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Specialist, Systems Safety (Construction) Oregon


This is a Full-time position in portland, or posted May 26, 2021.

JOB OPENINGSpecialist, Systems Safety (Construction)Opening date:03/12/21 Closing date:Continuous Description: Assist and support TriMet’s Engineering and Construction Division in all aspects of its Construction Safety Programs from design to construction and commissioning on various projects throughout the TriMet system, promoting a culture of safety for TriMet employees and contractors.

Under general direction provides input and assists with developing, assessing, and verifying elements of the agencies Safety and Security Certification Program (SSCP).

Other duties may include providing assistance where needed to other TriMet agency-wide systems and occupational health and safety programs, ensuring that TriMet maintains compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.

Conducting system assurance audits and supporting the communications between frontline employees and management to assure agency commitment to safety remains as a core value, which guides all aspects of our work.

Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work.

Perform related duties as required.

Serve as a good steward of TriMet by regularly utilizing our transit system to maintain a strong and current understanding of customers’ experiences and of TriMet’s product and service offerings.

Essential Functions: Assist with the implementation and monitoring of various safety management systems (SMS) programs at TriMet’s rail and bus operations and maintenance facilities, right-of-way rail alignments and corridors, capital project and engineering construction sites.Conduct and document safety inspections of TriMet assets, properties, and construction sites to assure accountability and compliance with federal, state and local requirements, and safety best practice guidelines.

Provide safety-related guidance to employee driven safety committees to facilitate communication between employees, management and key stakeholders.

Participate on other committees as assigned to support project pre-work planning, construction progress, and other relevant project-related meetings to discuss safety matters and advance safety program goals.Conduct investigations of TriMet incidents, accidents, near-misses and hazardous conditions or unusual occurrences.

Document results, facilitate corrective action plans and report to regulatory entities until agreed upon mitigations are successfully closed out.

Monitor construction contractor and subcontractors Incident Investigation & Reporting practices to ensure that project activities are completed as per contract, TriMet Construction Safety Program and according to applicable Site-Specific Safety Plan.Develop and/or implement safety management system(s) and other occupational or construction safety training as assigned.Support development and implementation of the safety auditing process and conduct workplace safety audits, ensuring that TriMet remains in compliance with local, state and federal legislation and to gauge effectiveness of agency-wide safety management system programs.Evaluate and audit contractor design and construction submittals; site-specific safety plans, JHAs, test plans and procedures.

Also monitors the implementation of prime contractor and/or subcontractors’ safety programs to assure safe work site conditions and compliance to the TriMet Construction Safety Program.Support each agency function in identifying hazards and assisting in development of mitigation strategies.

Assist projects with tracking and resolution of safety hazards, security threats and vulnerabilities identified in pre-construction studies and from any on-site observations.Assist with design criteria conformance, review and development of project safety certifiable items lists and implementation of the safety certification verification process during new construction and infrastructure improvement projects.Be available and respond to serious accidents within the District’s service area by participating in a rotating on-call duty schedule with each duty period lasting 24-hours a day over 7-days. Position Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required.

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Safety, Engineering, Manufacturing, Aviation, Transportation, Occupational Health or Industrial Hygiene, Science, Environmental Health Services, Risk Management, Construction Safety Management preferred.

A minimum of two (2) years total credited experience is required.* Two (2) years of experience in safety within transit, manufacturing, change management, large industrial/manufactureing operations or similar industry is required.

Two (2) years of experience in Safety, Light Rail or Heavy Rail transit, Engineering, Manufacturing, Aviation, Transportation, Environmental, Industrial or Occupational Health, or Risk Management Two (2) years of experience in Experience in transit bus and rail construction, civil construction or construction safety preferred.

– Transit Safety and Security Program (Bus and Rail), preferred within 3 years of hire.ARM, OHST, CHST, STSC, ASP, CSP (Professional Safety Certification), preferred OSHA 30-hour General Industry or Construction Industry Training, preferred OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, preferred OSHA #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction, preferred HAZWOPER Certification, preferred Requires a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

* The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description.

Experience is prorated based on hours worked.

LRHR assigns and validates the “credited experience”.Selection Criteria: Type of Position / Grade / FLSA: Grade 13, Exempt, Non-Union, Limited-TermSalary Range:Minimum: $65,896.00Maximum: $91,278.00Selection Process – Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:1.

Application Review/ Please Include: Cover Letter and Resume2.

Panel Interviews3.

Second Panel Interviews4.

Criminal Background Check / Reference CheckSupplemental Information: Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role.

You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application.

You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each. Internal applicants: Information in your personnel file will not be used in lieu of information requested on your application.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans’ preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission. If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1.

Note that we require a minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for accommodation. TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.4012 SE 17th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
· 503-962-7640
· Equal Opportunity Employer

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