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SAFETY PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATOR


Title Description: HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Date Posted: 3/28/2017
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Number: #035-17-N
Branch: HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Salary: Grade 11 ($60,817-$75,740)
Hours: MONDAY- FRIDAY 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Union Status: ILA Local 2028

WORK OBJECTIVE:

Under the direction of the Manager of Safety & Security and the Director of HSEQ this position is responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the branch. This position supports the manager in the administrative work in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the Authority’s occupational and operational safety and security programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. • Administers and oversees the Authority’s Industrial and Occupational Safety programs; e.g. Respiratory Fit, Blood Bourne Pathogen, and Hearing Conservation programs. • Responsible for administering the Authority’s Hazardous Materials Communication program, with respect to reviewing and approving the procurement of chemical products. • Develops and recommends the safety/loss prevention management policies, procedures and standards. • Provides subject matter expertise with respect to safety to the Engineering and Procurement departments with respect capital improvement projects and equipment acquisitions. • Oversees the administration of the Authority’s safety training program; including tracking and updating safety training as needed. • Conducts accident/incident investigations with respect to NFTA & NFTA-Metro vehicles, facilities & equipment, and employee injuries. • Supervises the day to day workflow of assigned staff, including the delegation and review of work assignments. • Conducts and oversees work place violence investigations. • Chairs the Change Control Review Board and Metro Accident Review Committee. • Oversees and conducts internal safety and security audits and inspections throughout the Authority. • Assists the manager in preparation of grant applications for federal, state, and local safety and security funding. • Performs safety data trend and statistical analysis of all relative data pertaining to occupational and operational safety. • Assists in the update of the Authority’s safety and security program plans. • Works directly and confidentially with the Director, HSEQ on security and safety issues as they arise out of labor/management discussions and disputes. • Performs additional duties and tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Knowledge and ability to understand and interpret 29 CFR 1910 and 1926 (Occupational Health & Safety Administration) regulations. Familiarity with New York State Public Employees Safety & Health (PESH) regulations. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, codes or regulations related to occupational health, system safety and security. Knowledge of safety technical terminology. Knowledge of industrial, occupational and operational safety principles and techniques. Ability to use data management applications, e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access, or related software databases. Strong technical writing skills and communications skills both orally and written. Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of subordinates. Must be able to demonstrate strong investigative skills involving accidents and work place injuries and other related events. Ability to research, evaluate and recommend policies and programs to comply with state laws and regulations. Ability to understand, interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to the safety programs. Ability to conduct studies, analyze data, evaluate alternatives and develop recommendations to resolve problems or issues. Ability to interpret data and advise management and employees on security and safety related issues and regulations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department employees, officials, vendors and the public. Ability to exercise tact and deal effectively with officials and employees, other jurisdictions, and the public.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds).

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work is performed in usual office conditions and in the field. In the field, the incumbent may be exposed to extreme weather or accident scenes involving fire, chemical spills and other potentially hazardous conditions. The position requires the incumbent to be available to respond to accident and/or incident scenes 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in Safety, Engineering, or a closely related field and three to five (3 to 5) years of experience in occupational or operational safety and/or security field with supervisory responsibilities. Qualify for and maintain certifications as a Bus Accident Investigator as required by New York State and administered by the PTSB. Professional certifications in safety such as ASP, CSP, CHST, or OHST strongly desired.

NOTE:

TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 035-17-N to: NFTA Human Resources 181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Or email to: application_intake@nfta.com Application Deadline: April 4, 2017 POST: 03/28/2017 REMOVE: 04/04/2017

OTHER:

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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