Area Safety Manager

Job Location: 
Milwaukee, WI

Under the direction of the Vice President of Operations and the Director of Safety, the Area Safety Manager will travel to each property coordinating driver development & overall safety efforts. The Area Safety Manager will, inspect records, oversee the training process and ensure compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations and Company policies. Provide guidance and assistance where needed to training personnel and work as a resource to the individual facility Terminal Manager.

They will assist with program and policy development, but will generally be more focused on tactical and implementation issues. This is a salary, exempt position with variable hours.


Specific Duties:

Ensure mandated bus evacuation drills, driver proficiencies and driver check-ride evaluations are performed biennially in each operation.

Review training records according to US DOT and STA company policy regulation.

Frequently audit the driver qualification credential files to ensure current compliance.

 Monitor programs conducted by the instructors in each operation.

Maintain accident statistics; preparing a monthly report by division of preventable accidents and injuries and probable cause.

Assist in developing accident prevention programs.

Assist in identifying related reoccurring accidents within a division and recommending a possible remedy.

Attend, participate and assist, when needed, with Road eos, safety meetings, workshops and conferences.

Assist local operations with classroom or behind the wheel training during instructor shortages.

Assist with recruiting drivers and instructors in all locations as needed.

Drive bus and perform other related duties as necessary and required.

Understanding of Special Needs transportation including proper wheelchair securement & wheelchair lift procedures.

Assist in developing hazard identification programs

Responsible for the administration and oversight of the third party testing program

Conduct accident investigation training.


 Job Qualifications:

High school graduation or equivalent. Three years of school bus driving experience or related field with driver training and defensive driving responsibility.  Ability to maintain detailed records and conduct effective training sessions.  Valid CDL driver’s license with passenger and school bus endorsement and all other training certifications where applicable. Prior multi facility experience preferred.  


Working Conditions:

Working conditions are normally in the operations environment.  The job will require indoor classroom training and outdoor Behind-the-Wheel instruction.  Incumbent must be available to work in excess of 40 hours per week and to provide training in the evenings and on weekends as necessary to meet business needs.  This position requires travel to other STA facilities as directed by management and business needs.


Interpersonal Contacts:

The Area Safety Manager has significant daily interaction with all levels of Company personnel and may occasionally include outside contact with attorneys, school administrators and the public.  Contacts are generally for the purpose of investigating, providing technical advice, policy interpretation or for program coordination.  These contacts will require considerable judgment, diplomacy and discretion and the ability to communicate clearly.  The Area Safety Manager deals regularly with sensitive and/or confidential information and therefore, must exercise extreme care in maintaining confidentiality and privacy.



Recruiter Name: 
Dustin Kollman
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 214

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