Job description


Region Safety Manager

**Remote Position Based in New Jersey or New England area with travel to locations within the East Region**

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.

About the Position:
As a Region Safety Manager, you will  support the safety/security of all operational, facility and workshop activities within the region. Provides the regional oversight to support compliance with all company, Federal, State, Provincial, Territorial and Client regulations. Serves as the conduit for the collection and reporting of all safety performance related data from the region. We are looking to hire an individual who will make safety and customer service their top priorities and would like to be an integral part of a Company that fulfills the transportation needs of the Communities we serve.  If you have the drive, confidence, and determination to succeed, we are looking for you!


  • Measures and monitors compliance with company policies procedures, FTA, FMCSA, DOT, OSHA/OHS, DHS or other applicable Federal, State, Provincial, Territorial and Client regulations. This will include ensuring the training being conducted meets all First Transit Guidelines and is in keeping with best practices
  • Coordinates the support, roll out and project management of all new safety initiatives, training and other safety activities within their region
  • Manages and collects all information and data from locations within the regions necessary to complete monthly safety reports in accordance with all deadlines. This includes the RSM preparing the actual reports
  • Works with the locations to ensure a proper analysis is conducted of each safety event occurring in the region which results in an injury to an employee, passenger, motorist, pedestrian etc. or any other serious safety event which may not have included an injury
  • Trains the trainers, safety personnel and managers within the region on all safety programs
  • Supports the development and creation of any regional written materials including, procedures, safety posters, safety alerts, lesson plans, power point presentations, etc.
  • Assists with the Risk Department with management and legal support for injuries and collisions within the region


  • 10 years transportation and safety experience
  • Experience conducting collision investigation training
  • Ability to work in multiple work environments including an office, transit facility, field work, maintenance facility and transit vehicle
  • Working knowledge in the use of Microsoft office products and virtual communication systems (Zoom, Teams, etc.)
  • State/Provincial Instructor Certification in at least one of the States/Provincial in the Region
  • Certified Smith System Defensive Driving Instructor.
  • Expert in Word, Excel and Power Point, Corporate Databases
  • Must be able to lead behavioral change by motivating others and inspiring them to become safety leaders

First for a Reason

We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holidays/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.

Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!

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.

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55965 - First Transit Corporate Safety
600 Vine Street Suite 1400, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45202
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    First Transit
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    Intern or Co-op
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