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Manager of Safety
Requisition Code:19:06
Pay Range$6,849/mo--$8,287/mo
Date Posted2/8/2019
Application DeadlineOpen Until Filled
Job Description
The responsible position for establishing and maintain a safe environment for all employees and customers through the direction, oversight, development and implementation of the agency’s Safety Program. This position develops safety, occupational health and environmental policy. This position also provides support to other departments in any form deemed necessary by the Executive Team.

The incumbent will perform a wide diversity of work situations involving a high degree of complexity, determine own practices and procedures, and contribute to the development of new concepts with Executive oversight. Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times.

Supervision may be exercised over represented and nonrepresented Operations Department staff to include Supervisors, Operators, and others as assigned, engaged in all aspects of the department’s divisions.

Essential Functions

The following summarizes the essential or key responsibilities/attributes of the position the incumbent will be required to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:

Ensures that safety practices and protocols are in compliance with federal, state and local law, including but not limited to Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA).

Manages the gathering and analysis of related performance and statistical loss data to identify areas of exposure and help prioritize deployment of safety resources. Produces monthly reports on performance measurements, safety committee progress, and inspection results, to management and quarterly reports to the Board of Directors.

Manages a work environment that supports a safe and healthy culture. Identify best practices and lead continuous improvement initiatives to reduce work process risks, raise safety awareness and cooperation, and improve safe work practices to include the review, update, and creation of safety related policies and procedures.

Develops short and long- term strategic safety goals and objectives that support the agency’s mission and vision. Evaluates safety programs to determine their adequacy in supporting the short and long term strategic safety plan. Design and implement required or desired changes.

Develops and implements Accident Prevention Plan (APP), Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), and Agency Safety Plan. Develop and conduct annual exercises in support of the EPP.

Participates in the FTA Triennial Review of the various safety related areas inspected.

Partners with, monitors, and controls the agency’s liabilities and losses related to workers’ compensation, claims from the public, and other lawsuits/claims. Work with Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP), insurance broker, to maintain adequate, up-to-date coverage for the agency.

Serves as a member of the Safety Committee. Assists in facilitating meetings and provide consultation. Review Safety Committee assignments and follow up as necessary. Reviews safety minutes to ensure they accurately reflect the meeting. Leads monthly Safety Concerns Meetings, report concerns, and safety initiatives progress to Executive Staff.

Oversees safety audits and inspections of facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance and best risk management practices.

Researches new regulations and developments in the field of Occupational Health and Safety, Transportation Safety and Risk Management to ensure the agency’s compliance with state and federal safety regulations. Provide oversight of the System Security and Emergency Preparedness Plan (SSEPP).

Investigates serious loss and near miss employee and liability incidents to determine causes and develop corrective and preventive measures.

Provides technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and necessary changes.

Serves as the agency ergonomic representative. Analyzes workstations, conducts ergonomic assessments, and develops ergonomic plan.

Oversees all necessary reporting to State of Washington and Oregon accident reports.

Serves as the agency Safety Representative for all related committee or sub-committee groups developed to support local or regional safety focused plans or projects.


Research, apply for, and manage safety grant process.

Update System Security Preparedness Plan.

Prepare and manage agency’s safety budgets.

Serve as Washington State Transit Insurance Pool primary board member.

Acts as backup security liaison.

Attends and participates in special agency recognition events.

Performs other duties as assigned.


May supervise one or more employees.

Applies supervisory responsibilities according to organizational policies and applicable laws.

Interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, schedules, assigns, and directs work; sets goals for the staff; evaluates and manages employee performance; addresses complaints and resolves employee issues.


Knowledge of:

General computer programs, Internet, e-mail, software for word processing, spreadsheets, communications, business systems, inventory, procurement, budgeting, and transportation applications.


Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to speak before groups.

Analytical skills showing sound judgment and decision-making.

Conflict management, problem-solving skills and a desire to exceed customer expectations.

Exhibits and values commitment, leadership, accountability, diversity, integrity, and responsibility.

Ability to:

Network and build strong business and community relationships.

Recognize the challenges of a governmental agency and the constraints under which it operates such as union rules and organizational framework.

Compose clear and precise reports and documents.

Optimize time and efficiency while managing multiple priorities.

Counsel and/or advise all levels of employees.

Read and evaluate technical data, journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents.

Speak effectively and persuasively before an audience such as the Executive Committee, regulatory groups, and employees.

Utilize a wide range of intellectual and problem-solving techniques when directing and coordinating programs, projects, and major activities.

Multi-task, plan and measure results, create and analyze data.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university is preferred. Requires at least five years progressively responsible experience sufficient to demonstrate complete competency and knowledge of the principles of operations management.

Requires at least three (3) years in a managerial capacity in a unionized environment required.

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Public sector management experience preferred.


Regular, dependable attendance is required.

A valid driver’s license from state of residence and a good driving record is required. The ability to obtain or currently possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred.

Must be able to comply with C-TRAN’s nonsmoking policy and function in a nonsmoking work environment.

Must maintain a physical condition, which, either with or without accommodation, allows completion of all essential duties.

If selected for the position, documentation that you are a United States citizen or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States will be required to establish your identity and work authorization in accordance with the employer’s obligation under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If selected for this position, employment will be conditional pending completion of a criminal background investigation.