Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Job Specification




Pay Grade
H1N ($94,494.40 - $118,102.40 - $141,752.00)
Job Summary

Provides day-to-day safety management oversight of Metro construction contractors to ensure compliance with contractual requirements, contractor-provided safety submittals, and all applicable regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, and performs activities associated with the development and achievement of construction projects goals and objectives
  • Conducts daily inspections of construction sites to ensure compliance with safety rules and regulations, contract requirements, and plans
  • Prepares daily activity reports to document findings of observations made at various construction sites
  • Reviews and approves safety related submittals required in contract documents
  • Assists contractors in conducting incident/accident investigations
  • Develops and enforces policies, procedures, programs, standards, and design criteria affecting fire/life safety, and construction safety of multiple construction projects
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Represents Metro before regulatory bodies and other third parties
  • Prepares and presents written and oral reports to management, the Board of Directors, outside agencies, and the public
  • Serves as a technical resource to project staff in resolving safety issues, areas of concern, and responses to RFIs (Requests for Information)
  • Represents the department on interdepartmental task forces, committees, and outside agencies such as, Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and Fed/OSHA (Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
  • Complies with Metro′s efficient and effective bill paying standard to ensure project and cost center invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Provides input for developing budget
  • Manages assigned staff activities and projects
  • Directs the work of other staff, consultants and contractors
  • Conducts applicable training for project and Metro staff
  • Contributes to ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and programs of Metro are carried out

    May be required to perform other related job duties

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of (defined as a learned body of information that is required for and applied in the performance of job tasks)

  • Equipment and construction techniques related to the design, installation, and construction of various transportation facilities
  • Theories, principles, and practices of heavy rail construction, engineering, tunnels, construction insurance, safety, and risk management
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing rail construction and engineering for a public transportation agency
  • California and federal health and safety regulations
  • Metro procurement policies and procedures
  • Principles of accident investigation
  • Applicable office software applications

Skill in (defined as the proficient manual, verbal, or mental utilization of data, people, or things)

  • Interacting professionally and effectively with a broad range of internal and external contacts
  • Exercising sound judgment and creativity in making decisions
  • Applying incident investigation techniques and strategies
  • Convincing construction workers to correct unsafe behaviors/conditions
  • Analyzing safety data and trends and making recommendations to improve conditions
  • Determining strategies to achieve goals
  • Supervising, training, and motivating assigned staff

Ability to (defined as a present competence to perform an observable behavior or produce an observable result)

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Recognize and analyze unsafe acts/conditions and recommend solutions
  • Apply regulatory and contractual requirements to practical applications
  • Represent Metro before vendors, contractors, partners, and public officials
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Travel to offsite locations
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English
Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. A typical combination includes:


  • Bachelor′s Degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field


  • Six years of relevant experience or three years of relevant supervisory-level experience in construction safety management; experience in tunnel safety (Cal/OSHA Tunnel Orders) with transit construction projects preferred

Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements

  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions
  • Cal/OSHA Gas Tester Certification and/or Safety Representative Certification preferred
  • Professional designation as a Construction Safety & Health Technician (CHST) & Associate Safety Professional (ASP), or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred
Special Conditions

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Metro provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • High dust, dirt, and/or grease environment
  • High noise environment
  • Work with regular exposure to odors or fumes
  • Work on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles
  • Exposure to outdoor weather including extreme heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity
  • Extensive safety training and/or use of protective devices and personal protective gear


Physical Effort Required

  • Operate a telephone or other telecommunications device and communicate through the medium
  • Standing
  • Walking (distance 5' to 100')
  • Climbing (e.g., ladders, scaffolds, stairs, poles, into vehicles, etc.)
  • Balancing to prevent falling or erratic movement
  • Communicating through speech in the English language required
  • Communicating through speech in a non-English language required
  • Good distance vision and/or depth perception to judge distances
  • Color recognition (e.g., distinguishing wires, resistors, containers, light signals, etc.)


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This classification is at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority when classified as an Intermittent, Emergency, or Temporary employee and/or is assigned to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) or Board Clerk's Office.

This job specification is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.