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Summary of Duties Reporting directly to the Executive Director/CEO, with a dotted line report to the Deputy Executive Director, Administration, the Chief Safety Officer plans, directs and controls the activities and operations of the Metra System Safety Program Plan (SSPP). Responsible to develop and implement a strategic safety plan designed to foster a proactive organizational safety culture and promote a safe and healthy environment for all employees, passengers, contractors and the general public. Manages the Safety Department staff to ensure they have the resources, tools and cooperation of all organizational stakeholders to implement and coordinate programs designed to reduce or eliminate hazards that potentially lead to injuries, illness, and death. Coordinate with and support all Metra departments having a role and responsibility for the progressive application of the SSPP to ensure organizational safety goals and objectives are consistently achieved. Directs all programs involving workplace and passenger safety, accident prevention and investigations, fire life safety, hazard management, safety assessments, construction and environmental safety. Collaborates with labor unions and regulatory agencies in addressing safety concerns, improving program efficiencies, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Performs other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. This job requires flexible availability including non-business hours, weekends, and holidays and is subject to call 24/7. Min Acceptable Requirements Bachelor-Ts Degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Public Administration, or related position OR in lieu of degree, progressively responsible relevant safety managerial background. A Master-Ts degree in a related position is preferred. In addition to #1, must have significant experience in management, administration, planning, and oversight of system safety activities in a major transportation agency. A World Safety Organization Certification and/or a certification as a safety professional (CSP) is preferred. Must have a demonstrated knowledge of transportation safety to include a wide-ranging knowledge of the principles of procedures and equipment including