Safety Manager

First things First: Who are we?
First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

About the Position
The Safety Manager, manages the safety program for a large location and/or multiple small to midsize locations. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and company policy. More responsibilities are outlined below.
▪ Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection;
collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing;
fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms).
▪ Provides direction and guidance to location trainers. Develops and monitors contents of
classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and
conducts re-cert and retraining.
▪ Investigates incidents, accidents, and work-related injuries, including accident investigation,
accident reports, accident files, and accident register, and follow up with the claims office and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts
identified at the scene. Provides post-accident counseling with drivers. Retrains drivers as
▪ Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, and enters in DMO,
or otherwise submits data to the appropriate person or organization.
▪ Plans, schedules, and conducts monthly safety meetings based on region and company safety and safety training goals and objectives. Assists and participates in Safety Action Team meetings. Sets up regular accident review committees to determine the preventability of accidents. Responds to appeals from drivers.
▪ Provides assistance and training to drivers and attendants on passenger management and other safety-related issues.
▪ Performs Driver road checks for driver performance (e.g., pre-trip checks-lot-to-school and back; post-trip checks).
▪ May supervise employees with safety and/or driver hiring or training responsibilities (e.g.,
Safety Coordinator, Field Supervisor, Driver Trainers/Instructors). Supervisory responsibility
may range from providing work guidance and leadership to full supervisory duties* such as hiring, selecting and training; setting and adjusting rates of pay and work hours; planning the work; directing tasks/activities; appraising performance; handling employee complaints; recommending and applying discipline, and monitoring legal compliance measures.
▪ Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends. Develops cost-saving
recommendations. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

▪ 5 years experience, with 3 years in the transportation industry (fixed route or paratransit)
▪ Knowledge of Federal Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol requirements and FTA’s Safety Management Systems/Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan
▪ Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
▪ Good verbal, written, and relational communication skills, with the ability to appropriately
interact with employees of all levels, including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials, and the general public
▪ Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality

First for a Reason
We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation.
Diversity & Inclusion
Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.
Professional Advancement
Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager
Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.
Extensive Training
Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.
Community Service & Impact
Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others.

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!