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Director of Safety

Job Description
Position Title Director of Safety
Location Atlanta, GA, US
Organization Name Dir of Safety
Date Start 01-Nov-2018
Closing Date 25-Nov-2018
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Safety Management, the Physical Sciences, or a related technical field.  Ten years of professional experience in the management, planning, compliance, and monitoring of operational safety, fire/life safety, industrial safety, construction safety, environmental safety, accidents/incidents & investigations, and safety project management activities.  Rail State Safety Oversight experience preferred.  A minimum of five years of management experience with strong analytical skills with critical reasoning and thinking; as well as, a proven background in developing and implementing safety or safety-related programs in a transit, transportation, public safety or engineering environment.  Experience in performing comprehensive operational safety/quality reviews and analyses.  Professional certification or registration in a safety discipline (Professional Engineer or Certified Safety Professional), World Safety Organization (WSO) or Certified Safety & Security Director (CSSD) – Bus or Rail is desired.  Completion of U.S. Department of Transportation courses in Rail Transit Safety Program Management and Accident Investigation is desired.   In lieu of a degree, directly related work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
INTERVIEW SELECTION PROCESS: The selection process may include one or more components to demonstrate applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas. These may include exercises such as practical demonstrations, written communications, oral interviews and/or competency assessments.
Basic Functions
Develops, implements, and maintains Authority wide safety programs to include system safety, hazard management, fire/life safety, employee, construction, industrial and environmental safety policies and programs.  Ensures coordination and cooperation between the Office of Safety and all other MARTA Departments.  Has the authority and responsibility to suspend unsafe operations in order to protect employees, the public and property.  May represent the Authority to federal agencies, local groups and organizations, professional associations, and other similar groups.  Serves as the Authority's Fire Marshal.
  1. Directs the development, implementation, and monitoring of comprehensive safety programs, policies, and standards.
  2. Utilizes hazard mitigation, risk reduction, cross-functional partnerships, historical analysis, and trend analysis methodologies to increase the safety footprint.
  3. Ensures the effectiveness of safety controls on work carried out by MARTA employees, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors in accordance with established standards. 
  4. Has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of the Authority’s hazard management program to identify risks and effectively manage hazards to ensure the safety of employees, patrons, contractors, and the public.
  5. Oversees investigations of accidents and safety-related incidents.
  6. Serves as the Authority's Fire Marshal.
  7. Provides safety related reports and information to MARTA Executive Staff, and federal, state, and local authorities.
  8. Develops and analyzes critical safety performance indicators.
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Special Requirements
Responsible for directing the activities of the Office of Safety to include all personnel issues and budgetary matters for a staff of professional and administrative employees.
Professional certification or registration in a safety discipline (Professional Engineer or Certified Safety Professional) is preferred.  Completion of U.S. Department of Transportation courses in Rail Transit Safety Program Management and Accident Investigation is preferred.
The position is required to be on-call on a 24/7/365 basis.
Personnel in this class will be required to successfully complete MARTA's Wayside Access training and may be called upon at any time to enter the wayside in performance of assigned duties.  This will require knowledge of and ability to perform train-flagging procedures to control train movement for the protection of the individual or others on the wayside.
MARTA is a Drug-Free Workplace.  Participation in MARTA's Drug & Alcohol Program is a condition of employment.  Failure to adhere to MARTA's Drug & Alcohol Program will result in termination.  Every MARTA employee is responsible for reading and observing the requirements of the Drug & Alcohol policy.  This position has been identified as SAFETY SENSITIVE.
MARTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Classification Exempt
Number of Openings 1
Reports To AGM SAFETY & QA
Salary Range
Salary Grade 00023
Work Hours 37.5
Work Days
Posting Type Both Internal and External
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