Savannah, Georgia

 Safety Supervisor

First things First: Who are we? 

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. 

First Transits Safety Supervisor is responsible for monitoring driver performance and assisting employees with any issues. 

Safety Supervisor responsibilities:

  • Ability to perform any and all functions performed by a Dispatcher or Bus Operator.
  • Ensures all policies and procedures are adhered to during pull out and pull in to ensure on
    time performance
  • Ensures that bus operators are performing assigned duties correctly and safely and that they
    meet all job-related specifications
  • Responds to all accidents and incidents and follows procedures to collect all required
    information
  • Performs ride-alongs, road evaluations, spot checks, and route evaluations
  • Assists Safety Manager with the scheduling, setting up, and running of safety meetings
  • Performs training for new hires (closed course and behind the wheel)
  • Prepares and maintains training documents
  • Assists in maintenance of personnel files
  • Logging all activities in the supervisor log accurately
  • Dispatches as needed
  • Counsels and coaches drivers when appropriate and in a timely manner
  •  Creates safe detours when necessary
  •  Responds appropriately when accidents and incidents occur
  • Involves management in issues as appropriate

Experience & Skills Required: 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • College or Technical degree preferred
  • Class B or A CDL with Passenger Endorsement and no Air Brake Restrictions
  • Minimum of 3 years of driving experience
  • Minimum of 1 year Bus Operator experience
  • Supervisory experience strongly desired.
  • Strong Problem solving and analytical abilities.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to verbally communicate with passengers, Drivers, Dispatchers and Road Supervisors
  • including use of a 2-way radio and PA system effectively.
  • Able to work shift hours and days assigned
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Strong Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Extensive knowledge of First Transit Employee Handbook
  • Extensive knowledge of all First Transit Policies and Procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of CBA
  • Extensive knowledge of routes, building and areas served by SCAD/55324
  • Reliable transportation to and from work

Benefits 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

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. 

 

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.

Savannah, Georgia

Key facts:

  • We have 100,000 employees across the Group
  • We have revenues of approximately $8.13bn a year
  • We carry 2.1 billion passengers a year
  • We operate, manage or maintain combined fleets of 50,000 vehicles

We have five divisions which draw on common skills and expertise, but which are varied by geography, customer base and a mix of contract and passenger revenue. Our broad footprint in the UK and North America gives us experience of two of the most developed markets in the world for transport services, and a breadth of expertise across different regulatory and contractual environments.

This means we can be confident that, whatever the specific transport challenge is, somewhere across our business we have already identified and implemented a solution which will work.

We have a competitive advantage because of our scale and the diversity of our portfolio of businesses: We design and operate hundreds of networks in partnership with our communities, procure, maintain and operate around 50,000 vehicles; hire, train and manage 100,000 employees; and transported 2.1 billion passengers last year.

Our overall strategy is to leverage our scale and the breadth of our global expertise for the benefit of our local markets. Somewhere in our operation we have already developed best practice for virtually every element of our work. And if we haven’t yet, we have the breadth of employee knowledge and experience to know where to find it.

As well as serving a huge range of passengers in the UK and North America, we work with national governments, state and local authorities, school boards and universities to meet their transport needs. Partnership is at the heart of our success across our businesses. We work closely with procuring authorities, industry partners and communities everywhere, so we can best understand and respond to their specific needs and deliver solutions to congestion, helping stimulate local economies and deliver good value for customers. In turn, stakeholders know that by working with us, they have access to our depth of knowledge and the best of our global expertise.

Each of our businesses has a market-leading position in a sector which is key to driving economic growth and essential to creating strong and sustainable communities. As a private sector operator, we are well placed to deliver the most innovative and efficient solutions to the congestion which results from the growth of urbanization across the world. We continuously improve our performance by sharing best practice across our businesses. This allows us to deliver high quality, safe and reliable services which meet the needs of customers and the communities we serve.

 

“The U.S. military is one of the best-trained workforces in the world. We are very proud to support the brave women and men in our U.S. military by matching talented veterans with opportunities to play a critical role in the educational journey of our nation’s school children.” 

 –Paul Osland, President,

First Student, Inc.

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