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Title: Manager, Safety Reporting and Risk Reduction
Company: Metra
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 122097
Requisition Number: 6544

Job Code: SAG10MgrSRRR

Location: Non Unions

Address: 547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60661

Category: Administrative Support (Including Clerical and Sales)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Salary: 72658

Salary Mid-Point: 90823

Maximum Salary: 108987

Description: Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.

The Manager, Safety Reporting and Risk Reduction will manage the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 49 CFR Part 225 regulatory accident and injury tracking and reporting process. Support the overall reduction of risk to employees, customers, and contractors through Hazard Identification/Assessment/Mitigation, as well as, the development and integration, of safety programs, policies, and procedures that comply with FRA and Metra policies and guidelines. Ensure timely and accurate availability of records as required for internal and external agency use. Manage the Operation Lifesaver program to educate people about rail safety within the communities that Metra serves. Supervise staff engaged in FRA and Metra data reporting and compliance analysis along with staff engaged in the Operation Lifesaver program. Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Candidates can expect salary offers that range from the minimum to the mid-point of the salary range. Metra provides full pay ranges so candidate can consider their growth potential.

Metra is a railroad employer subject to the provisions of the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, not the Social Security Administration.


1. Bachelor's degree in Business Management or Safety OR in lieu of a specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in transportation/railroad management.

2. In addition to #1, must have five (5) years of railroad safety experience that includes developing and implementing safety programs and performing trend analysis.

3. Must have four (4) years direct supervisory experience.

4. Must have extensive knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration regulations and reporting requirements with emphasis on 49 CFR Part 225.

5. Must be GCOR Rules Qualified or become Rules qualified within 90 days of start date.

6. Must have excellent analytical, multitasking, communication and organizational skills.

7. Must be able to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with all levels of staff.

8. Must be able to lift and move twenty (20) pounds.

9. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Preferences: Possess and maintain a World Safety Organization (WSO) Certified Safety and Security Director (CSSD) certification preferred.

To Apply: Go to, select Careers at the bottom, under careers on the left hand side select open positions and apply.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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