Director of Safety

Bay Area, CA
Safety and Compliance – Safety and Compliance /
Full-time /
Zūm has reimagined student transportation, the nation's largest mass transit system. Our integrated end-to-end cloud-based platform provides a modern service for school districts purpose-built around the needs of kids and the expectations of their families. Zūm provides one seamless, real-time interface for parents, drivers, schools, districts, administrators, and operators, to transport children safely and with increased visibility and personalized care. Our multi-sized vehicle approach includes an electric vehicle-first commitment, reduces student commute times by up to 20%, and coupled with our marketplace, delivers added fleet efficiency and optimization. We have been driving the industry forward since 2015, and with more than 8 million miles completed to date, we are leading a new era of safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable transportation.

Zūm is an organization which is on the crest of exploding into  the US student transportation business. With contracts in multiple locations in  California, Washington, and Maryland. The Director of Safety position is  responsible for overseeing and reducing motor vehicle accidents and work-related  injuries, and ensuring OSHA and DOT compliance, through the development and  implementation of local plans. The Director assists each location to professionally  develop their safety and training staff. This position is the functional expert and will  coordinate with location management to improve safety and training processes and  help create a “safety culture” to line personnel. This position provides leadership  and direction for our safety programs. 


    • Assisting each location management team in developing a vehicle accident and  work-related injury prevention plan based on loss data and cause analysis 
    • Assisting each location management team in the consistent implementation and  maintenance of Company-defined safety and training processes and systems 
    • Providing safety-related consulting services, resources and materials to each  location management team 
    • Reviewing the monthly loss control key indicators report comparing vehicle  accident and work-related injury performance with AOP goals; determining why  variances occur and participating in corrective action taken in response to each  variance 
    • Developing and implementing safety awareness programs; researching and  recommending safety incentive programs 
    • Developing and implementing safety communication and training programs • Attending and making presentations at monthly safety meetings, start-up  meetings and safety committee meetings 
    • Developing Safety and Training Supervisors' professional skills, including  presentation, teaching, investigation, employee selection and evaluation
    • Providing safety training to location management team in accordance with Company-developed curriculum 
    • Communicating with safety and training supervisors regularly
    • Assisting in training new safety committees 
    • Assisting in selecting and training new safety and training supervisors
    • Conducting facility safety inspections and program audits to ensure compliance  with Company policies and government regulations 
    • Assisting in evaluating classroom trainers and btw trainers 
    • Assisting each General Manager in evaluating the locations' Safety and Training  Supervisor's performance and the location safety and training program  effectiveness
    • Overseeing implementation and on-going compliance of Company programs including:  Defensive driving, Passenger management,  Adverse weather/terrain driving,  Accident & injury investigation and reporting, Post-accident & injury follow-up with employees,  Monthly safety meetings,  Safety Committees, including accident/injury review,  Road-E-O competitions,  Employee section processes, and Other safety programs as assigned 
    • Overseeing implementation and on-going compliance of Company programs  mandated by government regulations including: California's SB-198 and Injury/Illness Prevention Plan,  OSHA and DOT safety regulations compliance,  Pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections, Hazardous Materials storage, handling, disposal, and employee right-to-know,  and other safety programs as assigned 
    • Assisting General Managers in preparing the Safety and Training sections of the  Annual Operating Plan (AOP), including staffing plans and key indicator goals
    • Conduct special projects as requested by the Executive Vice President of Student  Transportation 


    • BA/BS in Business, Industrial Safety, Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years of comprehensive safety or loss control experience in ground  transportation 
    • Experience with fleet of 600 vehicles or larger, and safety programs involving  600 or more employees 
    • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, and training skills
    • Strong computer, analytical and organizational skills 
    • Must be able to travel, position requires approximately 70% field work  
The targeted base salary range for this role is listed in the compensation section below. Actual salary may be above or below this range based on factors such as location, skills, and relevant experience. In addition, this position may include additional compensation in the form of bonus, equity, or commissions. If you are a full-time salaried or hourly worker, we offer the following benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Holidays, Wellness, Vacation, and more. The targeted pay range for this role in US CA: $180-210K

Zum Services, Inc. and all its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.