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All, New York
United States
Job Categories:
Fleet / Transportation Safety
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Safety Manager/Coordinator: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Transportation - Ground, Transportation - Railroad, Transportation/Logistics Services
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Field Safety Manager


Manager of Field Safety (3 Positions)


Job ID: 95855
Location: Various
Application Deadline: September 10, 2019
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
Compensation: Grade F Min:$74,992 /Mid: $93,740.00

MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective

Ensure system-wide compliance with safety regulations, polices and procedures, Operating Rules and Training programs.


  • Conduct programmed audits of Metro-North’s System Safety Program Plan (SSPP) and all operating and non-operating departmental Safety Action Plans in the field and office.
  • Perform field inspections and audits of departmental work efforts/operations and evaluates regulatory compliance.
  • Participates in Safety Working Group meetings (Safety Committees) and provides safety-related technical assistance to all departments. Provides an oversight function to ensure that operating departments are tracking and correcting deficiencies identified by the Safety Working Groups.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures by visiting field locations for confirmation. Participate in System Safety outreach initiatives in the field.
  • Respond to emergencies in the field and perform other assignments as requested.
  • Regularly performs targeted audits of personnel working on the right of way to evaluate compliance with the roadway worker protection program and other identified critical safety related rules and procedures


Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance, including OSHA, EPA, NYC and NYS health regulations, or equivalent.
  • Ability to perform field safety inspections/evaluations of work operations.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills with thorough knowledge of administrative functions including the ability to work independently and/or simultaneously on multiple projects and adhering to deadlines.
  • Must be computer-literate, with working knowledge in a Microsoft Office Suite environment, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint or equivalent applications.
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills and able to communicate effectively with various departments and levels of management throughout Metro-North and other MTA Agencies.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to foster teamwork and effective working relationships.
  • Must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Must be able to adjust work schedule to accommodate special projects as necessary, including periodic night shifts and weekend coverage.
  • Must be able to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as required.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety, Public Administration, Emergency Management or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials to include an additional four (4) years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience developing, evaluating, or implementing system safety program plans.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of managing staff or projects.
  • Must possess (or obtain within six months of hire) the following certifications: NIMS IS-700,100, 200.


Preferred Education/Experience

  • Transportation Industry Experience.
  • Knowledge of GIS.
  • Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations including FRA, PTSB and NTSB procedures.
  • Successful completion of NIMS ICS-300 training course.


Other Information

This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $99,394.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.

Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.

Selection Criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

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