Los Angeles Metro
May 25, 2023
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type


Basic Function
Provides continuous support in reducing accidents and injuries and maintaining regulatory compliance by providing management and engineering support of fire, life, and safety related projects and systems assurance programs; contributing resourceful hazard mitigations and solutions to improve safety; and promoting a better safety culture for the agency.

Example Of Duties

  • Designs and manages the implementation of a comprehensive system safety or assurance program for bus/rail transit operations to improve Metro's safety culture and reduce accidents and employee/ passenger injuries
  • Develops and maintains transit safety policies, standards, and procedures
  • Manages, researches, and implements demonstration projects to mitigate bus/rail transit accidents and injuries
  • Initiates transit safety legislation and education programs with supporting materials such as videos, posters, fliers, etc
  • Performs design reviews of bus and rail projects for safety compliance
  • Prepares and reviews specifications and drawings for transit safety facilities, such as rail stations, bus zones and terminals, maintenance bays, and equipment, to verify compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations
  • Reviews and prepares design criteria for safety of transit passengers and employees
  • Participates or coordinates transit safety design and reviews with local, state, and federal agencies, including local fire departments
  • Develops standards and guidelines for light rail transit systems
  • Manages activities of transit safety consultants and contractors for assigned major capital projects
  • Chairs or provides technical support to various committees, such as Fire/Life Safety Committee, Local Safety Committee, and Safety Certification Review Team
  • Oversees and maintains regulatory compliance of rail projects to fire/life safety design criteria, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 130, and other related fire standards and codes
  • Serves as safety liaison with Joint Powers Authority (JPA) rail projects for system safety, fire/life safety, hazard resolution, and other safety programs
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all assigned employees
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out
    May be required to perform other related job duties

Requirements For Employment
A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Engineering, Business, or arelated field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred


  • Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience in bus/rail transit system safety, systems assurance programs, OSHA programs, transit safety certification programs, transit fire/life safety, or California Public Utilities Commission regulatory programs

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • 24 hours on-call, weekend/holiday work required when necessary
  • Frequent exposure to weather changes, odors, dust, heights, equipment, mechanical, and electrical hazards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff including coordinating field/site inspections with internal stakeholders, chaperoning inspections with CPUC and internal staff, and resolving any potential subsequent findings
  • Experience writing CPUC 164-E Minor and Major reports adopted by the CPUC
  • Experience supporting CPUC Triennial Audits conducted by the CPUC
  • Experience managing and supporting a Hazard Management Program including categorization of employee-submitted hazards per the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP)

**Additional Preferred Licenses/Certifications listed below under the Abilities section**

  • Theory, principles, best practices, and procedures of bus/rail system safety and assurance engineering design, construction, operation, and maintenance
  • Principles and practices of transit safety certification programs
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and standards governing transit and rail policies, fire/life safety, and occupational health and safety, including California Public Utilities Commissions Codes and General Orders
  • Metro's Systems Safety Program Plan, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), Preventative Maintenance Schedules, and General Safety Policies
  • Bus, light and heavy rail equipment, and systems, including nomenclature, operations, infrastructure, maintenance, train control, traction power, electrical (high and low voltage), signaling, communication systems, vehicles, and ventilation
  • Accident investigation/reconstruction theories and techniques
  • Research, analysis, and report preparation methods
  • Management of transit safety contracts and procurements
  • Budget and time management concepts
  • Modern management theory
  • Applicable business software applications


  • Overseeing safety activities of multiple transit safety projects involving other departments or divisions
  • Investigating railroad accidents and derailments Hazard recognition, hazard mitigation, and Corrective Action Plans
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals Analyzing situations, identifying problems, recommending practical solutions, and evaluating outcomes
  • Exercising sound judgment and making creative decisions in emergency situations
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing Interacting professionally with various levels of Metro employees, external agencies, and outside representatives
  • Training and developing various Metro departments in various elements of safety and compliance
  • Contractor/consultant project management Specification writing and reading and understanding design documentation


  • Ensure agency compliance with applicable safety laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, and budgets
  • Ensure hazards or incident findings are properly mitigated
  • Conduct studies, and formulate and deliver reports
  • Multi-task and prioritize projects, deliverables, and requirements
  • Work independently
  • Understand, interpret, and apply transit safety, rail, and labor laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Convene and lead meetings to manage safety programs and processes
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Oversee consultants who perform safety work
  • Supervise, train, and motivate assigned staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Preferred Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • Certified Safety Professional, Associate Safety Professional, or Occupational Health and Safety Technician Credential from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals preferred
  • Rail Transit Safety and Security Program Certificate from the Department of Transportation preferred
  • Bus Transit Safety and Security Program Certificate from the Department of Transportation preferred
  • Safety Management Certificate from the American Society of Safety Professionals preferred
  • Asbestos, Lead, and Hazardous Materials Operations Certification preferred

Selection Procedure
Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Application Procedure
To apply, visit Metro's website at and complete an online Employment Application.
Telephone: (213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro.

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (KC/AW)
*Open to the public and all Metro employeesThis job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled

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