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Date Posted: 11/8/2021
Deadline: Until Filled
Job Number: 163-21-NR


Under the direction of the Director, HSEQ this position is responsible for Managing the day-to-day operations of the branch. This position supports the Director in the planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the Authority’s occupational safety, training, and security programs.


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 Borne 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. • Attends project meetings and provides subject matter expertise with respect to safety to the Engineering and Procurement departments with respect to capital improvement projects and equipment acquisitions. • Manages the Authority’s safety training program, including updating safety training, administering training, and developing creative and effective delivery channels. • Manages the work of the Safety Specialist and the Safety/Quality Assurance Coordinator • Conducts accident/incident investigations with respect to NFTA & NFTA-Metro vehicles, facilities & equipment, and employee injuries. • Responsible for scheduling the Executive Directors Injury Review. • Chairs the Workplace Violence Committee and oversees the investigation process. Chairs the Operational Safety Committee, and Metro Accident Review Committee. • Oversees and conducts internal safety and security audits and inspections throughout the Authority in compliance with the NFTA Agency Safety Plan. • Prepares 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 in compliance with the SMS requirements of the Agency Safety Plan. • Develops and maintains safety related database(s) that tracks accident/injury trends, open hazards, audit findings, near misses, leading indicators, and provides performance metrics for the Authority. • Develops and tracks open items and corrective actions to closure. • Manages and updates the Authority’s safety and security program plans. • Works directly and confidentially with the Director, HSEQ and Manager, HSEQ on security and safety issues as they arise out of labor/management discussions and disputes. • Provides support to the Workers’ Compensation, Claims and Legal departments in defending work-related injury or illness claims. • Establishes and tracks Agency Safety Plan performance goals and implements actions to close performance gaps. • Coordinates and executes Emergency Drills across the Authority, including tabletop and field level drills. • Develops communication channels to effectively communicate safety initiatives and performance to all levels of the organization. • Performs additional duties and tasks as assigned.


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 workplace 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.


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).


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.


Bachelor's degree in Safety, Engineering, or a closely related field and five to ten (5 to 10) years of experience in occupational or operational safety and/or security field with supervisory responsibilities, or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Qualify for and maintain the Transit Safety and Security Program certification as required by 49 CFR Part 672 and as a Bus Accident Investigator as required by the New York State PTSB. Professional certifications in safety such as ASP, CSP, TSSP, CHST, or OHST strongly desired.


TO APPLY: Send NFTA employment application located at, resume and cover letter specifying the job number 163-21-N to:


The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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