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Transit Safety & Training Supervisor

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville

People & HR, Operations
Clarksville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023


This is a stand-alone position in the Transportation series. The Safety and Training Supervisor conducts department employee training in safe vehicle and equipment operations, passenger relations, and emergency and accident procedures; conducts training analysis; investigates incidents, accidents, and safety concerns; serves on inter and intra-organizational committees; and prepares, provides, and evaluates training programs and initiatives.

Example of Duties

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervises and instructs transit driver trainees and other Clarksville Transit System (CTS) employees on defensive driving skills, vehicle and equipment operations, emergency and accident procedures, and route information; coordinates with Operations Supervisors to schedule new hires with experienced drivers for on-the-job training; recommends trainees for graduation or for further instruction; creates, prepares, and maintains training records and files. Coordinates and evaluates internal and external trainers. Determines when to use training consultants, researches skills/costs, and makes hiring recommendations.
  2. Audits training programs to ensure compliance with contract provisions and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations; determines and implements corrective actions as required. Reviews, interprets, and implements applicable state, federal, and industry standards to include conferring with licensing agencies/associations regarding compliance issues and regulations.
  3. Writes training policies and procedures; prepares narrative and statistical reports; makes presentations to CTS leadership as needed and/or upon request. Assists with updating organizational policies in order to bring training up to date.
  4. Teaches First Aid/CPR, and authorizing CDL testing. Provides First Aid, CPR, bloodborne pathogens and automated external defibrillator training for all CTS personnel.
  5. Assists with coordinating and implementing an annual Bus Rodeo and Safety Awards program and other safety and incentive programs.
  6. Investigates, responds to, and resolves driver incident reports, suggestions, equipment, and safety concerns and documents the outcomes in the appropriate records and/or databases. Responds to accident or other emergency scenes, ensuring safety and security of drivers, customers, and agency equipment. Conducts on-the-scene accident investigation and prepares required documentation. Reviews preventable accidents with drivers and recommends appropriate training.
  7. Operates buses or vans when necessary, including in-service.
  8. Conducts performance evaluations of transit drivers to assess basic vehicle operation, safe defensive driving skills, and overall job performance; reviews and discusses with the employee the skills required for optimal job performance; recommends and conducts retraining as necessary or required.
  9. In conjunction with Operations and Route Supervisors, determines recordability and/or preventability of all passenger and vehicle accidents involving CTS employees and recommends follow-up actions. 
  10. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
  11. Performs other related work as required.
Typical Qualifications


Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or related field and three years of experience in public transportation, with two years focused on training.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory transit operations experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the job's essential duties.
License and Certifications
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) B with Passenger Endorsement and airbrake restriction. (Must not have any moving violations within the past three years and no at-fault accidents within the past five years.)
  • First Aid/CPR
Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • Supervisory principles.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes and standards.
  • Training preparation, course curriculum, implementation, evaluation, and audit techniques.
  • Transportation principles related to area of assignment.
  • Transportation scheduling techniques.
  • Recordkeeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Cash handling techniques.
  • Writing and researching applicable policies and procedures.
  • Accident investigation.
  • Inspection principles.
  • Computers and related software applications.
Skill in:
  • Monitoring and evaluating employees.
  • Prioritizing and assigning work.
  • Coordinating training programs.
  • Researching and presenting data.
  • Applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Preparing bank deposits;
  • Investigation.
  • Performing inspections of vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
  • Monitoring transit operations.
  • Maintaining operational records.
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisors, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Physical Requirements:
The work is medium work which requires exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: 
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. 
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands, knees, and feet.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination sound. 
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. 
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. It occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles. 
  • Mental Acuity: Making rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something steady to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time. 
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. It occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. 
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Visual ability 1: sufficient to perform an activity like preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  • Visual ability 2: sufficient to include color, depth perception, and field vision.
  • Visual ability 3: sufficient to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Visual ability 4: sufficient to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment, both day and night.
  • Visual ability 5: sufficient to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or move from one work site to another.