Transit Systems 2019-11-26 2019-12-15

Transit Superintendent - Safety

Company: King County Metro Transit View more listings
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 117841

Do you have a commitment to sustainability, equity and social justice? Is safety and security your passion?

We are seeking a Transit Superintendent for Safety. Our ideal candidate is a dedicated people leader with experience planning, developing and administering comprehensive and effective bus and rail fleet safety programs to ensure passenger and employee safety, mitigation of loss and risk to transit resources and compliance with all applicable local, state and federal codes and regulations.

In this role, you will:

  • Supervise, develop and implement overall safety objectives, programs and work plan for the Transit Division. Ensure compliance with all contractual and legislative requirements and regulations as well as with all Transit Division operating policies and procedures.

  • Lead and promote safety awareness and culture throughout transit operations

  • Review all accident investigations. Participate as a key member of critical incident investigation teams.

  • Create harmonious working relationships with multiple collective bargaining units and ensure consistent application of labor policies, contract provisions and hiring guidelines; fulfill required responsibilities in grievance and arbitration processing and adjudication.

  • Recommend and implement division-wide safety performance measurement goals and work effectively with Transit staff to establish the programs, systems and processes required to fulfill those goals. Forecast, track and report on safety and accident statistics, overall safety program effectiveness, cost trends and similar performance metrics.

  • Provide supporting data and recommendations to management in the formulation of the safety operating and capital improvement budgets.

Transit Superintendents for Safety reflect the following critical competencies:
  • Accountability ~ Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Conflict Management ~ Handles conflict situations effectively

  • Effective Communication Skills ~ Develops and delivers multi-modal communications that convey a clear understanding, for a variety of different audiences

  • Instills Trust ~ Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

  • Quality Decision-Making ~ Makes good, timely decisions

  • Planning and Aligning ~ Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

  • Strategic Mindset ~ Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies

We are looking for candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications: Three to five years of increasingly responsible experience dedicated to transportation safety, traffic safety and/or industrial safety AND one year of lead or supervisory experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the work.

Commitment to Equity & Social Justice
WE BELIEVE diversity encompasses the unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, abilities and the rich dimensions of identity each member of the Metro community brings to work on a daily basis. These perspectives and human dimensions are built through life experiences and membership in socially defined groups including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities and religious beliefs.

The diverse experiences and perspectives of our employees help us serve King County residents in an equitable and culturally responsive way. To learn more, please visit

For more information on this opportunity, contact:

Deandra Stanley, PHR|MBA
Human Resources Analyst, King County Metro Transit

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Transit Job Listing - Transit Superintendent - Safety