Transit Systems 2019-04-04 2019-05-09

Safety Manager

Company: First Transit View more listings
Location: Portland, Oregon
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 112277
Website: https://apply.firstgroupcareers.com/vacancy/23705/Transit%20Talent/detail

First Transit is recruiting for a Safety Manager in Portland, Ore. This paratransit location has 180 employees, with a fleet of 114 buses, operating 22 hours a day, seven days a week. We transport close to 4,000 customers a day.

Job Purpose or Scope: Manages the safety program for a large location and/or multiple small to midsize locations. Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, company policy and client contract. Responsibilities include all or most of those listed below.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms).

  • Provides direction and guidance to location trainers. Develops and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and conducts re-cert and re-training.

  • Investigates incidents, accidents, and work-related injuries including accident investigation, accident reports, accident files, accident register, and follows up with the claims office and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified at the scene. Provides post-accident counseling with drivers. Retrains drivers as necessary.

  • Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, and enters in DMO, or otherwise submits data to appropriate person or organization.

  • Plans, schedules and conducts monthly safety meetings based on region and company safety and safety training goals and objectives. Assists and participates in Safety Action Team meetings. Sets up regular accident review committees to determine preventability of accidents. Responds to appeals from drivers.

  • Provides assistance and training to drivers and attendants on passenger management and other safety related issues.

  • Performs driver road checks of driver performance (e.g., pre-trip checks-lot-to-school and back; post-trip checks).

  • May supervise employees with safety and/or driver hiring or training responsibilities (e.g., Safety Coordinator, Field Supervisor, Driver Trainers/Instructors). Supervisory responsibility may range from providing work guidance and leadership to full supervisory duties* such as hiring, selecting and training; setting and adjusting rates of pay and work hours; planning the work; directing tasks/activities; appraising performance; handling employee complaints; recommending and applying discipline; and monitoring legal compliance measures.

  • Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends. Develops cost saving recommendations. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.


Level of Decision Making:
  • Determines appropriate compliance and administrative forms/requirements and manages the location’s safety program based on regulations and company policy.

  • May modify and deliver safety and driver training, either personally or through staff, based on company policy, region goals and location needs.

  • May provide work direction to Driver Trainers/Instructors.

  • May hire drivers based on regulatory requirements, company policy and driver interviews.

  • May hire, train, and develop employees engaged in safety, driver training and/or compliance processes.


Minimum Education & Certifications Required:
  • High school diploma or equivalent


Experience & Skills Required:
  • 2 to 3 years transportation, safety or related experience

  • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues

  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively

  • Good verbal, written and relational communication skills, with ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials and general public

  • Fluent in English

  • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

  • Possess working vehicle to travel with in service area as needed



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