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Manager Bus System Safety


Salary

$84,032.00 - $126,817.60 Annually

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Job Type

Full-Time

Division

Metro Transit

Job Number

2021-00267

WHO WE ARE

We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services.  More information about us on our website.

We are committed to supporting a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 

Metro Transit is one of the country's largest transit systems, employs more than 3,000 people, and prior to COVID-19, provided more than 80 million rides a year through an integrated network of buses, light rail and commuter trains, as well as resources for those who carpool, vanpool, walk or bike in the Twin Cities.
How your work would contribute to our organization and the Twin Cities region:

The  Manager, Bus System Safety   is expected to manage the Metro Transit bus system safety programs to ensure passenger safety, public safety, employee health and safety, compliance with applicable regulations, and the protection of Metro Transit property.

This position provides safety leadership and program continuity through supervision of the five (5) Bus Safety Specialists supporting Bus Division Operations including over  1500 bus operators and other staff located in the District Streets, TCC and Bus Maintenance Departments.

This position is open until filled.  The initial review will be on September 7, 2021.


What you would do in this job

1.)   Responsible for the management, supervision and overall program operations of the Bus System Safety Work Unit within Metro Transit Safety Department:

  • Provides direct staff supervision to five (5) Bus Safety Specialist- AFSCME Grade F e.g., hiring, work direction, approving timesheets and leaves of absence, preparing annual performance reviews, and providing personnel problem solving.
  • Performs work unit financial management duties by managing bus safety budget, preparing and approving purchase orders, administering contracts, RFPs (requests for proposals), coordinating with vendors, and adjusting budget/payroll.
  • Conducts short-term and long-term bus safety work unit planning including identifying goals/objectives, preparing project plans, and securing needed resources to achieve desired results.

2.)   Develops, implements and manages Bus System Safety Management Systems (SMS) policy by leading Safety Management Policy:

  • Develops, revises and promulgates bus safety plans, mindful of FTA Safety Management Systems (SMS) requirements including Bus Agency Safety Plan (ASP), Bus Operations Emergency Action Management (OEMP), and Bus ASP Internal Audit Plan, and Emergency Action Plans (EAPs).
  • Develops and recommends bus safety programs to the Director of Rail and Bus Safety for enhancing passenger employee and public safety. 

3.)   Develops, implements, and manages Bus System (SMS) by leading Safety Risk Management:

  • Regulatory Compliance with regulations set forth by FTA, OSHA, SSOA, etc.
  • Design review, hazard analysis of major capital projects.
  • Provides Bus system facility modification safety reviews (e.g., maintenance and public bus facilities).
  • Ongoing narrow-scoped bus mode and industrial hazard analysis.
  • Bus accident Investigation and corrective action planning.
  • Safety certification of major bus capital projects.

4.)  Develops, implements, and manages the Bus System SMS by leading Safety Assurance:

  • Ensure compliant AWAIR Committee management by subordinates.
  • Develops annual performance bus safety operating goals.
  • In conjunction with the Director, develops annual Bus Safety work plan.
  • Internal bus safety department QA audits and corrective action planning.
  • Auditing and related corrective action planning for other departmental bus safety related programs described in the Bus Agency Safety Plan.
  • Bus operations rules compliance testing.
  • Data collection, trending and analysis.  

5.)   Develops, implements, and manages Bus Systems (SMS) by leading Safety Promotion :

  • Employee "inreach" for best safety practices, reminders of safety-related policies and regulations.
  • Public outreach for safety messages to patrons and public at large.
  • Develops and evaluates bus operations training curriculum and courses.
  • Manages and implements bus safety award programs.

What education and experience are required for this job (minimum qualifications)

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in safety, occupational health, risk management, transportation or related field.
  • Six (6) or more years of progressively responsible related experience in bus safety in related bus transit environment.
  • Three (3) or more years of related safety program  supervisory experience.  Participation and successful completion of a leadership of supervisory training program that includes diverse, cross-organizational projects may substitute for one (1) year of supervisory experience.
Equivalency:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent in safety, occupational health, risk management, transportation or related field. 
  • Eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible related experience in bus safety in related transit environment. 
  • Three (3) or more years of related safety program supervisory experience.  Participation and successful completion of a leadership of supervisory training program that includes diverse, cross-organizational projects may substitute for one (1) year  supervisory experience.

OR

  • H.S. diploma/GED. 
  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible related experience in bus safety in related transit environment. 
  • Three (3) or more years of related safety program supervisory experience.  Participation and successful completion of a leadership of supervisory training program that includes diverse, cross-organizational projects may substitute for one (1) year  supervisory experience.

