Senior Safety Data Analyst

Washington D.C
Jun 16, 2022
Jun 28, 2022
Full Time

The Safety Department is rolling out a world class safety program to implement Safety Management System at WMATA. The Office of Safety Data Analytics is an essential component in the roll-out of SMS to guide important decisions and monitor progress.

The Senior Safety Data Analyst will be charged with working closely with Safety and Operating departments to define and deliver metrics, datasets, and analytics. This individual will be asked to perform daily, weekly, and monthly reviews of processes and metrics across the organization. Key skillsets include:
  • The ability to identify process improvements and opportunities for data automation
  • The ability to understand datasets and quickly analyze and converse on findings
  • The ability to perform detailed analysis and offer detailed documentation to support findings
  • Investigative curiosity to better understand data and what it means

Mininum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Safety Management, Transportation, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or a related field

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience that includes data analysis, database management, delivering oral and written reports, and regulatory compliance

  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license


Master's Degree or PhD in Safety, Safety Management, Transportation, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or a related field

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.


The Senior Safety Data Analyst supports the Office of Safety Data Analytics within the Department of Safety and Environmental Management (SAFE) by identifying and analyzing leading and lagging indicators of organizational performance and safety culture, including, but limited to: accident and incident reports, supervisory safety observations, work orders, and key performance indicators. The Senior Safety Data Analyst will provide mentorship and support to junior analysts. The incumbent supports implementation of Safety Management System and helps to maintain compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Recordkeeping and National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements. The Senior Safety Data Analyst may be required to participate in emergency response or on-call rotations, to promote the Authority's transit-support goals.

Essential Functions
  • Conducts complex trend analyses utilizing data from across WMATA to identify incident trends and hazards across WMATA and help develop intervention strategies to reduce accident and injuries and enhance awareness
  • Provide guidance to junior analysts for advanced analytics providing support to internal customers in identifying safety trends
  • Works with junior analysts to filter and clean raw data by reviewing primary and secondary sources to correct errors in data entry and provide inputs for trend analysis
  • Prepares analytical reports related to leading and lagging indicators of safety performance that support internal and external customers, by informing internal and external stakeholders of incident trends and hazards across WMATA including Rail, Bus and Paratransit systems.
  • Identifies business process improvements during the collecting, storing, and manipulation stages of data analysis utilizing tools such as Python, Cognos, and PowerBI and translates these process improvements into standard operating procedures and/or partners with IT to document requirements for system enhancements, to improve efficiency and accuracy of analysis conducted and communicate improvements to IT

The functions 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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