Transit Systems 2023-11-17 2023-12-22

Transit Safety Program Manager

Manatee County Government
Bradenton, Florida

Job ID: 150400
Job Status: Full-time

Salary: $54,700.00 - $82,000.00 Annually

Job Number: 23-00822

Department: Public Works

Division: Transit

Closing Date: 11/30/2023 11:59 PM Eastern


Providing quality customer service to our citizens, business owners and visitors is Manatee County Government’s top priority, and that starts with our employees. We value Accountability, Civility, and Ethics in everything we do, and we look for friendly, innovative employees who share those values.

Manatee County Public Works Department provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and plays in unincorporated Manatee County. Primarily, the department is responsible for the administration, planning, engineering, maintenance, and construction management of the County’s infrastructure.

Transit Safety Program Manager

  • Research training content, design and develop course goals and objectives, and develop course outlines and curriculum. Determine program content and/or delivery technique to meet the needs of a specific audience or student. Update existing training program by revising and creating new material and approaches. Identify, obtain, and preview training aids or programs and makes purchase recommendations to Manager.
  • Schedule and deliver new and advanced training programs to Coach Operators, Paratransit Operators; Vehicle Maintenance, Facilities and Grounds, Customer Service, and Administration personnel; volunteer personnel; along with other required training related to Transit Safety Program Manager.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and conduct Ride Checks to evaluate specific operational skills and public relations skills that apply to Coach Operators and Paratransit Operators.
  • Supervise and evaluate employee performance during training and make corrective action recommendations to the employee.

Manatee County strives to be an employer of choice and most of our employees turn jobs into long term careers with great benefits.
  • Comprehensive benefits package – Your Choice Manatee Health Plan
  • Generous vacation/sick leave, 11 paid holidays
  • Florida Retirement System (FRS)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Autonomy to grow and find your career path with supportive leadership.
What You Will Do
  • Assign, coordinate with, and schedule all Instructors, guest instructors, field instructors, line training instructors, and students.
  • Assist in the design of evaluation methods and procedures for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of training.
  • Produce and maintain a Line Training Results Report for program analysis, evaluation, and program enhancement.
  • Update and prepare all course materials.
  • Prepare training handouts and assessment tools.

Who You Are
  • Coordinate and schedule vehicles for training purposes.
  • Demonstrate, instruct, evaluate, and correct student performance. Conduct CDL skills tests as a certified DOL Third Party Tester.
  • Operate as a Coach Operator and a Paratransit Operator once per quarter for an entire shift assuming all duties of those functions.

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in safety management, organizational development, or a related field.
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in training and/or safety management, preferably in the transit industry. Prior supervisory or management experience desired.
  • Valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver License with passenger and air brakes endorsements required.
  • State of Florida CDL Third-Party Testing Certificate required within one year of hire.
  • FTA Instructors Course for Transit Trainers certificate required.
  • The following FEMA training certifications are required: IS-00100, IS-00200, IS-00700, IS 00800.
A comparable combination of education, training, and work experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


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