Transit Safety Investigator

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Nov 18, 2020
Closes
Dec 06, 2020
Ref
200764
Hours
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Safety Management, Accident Investigation, or related field
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree, an Associate's Degree in Engineering, Safety Management, Accident Investigation, or related field and two (2) years of experience in accident investigation activities

Experience
  • Minimum seven (7) years of direct experience in accident investigation activities

Certification/Licensure
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License
  • Required to attend and successfully pass RWP training within 30 days of hire and to maintain RWP Qualification as a condition to perform core job duties.

Preferred
  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Safety Management, Accident Investigation, or related field
  • Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certificate designation from the Transportation Safety Institute
  • Certified Safety Specialist or Certified Safety & Security Director designation from the World Safety Organization

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.

Mission Essential Designation:
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


Job Summary/Duties:

The Transit Safety Investigator supports the implementation of the Metro Safety Management System by leading detailed investigations of incidents, accidents and near-miss events. This role leads on-scene fact-finding and detailed human factors inquiries. The investigator develops comprehensive reports detailing factual findings and analyses to determine causal factors of incidents. Possesses subject matter expertise in performing root cause analysis and developing robust corrective action plans that effectively mitigate the risk of the same or similar incidents from re occurring. Demonstrated proficiency in producing detailed investigation reports as well as presentations that meet or exceed internal (board and executive) and external (regulatory) requirements is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Conducts detailed investigations of accidents and incidents including but not limited to derailments, collisions, and pedestrian incidents. May also include employee, contractor and near-miss incidents. Reviews and interprets data from multiple systems of record and conducts interviews with involved staff and responders
  • Applies subject matter expertise to perform root cause analysis and develop robust corrective action plans that effectively mitigate the risk of the same or similar incidents from re occurring
  • Develops comprehensive incident reports addressing all aspects of findings including, but not limited to training, operations and maintenance protocols, and regulatory compliance activities
  • Prepares detailed investigation reports as well as presentations that meet or exceed internal (board and executive) and external (regulatory) requirements
  • Works with WMATA State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) to review and edit reports in accordance with regulatory reporting requirements

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of 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

Closing

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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