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Title: Director of Safety, Security and Regulatory Compliance
Company: Omnitrans
Location: San Bernardino, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 106385
OmniTrans is the southern California-based public transit agency serving the San Bernardino Valley, providing safe, reliable, affordable, friendly and environmentally responsible transportation. OmniTrans currently operates local and express bus routes as well as sbX rapid bus transit service, OmniGo hometown shuttle service, and Access, a paratransit service for the disabled.

Established in 1976 through a joint powers agreement, OmniTrans has an employee base of 650 and a fleet size of 189 vehicles. Carries approximately 16 million passengers each year throughout its 480-square mile service area, covering 15 cities and portions of the unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County, operated with 40-foot buses and 30-foot buses; deluxe 60-foot articulated CNG vehicles with onboard Wi-Fi, power outlets and bike racks; circulator service; curb-to-curb; special transportation; travel training program of volunteer drivers and finally the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, a nine mile rail project will provide true transportation choice and is projected to begin in 2020. Operated by OmniTrans. Major destinations within the OmniTrans service area include transportation centers, medical centers, educational facilities, shopping malls, business parks, and community centers.

Cities within 15 miles of OmniTrans include: Colton, Loma Linda, Rialto, Highland, Grand Terrace, Bloomington Redlands, Fontana, Riverside, Yucaipa, and Glen Avon, to name a few. Other major cities near OmniTrans include: Anaheim, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, and more. Take back some of your precious time and ride Metrolink from Irvine and get to the office in just under an hour!


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and under general administrative direction manages the Agency’s safety, security, environmental compliance, and fleet safety and training programs. Serves as the Agency’s liaison and point of contact for external safety and law enforcement agencies. Oversees the performance of inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES including the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Directs and coordinates Agency programs related to safety, security, and environmental compliance, emergency planning/response, and disaster preparedness, and fleet safety and training programs. Ensures all Agency facilities and transit system operations are in compliance with federal, state, and local safety and security requirements.

  • Oversees the performance of inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations and the Project Safety and Security Plan.

  • Monitors the audits of consultant and contractor safety performance relating to accident statistics and compliance.

  • Ensures that all documentation and record keeping relating to any all programs are accurate. Ensures that all safety files and records are properly maintained and that all required reports are submitted on a timely basis.

  • Assumes lead responsibility in formulating general safety and security policies and procedures to be followed by Agency personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Communicates with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

  • Supports, assists, and meets with Directors and/or staff to effectively implement safety/environmental compliance programs within applicable regulations and local requirements.

  • Researches new regulatory compliance issues for applicability.

  • Ensures that inspections/audits of the work environment, activities, and processes to detect existing or potential accident, fire, health, chemical, biological, and physical hazards are routinely conducted in accordance with existing policies and procedures or as warranted. Based on the findings of inspections/audits recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.

  • Develops recommendations for hazards and follows-up on the status of corrective actions.

  • Conducts safety engineering reviews of new equipment, processes and chemicals.

  • Keeps managers and employees alerted to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances. Conducts detailed evaluations of unsafe conditions and incidents.

  • Participates in the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for Agency use.

  • Devises, supervisors, and coordinates training programs which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness for employees and supervisors. Handles inquiries, problems, or complaints from employees, management or the public.

  • Functions as the Emergency Management Liaison Officer to the County Office of Emergency Services.

  • Measures on a scale the safety performance including rules and regulations compliance and corrective action. Performs administrative duties as assigned during emergency operations under the guidelines of the California Standardized Emergency Management system, and in compliance with the Federal Transit Administration and Department of Homeland Security Transit system Security and Emergency Preparedness Program guidelines.

Directly supervises safety, security and fleet safety and training professional staff. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Agency’s policies and procedures, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include but is not limited to training, planning, directing work assignments, hiring, evaluating performance, addressing performance issues and problem solving.

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

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Business or Engineering form a four-year college or university; and five years of related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree and Safety Professional, or Law Enforcement or Industrial Security Management experience is highly desirable.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and basic algebra and geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Must be familiar with current business operating systems, software, and programs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employees is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

TO APPLY, please click on this link to view the complete position description and to submit your resume and letter of interest for consideration. Resumes received by JANUARY 25, 2019 will receive first consideration. Open until filled.

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to: Daphne Le Blanc, Principal/CEO - TALENT SEARCH CONSULTANTS LLC 818.399.5787

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