Safety and Policy Officer
The Safety and Policy Officer will be responsible for conducting evaluations and observations of driving staff to affirm compliance with state and federal motor vehicle laws and regulations, DOTS departmental policies, and general safety procedures. This position will perform quality assurance checks on all Shuttle-UM staff and other departmental employees as deemed necessary. This position will also conduct safety studies, train driving staff on regulations/guidelines, keep driving records of CDL holders, and maintain damage inventory records of transit fleet. All of these tasks will improve the quality of our driving staff and provide the safest transit experience for the University community.
This position also includes but is not limited to performing the following duties:
*Administer Shuttle-UM orientation sessions for all new drivers on policies and procedures as outlined in the Shuttle Driver Handbook.
*Conduct evaluations and observations of driving staff to affirm compliance with state and federal motor vehicle laws and regulations, DOTS departmental policies, and general safety procedures.
*Notify Shuttle-UM Training Department of reoccurring problem areas and recommend refresher trainings for drivers exhibiting below-average performance.
*Perform quality assurance checks on all Shuttle-UM staff and other departmental employees as deemed necessary by members of DOTS Senior Staff.
*Facilitate communication of current Shuttle-UM policies and policy changes through one-on-one communication, written warnings, and written memos and newsletters.
*Perform safety studies on noted problem areas along Shuttle-UM transit routes to assist in subsequent planning and development.
*Member of the Accident Review Board (ARB).Classify or reclassify accidents as seen fit by the ARB.
*Investigate accidents, unreported accidents, policy infractions and safety violations by reviewing documentation and/or REI bus-watch surveillance tapes to establish a case and identify at-fault parties.
*Issue safety suspensions as deemed necessary by supervisors and the management team.
*Facilitate DOTS safety initiatives that include trainings involving the safety and security of the transit system.
*Maintain damage inventory records of transit fleet on a quarterly basis.
*Attend Shuttle-UM operations meetings to ensure consistency in safety and policy implementation.