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American Public Transportation Association

 Program Manager-Safety & Security

The American Public Transportation Association seeks a Safety & Security professional to perform work related to safety, security, risk and emergency management activities consistent with APTA business plan objectives and APTA members’ requirements. This individual will be responsible for supporting the safety, security, risk and emergency management programs as well as standards development program and will be a liaison with government agencies. They will also provide support to committees, workshops, safety audits and peer reviews, as assigned. This individual will handle the ongoing development and management of information and resource tools to support the safety, security, risk and emergency management functions of the Technical Services and Innovation Department.

BASIC FUNCTION:
The individual in this position reports to the Directors of Safety and Security and Risk and Emergency Management and performs work related to safety, security, risk and emergency management activities consistent with APTA business plan objectives and APTA members’ requirements. This individual is responsible for supporting the safety, security, risk and emergency management programs as well as standards development program and is a liaison with government agencies. The position will also provide support to committees, workshops, safety audits and peer reviews, as assigned. The position is also responsible for ongoing development and management of information and resource tools to support the safety, security, risk and emergency management functions of the Technical Services and Innovation Department..

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Coordinates technical support of Rail, Commuter Rail and Bus transit systems relative to development and implementation of safety programs;
  2. Provides direct support for Rail, Commuter Rail and Bus safety and security, risk and emergency management training seminars and workshops;
  3. Assists the Security, Risk and Emergency Management and Safety groups in preparation of reports and building of programs for APTA major conferences, meetings and overall departmental efforts. 
  4. Maintains liaison and activities with external stakeholders and federal partner agencies, including: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration;
  5. Facilitates industry participation in federal advisory committees (i.e. TRACS, RSAC and PAG) and supports industry efforts to comply with safety and security rulemakings;
  6. Conducts research of safety and security, risk and emergency management issues on behalf of the transit industry or to address a specific internal or external inquiry;
  7. Supports and maintains the Safety Resource Library section of the APTA website, and collaboration pages for APTA safety and security committees;
  8. Manages the Safety and Security Excellence Awards program, to include selection of independent judging panel, solicitation of nominations, facilitation of selection process, and support of planning final presentation of awards;
  9. Serves as a staff auditor on safety management system audits, as assigned or as staff support/lead to APTA peer reviews;
  10. Supports the management of the security standards working group as well as the APTA Safety Committees (Bus Safety, Rail Safety, Commuter Safety and Security, and Safety Coordinating);
  11. Updates the inventory and compilation of current and ongoing best practices as they relate to APTA safety and security programs;
  12. Assists with the dissemination of operations, safety, and security industry issues, agency events and incidents, and other forms of information of value and interest to APTA members and members of the APTA safety and security committees;
  13. Supports the Public Transit Information Sharing and Analysis Center (PT-ISAC);
  14. Performs additional duties as assigned.

MEASURES OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  1.  Program Development
    a) The degree to which programs/projects are completed in a timely, efficient manner;
    b) The degree to which programs/projects are properly coordinated as measured by effective achievement of program objectives;
    c) The degree to which thorough, meaningful written documentation is produced which effectively and clearly presents the results of program work.
  2. Association and Department Activities
    a) The degree to which a high level of cooperation and communication is achieved and maintained with committees, Association members, APTA staff, government, and other organizations to achieve the stated goals and objectives;
    b) The quality and timeliness of support given to other staff members;
    c) The degree to which APTA working groups, committees, conferences, and workshops are supported, including but not limited to the thoroughness and timeliness of the organization of meetings and conferences and the quality of the programs organized for such events;
    d) The quality and timeliness of support given to APTA safety audits and peer review panels.
  3. Project Assignments
    a) The degree to which research is conducted with meaningful results that are of utility to APTA’s members, including timeliness and with effective communication of the results;
    b) The quality and effectiveness of all other support given to APTA objectives and APTA members’ requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Engineering or a Safety/Security, Risk or Emergency Management-related discipline. Experience in transit management with one or more years in Safety or Security is desired. Experience with auditing is a plus. Successful candidate must have strong project management skills, excellent oral and written communications skills and a passion for providing quality service to APTA’s members.

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