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Senior Location Safety Manager

Company: First Student
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:



First things First: Who are we? Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry's strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. PURPOSE: Manages the safety program for a large location and/or multiple small to midsize locations. Ensures compliance with federal, state, provincial, and local regulations to include company policy. Monitors proposed legislative initiatives for applicability to local operations. Provides safety oversight, day-to-day safety management, and overall safety support based upon company safety goals and targets. Responsible to execute company safety pilots, programs, and initiatives that will deliver exemplary safety performance. Will coach and monitor location employees based upon safety key performance indicators and dashboard metrics/safety telematics. Position is expected to deploy best safety practices in conjunction with and guidance from the region safety manager and/or multi-site safety coordinator. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection;;; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals;; motor vehicle records checks; government forms) as applicable.
  • Provides direction, guidance and oversight to location trainers, to include monitoring training hours. Manages and monitors execution of location training program to ensure compliance. Schedules and conducts recertification and enhancement training as required. Ensures training program materials are revised based upon company and branding requirements.
  • Leads safety event investigations using the 5-Why's or similar methodology, complete collision reports, oversee collision files and enters into DMO, collision register, and follows up with the claim's office and adjusters as necessary. Typically determines preventability, in conjunction with location manager, based on the facts identified both at the scene and in investigative follow-up. Provides post-safety event counseling with employees. Assists and participates in Safety Committee meetings as appropriate. Sets up regular safety event review meetings to determine preventability of events. Monitor driver appeal process.
  • Maintains compliance with all federal, provincial, state, company, local regulations and policies (including company SOPs), and maintains required documentation in conjunction with DMO administrators as appropriate. Reviews data and supporting documentation that is required for hire to confirm accuracy, and ensures each employee remains qualified through active monitoring/management of the DMO system for federal, provincial, state and local regulatory compliance. EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE
    • Five years of safety experience or a combination of a college degree and years of experience,
    • Relevant safety certificates and OSHA (U.S.) 10-hour training preferred.
    • Strong depth of knowledge of federal, provincial and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues along with FMCSA and or FTA regulations.
    • Strong proficiency in computer literacy essential with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with other software such as timekeeping and payroll systems is preferred.
    • Advanced skills in technology used to manage the operation to include but not limited to FGA approved Smart technology, Apps, encrypted drives, shared drives and other Smart technology.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
    • Effective verbal, written and relational communication skills, with ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials and community members. First for a Reason Benefits 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. 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 Student or First Transit. Extensive Training Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 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. Community Service & Impact Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll have a positive impact on others. About First Student, Inc. & First Transit First Student, Inc. & First Transit is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces. Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student! We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

Keywords: First Student, Mount Pleasant , Senior Location Safety Manager, Professions , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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