Overview

Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Bulletin No: 008019-018
Job Title: SENIOR SAFETY SPECIALIST (RAIL SAFETY)
Specialty: Rail Safety
Closing Date: 13-OCT-21
Salary Grade: H1L
Salary Range: $78,873 – $98,592 – $118,289
External/Internal: EXTERNAL
Other Info: This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool (QCP)
Basic Function
Contributes to the agency by developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and investigating or auditing programs, policies, and strategies for operations, industrial, and construction safety and emergency preparedness; ensures that the agency is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local safety regulations; and helps prevent/reduce injuries, accidents, fines, and litigation to reduce agency costs and improve employee health and safety.
Example Of Duties
• Conducts safety reviews, audits, inspections, and testing in the areas of fire/life safety, safety certification, and transit operations on Metro’s facilities, operating divisions, construction sites, work practices, equipment, and safety devices; identifies, reports, and addresses safety issues and hazards found
• Advises management of safety operational requirements and obtains concurrence to meet regulatory safety compliance and reduce accidents and losses
• Analyzes collision data and makes recommendations to reduce accidents based on trends; monitors effectiveness of mitigating measures implemented to improve collision rates
• Oversees compliance with the hazard management program and takes corrective action, as needed, to ensure data accuracy and timely resolution of issues
• Oversees the Los Angeles City Fire Department Regulation 4 testing program
• Coordinate’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) audits and resolves issues identified
• Investigates and reviews claims against Metro and reports of injuries, property damage, industrial accidents, unsafe work conditions, or practices; performs reconstruction of incidents and injuries; determines the cause; and provides solutions
• Makes recommendations to departmental management on findings, purchases, and changes to facility, equipment, methods, or procedures to correct unsafe conditions
• Coordinates and conducts job site safety and hazard analysis, including performing tests on noise, ventilation, illumination, and gas release to determine compliance
• Monitors, reviews, audits, and evaluates various contracts, requests for proposals (RFP), engineering drawings, and plans for future transit construction for safety-related regulatory compliance, potential safety issues, and liability exposure
• Determines training needs; recommends, develops, and conducts training to diverse group of Metro and Contractor employees
• Prepares and presents complex technical reports, including observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and corrections of hazards
• Tracks, reviews, and analyzes data relating to occupational accidents, injuries, and illnesses; identifies trends and prepares recommendation based on findings
• Formulates or participates in the development of departmental safety policies and procedures and ensures their implementation
• Analyzes, interprets, and applies safety-related laws, rules, and regulations for impact on agency
• Coordinates emergency preparedness issues for Metro, including recommending, implementing, and monitoring Emergency Preparedness programs to enhance agency readiness for incidents, emergencies, and disasters
• Coordinates with Metro operating entities in the planning and completion of emergency response drills, and preparation and periodic updates of Site Emergency Action Plans
• Prepares and updates Metro’s Emergency Management Plan
• Coordinates with Metro’s operating entities to identify emergency supply requirements
• Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
May be required to perform other related job duties
Experience
• Three years of relevant experience in heavy construction safety, industrial safety, fire/life safety, system safety, or loss prevention

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation preferred
• Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred
• Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST) Certification preferred
• Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certificate preferred
• Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) preferred
• On call twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week for emergency response
• A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications (PQ’s) are used to identify relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) as determined by business necessity. These criteria are considered preferred qualifications and are not intended to serve as minimum requirements for the position. PQ’s will help support selection decisions throughout the recruitment. In addition, applicants who possess these PQ’s will not automatically be selected.
• Knowledge of California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Orders and applicable Cal-OSHA regulations
• Experience implementing and integrating System Safety Program (SSPP) or Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP)
• Experience conducting corrective action plans and overseeing State Safety Oversight (SSO) inspections
• Experience coordinating, overseeing, and monitoring Hazard Management Programs
• Possess Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician (OHST), Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and/or Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) certifications or licenses
Knowledge:
• Theories, principles, and practices of industrial safety, construction, engineering, fire/life safety, safety certification, system safety, emergency preparedness, and risk management
• Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances governing traffic, bus and rail operations, vehicle operations, health and safety, facilities, construction projects, and local building codes, including those promulgated by California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Cal/OSHA, Federal-OSHA, California/Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Air Quality Management District (AQMD), and local Fire Departments
• Fire, injury, accident, and noise control prevention theories, methods, equipment, principles, and practices
• Safety information gathering and data analysis theories and techniques
• Public and employee safety training and education

Skills:
• Writing, establishing, and implementing safety programs, policies, and procedures
• Performing investigations and reconstructions of safety-related incidents and determining causes
• Report preparation and analysis of data
• Analyzing situations, identifying problems, proposing solutions, and implementing strategies
• Exercising sound judgment in emergency situations
• Communicating effectively orally and in writing
• Interacting professionally and tactfully with various levels of Metro management and employees, as well as representatives from external agencies
• Using applicable business software applications
Abilities:
• Identify and report job hazardous conditions, as well as review and accept job hazard analysis
• Monitor and review material safety data sheets
• Meet time constraints
• Manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks
• Think and act independently
• Understand, analyze, interpret and apply laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, best practices, and labor/management agreements
• Handle highly confidential information
• Read, write, speak, and understand English
Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro’s website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application.

Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (FR)
*Open to the public and all Metro employees
This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.