This position requires that the successful applicant be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start date. This policy is applied in compliance with applicable laws, and accommodations may be made for bona fide medical or religious reasons.
- Plans, coordinates, and executes PSTA’s Safety, Security, and Training programs.
- Promotes and Implements a Safety & Security Culture for PSTA.
- Investigates and Processes Incidents
- Collects and Processes Data
- Represents PSTA to outside entities and organizations
- Plans, conducts, and attends coaching and training programs for PSTA Employees, including new hire training, refresher training, retraining, return to work training, CDL training, defensive driving Training, Coaching, and all other relevant training.
- Conducts safety and security reviews and investigations. Reports and makes recommendations for corrective action and/or enhancements. Manages safety and security programs and needs while participating on all necessary security and safety committees.
- Develops short- and long-term plans and procedures relative to PSTA’s safety, security and training initiatives and executes these plans as needed.
- Ensures compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations affecting safety, security, and ADA requirements. This includes the maintenance FDOT compliance inspections.
- Prepares and distributes training aids such as instructional material, handouts, evaluation forms, and visual aids; sets up audio-visual equipment for presentations and conducts presentations and training as needed.
- Instructs employees on PSTA Rules and Regulations, Safety Procedures, Provisions of the labor contract, Bus Operator’s Procedures Manual, and other safety and security work rules and procedures.
- Conducts & verifies driver’s licenses, background checks, and vehicle, equipment, and grounds inspections, of all PSTA and affiliates to ensure compliance with state and local laws. Submits and reviews driver’s license checks for all PSTA employees.
- Possess or able to obtain and maintain CDL Third-Party Testing Certificate with the State of Florida.
- Collects and manages all incident reports and processes the reports as necessary.
- Investigates, classifies, and logs incidents and events that occur on a daily basis.
- Plans and administers special projects and programs that effectively promote PSTA safety programs (i.e., Safe Driving Awards Banquet, Bus Rodeo, SS&T Interim Supervisor Program, SS&T Facilitator Program, and Various Committees, etc.)
- Instructs Transportation Supervisors on accident reporting and other issues deemed necessary.
- Performs accident investigations, manages DVR program, prepares required reports, and recommends corrective action. Determines accident and incident preventability.
- Prepares reports and notices for Employees consistent with PSTA policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
- Prepares and updates PSTA PTASP, Safety and Security Plans annually. Manages the Security I.D. program.
- Submits the safety and security reporting to the National Transit Database.
- Participates in the Regional Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
- Participates in CUTR committees, events, and instructional events.
- Monitors and conducts investigations using the facilities security camera program.
- Collects data, trends issues and prepares reports mandated by federal, state, and local agencies.
- Partakes in and leads emergency occurrences where PSTA is involved. Participates in all Emergency Events, as an “essential employee” in emergency situations, disasters, acts of nature, major incidents. Coordinates with Pinellas County Emergency Operation’s needs.
- Maintains manuals, record keeping systems and literature related to safety, security, and training.
- Works both inside and outside the office as needed.
- Travels to functions as needed and required.
- Performs any other duties as assigned by COO, or Superintendent of Safety, Security & Training.
- Attendance: Able to work 365 days of the year, 24 hours of the day; nights, weekends, overtime, as assigned and be on call at all times.
- Work Record: Zero disciplinary actions in the prior 24 months. No more than 1 Occurrence or Miss Out within the prior 12 months. No preventable accidents in the prior 12 months. No more than 1 Valid Complaint within the last 12 months.
- Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by education or training in business management, transportation, or relevant area.
A minimum of three years’ experience in transit operations, training, or safety; or three years’ experience in another industry where duties consisted of developing, delivering, and implementing safety, security, and training programs. Prefer candidates with transit supervisory experience in a relevant field, and/or experience in Safety, Security and Training.
- License and Certifications:
- Must currently hold a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License Class B with Passenger and Air Brakes endorsements and have held such license for three years.
- No serious traffic violations or suspensions of Drivers’ License, and no DUIs for the previous seven years. No more than seven points in the previous three years.
- Must be able to obtain Certification for State CDL Testing & Training Program within one year of hire.
