Dart Safety & Training Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa
This job will remain open until filled.
The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 18 cities in and around Polk County to varying degrees. Those include Alleman, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Urbandale, West Des Moines and Windsor Heights. DART will be a leader in improving Central Iowa citizens’ quality of life by placing the customer first while providing safe, innovative and efficient public transportation service to the region.
What do we offer?
Health InsuranceDental CoverageVision CareGroup Life InsuranceDeferred Compensation PlanI.P.E.R.S. Retirement SystemLong Term DisabilityShort Term DisabilityFlexible Benefit PlansPaid Time Off (PTO)Tuition AssistanceHolidays
Under the general direction of the Safety and Training Manager, provides safety training and work environment/process safety assessments at Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority. Assists with the development and implementation of safety processes and procedures to help ensure the safety of all DART employees and compliance with regulatory agency rules and regulations. Acts as an employee resource for safety questions.
Essential Functions of this Position:
Conducts inspections/audits of the work environment, activities, and processes to detect existing or potential accidents and hazards (including fire, health, chemical, biological and physical); co-operatively assists departments in identifying solutions to safety, health, and environmental concerns; recommends and ensures corrective action is implemented.
Maintain all aspects of the Safety Management System including, but not limited to, regular updates and communication of Hazards and associated corrective actions.
Facilitates training as needed related to strategic priorities including, but not limited to, Safety, Service and Schedule. Training classes may include Transit Ambassador, Smith System, supervisor training, and other classroom/on-the-job training. Maintain Operations and Training documentation and participate in associated audits.
Conducts annual proficiency evaluations of bus operators and presents go-forward recommendations based on findings.
Non-essential Functions of this Position:
Performs a variety of support duties which may include; maintenance of department records, selecting and compiling data, preparing reports, data entry, sorting and filing.
Compiles data and prepares monthly reports for distribution and analysis. Makes recommendations based on the analysis of data.
Monitors surveillance and communication systems; review videos and submit findings as needed.
Perform workers’ compensation and property insurance administration duties as a back-up to the HR Specialist and Safety and Training Manager.
Education and Experience:
Associate’s degree in a safety related field or a High School Degree, or equivalent, with three years of related experience
Two years related safety and training experience required
Related experience in a transit agency preferred
Experience working within a Collective Bargaining Agreement preferred
Commercial Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement preferred
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Federal, State and local laws and regulations related to Safety, Health, CDL and Transit
Safety Management Systems or related programs, including Iowa OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program
DART processes and procedures related to Safety, Health, and Operations
Risk Management principles and processes
Generally accepted safety procedures and programs
DOT Drug and Alcohol testing requirements
Skill, Ability to:
Obtain CDL and required endorsements within six weeks
Maintain CDL-related licensing and medical certifications
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, peers and the general public
Gather, comprehend and analyze technical data
Intermediate skill required for Microsoft Suite (including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Learn and administer applicable software systems, surveillance and communication systems
Act as a Champion for Change
Working with Diverse Populations
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
On a normal work day, this position requires:
Prolonged periods of sitting and reaching
Extensive use of hands, fingers and arms in operations requiring constant handling of paper documents, computing and entering data using a keyboard and ten key calculator
Exerting up to 50 lbs. occasionally or negligible weights frequently
Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less to read and enter numerical data
The ability to hear normal verbal conversation with or without corrective devices to communicate with co-workers and customers
Work is performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer terminal and on the road in staff vehicle, or in bus or van. However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
The employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, occasionally is exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
This is a safety-sensitive position and is subject to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, or moderately loud when in the field.
Must be able to work varying schedules to meet the needs of the transit system (i.e. nights and weekends on occasion)