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South West Transit Association

Manager, Safety and Training

What Will Your Job Look Like?

The Manager, Safety and Training is responsible for implementing safety and training programs as defined by the Leadership of Safety Administration and will ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations, as well as corporate, client guidelines and policies.


This position will sit in Colorado Springs, CO and is contingent upon contract award.


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What You’ll Do:

  • Manage a consistent safety culture that incorporates various departments, such as operations, safety and maintenance
  • Oversee Corporate Safety Incentives and programs effectively and consistently, including assignment of Safety Points
  • Implement and support the company and client’s safety management system (SMS) safety plan and initiatives Manage and monitor the FTA’s drug and alcohol DAMIS reporting requirements
  • Monitor and support all location insurance claims activities to ensure effective communication with claimants, to help control claims costs and support claims closure
  • Lead and support the local safety committee and SMS Ambassador group
  • Oversees the locations worker compensation program to ensure compliance and effectively reduce/eliminate claims
  • Deliver proper classroom, behind the wheel and mobility management training in accordance with contractual and company requirements
  • Promote employee self-responsibility to achieve all safety goals and training requirements
  • Ensures all new hires meet minimum qualifications for each division including, background and DMV checks
  • Ensure all safety manuals, programs and policies and practices are current and meet the needs of the operating divisions; updating as appropriate
  • Successfully complete all related audits including those conducted by the Company, the Client, internal staff members, and state and federal regulatory agencies
  • Review, determine and respond to all vehicular, passenger and employee accidents/incidents, indicating the cause and preventability, identifying potential trends to be addressed in future training efforts
  • Provide functional expertise in safety regarding hiring of safety department employees
  • Collaborate with local Leadership to deliver comprehensive safety meetings and plans
  • Act as the location drug program manager, ensuring compliance of FTA/DOT regulations


What You’ll need:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of transit safety management experience
  • Previous management experience in a union environment
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable safety rules, regulations – ADA, FTA and DOT to include all corporate programs
  • Must have completed the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) Bus Track curriculum
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and DOT physical and maintain physical throughout employment

Even better if you have...

  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Ability to obtain future certifications as defined within the location contract
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with all departments
  • Ability to work independently and objectively
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively delegate tasks and provide appropriate supervision and follow up to department staff
  • Familiar with windows-based computer operating systems and Microsoft Office packages
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Regular attendance is required


What’s in it for you:

  • Health and Life Insurance Plans
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • 401(k) with a company match
  • Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Leadership Mentoring Opportunities


Salary Minimum: $70,000

Salary Maximum: $85,000


Equal Opportunity Employer: MTM is an equal opportunity employer. MTM considers qualified candidates with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, State, and Federal law. If you are in need of accommodations, please contact MTM’s People & Culture.


Additional Info

Salary : $70,000-$85,000

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