Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
  • West Chicago, IL, USA
  • $60,000 - $71,217
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical (PPO and HMO plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Wellness Screenings, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 12 paid Holidays, 12 paid Vacation Days, 5 paid Personal Days, 8 paid sick days, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)


The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provides opportunities for people to connect with nature. We offer to the public 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, 47 miles of rivers and streams, and 6 nature and cultural centers. We have 4 million visitors each year.

Job Purpose

This position is responsible to review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, or ergonomic factors for all employees throughout the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect, test, and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices to ensure standards and regulations are followed
  • Educate employees about workplace safety requirements by preparing and providing training programs or coordinate with outside vendors, coordinate safety training needs with departments for uniformity and compliance
  • Develop in-house training courses, materials and handouts using available resources
  • Establish and maintain online training library, work with I.T. and HR on requirements
  • Coordinate and train District employees on OSHA and other safety programs as needed with emphasis on being proactive in risk prevention
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations and inspect job sites for training opportunities
  • Administer and maintain the Safety Manual and SDS software for the District
  • Work with appropriate District staff in developing and updating Standard Operating Procedures and policy
  • Establish a Safety Committee of department peers, develop criteria and facilitate meetings
  • Work with District's Human Resources department to review claims with a focus on training needs
  • Develop KPI reports to track vehicle and property damage incidents by cause, preventability
  • Handle injury and damage reports. Provide training/videos for injury/vehicle accidents as needed
  • Coordinate and present CPR trainings and bloodborne pathogens training to District staff
  • Coordinate AED orders, inspections, replacement, and distribution
  • Handle coordination of Respiratory program - medical evals, fit testing (third party)
  • Coordinate emergency action plans for each site and train staff
  • Propose yearly budgetary numbers to cover the training needs for upcoming fiscal year
  • Perform other duties as required

Education and Experience Required

Education: BA/BS in Occupational Health, Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Related Experience: Five (5) years training-related experience desired; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special training or other license, certification,etc.: OSHA 30-hour certification or ability to attain certification within six (6) months of hire; Driver's License.

Knowledge of: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. OSHA Compliance laws; Workplace safety procedures

Skills In: Prioritizing and managing multiple tasks and projects; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating effectively, verbally and in writing; comfortable with public speaking and facilitating a group meeting; organizational skills for maintaining schedules and keeping records neat and accurate; taking initiative to complete a task with minimal supervision; Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions; establishing prevention program; efficient with Excel, Word, and other software programs.


The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is an EEO employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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