$2,867 – $4,300 per week ($149,062 – $223,592 estimated annual)
This position has an application deadline of Friday, October 25, 2019.
The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.
The Director, Safety and Security reports to the Deputy General Manager/Chief Executive Officer. This position is responsible for the management and oversight of systems safety and security functions for the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) and the Transportation Authority (TA).
Examples of Essential Functions:
Responsible the development and implementation of three agency’s goals, policies and objectives relating to system safety and security to assure a safe work environment and compliance with local, state and federal safety regulations.
Oversee and work closely with internal and external stakeholders including OSHA, EPA, DOT, FTA, FRA, DHS, TSA, APTA and CPUC to meet all safety requirements in conjunction with the Deputy Director, Safety and Security.
Oversee security functions, including Protective Services/contracted sworn law enforcement staff in conjunction with the deputy Director, Safety and Security.
Represent the agency before local, regional, state and federal government agencies, boards, commissions and conferences.
Direct the development and implementation of effective safety and security training and education programs for agency employees, contractors, and the general public.
Supervise staff. Hire, mentor and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Participates in selection, coordinate staff training, establish performance objectives, monitor and evaluate employee performance.
Examples of Duties:
Oversee and promote safe work environment to include bus and rail operations, occupational, construction and industrial safety.
Monitor potential, pending, and current legislation that may impact the agency’s safety and security standards, programs and initiatives.
Monitor safety and security compliance and identify opportunities for improvements and/or efficiencies, develops and implements change initiatives and enforces accountability.
Oversee the accident investigation process; ensure proper accident investigation procedures are followed. Communicate safety successes, near miss details, and trend analysis finding.
Provide technical and administrative support on all safety and health policies and programs to the Executive Team.
Prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence for boards of Directors.
Oversee compliance with safety-related regulatory filing and reporting.
Direct the development, implementation, administration and review of the effectiveness of the industrial safety, industrial hygiene, construction safety, environmental safety and vehicle safety aspects of the SamTrans’ and Caltrain System Safety Program Plans.
Oversee the Facilities Security systems, including maintenance and new installations for CCTV systems, the Card access system and evaluate and revise security procedures.
Serve as liaison for the Safety and Risk Management Department with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
Evaluate job performance of staff which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one’s self, fellow employees and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Sufficient education, training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Development of the required knowledge and abilities is typically obtained through but not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree in safety engineering, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene or closely related field or equivalent practical experience.
Seven years of safety management experience in commuter transportation environment.
Three years of experience in managing professional staff.
Professional certifications and licenses in Transportation Safety provided by the Transportation Safety Institute.
Demonstrated leadership ability.
A valid California driver license with safe driving record.
Must have effective oral and written presentation and communication skills.
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About San Mateo County Transit District
The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheel paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, also is the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.