Governmental Agencies 2024-04-22 2024-05-27

Transit Safety Officer

City of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

Job ID: 155469
Job Status: Not Specified

Transit Safety Officer

$101,892.00 - $125,796.00 Annually

City of Santa Monica, CA

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

Job Number

Santa Monica Department of Transportation

Transit Safety & Training

Opening Date

Closing Date
5/10/2024 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Summary

Plans, develops, and coordinates the safety and security programs of the Department of Transportation to ensure the safety of employees, the public, and City property.


Works under the general supervision of the Transit Safety and Training Manager, who outlines work and reviews work in progress and upon completion. Exercises general supervision over technical and clerical staff.

Representative Duties

Designs, develops, and coordinates implementation of the Department of Transportation's (DoT) Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan, emergency plans, and security programs. Coordinates program funding from outside agencies with various City divisions.

Selects, trains, evaluates, and supervises the activities of assigned staff, including developing and implementing staff development and training activities.

Coordinates contract services provided by law enforcement agencies and/or contracted security companies. Coordinates reporting from those agencies to the DoT regarding services provided.

Coordinates the quarterly safety meetings, including safety committee meetings and employee safety training and awareness programs within the DoT and maintains meeting summary reports.

Coordinates the implementation of the employee hazard reporting program by reviewing report investigations, conducts hazard analyses and makes associated recommendations, and maintains records.

Serves as a liaison for DoT along with regulatory agencies and the City's public safety departments (e.g., Police, Fire and Emergency Operations Center). Plans and conducts fire/emergency drills within the Department.

Inspects DoT facilities for unsafe conditions and compliance with applicable regulations; identifies potential safety hazards and/or unsafe working conditions; analyzes work processes to determine potential injuries and hazards; recommends mitigation measures; provides consultation and advise to DoT divisions regarding OSHA regulations and procedures and other safety related matters; researches, evaluates and recommends the purchase of safety equipment.

Responds to transit related emergencies; investigates employee accidents to determine cause, effect, liability, and prevention methods; analyzes accidents to determine preventability, frequency, trends, and to recommend methods and procedures for mitigation.

Provides oversight on DMV reports to ensure that driving records and license requirements are accurate and adhere to applicable standards. Notifies division managers of deficiencies, as needed.

Coordinates the implementation of the DoT's Drug and Alcohol Program.

Develops specifications for acquisition and maintenance of building and bus security equipment. Makes recommendations for new security systems and devices, as appropriate.

Oversees the monitoring and maintenance of video surveillance equipment related to safety and security issues either in or around City facilities or on buses.

Collects, analyzes, and maintains all safety and security data on a monthly basis for management reports. Compiles and maintains data required by federal, State, or local government entities, including the National Transit Database.

Performs other duties, as assigned.


Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of safety analysis

OSHA, CalOSHA, EPA and other local, State, and federal laws and regulations

Safe work practices and procedures

Accident investigation techniques

Accident/incident record keeping techniques

Principles of disaster/emergency preparedness

Principles of contract negotiation and administration

Security equipment for vehicles and facilities

Health and safety compliance training techniques

Principles and practices of employee supervision

Principles of training program development

Effective customer service techniques

Ability to:

Plan, organize, and implement a comprehensive safety and accident prevention program

Collect and analyze safety and security data

Select, supervise, motivate, counsel, evaluate, and train assigned staff Plan, organize, coordinate, and monitor the work of staff

Prepare plans and reports to meet regulatory and department needs

Conduct informational and training meetings

Coordinate activities across divisional and departmental lines

Conduct facility and safety inspections

Identify health, safety, and security issues and recommend corrective actions

Work independently and as part of a team

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with city employees and the public

Provide effective customer service

Skill in:

The use of a computer and applicable software applications.

Motivating employees to practice safe work methods.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Any bachelor's degree from a recognized accredited college or university. A bachelor's degree in occupational safety, safety administration, public administration, or a closely related field is desirable.

Experience: Three years of paid, professional work experience administering workplace safety and security programs.

Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid Class C driver license.


Work is primarily performed indoors in a home office or work office setting, in accordance with the City's Telework/Flexible Workplace Policy, with frequent interruptions. Office work may require sitting for prolonged periods of time and using a computer keyboard, mouse, and screen. Outdoor work requires exposure to moving equipment, dust, noise, odor, slippery surfaces and season weather conditions; it will be required to use safety gear and follow safety procedures. Physical demands include sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, reaching, walking, climbing and carrying light to moderate weight equipment. Work involves deadlines and multiple assignments. Incumbents may be asked to occasionally work evening or weekend shifts.

Supplemental Information
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an online City application and required supplemental questions to be considered for this position. Please note, applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes, CVs and cover letters are not reviewed as part of the application screening process and should not be submitted.

NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college level-transcripts or diploma with your application. Applicants who indicate receipt of college level coursework or degree from a foreign institution must provide United States credential equivalency verification along with a copy of your college diploma/transcripts. All materials must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than close of business on the application closing date. Failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified. You may contact Clare Caldera with any questions at [email protected].

SELECTION PROCESS: All applicants will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.

Testing may consist of the following:
Training & Experience Evaluation, Writing Exercise, Oral Interview

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Candidates who have successfully completed all prior phases of the selection process will be subject to a thorough background investigation.

NOTE: If three or more qualified City employees apply and pass the examination, a promotional list will be established in addition to an open-competitive list. If fewer than three qualified City employees pass the examination, the appointing authority, in accordance with the City's civil service rules and regulations, can decline to use a promotional list, in which case a promotional list will not be established for this position.

Inclusion & Diversity Statement
The City of Santa Monica is a progressive, inclusive and culturally-rich community. As leaders in public service, we strive to be an employer of choice by attracting and retaining a highly-talented workforce where people of diverse races, religions, cultures and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where our staff are empowered to perform at their highest level and where their differences make a positive impact.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to build balanced teams from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our employees. Join us!

Special assistance with the application and examination process is available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Call (310) 458-8246, TDD (310) 458-8696 (Hearing Impaired Only).

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