Under limited supervision in the Division of Intermodal – Office of Rail Safety, the Safety Specialist II performs work of moderate to considerable difficulty in the performance of requirements of the Rail Safety Oversight (SSO) Program. Provide for the collection, organization and analysis of data required to review the existing safety operations of the State’s Rail Transit Agency (RTA). The Safety Specialist II reports to the State Safety Oversight Program Manager.
- Assist in monitoring the State’s Rail Transit Agency (RTA) system to ensure compliance with the SSO regulations and Program Standard.
- Assist in determining the establishment and implementation of policies, strategic and operating plans, and objectives supporting the Department’s overall mission and goals.
- Assist in conducting annual reviews and updates of the Program Standard to ensure compliance with all current FTA SSO Regulations.
- Monitor the State’s RTA system to ensure compliance with the SSO regulations and Program Standard, ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of requested materials.
- Review the updated RTA’s plans and reports. Collects and monitors data, conducts analyses of draft reports and review checklists, and provides recommendations for various reports to the SSO Program Manager.
- Assist the Program Manager to ensure Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) the department is responsible for overseeing are tracked from the time the finding is issued through to CAP closeout, with close attention required for reviewing the adequacy of supporting materials
- Assist the Program Manager and prepares written reports, as well as other production-related results and updates; provide supporting material(s) for presentations to internal and external stakeholders at various levels (technical, public and management).
- Assist in managing consultant staff performance and compliance with contractual responsibilities. Activities include but are not limited to monitoring deliverables against actual completed activities, reviewing technical documents and invoices, and scheduling and recording meeting minutes as required.
- Maintain an organized method of tracking to maintain awareness of current submissions and status and for adequate long-term retention. Maintain SSO activities tracking logs, including but not limited to: SSO Deliverable Log (Master), Accident Investigation Log, Corrective Action Plan Log, Hazard Management Log, Training Log, and other logs as needed.
- Coordinate with multiple internal teams and external agencies including the RTA’s departments and local, state, and federal stakeholders.
- Assist the Program Manager in conducting all aspects of the GDOT triennial audit program as well as providing documentation for other audits that the GDOT is subject to.
- Assist in managing the performance and delivery of the SSO Program.
- Collaborate with independent, regulatory, and third-party auditsand investigations.
- Assist in conducting SSO oversight activities in the engineering and construction phase for the rail transit agency’s capital projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
STATE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND 3 years of related experience,
- OR Associate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND 5 years of related experience,
- OR One year at the lower level (TRP053) or position equivalent.
- Demonstrated experience in a lead worker or supervisory role.
AGENCY MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Current Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) Certification OR ability to acquire within 3 years of hiring.
- 2-3 years of experience in project management, including tracking of project budgets and schedule.
- 2-3 years of experience assisting with federal and state laws and regulatory compliance
- 3 years of experience with safety-related responsibilities at the federal, state, or local agency OR any equivalent combination of experience and education in a related field.
- 3 years of experience analyzing and organizing technical data and preparing detailed reports for summary and presentation to internal and external customers.
- 3 years of experience communicating and disseminating information both in written form and through oral communications to individuals and large groups.
AGENCY PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- 5 years of experience in a public transportation environment with safety-related responsibilities at the federal, state, or transit agency.
- 5 years of experience analyzing and organizing technical data and preparing detailed reports for summary and presentation to internal and external customers.
- 5 years of experience of compliance and alignment with best practices to enhance the safety and security of the traveling public.
- Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing short and long-term organizational change and motivating others to reach goals.
- Demonstrated experience in responding to State and Federal Agency Audits.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL GDOT JOBS
The interview is just one part of the overall selection process and is not the only criteria used to make the final selection. In addition to the interview, the final selection is based on the applicant’s work history and performance (documented in HR and/or Office files), PeopleSoft/employee status (i.e. rehire code), employee performance reviews, personnel file review (HR & Office Files), criminal background check, employment reference checks (including references and commendations from Managers and other relevant documentation) and, for supervisory positions, demonstrated leadership skills based on past and current work history will be considered.
Good Employment Standing:
In accordance with the Interview and Selection Process (ISP), an applicant must have no active disciplinary actions to be in good employment standing. Actions that may disqualify an applicant include letters of reprimand (active for 12 months after issuance date); suspension without pay or disciplinary demotion (active for 12 months from the effective date); Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) and Leave Restriction Plans (active until 12 months after the date of conclusion). In addition, an employee must have an overall e Performance rating score of three (3) or higher on their most current evaluation. Please note that Memorandums of Concern are not considered disqualifying factors. Human Resources may remove any employee from consideration for selection who is pending a disciplinary action; however, if the action is resolved in the employee’s favor, he or she will be allowed to compete.
THIS IS AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUCEMENT OPEN ONLY TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES
THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.
THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE CHECK AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, WHERE APPLICABLE
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UPON PROMOTION, THE SELECTED CANDIDATE WILL RECEIVE 10% or THE GDOT JOB SPECIFIC MINIMUM SALARY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
GDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER