Oak View Group

Fire Safety Officer | Part-time | McCormick Place Convention Center

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Location Name
McCormick Place Convention Center
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group (OVG) is the world’s leading arena development, management, and hospitality company founded in 2015 by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff to disrupt business as usual. As the largest developer of sports and entertainment facilities in the world, OVG prioritizes the way we do business focusing on making long-term investments in our people and our planet. We focus on building a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive workplace. Each day our team members around the world and throughout our local communities work together to provide the greatest experience to our fans and partners.


We celebrate and support a strong, transparent, authentic and inclusive culture focused around four core values:  

  • We treat each other fairly and with respect.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We give back to our global community.


More information at OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn


The Fire Safety Officer position is responsible for the enforcement of the Chicago Fire Code throughout the McCormick Place campus. This position reports to the Life Safety Manager and will support the coordination of emergency responses and implementation of Emergency Operations Plans.


This role will pay an hourly wage of $26.92.



About the Venue

McCormick Place located in downtown Chicago is the largest and most flexible convention center in North America., With over 2.6 million square feet of exhibition space, the campus proudly hosts some of the world’s largest and most prestigious conventions, meetings, and trade shows, welcoming approximately 3 million visitors to Chicago every year.


  • Responsible for completing and enforcing all fire safety protocol and regulations.
  • Must be able to use arms and hands to access the roof with a ladder as needed.
  • Responsible for conducting facility inspections of catwalks, stairways, docks and roofs as instructed.
  • Responsible for inspection of convention hall exhibits and investigating hazardous incidents that may occur and prevent them.
  • Responsible for the delivering emergency medical care as needed.
  • Responsible for assisting in the control of fires and all medical emergencies.
  • Other Duties as assigned as needed.


  • High School Diploma required.
  • Degree in Emergency Management or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years as a first responder, code official or similar background which establishes familiarity with application of life safety code in a public setting.
  • Must possess a State of Illinois Certification as a Firefighter II, and current State of Illinois Licensure as an EMT.
  • Must have strong knowledge of fire protection systems, fire prevention codes, and hazardous material. Must be able to perform any basic Firefighting or EMS skills and be public relations oriented.
  • Working knowledge with NFPA Life and Safety 101, Chicago Fire Code, International Fire Code and/or other widely accepted fire codes.
  • Must be willing and able to work long hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays around event driven schedules.
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to make sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Ability to take tasks that are not clearly defined and appropriately define problems and propose and implement solutions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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