Safety Certification Program Coordinator

Washington D.C
May 09, 2022
May 24, 2022
Full Time
Marketing Statement Are you looking to join a team that is ensuring that safety is built into Metro's Capital Program? The Office of Safety Certification & Engineering (OSCE) is looking for an energetic candidate to assist in managing the Safety & Security Certification Program. This is a fantastic opportunity that involves planning, implementing, and coordinating tasks related to maintaining the Safety & Security Certification Program, as well as, collaborating with project managers, asset owners, and other stakeholders across Metro.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Safety, Engineering, Transportation, Program Management or a related field

  • A minimum, six (6) years of experience as a program coordinator/manager, preferably in a safety regulated environment, which includes development of data analytics, presentation and reports development and demonstrated problem resolution.

  • Transit Safety & Security Professional's Certificate (TSSP) or a Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) Certificate within two (2) of hire

  • Program Management Professional (PMP)

Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary
  • The Safety Certification Program Coordinator is a key member of the Safety Certification team. The incumbent assists the Safety Certification & Engineering Manager in ensuring that system extensions, new and rehabilitated facilities and vehicles, and new and rehabilitated systems and equipment are operationally safe and secure for customers, employees, and the general public prior to being placed into use. This includes planning, implementing and coordinating tasks related to maintaining the Safety Certification Program and supporting the Safety Assurance aspect of WMATA's Safety Management System (SMS). Responsibilities include the development and maintenance of program plans and procedures, safety reports, recommendations for modifications to procedures, and administering meetings.

Essential Functions
  • Effectively maintains the program plan and associated documents, corrective action plan monitoring, training development and administration, internal and external communication and coordination and administration of the Safety & Security Certification Review Committee (SCRC).
  • Assist in the development of safety certification training for WMATA staff and contractors. This includes safety curriculum development. .
  • Communicates and interfaces with various departments within WMATA as well as external oversight agencies including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) & Washington Metropolitan Safety Commission (WMSC) on Safety Certification activities.
  • Assists with the facilitation of the SCRC meetings, documentation management, training development and efficient workflow. This includes producing meeting minutes and presentations, administering voting process on safety certification documents and other administrative activities for the SCRC.
  • Analyzes safety infractions and determines the appropriate corrective action that a department must take to address findings. Submits corrective actions and issues appropriate progress reports for senior management decision making as required.
  • Maintains program activities on program management tools (i.e. SharePoint).
  • Performs statistical analysis on safety data generate by the Program in order to evaluate its success and make changes accordingly.
  • Manages master databases (MetroDocs, Microsoft Teams Database, Procure, etc.).
  • Gathers, prepares and submits proper documentation for compliance with Federal and State reporting.
  • Monitors master listing of Safety Certification training attendees.
  • Develops safety-related work procedures and plans, based on research and observations of various WMATA projects undergoing safety certification, with appropriate review and sign-off by Safety Senior Management.
  • Develops various safety compliance reports for the review and decision-making, by senior leadership.
  • Ensures the inclusion of safety certification documentation on the department website.
  • Conducts compliance audits of the execution of Safety Certification Program within various WMATA projects, to ensure the mission and related processes of the program are being followed.

  • Attends all required departmental and agency-wide safety meetings.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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