The Safety and Compliance Officer is responsible for the planning, direction, management, implementation and oversight of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit’s (SMART) overall safety plans, programs and practices as it relates to operations, transportation and maintenance of SMART’s train sets. Reporting directly to the Chief of Police, the Safety and Compliance Officer will take a leadership role in the development and implementation of safety and compliance programs that meet and exceed all federal, state and regional requirements including Federal Railway Administration (FRA), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA), California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) programs and health and safety laws. This position will be responsible for the successful delivery of all SMART and FRA training requirements/programs and certification programs as well as for revenue service. This position will oversee the installation, maintenance and modification of a system to track all compliance and training components including all reporting requirements.
Under general direction, this position is responsible for all FRA and SMART compliance, certification and training activities of the Operations Department and applicable SMART personnel. This is accomplished by evaluating the effectiveness of safety and security programs to ensure they are relevant to the operations, monitoring compliance with safety and security policies and being proactive in the addressing of safety or security concerns, establishing goals and performance objectives for training and certification programs, establishing benchmarks, implementing modifications and improvements, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local and SMART requirements, allocating available resources, establishing policies and procedures within SMART guidelines, directing actions of staff members, and developing staff. The Safety and Compliance Officer will take a lead role in accident and incident investigations developing an After Incident Report with recommendations to ensure prevention of similar incidents. The Safety and Compliance Officer advises and consults with SMART managers and contractors to identify and resolve problems or conflicts, define areas for enhancements, cross-functional efficiencies and improvement, and identify approaches and plans to meet/exceed objectives.
SMART is an equal opportunity employer.
Minimum Qualifications: • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; • Additional related experience above the minimum may be substituted for college on a year for year basis; • A minimum of six (6) years of full-time verifiable management (of staff or programs) and supervisorial experience in a passenger railroad or public transportation rail maintenance environment.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, exempt position.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit is a commuter rail and bicycle/pedestrian pathway project located in Marin and Sonoma Counties in Northern California.