description is not intended to be
all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform
other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate
supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to
revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is
mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a
written or implied contract of employment.