Location: Manhattan-Midtown Salary: Grade: J Application Deadline: December 27, 2017
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the application deadline.
MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.
This position is responsible for the promotion of a positive safety culture within the organization. It will be responsible for the reduction of risk to customers, employees and contractors through Hazard Identification, Hazard Assessment and Hazard Mitigation, as well as the development and implementation of all associated policies and procedures along with the development of organizational strategies to reduce injuries and incidents. This position will be responsible for providing support and guidance to the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) peer review teams.
Direct and oversee the activities of the Division of Risk Reduction including the Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, and Hazard Analysis groups. This includes the creation of division and organizational safety goals and objectives, and staff development. Ensures safety is being managed in a proactive manner.
Directs and oversees the development of the System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) along with the audit plan for the Departmental Safety Action Plans. Directs and oversees the development and implementation of various safety policies, procedures and programs. Provide technical assistance to operating and support departments as needed.
Conducts hazard analysis in accordance with the MNR System Safety Program Plan (Military Standard 882E) when changes to the operation are proposed. Assess employee job tasks where accident trends are identified and perform hazard analysis in accordance with Mil Standard 882E. Provides support and guidance to the C3RS Program.
Directs and oversees MNR compliance with environmental and occupational health and safety regulations. Establishes protocols for asbestos and lead abatement projects and monitors for compliance with all state and federal regulations and oversee all lead and asbestos abatement and disposal of related waste.
Guides division’s technical personnel on exposure assessment strategies and the performance of toxicological reviews of chemical products. Performs industrial hygiene surveys/baseline exposure assessments. Reviews all technical programs relating to environmental and occupational health and ensure the accuracy of information in procedures and training programs.
Experience with developing and/or implementing System Safety Program Plans.
Extensive knowledge of principles of auditing, with the demonstrated ability to establish audit plans.
Knowledge and ability to investigate alleged violations related to hazards. Advise employees, employee representatives and management of findings of fact. Answer inquiries pertaining to health and safety risk should violations have occurred.
Ability to establish effective hazard countermeasures, including environmental surveillance systems and operating procedures capable of providing timely detection and alerts to the presence of currently known and anticipated hazards.
Knowledge of federal regulations.
Deployment of safety policies, procedures and programs.
Experience with trend analysis.
Excellent project management skills required with adherence to deadlines.
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage staff and maintain discipline.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Access and/or comparable PC applications.
Must be able to adjust work schedule to accommodate special projects as necessary, including periodic night shifts and weekend coverage.
On call twenty-four (24) hours a day/ seven (7) days a week.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Bachelor’s Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Transportation, Business and/or related field.
Minimum of ten (10) years of related experience in a commuter/heavy/freight rail operation and/or in the safety industry.
Minimum of seven (7) years of managerial experience preferably with a public agency.
Master’s Degree in Safety, Business and/or related field.
Experience with Confidential Close Call Reporting System.
Experience working with federal, state, and city agencies on hazard issues.
Knowledge of environmental surveillance systems, and vendors related.
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing.
As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.
Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.
Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer