The Opportunity: At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives while This position will perform the following work:
Develop and administer Washington State Rail Safety Oversight Program Standard that establishes statewide requirements for rail transit system safety.
Oversee rail transit agency staff in their compliance with the requirements of the Program Standard.
Oversee rail transit agency staff in their development of safety plans and procedures.
Provide oversight and consultation of rail transit agency's internal safety audit process.
Oversee incident investigations, including the review and approval of incident investigation procedures, final reports, and corrective action plans to address. Analyze incident data to address root causes.
Provide oversight of emergency planning process, including schedule and scope for emergency drills and first responder training.
Conduct field reviews and observe system testing and rail activation activities.
To be considered, a candidate most possess the following:
Transit Safety and Security Professional certificate (TSSP) or the ability to obtain one within two three years.
Background in and understanding of transportation safety, governance, policy, planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations.
Prior experience developing and managing budgets, timelines, resources and contracts.
Prior experience building positive working relationships with federal, state and local agencies, policy makers and advocacy groups.
An ideal candidate would also have these desirable qualifications.
Bachelor's degree involving a major study in transportation, safety, planning, engineering, public policy, administration, or another applicable field.
Five (5) years' professional transportation experience involving project and program management or analysis and evaluation of transportation issues.