Transit Safety Specialist - R4487

$92,000 - $129,000 yearly
  • Regional Transportation District
  • Hybrid
  • May 14, 2024
Full time Risk Management

Job Description

At Regional Transportation District (RTD), We make lives better through connections!

When you join RTD, you will be among dedicated employees exhibiting RTD's values of passion, respect, diversity, trustworthiness, collaboration, and ownership. RTD is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of our diversity value statement, we encourage our employees to honor diversity in thought, people, and experience. Come join RTD on this great journey to be the trusted leader in mobility, delivering excellence and value to our customers and community.

RTD Employee Benefits:

(RTD Represented Employee Benefits: Please refer to the Labor Agreement included in the above link for details.)

This position is responsible for administering and educating the organization on safety management systems, system safety, occupational safety, and construction safety for the organization’s transit systems, facilities, and properties.

Duties & Responsibilities:


     * Obtains and administers regulatory permits; ensures regulatory compliance for federal, state and local requirements; tracks laws and acts as the organization’s contact for regulatory agencies.
     * Provides specialized technical advice to rail and bus, identifying emerging risks with regard to safe working practices, and compliance with relevant safety policies and procedures
     * Appraises and validates safety management systems in relation to regulatory compliance with the goal of improving   safety culture and managing hazards and risks to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of employees and the organization as a whole
     * Safety Management Policy: Appraises and validate directives, policies, rulebooks, SOPs, processes against regulatory requirements regarding auditing and oversight
     * Safety Risk Management: Conducts accident, incident, and event investigations. provides training, and coaching, and processes workflow changes, and manages change.
     * Safety Assurance: Ensures that hazards and safety concerns have been mitigated to an acceptable level of risk while validating that business groups operate within that acceptable level of risk
     * Safety Assurance: Participates in internal, third party, and regulatory audits synthesizing safety data into actionable items for continuous improvement of the Safety Management System.
     * Safety Promotion: Conducts safety open houses, safety committee meetings, and utilizes communication technologies to disseminate safety policy/procedure changes.

     * All job-related duties as assigned.


     * Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health / Engineering or equivalent
     * Transportation Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certification required or the ability to achieve certification within three years of hire.
     * Certified Safety Profession (CSP)or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred.
     * A minimum of five years of experience in Occupational Safety and Health Management

     * Technical knowledge and experience in implementing and managing regulatory compliance including:
     * National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Organization of Standardization (ISO), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (COPUC)
     * Proficiency in operations and maintenance activities, processes and procedures
     * Proficiency in event, accident and incident investigation
     * Proficient in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Management Systems
     * Proficient in leveraging technology in support of Safety Management Systems
     * Proficiency in advanced mathematics, physics, biology, anatomy, statistics, and chemistry
     * Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
     * Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
     * Ability to use sound judgment.
     * Ability to manage time and workload effectively which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing with attention to details.


An equivalent combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

     * The work environment is a typical office environment with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues.


Based on job performance, experience, education and position availability the next step on the career map for this position may be:

Manager, Safety

We are considering all applications for this position up until the position close date of 5/28/2024. For consideration, please be sure to apply before the posting end date.


Pay Range:
$92,003.00 - $129,954.50 Annual

RTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy [ ]

RTD posts a compensation range that represents a good faith estimate of what RTD anticipates paying for the position at the time of posting.  Starting salary is based on the candidate’s relevant and verified education, training and work experience.  Applicants should submit all relevant and verifiable education, training and work experiences at the time of application.