Chief Of Safety, Security And Risk Management - Recreation And Parks

City Of Baltimore, MD Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

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Position Overview

This position is located within our Bureau of Administration, Division of Safety, Security and Risk Management will report directly to the Deputy Director of Administration. The Chief of Safety, Security and Risk Management is a senior staff position responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining risk and safety management processes for the organization. This includes policy development, process review, policy archiving, and investigations. is also responsible for generating and compiling reports based on his/her findings and tracking a schedule of audits, inspections, and certifications. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical, and leadership skills to maximize safety and minimize loss BCRP.

The person selected will be required to work a conventional work week, Monday through Friday; however, there may be times when the selected candidate will be required to work on Saturdays or be on-call.

Please note that this is an essential position.

Some of the duties that this person will be responsible are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Direct Safety & security programs in accordance with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act (MOSHA) and other applicable laws and regulations. Primary contact for regulatory inspectors

  • Implement building's Fire Prevention Safety Plan.

  • Develop, coordinate and maintain comprehensive safety policies and standard operating procedures to cover emergencies such as bomb threats, weather problems, emergency management, asset protection, traffic enforcement, accident prevention and investigation, power outages and evacuation measures. Direct Operation Snow, Wind, Lice, Floods, Tornado (SWIFT) and Continuity of Operation (COOP) programs with the office of Mayor's Office of Emergency Management.

  • Facilitate safety training either directly or via third party; to include policies and procedures, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hearing Conservation, Slips, Trips, and falls, and Back Injury Prevention Programs.

  • Provide leadership to division safety officers.

  • Provide Safety and Security inspections for construction sites and renovation projects by evaluating safety plans, reviewing blueprints to ensure compliance with applicable safety and security laws and regulations and assuring that construction areas are secured for employees and visitors safety.

  • Enforce City-wide Risk Management policy and programs designed to identify, avoid and reduce major exposures. Analyze incidents and conduct special studies and research projects to avoid loss.

  • Routinely review agencies losses as appropriate to suggest improvements to safety policies and procedures.

  • Develop policy and procedures to handle hazardous conditions that threaten employees, the public and city property.

  • Review, investigate, and provide documentation for all employee and visitor accidents as it pertains to injuries received due to safety and/ or security related matters on BCRP property.

  • Provide police coverage for all the pools and special facilities.

  • Conduct and coordinate safety, security and emergency preparedness drills for all employees.

  • Attend committee meeting with other public safety officials to coordinate local, state, and federal safety efforts.

  • Coordinate with administration, public relations, first responders, and other appropriate personnel as required by the (NIMS) National Incident Management System

  • Lead agency-wide safety committee to meet result-oriented goals and objectives;

  • Primary contact for property damage and liability claims;

  • Work with Human Resources Department to ensure workers' compensation compliance and provide investigative resource for incident reporting and other investigative needs;

  • Ensure all safety manuals, programs, policies, and practices are current and meet the needs of the agency

  • Evaluates safety and security trends, evolving threats, risks and vulnerabilities and applies tools to mitigate risk as necessary.

  • Develop Emergency Management Plans, programs, and projects to promote preparedness and business continuity.

  • Perform other duties as assigned; and,

  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

Communication (Internal and External):

  • Develop and conduct training programs and activities for BCRP employees to educate and enforce safety protocols.

  • Recommend and implement new techniques and methods and resolve critical problems resulting from unique, changing work processes, hazardous human-machine relationships, and multiple work functions including maintenance and repair shops.

  • Respond to safety or environmental concerns for the purpose of investigating and/or recommending remedial actions.

  • Communicate with executives, division chiefs, and regulators regarding all matters of risk management and proactively seek and develop solutions.

Management of Resources (financial, human resources, facilities):

  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date MSDS records, fire extinguisher records, personal protective equipment (PPE), safety training etc. and ensures that all BCRP facilities are properly equipped with appropriate safety information, signage, and equipment.

  • Manage budget, approve purchases, and negotiate appropriate vender contracts for security programs. Evaluate site requests for security support and or supplies.

  • Support BCRP programs in required practices and records retention relating to facilities security such as: alarm, video surveillance and fire systems databases to insure efficient tracking and sorting of incidents

  • Track and documents schedules of inspections, certifications, licenses, and operating permits;

  • Manage and monitor a keyless access control and closed-circuit television security monitoring system

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of English usage.

  • Thorough knowledge of reference and research methods and techniques used in collecting, compiling, and organizing data.

  • Thorough knowledge of moderately-complex analytical principles and techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers and the general public.

  • Demonstrated ability to explain an agency's purpose, programs, and operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, compile, edit, classify, and tabulate statistical and qualitative data.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present ideas and information clearly yet concisely.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field from an accredited college or university and 2 years of experience in professional-level administrative, operations, or technical work. Previous work lead experience may be required.


An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Baltimore City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Promotes Diversity in the Workforce

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