Section Supervisor, Park Safety job Brookfield Illinois
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Section Supervisor, Park Safety Job

Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 8954104
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 9/17/2019
Wage: 13.25/hr Category: Firefighter/Paramedic/Emergency
Job Code: 1944BR
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Whether you are gazing upon the iconic North American animals at Great Bear Wilderness, jumping into the jungle at Tropic World to meet our new silverback gorilla, or taking in a super spectacular dolphin show at the Dolphinarium, Brookfield Zoo has been a remarkable destination since 1934. With 216 acres of park-like setting, our guests may visit to enjoy seeing and learning about our over 450 species of animals or attend a special event such as a wedding, picnic or meeting.

Now Hiring! Pay rate $13.25 per hour. Valid driver's license required at time of hire. As Section Supervisor Park Safety, you will be responsible for supervising the daily activities of the Park Safety Officers (PSOs), including shifting work assignments, coordination of staff and workload, management of staff hours as directed by manager(s), and training and ensuring that proper procedures and policies are followed. You will make use of your prior public safety experience to observe staff and guests activities and park grounds to identify risk hazards and immediately report to the Public Safety Department; monitor and supervise crowded areas and perform line management as needed. You will make use of your strong customer service focus as you maintain good public and employee relations and provide assistance and directions to guests and crew including effectively resolving complaints and escalating as appropriate. You will assist manager(s) with special assignments as needed, requested or instructed including special schedules, transportation, pickup and delivery of equipment, vehicles etc., both within the park and off park grounds. Furthermore, you will prepare and maintain records of equipment and uniforms issued to PSOs, assist manager(s) in the maintenance of records of PSO training, and know and abide by the rules and regulations, procedures and requirements contained in the current PSO manual.

Job Requirements:

• Minimum one year relevant public safety experience required. Experience may include employment and/or volunteer work involving direct contact with a diverse audience, providing directions/assistance, traffic control, crowd control, etc. or other directly relevant experience.
• Requires a conscientious, responsible, and reliable individual.
• Ability to use a hand-held radio and emergency fire extinguisher.
• Must be able to work non-standard hours including evenings, holidays, and weekends.
• Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
• A valid driver’s license is required.


• High School graduate or equivalent combination of training and/or experience preferred.
• Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

Additional Information

This is a temporary/seasonal unarmed security position that does not require a PERC card.

Schedule Details

Brookfield Zoo is open every day of the year including weekends and holidays. We are seeking individuals that are able to work a flexible schedule that would include working weekend days (when we are busiest) as well as regular week days. The work shifts are usually from 4 to 8 hours in length generally during the hours that Brookfield Zoo is open. The work schedule may start as early as 8:00 a.m. and end as late as 7:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. on weekends and for special events). The position requires the ability to work non-standard and varied hours including weekends, holidays and some evenings.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at Please look for requisition number 1944BR.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Part-Time Temporary
Years of Experience Required: 1
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
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Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type:
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site:

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