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Chief Security Officer

Company: Hill Country Transit District
Location: Belton
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHill Country Transit DistrictJob DescriptionJob Title: Chief Safety OfficerDepartment: AdministrationReports To: General ManagerFLSA Status: ExemptSalary: $72,000 to $92,000Revision Date: May 3, 2022Effective Date: January 1, 2022SUMMARYUnder the supervision of the General Manager, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) is responsible for the overall planning and monitoring of safety and security functions and programs for all divisions of Hill Country Transit District (HCTD). The CSO is a key team member and will work closely with Management, the Accident Review Committee and the P-TASP (Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan) Safety & Risk Analysis Team. The CSO must ensure all safety and security requirements for the transit system are met, and that plans are in place to ensure these requirements are properly documented and communicated to all staff. The CSO, if not already certified, must become a Certified Security Officer (CSO) within one-year of hire, and must maintain training proficiency relative to the CSO role in implementing a Safety Management System as per HCTD policy and all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Primary job duties of the CSO include providing oversight and coordination of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Moving Ahead Progress (MAP-21) Safety Management System Program and its implementation and maintenance. The CSO is responsible for the on-going development, implementation and upkeep of a Safety Management System (SMS) to create a quality management approach to controlling risks and providing an organizational framework to support a sound safety culture. The CSO shall perform duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety/security procedures. The CSO shall further provide recommendations to enhance productivity of staff and ensure necessary outcomes are achieved. The CSO shall primarily provide guidance and technical assistance on 49 CFR Part 673 and 49 U.S.C. 5329 and develop and perform agency SMS oversight and strategic plans to effectively align with government regulations and support key FTA initiatives. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Manages and administers the company-wide implementation of a Safety Management System (SMS) to include the core elements of Safety Management Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance and Safety Promotion;
  • Develops and defines processes for hazard management, internal safety and security audits, accident notification and investigation, and corrective action plans;
  • Coordinates with State Safety Oversight Agency (Texas Department of Transportation, TxDOT) and coordinates and provides data for all audits, reporting requirements and Corrective Action Plans (CAPS). Further coordinates other external and internal audits with regard to safety and security;
  • Provides advice regarding SMS software to assist all functions of SMS technology requirements;
  • Maintains the Transit Agency Safety Plan and certifies that the plan meets FTA requirements;
  • Coordinates with training department to further develop and implement Safety Training into the HCTD curriculum that supports a sound safety culture and SMS principles;
  • Maintains SMS documentation and records as part of the Safety Management Policy;
  • Develops and maintains an agency hazard reporting system as part of safety assurance;
  • Provides oversight of all Safety Compliance and Analysis for HCTD;
  • Researches, identifies and implements all applicable local, state and/or federal safety & security grant opportunities in coordination with the General Manager and Financial Director;
  • Provides excellent customer service to HCTD internal and external customers;
  • Promotes safety and security awareness and follows all procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents and criminal activity;
  • Reviews existing services and functions of HCTD operating staff and systems in regard to safety and security risks, further developing program for managing and minimizing risks;
  • Develops specific inspection and reporting programs related to all HCTD buildings, tools, equipment, vehicles, and job functions whereby a systematic process is in place to monitor safety and security Further, inspects all HCTD facilities to ensure the buildings, tools, and equipment are in safe operating condition, reporting findings and recommendations to the Director of Urban Operations, and Director of Rural Operations, as appropriate;
  • Investigates all workplace injuries, all vehicle incidents and accidents, and suspected criminal activity completing a detailed report to be reviewed by the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTSP) committee;
  • In conjunction with Accident Review Committee (ARC) procedures, the CSO is responsible for accident investigation oversight, further developing and identifying appropriate investigative training and report-writing for field personnel;
  • Responsible for facilities and vehicle security cameras and alarm systems and for Central Operations Facility perimeter fence. Coordinates with other staff (primarily the IT and Maintenance departments) in the development and use of safety and security tools, such as security monitoring systems, alarm systems, vehicle cameras, ;
  • Responsible for developing procedures for, and conducting inspections of, assigned work areas and coordinating with departmental leaders to ensure actual or potential unsafe acts or work pace are corrected;
  • Facilitates and documents PTSP meetings to satisfy FTA regulations and HCTD policy;
  • Provides monthly reports regarding the findings and recommendations for corrective action related to safety and security inspections;
