Under general direction implements and supervises the Safety Certification Program for all Agency transit projects. Provides technical assistance and delivers work products and required elements for the safety and security certification program of the Safety & Quality Management division. Works continuously and interfaces with other agency departments and divisions, local fire and building codes officials, and federal representatives as needed/requested.
The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Continuously updates, reviews, interpret, implements, and monitors the Safety and Security Certification Program for compliance with ST agency, local, state, and federal requirements. • Performs system safety reviews of design and construction submittals; performs code analysis of municipal, state, and national codes for applicability to Agency project(s); performs evaluations and prepares recommendations for code compliance of specific design and construction elements. • Updates, reviews, interprets, and maintains the Fire/Life Safety, System Safety and System Assurance sections of the Design Criteria Plan/Guidelines; provides technical supervision of staff and consultants involved with System Safety, Fire/Life Safety and System Assurance functions; and provides support to start-up and testing of newly constructed transit systems. • Provides information and prepares report/requests for documenting agency system safety and security certification of transit systems, including rail, commuter rail, and transit facilities. • Provides support to the Construction & System Safety Director and the System Safety Assurance Manager on matters as directed; participates on a variety of committees as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to area of assignment. • Under limited direction and supervision ensures processes, policies, and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations pertaining to system certification, hazard identification, risk assessment, and hazard tracking and resolution. • Coordinate and work with the design-build project contractor's Safety Security Certification Manager (SSCM) to ensure all aspects of system safety certification comply with the Agency plans, local, state, and federal requirements. • It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees. • It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices. • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, occupational health and safety, or closely related field and three years of experience in safety and quality assurance program coordination that includes responsibility for system safety, design, and/or construction reviews in a medium to large organization; preferably in a transit related industry; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: • Valid state driver’s license. • Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certification.
Required Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics, services, and activities to implement and communicate a safety program. • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to system certification. • Methods and techniques used in the performance of required and assigned duties and responsibilities. • Principles and practices of risk identification, hazard analysis, and system safety certification programs. • Rail or Transit safety program rules, federal regulations, policies, and procedures related to system safety certification. • Applicable safety codes, fire codes, building codes, transit codes, and references of standard safety and operations practice in rail transit and transit facility environments. • Industry standard verification reports, documents, and reporting guidelines for transit safety certification. • Recent developments, current literature, and information related to transit safety certification rules and regulations. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets, presentations, and reports. • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, design consultants, outside agencies, contractors, community groups, and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Applying principles and practices of risk assessment, hazard analysis, and safety certification. • Understanding technical and/or industry concepts of safety management, safety transit certification, and applicable safety codes and ordinances as they relate to building construction and fire/life safety. • Developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing. • Monitoring safety certification program performance and recommend adjustments for continuous improvement of programs, policies, and procedures. • Evaluating operational safety requirements and processes. • Ability to create acceptable work products with aggressive deadlines. • Flexibility to manage and meet milestones for multiple projects.
Physical Demands / Work Environment: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds. • May be exposed to active rail lines or operational rail areas. • The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
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