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Public Transportation Services Corporation (PTSC)
PTSC is an equal employment opportunity employer

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
008006-007
Job Title:
SAFETY SPECIALIST (INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE)
Specialty:
(INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE)
Closing Date:
27-JAN-20
Salary Grade:
H1K
Salary Range:
$71,115 - $88,878 - $106,620
External/Internal:
EXTERNAL

At Will**

Other Info:

This bulletin is posted to establish or add to a Qualified Candidate Pool(QCP)

 

Basic Function

Performs a wide range of duties in the review, administration, and implementation of Metro's operations, construction, and industrial safety programs; enforces contract requirements; provides support to management; and sets safety provisions to ensure safe bus and rail operations and working conditions, ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local safety regulations, and ensure reduction or elimination of occupational accidents, injuries, hazards, and/or financial losses to Metro.

Example Of Duties

  • Conducts safety audits on Metro's facilities, operating divisions, construction sites, work practices and equipment, and safety devices to ensure regulatory safety compliance and reduce accidents, injuries, and losses
  • Investigates and reviews incident reports of injuries, property damage, industrial accidents, unsafe work conditions and practices, and claims involving Metro; determines the cause and provides solutions
  • Conducts collision trends analyses and makes recommendations for reducing the more frequent types of collisions
  • Makes recommendations to departmental management on findings, purchases, and changes to facility, equipment, methods, or procedures to correct unsafe conditions, including ordering the termination of any unsafe operations
  • Evaluates various contracts, requests for proposals (RFP), engineering drawings, and plans for future transit lines for regulatory compliance, potential safety issues, and liability exposure
  • Prepares scope of work statements for RFPs, proposals for transit research projects, and safety information for dissemination to employees and public
  • Reviews project safety submittals
  • Conducts reviews of the hazard management program and follows up on any deficiencies
  • Represents Metro in external and internal safety and project meetings and committees to provide comprehensive technical advice and assistance ensuring accuracy of accident/injury reports and compliance with current or new applicable laws and regulations
  • Prepares and presents reports to supervisor, including jobsite specific daily reports, observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and corrections of hazards
  • Determines training needs; recommends, develops, and conducts training to diverse group of Metro and Contractor employees on various safety awareness, prevention, and investigation programs; may provide safety training on-site
  • Reviews the operating divisions' Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 200 logs for accuracy and prepares or leads the preparation of required federal and state regulatory reports
  • Acts as liaison with Metro departments, labor and insurance representatives, contractors/consultants, and various outside agencies, including safety technical professionals, to provide technical assistance and to ensure accurate accident/injury reports and compliance with current applicable rules and regulations
  • Conducts job site safety and hazard analysis, including performing tests on noise, ventilation, illumination, and gas release to determine compliance and sources of hazardous substances
  • Conducts project tours to ensure the safety of those visiting, as well as the workers performing their duties
  • Reviews and analyzes data relating to accidents, injuries, and illnesses; identifies trends and prepares recommendations based on findings for management evaluation and decision making
  • Participates in the formulation of departmental safety plans, policies, and procedures and ensures their implementation based on proper application of required safety regulations
  • 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

Requirements For Employment

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis. A typical combination includes:

Education

  • Bachelor′s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, or a related field


Experience

  • Three years of relevant experience in heavy construction, fleet safety, system safety, industrial safety, or loss prevention; some positions in this class may require specialized experience in area of assignment

 

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • 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
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) or Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST) preferred

 

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.

  • Experience applying federal, state, and local regulations to ensure compliance with Cal/OSHA, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Environmental Protection Agency EPA, and Air Quality Management District
  • Experience performing professional safety work related to construction and operation projects
  • Experience developing and implementing safety and health programs
  • Experience analyzing and evaluating work operations to identify problems and solutions
  • Experience managing safety projects from conception to final stage
  • Experience performing incident investigations and analyzing and interpreting date
  • Experience preparing comprehensive reports
  • Experience managing time to meet deadlines and accurately apply safety rules

Knowledge:

Defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks

  • Theories, principles, and practices of industrial, operations, and construction safety, system safety, risk management, and engineering
  • 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, accident, and noise control prevention techniques, equipment, and practices
  • General construction safety
  • Public and employee safety training and education
  • Data organization and reporting


Skills:

Defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things
  • Performing professional safety work related to construction and operations projects
  • Developing and implementing safety program plans and procedures
  • Analyzing situations, identifying problems, and recommending solutions
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making conclusions
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Using applicable business software applications

Abilities:

Defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result

  • Give presentations
  • Schedule assignments
  • Manage time to meet deadlines
  • Manage safety projects from conception to culmination
  • Perform investigation and reconstruction of safety-related incidents
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Analyze, interpret, and apply laws, rules regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts
  • Compile and analyze complex data
  • 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.

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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.