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

Non-Represented EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Bulletin No:
008019-017
Job Title:
SENIOR SAFETY SPECIALIST
Specialty:
Corporate Safety
Closing Date:
22-FEB-19
Salary Grade:
H1L
Salary Range:
$75,816 - $94,765 - $113,693
External/Internal:
EXTERNAL

At Will**

Other Info:

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

 

Basic Function

To perform a variety of complex development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and investigation or audit work in the areas of operations, industrial, emergency preparedness, and construction safety to ensure bus and rail safety operations and working conditions, compliance with applicable federal, state, and local safety regulations, and reduction or elimination of occupational accidents, injuries, and/or financial losses to Metro.

Example Of Duties

  • Oversees or performs 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
  • Advises management of safety operational requirements and obtains concurrence to meet regulatory safety compliance and reduce accidents and losses
  • Oversees the Los Angeles City Fire Department REGULATION 4 testing program
  • Develops innovative processes and programs to ensure that fire/life safety, safety certification and system safety issues in proposed and operating transit lines are adequately addressed
  • Investigates and reviews claims against Metro and reports of injuries, property damage, industrial accidents, chemical exposure, unsafe work conditions or practices; 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, indoor air quality, and gas release to determine compliance
  • Evaluates various contracts, requests for proposals (RFP), engineering drawings, plans for future transit lines for regulatory compliance, potential safety issues and liability exposure
  • Determines training needs; recommends, develops, and conducts training to diverse group of Metro and Contractors' employees
  • Represents Metro in external and internal safety meetings and committees to provide comprehensive technical advice and assistance ensuring accuracy of accident/injury report and current or new applicable laws and regulations
  • Prepares and presents complex technical reports, including observations, analysis of contaminants, and recommendations for control and corrections of hazards
  • Reviews and analyzes data relating to occupational accidents, injuries, and illnesses; identifies trends and prepares recommendation based on findings
  • Formulates or participates in the formulation of departmental safety policies and procedures and ensures their implementation
  • Provides leadership or work direction to staff
  • 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 Hazardous Materials Emergency Management and Business Plan
  • Serves as liaison with outside City and County, OSHA and AQMD agencies to improve interagency coordination for regulatory compliance
  • Coordinates with Metro’s operating entities the identification of emergency supplies requirements
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Occupational Health and Safety, Safety Engineering, or other related field
  • 5 years' experience in heavy construction safety, industrial safety, fire/life safety, system safety, or loss prevention
  • Certifications as Safety Professional, or Associate Safety Professional, or Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) desirable
  • Valid California Class C driver license
Preferred Qualifications

Due to the competitiveness of the recruitment, consideration may be given to those candidates who demonstrate the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience in developing and implementing safety programs
  • Experience calibrating safety and industrial hygiene equipment
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local health, industry standards and safety regulations including OSHA, EPA, and AQMD

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, and regulations governing bus and rail operations, facilities, construction projects, local building codes, including those promulgated by CPUC, CAL/FED OSHA, CAL/FED EPA, AQMD, NFPA, DHS, local Fire Department Fire, accident, and noise control prevention techniques, equipment, principles, and practices
  • Public and employee safety training and education

Abilities:

  • Perform investigation and reconstruction of safety-related incidents
  • Develop and implement safety program plans and procedures
  • Investigate accidents and determine causes
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro management and employees, as well as representatives from external agencies
  • Monitor and review material safety data sheets to ensure OSHA and AQMD compliance
  • Identify and report job hazardous conditions as well as review and accept job hazard analysis
  • Analyze, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Exercise sound judgment in emergency situations
  • 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.