SUMMARY: AC Transit is the third largest bus agency in California. We are centrally located in the up and coming Downtown Oakland. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit offers a work-life balance and an excellent benefits package including pension, low cost medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, tuition reimbursement, a 457 savings plan and best of all FREE bus rides on AC Transit system!
Are you interested in doing meaningful work that has a real impact on the community? Look no further! AC Transit is seeking a dynamic leader for the position of Safety Manager. The incumbent in this role will oversee the implementation and coordination of various safety management programs including, training, environmental compliance, emergency preparedness, and emergency and business recovery programs. Reporting directly to the General Manager and under general direction, plans, organizes, manages, and directs the operations, staff, and activities of the Safety unit.
Plans, organizes, manages, and directs the operations, staff, and activities of the Safety unit including oversight of the District's safety programs and strategies designed to mitigate risk and facilitate workplace safety to reduce employee injuries and liability exposure.
Oversees the implementation and coordination of various safety management programs including, training, environmental compliance, emergency preparedness, and emergency and business recovery programs.
Manages employees within the Safety unit; develops, mentors and guides staff in achieving goals and objectives; coaches and develops employees; evaluates performance and work; performs a variety of personnel actions including hiring, terminations, grievances, and discipline.
Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, work standards, policies and procedures for the Safety unit.
Oversees the establishment and implementation of standardized training programs to enhance and encourage employee awareness of occupational safety issues in the workplace; ensures that new employees are trained in safety policies, hazard identification, and other safe work practices; monitors associated regulations and policy changes and retrains and/or communicates to all affected workforce.
Develops and directs the administration and continuous maintenance of a diverse range of policies, procedures, and workforce safety programs and plans including the Safety Management System (SMS), the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTSAP), and the Bus Systems Safety program.
Contributes to the development and maintenance of the District's Emergency Preparedness Program, including program modifications to adhere to regulatory requirements; provides training and annual drills; coordinates activities with other agencies.
Contributes to the development and maintenance of the District's Emergency Operations and Business Recovery Plans.
Oversees and leads staff in conducting audits and analysis of hazards, workplace injuries, accident investigations, trend analysis, development of corrective action plans (CAPs), and regular safety awareness campaigns.
Identifies trends and opportunities for the development of safety training programs; recommends the management, risk mitigation measures, and strategies to further loss prevention efforts.
Develops, administers, and controls the unit's budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments.
Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of safety programs and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
Serves as a liaison to other District departments, divisions, and outside agencies including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and California OSHA; attends meetings as necessary; provides staff support to committees, including the Management/Union Safety committee, and task-forces as necessary; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues.
Provides highly complex assistance to the District's Management and staff; develops and reviews staff reports related to assigned activities and services; presents information to the Board of Directors and various commissions, committees, and boards.
May provide recommendations for corrective and/or disciplinary action in response to safety violations.
Stays abreast of changing laws, regulations and procedures on safety, security and risk management; best practices and regulatory compliance requirements; communicates business implications, and impact to all key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, executive management, other District staff, and various public and private entities.
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of: Principles and practices of management, including the development of goals and objectives, program and work organization, evaluation and supervision of staff; principles, practices and methods of administering and coordinating a comprehensive operational employee safety and security program(s); policies, regulations, specifications and requirements governing industrial safety, loss, prevention, environmental compliance, disaster control, emergency management, and accident prevention for industrial and office environments; recent and on-going developments, current literature and sources of information related to the development, coordination and delivery of effective training programs, as well as health and safety programs; applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility, including FTA and California OSHA requirements; occupational hazard identification and mitigation and standard safety procedures; principles and practices of budget preparation, administration and monitoring; techniques, tools, and principles of project management; analytical processes and report preparation, and presentation techniques; methods of effective research, analysis, report writing and presentation; techniques for making effective public presentations; methods of statistical and data analysis; current software for statistical analysis, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation at the advanced level.
Ability to: Analyze complex data and problems, identify alternative solutions, and the potential consequences of proposed actions; provide for the hiring, professional development, supervision, work review and evaluation of staff through subordinate supervision; develop and oversee implementation of goals, objectives, complex budgets, policies, procedures and work standards; design, coordinate, and manage complex projects, systems, and/or operations develop and implement recommendations in support of department and project goals; interpret and apply District and Board policies and procedures related to area of assignment; apply principles, practices and methods of administering and coordinating a comprehensive employee training and development programs; develop and provide access for employees to training programs that address new and ongoing policies, regulations, specifications and requirements governing industrial safety, loss, prevention, environmental compliance, disaster control, emergency preparedness, and accident prevention for industrial and office environments; interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility. Develop strategy and financial analysis; represent the District at meetings with external agencies and the public; prepare and present technical reports; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; identify and apply principles of problem solving, research and analytical judgement; exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines; work effectively under pressure and meet critical deadlines; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in risk management, occupational health, and safety or closely related field.
Experience: Seven (7) years of professional-level experience in workplace safety and risk management at least three (3) years of which involved supervisory experience preferably in the public transit sector.
Within 180 days of hiring be able to obtain certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) or certificate of completion in the Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP).
Must possess or obtain, and maintain a valid Class C California Driver License, and meet the District's driving standards.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
Certificate of completion in the Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP)
FEMA National Emergency Management Basic Academy Graduate
Physical Requirements: (1) Must maintain the physical condition necessary to conduct field accident investigations, including the ability to: safely driving a District issued automobile; enter and exit bus vehicle quickly and frequently; stand, walk, and climb bus stairs frequently; grasp, lift, hold, and manipulate light items under twenty (20) pounds frequently, such as laptop computers, cell phones, clipboards and writing implements; and stoop, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist frequently. (2) Must maintain the physical ability necessary to perform tasks in an office setting, operating multiple computers, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment.
THIS POSITION IS AN UNREPRESENTED AT-WILL POSITION
The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records.
Benefits: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.
ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.