Facilities and Safety Coordinator

Job: Facilities and Safety Coordinator

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center, Fairfield, CA

Reports to: Wildlife Center Manager

About the Position

The Facilities and Safety Coordinator oversees all aspects of technical maintenance, repair, and overall upkeep of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Wildlife Center while incorporating OSHA standard safety practices. You will also work alongside management and rehabilitation staff to design and implement efficient work systems for wildlife, caging, and equipment. This position requires you to do maintenance work yourself and also manage vendors in projects outside our scope or too large to take on in-house. Responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing the company’s Health and Safety Program.

The Opportunity

  • Inspect, maintain, and repair building systems and equipment (heating and ventilation, water softener systems, pools, and related equipment, etc.).
  • Maintain a monthly list of facility maintenance requirements (filter replacements, soft water system recharging, etc.).
  • Assess and troubleshoot facility issues when professional help is not a readily available option.
  • Schedule periodic service visits as needed for systems requiring professional service.
  • Identify vendors and obtain estimates for service contracts, repairs, and equipment purchases.
  • Supervise outside contractors on any outsourced projects.
  • Help develop and manage the facility maintenance budget.
  • Fix and address facility and equipment problems while respecting and maintaining a budget.
  • Collaborate with management and rehabilitation staff to design and implement efficient work systems for wildlife, caging, and equipment.
  • Collaborate with animal care staff to develop methods that ensure cleanliness and organization as it pertains to facility function.
  • Monitor and maintain facility readiness for oil spill response in accordance with the organization’s facilities agreements, including submission of monthly reports and attending quarterly meetings.
  • Work with external stakeholders in a professional, productive and efficient manner to update and resolve facility issues.
  • Maintain the facility’s “Search and Collection” kits and keep them ready for any local oil spills or incidents.
  • Maintain online facilities documents, records, and reports.
  • Oversee the organization’s OSHA compliance during both daily rehabilitation operations and wildlife emergency events.
  • Prepare written health and safety programs and policies, including the facilities Health and Safety Plan.
  • Identify safety training needs and develop and coordinate safety training programs and safety meetings.
  • Act as the safety officer during emergency events, such as oil spills.
  • Monitor and review injury, illness, and accident reports and worker’s compensation claims.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Center Manager and Director of Operations.


  • Problem solver, forward thinker, and a self starter.
  • General knowledge of occupational health and safety practices and regulations.
  • Experience in basic general handiwork, including mechanical and electrical systems, plumbing, landscaping, and construction.
  • Proficient computer and writing skills to create reports and budgets. General knowledge of Google Suite and Box preferred.
  • Ability to work efficiently and calmly under emergency and stressful situations.
  • Ability to alternate between work in a team environment and independent work with minimum supervision.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours during emergency response situations, such as oil spills, including overtime, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • High school diploma. Degree from a vocational school and professional certifications a plus.
  • Previous experience working in the non-profit sector or animal care facility a plus.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to complete a heavy workload within reasonably established time frames without fatigue.
  • Must be able to move and transport equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to safely operate various hand tools, power tools, and equipment used in the maintenance of the facility.
  • Must be able to work in challenging and changing environments indoors, outdoors, and in field situations, such as uneven surfaces, wet and slippery surfaces, and various weather conditions (hot, rainy, windy, etc.).
  • This position requires ascending/descending ladders and stairs (sometimes while carrying supplies, equipment, and tools) and positioning oneself into tight spaces, low areas, or on the ground to perform equipment repairs and facility maintenance.

Work Environment

This is a position in an animal care facility. While performing some duties of this position the employee is frequently exposed to odors, noise, a variety of wild birds, animal waste products, and hazardous material (such as petroleum products during an oil spill). There is a risk of potential exposure to zoonotic diseases. Appropriate protective clothing and training will be provided when required.

Compensation and Benefits

This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, flexible work hours, collaborative work environment, and a benefits package that includes generous vacation, health insurance, and other benefits. The position is open immediately.

About International Bird Rescue — www.birdrescue.org

Imagine a world in which every person, every day, takes action to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves. In 1971, after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into San Francisco Bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis.

To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to kelly.beffa@birdrescue.org.

Please DO NOT call the clinic in reference to this job.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, due to the high number of applicants, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.