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Title: Safety Program Manager
Company: DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
Location: Dallas, Texas
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 131485
Apply by May 27, 2021

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Section: Safety Operations
Division: Headquarters
Department: Operations Safety
Pay Grade: 120 / Salary commensurate with experience and education
Job Code: 0925C
FLSA/EEO: Exempt/Professionals

Under general direction of the Director of Operations Safety, evaluates facility operations and oversees the safety to ensure safe operating conditions for employees, contractors and the public; communicates and promotes safety training and programs; develops reports and recommends changes to policies and procedures. Develops protocols and oversees transit safety, industrial safety and environmental aspects of the agency's activities for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).

  1. Evaluates reports of injuries, property damage, occupational diseases, or public liability to determine causative factors. Communicates findings and recommendations for improvement to employees and management. Formulates and implements corrective action plans as directed.
  2. Inspects, evaluates and audit facilities and tools/equipment for compliance with federal, state, local and agency safety policies and procedures.
  3. Evaluates facility operations including new, modified, and existing work practices to insure safe working conditions for employees and the public. Performs inspections and monthly audits to determine facility compliance with DART's Safe Work Practices and Policies. Communicates results and recommendations to management.
  4. Prepares and coordinates written reports and procedure drafts as required. Develops and maintains documents and records management system including Microsoft databases and spreadsheets. Maintains intranet and Hazard ID Workflow.
  5. Develops and conducts safety training, and quality assurance programs for assigned facilities.
  6. Performs accident investigations and coordinate report findings with agency supervisors/managers.
  7. Develops intervention strategies to resolve identified unsafe acts and conditions observed in the workplace. Assists in the development of policies/procedures in support of the Authority's System Safety Program Plan/Agency Safety Plan.
  8. Reviews changes in work methods and processes to ascertain effect on established safety practices.
  9. Establishes measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of facility safety and health programs. Prepares and analyzes safety data and statistical reports concerning accidents, trends, and solutions. Determines the need for technical surveys and appraisals to identify conditions that may affect the health and safety of employees and the public. Develops and oversees contracts with consultants for services provided to the agency.
  10. Monitors Federal and state occupational health and safety regulations and recommends programs to ensure agency compliance. Makes recommendations for and assists in the development and implementation of new safety policies and procedures.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.
  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in industrial, occupational, transit, safety, or related field.
  2. Six (6) years work experience developing and implementing safety programs to include two (2) years of directly related experience with government/transit operations and three (3) years prior supervisory or project management experience.
  3. Candidate must possess working knowledge of OSHA compliance and DOT programs to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and/or local DOT, Health and Safety legislation.
  4. Complete and successfully obtain a Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certification-Bus and Rail as required by the Federal Transit Administration (49CFR673) within three (3) years as a condition of continued employment.
  5. Thorough knowledge of maintenance, bus and/or light rail operating practices and operating environment.
  6. Ability to work irregular hours and on short notice.
  7. Proficient using PC software applications to include but not limited to Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  8. Ability to routinely utilize excel in developing and presenting charts, graphs and tables.
  9. Analytical ability to find solutions to complex professional technical and administrative problems.
  10. Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  11. The ability to encourage and build mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members/employees to foster open dialogue to blend people into teams when needed. Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team. Fosters open dialogue. Defines success in terms of the whole team. Creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
  12. Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  13. Ability to marshal resources to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal.
  14. Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; can see hidden problems.
  15. Ability to quickly develop technical understanding; is good at learning new industry, company or technical knowledge.
  16. Ability to accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Breaks down work into the process steps. Develops schedules and task/people assignments. Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks. Measures performance against goals. Evaluates results.
  17. Ability to read a situation quickly. Good at focused listening. Can effectively negotiate difficult agreements and settle disputes equitably. Can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  18. Ability to identify data by breaking down information into analytical categories for mitigation.

Reports to Safety & Compliance Project Manager

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting DART's operating facilities, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and using all protective clothing and devices provided.

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.

DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

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