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Safety & Training Manager

Safety & Training Manager

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US-CA-Long Beach

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With general direction by the Terminal Manager and Regional Safety Director, manage all terminal safety and training, and driver hiring functions, supervise Classroom and BTW training activities and staff, develop & implement accident abatement plans, and ensure compliance with all company, state and federal regulatory requirements.




Duties include, but not limited to:



  • Recruiting and selection of candidates for training.
  • New employee interviews and recommendations for training.
  • Background checks for potential driver candidates.
  • Classroom instruction, behind the wheel training and testing for original and renewing drivers.
  • Annual check-ride evaluations for all drivers and insure retraining is completed as needed.
  • Safety inspections in locations including maintenance facilities, offices and company vehicles.
  • Staff of delegated behind-the-wheel trainers and provide guidance and direction to all relating to state laws and safety procedures.


  • Employees are properly trained on company specific and OSHA safety requirements.
  • Compliance with all safety-related regulatory requirements, including California Department of Education school bus standards, OSHA standards, Federal Department of Transportation regulations and Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
  • Accurate training files and records as required by the State law and company policy.
  • Annual bus evacuation instruction and field trip instruction is provided per the State law and our contract.
  • Required documents are completed accurately, in particular vehicle inspection forms and drivers’ paperwork.
  • All vehicle accidents and employee injuries are responded to, investigated, and reported in a timely manner.

 Responsible for:

  • Developing, Implementing, and monitoring safety action plans based on location accident and injury trends - focused on the reduction of unsafe behaviors.
  • Implementing Safety campaigns and programs as needed.
  • Safety In-service meetings and Safety Committee meetings.
  • Observation, evaluation and documentation of driving behaviors, safety spot checks at school loading zones, reviewing of bus camera footage and GPS reports for safety violations and attend meetings with drivers and school staff as needed.
  • Maintaining and communicating safety-related policies and procedures, as well as ensuring that they are followed.
  • Observation of working conditions, equipment and employee behaviors to identify safety problems and take corrective action.
  • Responding to and collecting information at accident scenes regardless of time of day. Investigating to determine root cause of events and implement retraining accordingly.
  • Providing weekly training reports to the location manager and Regional Director of Safety and Training.
  • Providing coaching and discipline as needed.




Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Safety, Training, & DOT Regulation experience
  • Ability to be on-call
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Possession of a valid CA CDL w/ School Bus Certificate preferred
  • Valid School Bus Instructor Certificate preferred.
  • Must have good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate with emphasis on Microsoft Office environment.
  • Must have strong leadership abilities.
  • Bilingual in Spanish a plus.