* Metropolitan Council Employees Only.  Successful completion of any one of the following four Metropolitan Council Leadership/Supervisory training programs will substitute for lead/supervisory experience.  You must attach your certificate(s) as proof of completion of the program to your application.  Only completion of one of the four programs listed below will substitute credit (6 months or 1 year) for lead/supervisory experience. Program Number of years of supervisory experience program counts for  Metro Transit Leadership Academy 1 year Project Management Development Program-12-month session 1 year Project Management Development Program-6-month session 6 months Four Learning Institute Certificates - You must obtain all four certificates listed below to receive credit for 6 months supervisory experience.
 

  • Leading Self-Personal Effectiveness Certificate
  • Leading Self-Communication Certificate
  • Leading Self-Business Skills Certificate
  • Leading Others-Preparing for Supervisor Certificate
6 months


License Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license in order to drive Council vehicles on a regular basis to work sites.
What additional skills and experience would be helpful in this job (desired qualifications):
  • Three (3) years of transit experience.
  • Transportation Safety Institute Transit Safety & Security Program certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA and other regulatory standards, laws, rules, and policies and procedures relating to health and safety.
  • Knowledge of bus transit accident investigation procedures
  • Knowledge of bus transit operations.
  • Knowledge in safety systems including audits, inspections, committees, accident prevention, policy development and occupational health and safety promotion.
  • Skill and persuasion in dealing with others both inside and outside of the department. Interactions with others generally require influencing, instructing and negotiating with individuals to gain their understanding, cooperation and action. Interactions may involve efforts to persuade and negotiate with other representatives or officials outside of the organization.
  • Ability to translate broad agency goals into specific bus safety program objectives and action plans.
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects relating to safety issues.
  • Knowledge of system safety and hazard management principles.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated administration and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

Additional information

Union/Grade : TMSA/Grade J
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Safety Sensitive:   No

Work Environment:   Most of the work time is performed in a standard office setting.  This position may have exposure to: indoor and outdoor temperature changes; noise causing the incumbent to shout in order to be heard above the surrounding noise level; hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, chemicals, scaffolding work and high places; and atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin including fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation.  The incumbent may work variable shifts, be on call, and travel.

Physical Requirements :  Must be able to stand, walk, talk, hear, sit and use hands for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds on occasion.  Must have close and distance vision and the ability to adjust focus on items.  Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch for significant periods of time. Must be able to travel to various work locations, frequently throughout the day.

What steps the recruitment process involves:

  • We review your minimum qualifications. 
  • We rate your education and experience. 
  • We conduct a structured panel interview. 
  • We conduct a selection interview. 

Once you have successfully completed the steps above, then:

If you are new to the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (safety sensitive positions only), and a background check which verifies education, employment, and criminal history.  A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the job.  If you have a criminal conviction, you do not automatically fail. The Metropolitan Council considers felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor convictions on a case-by-case basis, based on whether they are related to the job and whether the candidate has demonstrated adequate rehabilitation.  Some locations are not served by public transportation and you many need to be able to arrive quickly at any time of the day or night to any accident/location that requires immediate attention by the Director of Safety.
 
If you are already an employee of the Metropolitan Council , you must pass a drug test (if moving from a non-safety sensitive position to a safety sensitive position) and criminal background check if the job you're applying for is safety sensitive, is a supervisory or management job, is in the Finance, Information Services, Audit, or Human Resources departments, or has access to financial records, files/databases, cash, vouchers or transit fare cards.  A driving record check and/or physical may be conducted if applicable to the position.

IMPORTANT: If you make a false statement or withhold information, you may be barred from job consideration.
  

The Metropolitan Council is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Council is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the region and strongly encourages persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email  (see application details) .

We believe our employees are a key to our agency's success!   In order to attract and retain high quality employees, the Council provides a highly competitive benefits package both in choice and coverage levels.   Some highlights about our benefits are listed below:

  • Guaranteed monthly retirement income through Minnesota State Retirement System pension fund
  • Opportunity to save additional funds for retirement on a tax-deferred basis through a voluntary deferred compensation (457) plan
  • Two or more medical plans from which to choose, with employer contribution towards premiums over 80%
  • Dental insurance, life insurance and vision insurance
The following benefits are provided to all employees as part of working for the Council.  You will have access to free:
  • Well@Work clinic
  • bus/rail pass valued at over $1200 per year
  • parking at many job locations
  • fitness centers at many job locations
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • extensive health and wellness programs and resources

Posted
08/22/2021
Salary Range
$75,000.00 - 122,000.00
per Year
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Location
Minneapolis, MN 55401, US