Safety and Occupational Health and Security Supervisor

Organization: Oregon Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 11, 2013 @ 5:00pm, Pacific

Salary $49,545 - $67,371 annually

Owned and operated by Metro Regional Government, the Oregon Zoo has an annual attendance of over 1.6 million visitors. The zoo located along the MAX light rail line, just minutes from downtown Portland, is highly regarded nationally, regionally and locally. The Oregon Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals representing more than 275 species of amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates and mammals.

It's an exciting time at the zoo! The passage of a voter supported bond measure has allowed us to design and build new exhibits for elephants, primates, polar bears, hippos, California condors and a new conservation education facility as well as the veterinary center and penguin filtration system. The new master plan includes a strong focus on water and energy conservation and improved sustainability of all zoo operations.

The Assistant Security Supervisor for the Oregon Zoo assists the Zoo Security Manager with overall security staffing management and oversight of the zoo’s safety program. Responsibilities include a primary role in the planning, development and implementation of the zoo’s safety and security policies and procedures; collaborating with Metro’s Risk Management department; and coordinating activities with internal work units and other outside organizations (approximately three-days per week). Provides oversight and supervision of full-time, part-time and temporary zoo security staff and security volunteers to supplement the Zoo Security Manager’s oversight and supervision for seven-day a week operations (approximately two-days per week) .

As part of your application materials, please include a resume and a cover letter describing your experience as it relates to the duties of this position.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or G.E.D. and one year of supervisory experience or two years of lead experience or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. Possession of a valid driver's license. Possession of or ability to obtain a current CPR and First Aid certification. Possession of, or ability to obtain, State of Oregon DPSST Manager Supervisor certification. This certification requires successful completion of a specific training every two years. Must be able to work flexible and varying shifts.

Preferred certifications include: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST).

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.