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Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager

Posted: April 10, 2024 Expired: May 8, 2024
Aquarium of The Pacific
Long Beach
FULL TIME
Professional Certificate 3 Year

Aquarium of the Pacific

Each year approximately 1.7 million people visit the Aquarium, making it consistently one of the leading attractions in the Southern California region. Beyond its world-class animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Through these programs and a variety of multimedia experiences, the Aquarium provides opportunities to delve deeper into ocean science and learn more about our planet.

Safety and Emergency Preparedness Manager

Minimum starting pay for this role is $85,000 annually. Additional consideration will be given, depending on relevant qualifications and experience.

The Manager, Safety and Emergency Preparedness ensures the comprehensive safety of the Aquarium. This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of safety protocols, emergency response plans, and risk management strategies. The ideal candidate will work closely with internal departments, local emergency services, and external partners to promote a safe environment. This position partners closely with the Aquarium security and operations teams.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Safety Protocol Development: Design and implement robust safety and safety protocols and procedures, including record keeping and incident investigation and reporting, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning: Drive the development and management of emergency response preparedness and business continuity plans, incorporating NIMS protocol and structure. Form, train and lead an internal Emergency Operations Center Team.
  • Safety Measures: Work with the safety team to ensure continuous monitoring and quick response to potential emergency situations.
  • Training and Drills: Working with key internal and external partners, conduct comprehensive safety, safety, and emergency response training and drills for all staff, ensuring preparedness for a variety of scenarios.
  • Risk Assessment: Perform thorough risk assessments focusing on safety hazards, safety threats, and potential emergency situations, developing strategies to mitigate identified risks.
  • Compliance and Best Practices: Maintain up-to-date knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices pertaining to safety and emergency management. Ensure all operations follow applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Incident Response and Management: Take a leadership role in the coordination and management of responses to safety incidents and emergency situations. Facilitate debriefings and after-action reviews to identify lessons learned and opportunities for improvement.
  • Budget Management: Develop and oversee the budget for safety and emergency preparedness initiatives, ensuring efficient allocation of resources.
  • Team Leadership: Mentor and develop a cross-functional team of safety and emergency preparedness professionals.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

  • Working knowledge of industry specific OSHA, Cal-OSHA and NIMS provisions and protocols.
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, AED, Forklift, Fall Arrest, Respirator, SDS, Hazard Communications, etc.
  • Ability to develop and deliver safety and safety training on a multitude of topics.
  • Ability to influence and inspire safe work practices.
  • Experience with injury/illness investigation/root cause analysis/mitigation.
  • Experience with best safety and emergency preparation practices in public aquariums, hospitals, water treatment plants, or oil refineries.
  • Ability to identify hazards, including ergonomic risks.
  • Excellent time and project management ability.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to effectively lead cross functional teams.
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills, with proficiency in crisis communication.
  • Understanding of workers’ compensation system in CA
  • Ability to work beyond traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required by operational needs or emergency situations.
  • Excellent professional demeanor and communication skills
  • Ability to form positive and professional relationships with key internal stakeholders and local emergency management and first responding agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualifications described here are representative of those that an individual must possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BS in business management or safety management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Professional certifications in safety or emergency management (e.g., CPP, PSP, CEM, ASP, CSP) preferred.
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in safety and emergency management roles, with a minimum of 3 years in a leadership position, preferably within a public venue, theme park, or similar high-traffic environment.
  • Expert knowledge of both safety principles and emergency management protocols.
  • Possess a valid CA driver’s license (minimum of 3 years driving experience)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to walking, standing, bend, squat, twist, kneel,
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-50lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

MENTAL DEMANDS

The mental and emotional demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Resilience and ability to prioritize sometimes competing tasks and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain positive and productive relationships with colleagues and guests, even when differing perspectives present potential for conflict.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to analyze issues and find effective solutions and alternatives.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to handle changes in schedules or responsibilities.
  • Critical thinking and decision-making abilities to handle complex situations.
  • Empathy and emotional intelligence to understand and respond to the needs of colleagues or customers.
  • Ability to maintain composure and handle difficult situations with professionalism.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Exposure to various temperatures, humidity, or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces

INTERESTED & QUALIFIED?

If you meet the requirements of this position, click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required by all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Hire Select:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the PCI aptitude assessment.

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. If you are among the most qualified applicants, we will contact you within two to three weeks. If you do not hear from us within that time, feel free to reapply in the future as other opportunities arise. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Aquarium of the Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

How to Apply

https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/employment/info/safety_and_emergency_preparedness_manager

Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 590-3100
Fax: (562) 951-1629

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