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Safety and Security Coordinator in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time Regular
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 - 5 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

The supportive services departments work with the organization’s divisions to provide BakerRipley the support to continue building neighborhoods that work.



Ensure proper operation of all aspects of a building’s life and health-safety programs to protect employees and the public against harm, and maintain safe working conditions, creating an optimal environment for the occupants to function. This includes providing the training and resources needed to assist staff and agency leadership with managing these risks effectively - risk prevention areas include hazardous materials exposure, accidents, fires, or other unsafe conditions.

Report to the Director of Facilities and is the staff lead to the BakerRipley Safety Team representing issues related to agency life/health/safety management, practices and regulations.



  • Identifies best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness, and improve safe work practices
  • Coordinates worker safety training in areas such as safety laws, regulations and training that meets the requirements for each agency department. Coordinates employee safety programs to determine their adequacy including review of short and long term strategic safety planning and development
  • Provides attendance/completion reports to HR in its role to maintain employee compliance records
  • Maintains the safety central file database, which includes documents, forms, staff communications, spreadsheets, training information, equipment and parts lists, policy and procedure documents, bid and contract specifications, and inspection protocol lists
  • Maintains and coordinates all required inspections and permitting of facilities for their associated life/health/safety equipment according to established guidelines of governing bodies
  • Coordinates Significant Event responses as directed by the Sr. Director of Facilities and/or the Sr. Director of HR
  • Maintains the Incident Report Log and provides monthly trend reports to the Team. Conducts routine audit of Log to ensure follow-up (as applicable) to events
  • Coordinates with the Safety Team in implementing responses to key Incident Report issues, including working with the HR department for ongoing staff training support needs
  • Coordinates the annual review/update of various department’s Emergency Handbook
  • Coordinates and documents maintenance, defensive driving, and vehicle inspections for agency fleet, and provides attendance/completion reports to HR in its role to maintaining employee compliance records
  • Manages building access systems which include keyways and electronic security systems
  • Manages and oversees vendor/contractors that are required for life-safety operation of facilities, and the agency's security personnel contract(s) including fleet maintenance, elevator, GPS, fire, locksmith, and security to ensure quality service
  • Provides administrative support for the annual review and updating of the agency’s Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of management

Job Requirements



Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school



Three to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience



Life/Health/Safety certified training; Valid Texas Driver’s License



Intermediate Microsoft Office skills including Word and Excel



  • Typing skills of 20 words per minute
  • Fundamental knowledge of applicable environmental, worker safety, and life-safety regulations which includes OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, applicable fire codes and licensing requirements for federal Head Start and state Charter School programs
  • Fundamental understanding of building systems and components related to fire suppression systems, fire alarm monitoring, video surveillance, and security systems
  • Experience working with general contractors/vendors, and obtaining proposals while understanding pricing/budget management/end results
  • Documented experience in successful implementation of life-safety training programs
  • Demonstrated experience in fleet vehicle maintenance, service, and driver safety compliance and training
  • Skilled in risk management with the ability to assess and strategic think through risk and workplace safety issues
  • Ability to effectively present information to large groups
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • A clear understanding and adherence to safety regulations, without exception
  • Ability to make decisions in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Highly self-motivated, with attention to details
  • Oversee multiple projects
  • Disciplined leadership skills