  • Coordinates with Executive Administrative Assistant and other staff as required for Safe Driver Award Program;
  • Responsible for Quarterly Safety Meetings for Urban Staff as well as Annual Meetings for Rural Staff;
  • Responsible for promptly reporting any unsafe act or situation to the General Manager, Director of Urban Operations, and Director of Rural Operations, for presenting recommended corrective action;
  • If needed report to the HCTD Board any corrective actions that may be needed;
  • Assists the Director of Urban Operations and the Director of Rural Operations in maintaining strong working relationships with HCTD service area law enforcement agencies and Fort Hood related to Safety and Security functions;
  • Coordinates with, and provides all required data to HCTD Administration related to National Transit Database (NTD) Safety and Security monthly reporting of accidents and incidents in compliance with NTD criteria;
  • Coordinates with Human Resource Department and review all worker's compensation claims, and provide recommendations relative to specific claim actions, and recommendations relative to future avoidance;
  • Reviews Maintenance Plans (urban and rural), Transit Asset Management Plan (TAMP), and other HCTD documents for safety or security issues, and coordinate changes with Director of Urban Operations and Director of Rural Operations accordingly;
  • Reviews, updates, and maintains, the Safety Data Sheet(SDS) program, formerly referred to as the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) program;
  • Becomes familiar with emergency management and preparedness plans, gain understanding of relationships with various governments and other entities in these plans, and provide input, participating as needed for effective plans;
  • As per the Emergency Management Plan, prepares and executes drills and tabletop exercises relative to safety and security as required for administrative staff, urban staff, and rural staff;
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice, and all functions apply to both rural and urban divisions. The CSO position is required to perform other job-related duties as assigned.Other Duties/Responsibilities
  • Become familiar with all aspects of the transit system;
  • Maintain familiarity with Homeland Security measures and recommendations related to public transit;
  • Become familiar with funding sources' regulations, requirements, and procedures;
  • Become familiar with HCTD Policies and Procedures;
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ensure professional appearance of office and person;
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of all aspects of the transit system/company;
  • Attend workshops/conferences as related to respective job duties.Education and Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Business Management or related field preferred;
    • Certified Safety & Security Officer with World Safety Organization and/or Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certificate with the FTA's Transit Safety and Security Division preferred;
    • Minimum four (4) years' experience in administration, planning, compliance and/or monitoring of safety programs;
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing safety or safety-related programs in transit, transportation, public safety or planning environment;
    • Knowledgeable in FTA's MAP-21 safety regulations and FTA/TxDOT State Safety Oversight Program preferred;
    • Excellent organizational and planning abilities;
    • Ability to deal with stress and to meet deadlines;
    • Ability to work independently, as well as in a group;
    • Must be self-motivated;
    • Must have the ability to drive a vehicle and have a clean driving Must have a valid Texas drivers' license (CDL is a plus);
    • Must pass a criminal records check;
    • Must receive a negative drug test result;
    • Ability to effectively communicate and work with others;
    • Ability to maintain accurate records;
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of people at various levels both inside and outside the transit system;
    • Must be reasonably proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, etc.).Skills That May Be Taught on the Job
      • Familiarity with transit system operations;
      • HCTD policies and procedures;
      • Funding sources' regulations, requirements, and procedures;
      • Completion of required and/or routine paperwork;
      • Operation of company computer programs and use of files & directories related to job duties;
      • Existing Company Policies & Procedures.Relationship Skills
        • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, professionals, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a strong spirit of teamwork;
        • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
        • Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently;
        • Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision;
        • Ability to present a professional appearance and conduct when representing the transit system/district.Performance Conditions
          • WORK SITE LOCATION: Belton (primary)
          • IRREGULAR WORKING HOURS REQUIRED:Rarely
          • WORK ALONE: No
          • JOB REQUIRES OUT-OF-TOWN AND/OR OVERNIGHT TRAVEL: Occasionally for conferences and training
          • HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS: NoneSUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTSThis position is classified as safety-sensitive and is required to undergo and successfully pass pre-employment drug and/or alcohol testing, criminal background check, and driving record check.This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.Hill Country Transit District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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