- Must be able to satisfactorily complete the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) Instructor’s Course in Bus Operator Training within one year of hire.
- Must be able to obtain TSSP – Transit Safety & Security Program certificate within two years of hire.
- Must be Able to obtain PTASP Training and Certification
- Must successfully attend all training necessary for the position
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
All Basic Transportation Operations fields including scheduling, dispatch, radio communications center, road coverage, detours, fare structure, routes, union contract rules and regulations, Bus Operator’s Procedures Manual policies, grievance processes, safety standards, security standards, federal safety regulations, state safety regulations, local safety regulations, and Transportation Laws as per Chapter 14-90 regulations and practices. Knowledge of Basic Practices, Training Requirements and Procedures regarding Transportation Supervisors, Bus Operators and Maintenance Employees.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, training assessment skills, development, and presentation skills, managerial or leadership skills, and coaching skills.
Computer skills, including basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel. Comfortable computer skills with data entry and files including using those skills to present publically.
Plan, design, implement, and coordinate safety, security, and training programs; speak and write clearly and effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships; investigate and recommend solutions; make sound decisions; supervise and evaluate work of subordinate staff; develop and implement policies and procedures; read, understand, and apply contracts, laws, and regulations. Able to assume the responsibilities of a Transportation Supervisor or Bus Operator. Must be able to obtain the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) certification of Safety & Security Specialist. Assess data and determine trends and patterns creating solutions and implementing training towards such.
- Maintain a valid DOT Physical as needed for CDL Class B with Passenger and Air Brakes endorsements
- Standing: as much as 8 hours/day on asphalt, concrete, rubber matted flooring of bus, grassy areas/gravel on side of road.
- Sitting: Up to a maximum of 12 hours per shift on adjustable seat.
- Walking: as much as 8 hours /day on asphalt, concrete, rubber matted flooring of bus, grassy areas/gravel on side of road.
- Maximum Lifting: less than 25 lbs. from waist; Frequency: once per day (supplies); fire extinguisher (10 lbs.), box of triangles (10 lbs.), bike rack (10 lbs.), compartment door (10 lbs.), wheelchair ramp (5 lbs.). Frequency: rare
- Carrying: less than 25 lbs.
- Pushing/Pulling: right sided acceleration/air brake foot pedals; sliding left sided window at driver’s seat, mirrors to adjust inside/outside of vehicle; destination sign; sun visor; levers/buttons/switches needed to operate bus/make adjustments to parts of bus during pre-trip inspection; lap seat belt; bus seats up/down to access wheelchair areas on wheelchair accessible buses; button on phone to communicate with dispatch; buttons on computerized fare box and MW800 screen; emergency hatch to open and close in case of an emergency (rare) or if air conditioning failure; spring releases underneath seats, occasional pushing of wheelchair of at least 50 lbs.
- Climbing: 1-3 steps into/out of bus – maximum of 16” step; ascend/descend 1 flight of stairs .
- Balancing: On steps of bus while adjusting outside mirrors; use of handrail inside bus utilized to balance.
- Bending/Squatting: Up to several times daily to strap wheels of wheelchairs into place; occasional to obtain emergency equipment that may be stored underneath seat or in other compartments at floor level of bus.
- Twisting: Optional at neck/waist; mirrors are to be used to visually observe traffic and customers on bus; at wrist to turn dials.
- Rotation: At arm/shoulder when using steering wheel; at waist when entering driver’s area.
- Kneeling: When strapping wheelchair customers into place.
- Vision: Near and far acuity.
- Speaking/Signaling: Speaks clearly and distinctly to convey information to others.
- Hearing: Perceives the nature of sounds by ear.
- Reaching: Arm’s length forward to 20”; downward to floor from seat to approximately 25”; sideways to approximately 10” and overhead to approximately 6 ½’ maximum from floor of bus
- Noise/Vibration: Vibration when driving, general conversation and body noise from vehicle operation noted.
- Hazards: Inclement weather conditions, traffic.
- Machines/Tools/Equipment: Transit buses with air brakes; tickets/transfers/schedules (less than 5 lbs.); radio on bus; emergency equipment; fare boxes; MW800 screens. Desktop and laptop computers, AV equipment.
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