Transit Systems 2023-03-07 2023-03-31

Transit Safety & Training Supervisor

Town of Blacksburg
Blacksburg, Virginia

Job ID: 148219
Job Status: Full-time

Closing Date/Time: Friday, 03/31/23 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Salary: $53,360.00 - $55,516.00 Annually

Location: 2800 Commerce Street, Blacksburg, Virginia

Department: Transit

The Safety and Training Coordinator performs skilled technical work planning and implementing bus operator training and transit safety programs, administering exams, maintaining records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the supervision of the Transit Operations Manager. Supervision is exercised over assigned staff. This position is classified as an essential position during designated planned or unplanned events.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Supervises training staff

  • Develops and implements the operator training program

  • Evaluates and monitors new bus operator training progress

  • Monitors operators with regard to safe operating practices

  • Administers CDL exams and scores applicants on professional skills; sets up road courses

  • Develops and implements safety program

  • Monitors department safety programs and initiatives

  • Develops, updates, and maintains safety and training curriculum guides and safety materials

  • Verifies the work of assigned staff; ensures adherence to established guidelines, rules and regulations

  • Assists in hiring and evaluation the performance of staff

  • Organizes and conducts safety meetings, staff training, and related presentations

  • Conducts emergency preparedness drills and response with BT partners

  • Prepares training budget and monitors expenditures

  • Supports collision and incident investigations

  • Monitors and makes recommendations regarding preventable collisions; participates in Safety Review Panel

  • Maintains and updates the training database; prepares and maintains records and files relating to skills tests; prepares and files all necessary forms and certificates

  • Serves as a classroom instructor for CPR/First Aid, Smith System defensive driving, Bloodborne pathogens, and Simulator, and other related training

  • Assists maintenance manager with various facility safety inspections

  • Responds to emergency incidents at the transit facility and informs staff when all-clear has been issued

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the safe operation of a transit bus

  • General knowledge of training aids and devices

  • Skill in the safe operation of a transit bus

  • Knowledge of the geography of the Town and location of streets and roads

  • Ability to communicate instructions effectively to transit bus operators

  • Ability to assist and train transit bus operators with patience and understanding

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, public safety staff, bus operators, and the general public

Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma/GED Certification required

  • Associates/Technical degree with coursework in management, or related field

  • Experience with training and safety, preferably with a transit agency

  • Supervisory experience and experience as a bus operator
- Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Special Requirements:
  • Possession of or ability to obtain CPR/First Aid, Third Party CDL Tester, Smith System Instructor, Doron Simulator Instructor and P.A.S.S certifications within one year of employment

  • Valid commercial driver's license (Class B with Air Brakes and P endorsement) in the Commonwealth of Virginia with a satisfactory driving record

  • This is a safety-sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing guidelines as set forth by the Federal Transit Administration and the US Department of Transportation in 49 CFR Part 40, and Part 655, as amended

  • A pre-employment drug screening is required for this position

  • Drug and alcohol testing guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Administration, will be followed during the employment period

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