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The SMS Transit Safety Coordinator will promote and provide for the safety of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) riding public and personnel. The primary focus will be the implementation of CATS’ Safety Management System (SMS) and the Agency Safety Plan (ASP) through developing, implementing and monitoring safety plans, policies and procedures, the collection and analysis of system data, ability to work with safety and security technological systems and networks, conduct audits, inspections, investigations, training and promoting a culture of safety. Candidate should possess a working knowledge and understanding of transportation safety operations to include safety plans, policies and procedures, accident/incident investigations, audits, OSHA Guidelines, hazard analysis, and data collection and analysis. Candidate should obtain the ability to effectively manage and use information to identify hazard management and safety assurance patterns for future planning/implementation of plans, policies, and procedures. This position requires working irregular hours including evenings, weekends and/or holidays; will be subject to call-ins during emergencies, and special events. This position is categorized as essential personnel and the candidate may be required to work in inclement weather conditions (in/outside) throughout the CATS service area and locations.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote CATS Safety Culture
  • Assist in implementing Safety Management System (SMS) and Agency Safety Plan (ASP)
  • Assist in reviewing, developing, and implementing safety plans, policies, and procedures
  • Collect, manage, and analyze hazard management related data
  • Able to work with CATS IT in review, development and monitoring of safety and security related programs, technology, systems, and networks
  • Prepare audit reports, corrective action plans, and document hazards in a hazard tracking log
  • Provide safety assurance support to operations to ensure compliance and effectiveness of corrective actions and mitigations CATS implements
  • Conduct safety audits, evaluations, and inspections as required by CATS safety plans and NCDOT Program Standards
  • Provide quality assurance oversight of plans, policies, and procedures
  • Conduct various risk assessments to identify potential safety hazards
  • Review and update hazard logs and risk register
  • Develop and conduct safety training classes
  • Track and monitor various safety trends and performance measures
  • Interact with CATS Operations and Facilities on safety issues and concerns
  • Lead and support Safety Blitzes
  • Conduct station and facility inspections
  • Conduct OSHA industrial safety reviews and inspections at CATS facilities
  • Provide data input and analysis using specialized computer programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • As apart of your responsibility to support the CATS safety culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and enter data
  • Knowledge of FTA Rail Safety Oversight Regulation 49 CFR 672, 673 and 674.
  • Knowledge of OSHA industrial safety regulations
  • Ability to conduct transit operations safety training
  • Knowledge of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Agency Safety Plan (ASP).
  • Knowledge of North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Oversight roles and responsibilities
  • Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) certificate is required for this position, must be able to obtain within two (2) years and retain throughout employment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Knowledgeable in safety and security technology, software, and systems
  • Preferred knowledge in network administration, system design, technology integration, etc.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Occupational Safety, Construction Management, Safety, or a closely related field
  • 3-5 yrs. Experience related to the safety aspects of the operation of rail and streetcar systems, including responsibility for construction safety oversight programs, project planning and implementation, monitoring of safety, fire protection, OSHA regulations, and environmental activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years’ experience as a Safety Coordinator, or a similar position that provides experienced related to the safety aspects of the operation of rail and streetcar systems, including responsibility for construction safety oversight programs, project planning and implementation, monitoring of safety, fire protection, OSHA regulations, and environmental activities

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

This position is considered a security and Safety Sensitive position and will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing under FTA guidelines as well as all procedures and guidelines in alignment with the City of Charlotte and CATS Drug and Alcohol Policies

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

The City of Charlotte of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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