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Title: Manager of Safety & Security
Company: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
Location: Tampa, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 118767
Department: Safety and Security
Reports To: Director of Safety
Supervises: Safety & Security Specialists
FLSA: Exempt

Position is responsible for overseeing and monitoring of safety and security activities of HART Authority. Responsibilities include regulatory reporting to local, state and federal agencies; updating safety and security plans for bus and rail divisions; overseeing alarm and surveillance systems of HART facilities and in transit vehicles; and investigating accidents and incidents. Position is also responsible for performing annual safety and security reviews; leading in emergency management efforts; staffing Emergency Operations Center during local emergencies; rating accidents and incidents based on Transportation Safety Institute guidelines; overseeing the Authority safety committees and Accident Review Board; managing grant allocations for security functions; serving as the project manager for security projects that are scheduled and serves as the liaison for local first responders (law enforcement and fire rescue) for training and emergency response activities.

  • Reviews all vehicle and personal injury accident reports, databases and related documentation; makes accident prevention determination consistent with contractual provisions; processes required safety training, determinations and initiates Notices of Infraction when needed.

  • Oversees the maintenance of HART’s Operator Accident Tracking Profile and Safe Driving Awards program/database; coordinates the Safety Awards presentation.

  • Prepares and submits monthly, quarterly, annual and other safety reports as required by HART, State and Federal agencies.

  • Maintains and updates all written safety programs, such as HART’s System Safety and Security Program Plans, Hurricane Plan, Emergency Contingency Plan, Occupational Safety and Health Plan, Emergency Response Plan, and OSHA and FDOT regulatory and compliance reporting requirements; keeps informed on current developments of federal and state safety laws likely to affect the agency; ensures compliance with requirements.

  • Notifies management on all aspects of the Authority’s fleet safety as it pertains to field operations, vehicles, facilities, customers and HART personnel.

  • Manages compliance with the FDOT State Safety Oversight Office Ensures compliance with all safety and security audit requirements.

  • Responsible for incident based reporting requirements to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

  • Responsible for compilation and documentation of Annual and Monthly Activity Reports to FDOT.

  • Documents ongoing monthly and annual hazard identification, analysis and Corrective Action Plans (CAPS).

  • Performs safety inspections of HART facilities.

  • Performs periodic fire drills to ensure readiness/compliance

  • Schedules training/re-training to ensure employee knowledge/compliance with HART safety, security and training policies and procedures.

  • Maintains security for all Authority personnel, properties and vehicles through threat and vulnerability assessments, written procedures and required programs such as HART’s System Security Program Plan; monitors all security surveillance equipment, recording and alarm systems at all Authority facilities.

  • Oversees, monitors and communicates daily with HART security service contractor(s); reviews security reports; addresses and resolves concerns/issues; prepares evaluation reports and authorizes invoice payment.

  • Reports on all aspects of vehicle operations and personnel movement at the Authority’s facilities; oversees the Authority’s security polices, and procedures to ensure proper compliance; assists with corrective action for policy violations. Communication and coordination with local, state and federal (to include Department of Homeland Security, Transportations Security Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center) local law enforcement, security and emergency response agencies; coordinates on-going field and table top emergency response drills and exercises with local area law enforcement and emergency response agencies.

  • Supervises and evaluates staff.

  • Responds to public and patron safety and security concerns.

  • Develops, designs and implements safety and security related training and re-training programs based upon needs and objectives.

  • Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of new and/or existing safety and security training programs; oversees the performance of informal and formal audits and inspections; studies evaluations from the staff; prepares related reports.

  • Develops safety and security training manuals for all functional areas of the organization.

  • Assists with operational, safety and security systems training for all new hires, to include certification/qualification.

  • Oversees/delivers periodic safety-related training.

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or related field.

  • Seven (7) years of progressive experience in a transit environment.

  • Five (5) years of Fixed Guideway and/or Rail experience.

  • Five (5) years of Safety and Security leadership, management and supervisory experience.

  • Experience in Florida Statute 14-90 compliance.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience (1-year of formal education equating to 5 years of work experience) may be considered in lieu of the above requirements.

Machines, Tools, and Equipment Used:
Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems, as well as a computer for both data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes.

  • Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license with 10 business days of hire.

  • Transportation Safety Institute Coursework.

  • FEMA NIMS Coursework


Skills and Ability:
  • Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and processes, while overseen by a supervisor through regular meetings.

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires the incumbent to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.

  • Ability to perform work that encompasses advanced technical, scientific, legal, or mathematical concepts, which contribute to the implementation of specific policies, programs, or initiatives of the organization.

  • Ability to follow basic guidelines for operational activities and make decisions that govern the activities and behaviors of staff members. Work directly impacts other workers, citizens, or both.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to prepare and edit clear, complex and concise written reports.

  • Ability to work under stress and interruptions.

  • Ability to interact positively with a variety of personalities and disabilities internally and externally.

  • Ability to oversee and manage more than two employees in the organization performing multiple types of work.

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to set and execute departmental goals and objectives.

  • Analytical/problem solving ability.

  • Ability to prepare complex reports.

  • Ability to perform calculations with accuracy.

  • Ability to use or repair medium equipment and machinery, such as vehicles or commercial mowers.

  • Ability to meet attendance and punctuality requirements.

  • Ability to be a flexible, effective team leader/player.

Knowledge of:
  • Rules, regulations, procedures and functions of the Authority.

  • Bargaining and non-bargaining unit contracts and employee policy manuals.

  • Training techniques and presentation skills.

  • Current and applicable governmental laws pertaining to safety and security specifically USC 49 CFR 655 and FS 14-90.

  • Standard office practices, procedures and equipment.

  • Knowledge necessary to make responsible recommendations that impact the budget; assist with the management of the departmental and divisional budget; manage or administer grant funds; and prepare and/or process purchase orders.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
  • Constant periods of sitting, oral and written communication, and listening.

  • Occasional periods of computer usage and walking.

  • Ability to hear, see, speak, and perceive color, depth and texture.

  • Ability to work nontraditional hours (to include nights and weekends).

  • Occasional lifting and carrying supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment, outdoor environment, street environment, construction site, the community, warehouse environment or shop environment.

  • May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting HART's operating facilities, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided.

It is the responsibility of all HART employees to provide a safe and secure environment for HART customers, contractors, visitors and fellow co-workers. HART employees are also responsible for:
  • Adhering to stated policies and procedures relating to health and safety, security, and quality management.

  • Recognizing and reporting all accidents and hazardous conditions.

  • Assisting in the development of workplace safety procedures for their respective departments.

  • Promoting workplace safety procedures within their department.

  • Adhering to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment and materials for which the role has responsibility.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned.

The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

EEO Compliance: HART is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or other status protected by Federal or State law.

ADA Compliance: Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application process and/or interview process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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