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Company: First Group
Location: Glyndon
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:


About the Position

Join the First family as a Safety Manager at our Fargo (Matbus) location. This position manages and is ultimately responsible for the overall safety program at the location. The Safety Manager ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and company policy.

Major responsibilities are listed below.

  • Administers driver hiring and compliance process (e.g., interviewing and driver selection; collecting applications; criminal background checks; credit reports; drug/alcohol testing; fingerprint checks; DOT physicals; TB Skin tests; motor vehicle records checks; I-9 forms).
  • Provides direction and guidance to location trainers. Develops and monitors contents of classroom training to ensure compliance. Teaches classes as required. Schedules and conducts re-cert and retraining.
  • Investigates incidents, accidents, and work-related injuries, including accident investigation, accident reports, accident files, and accident register, and follows up with the claims office and adjusters as necessary.
  • Typically determines fault or preventability based on the facts identified at the scene.
  • Provides post-accident counseling with drivers. Retrains drivers as necessary.
  • Prepares and submits accident-related compliance forms, maintains files, and enters in DMO, or otherwise submits data to appropriate person or organization.
  • Plans, schedules, and conducts monthly safety meetings based on region and company safety and safety training goals and objectives. Assists and participates in Safety
  • Action Team meetings. Sets up regular accident review committees to determine the preventability of accidents. Responds to appeals from drivers.
  • Provides assistance and training to drivers and attendants on passenger management and other safety-related issues.
    performs driver road checks of driver performance (e.g., pre-trip checks-lot-to-school and back; post-trip checks).
  • Provides various reports and analyzes, including safety trends. Develops cost-saving recommendations. Performs other duties and projects as assigned.
    We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including:
    • Physical and mental health initiatives,
    • Medical/dental/vision,
    • 401(k)
    • Paid holiday/vacation.
      • High School Diploma is required. Further education is preferred
      • CDL is required with both P and A endorsements
      • 2 to 3 years of transportation, safety, or related experience
      • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues
      • Computer literate with working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
      • Good verbal, written, and relational communication skills, with the ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels, including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials, and the general public
      • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
      • Possess working vehicle to travel within service area as needed
      • First for a Reason
        Diversity & Inclusion
        • Because we re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First.
        • We re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day.
          Professional Advancement
          • Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit.
            Extensive Training
            • Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency.
              Community Service & Impact
              • Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you ll have a positive impact on others.
                Who are we?

                First Transit seeks a public transit leader in Fargo, North Dakota. First Transit is a proud, long-time partner to MATBUS, serving the Fargo/Moorhead area for over 25 years. Matbus provides both fixed route and paratransit operations. Candidates should have hands-on experience in both transit location management and transit operations with direct experience in computerized transit management systems.

                The Fargo/Moorhead area is one of the fastest-growing areas in the upper Midwest. As the largest city in North Dakota, Fargo is a cultural center and is home to North Dakota State University and a regional medical hub. With proximity to both North Dakota prairies and the Minnesota lakes region, there are a wide variety of recreational opportunities available in proximity to Fargo/Moorhead, adding to the overall quality of life in the region.

                First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

                Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!



                We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

Keywords: First Group, Fargo , SAFETY MANAGER, Professions , Glyndon, North Dakota

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