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District Safety Manager

Company: First Transit
Location: Union
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:



Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support Location Safety Managers to ensure compliance and attainment of Safety KPIs.
  • Analyzes data and provides direction for opportunities to improve safety performance, improve quality of coaching and improve driver scores for at risk behaviors.
  • Supervise employees with safety and/or driver hiring or training responsibilities (e.g., Safety Manager, Safety Coordinator, Field Supervisor, Driver Trainers/Instructors). Supervisory responsibility may range from providing work guidance and leadership to full supervisory duties* such as hiring, selecting and training; setting and adjusting rates of pay and work hours; planning the work; directing tasks/activities; appraising performance; handling employee complaints; recommending and applying discipline; and monitoring legal compliance measures.
  • Oversees driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms).
  • Provides direction and guidance to location Safety Managers and Trainers. Develops and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and conducts re-cert and re-training.
  • Oversees and Audits incident, accident, and work-related injuries investigations, accident reports, accident files, accident register, and follows up with the claims office and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified at the scene. Provides post-accident counseling with drivers. Retrains drivers, Safety Supervisors, Trainers and Managers as necessary.
  • Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, and enters in DMO, or otherwise submits data to appropriate person or organization.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts monthly safety meetings based on region and company safety and safety training goals and objectives. Assists and participates in Safety Action Team meetings. Sets up regular accident review committees to determine preventability of accidents. Responds to appeals from drivers.
  • Provides assistance and training to drivers and attendants on passenger management and other safety related issues.
  • Performs driver road checks of driver performance (e.g., pre-trip checks-lot-to-school and back; post-trip checks).
  • Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends. Develops cost saving recommendations. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Determines appropriate compliance and administrative forms/requirements and manages the location's safety program based on regulations and company policy.
  • May modify and deliver safety and driver training, either personally or through staff, based on company policy, region goals and location needs.
  • May provide work direction to Driver Trainers/Instructors.
  • May hire drivers based on regulatory requirements, company policy and driver interviews.
  • May hire, train, and develop employees engaged in safety, driver training and/or compliance processes. Experience & Skills Required:
  • 5+ years transportation, safety or related experience
  • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Good verbal, written and relational communication skills, with ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials and general public
  • Fluent in English
  • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to travel assigned location include NJ, DE and CT
  • Possess working vehicle to travel with in service area as needed FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: First Transit, Union , District Safety Manager, Executive , Union, New Jersey

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