Director of Safety

Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Posted on 04/16/2018 by Global Executive Solutions Group

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Position Details




Professional Services / Transportation - Industrial


Quality Assurance / Safety

Job Level:

Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)



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Reporting to the VP of Safety & President of a leading regional transportation organization.


The Director of Safety Directs safety operations, leading 10 direct reports & large regional fleet.  Responsible for development, implementation & ensuring contractors, & employees at all levels are in full compliance with DOT, safety, maintenance & compliance related policies, practices & procedures.  Ongoing improvement in accident & injury prevention using data analysis to reach conclusions on which interventions will be effective from a cost and results standpoint. Protects satisfactory safety rating according to government regulations. Establishes policies that ensure legal compliance with state & federal regulations.  Works with managers & supervisors to implement consistent policies through education & monitoring.  Educates independent contractors on various legal issues. Injury & vehicle accident prevention & improvement of results.  Develops & administrator of corporate security policy and procedures. Participate in meetings outside regular schedule.  Manages the budget, salary reviews & activities of the safety department.  Provides supervision to staff through motivation, direction, review of & feedback on performance. Up to 50 % travel.


Background Required:

  • Safety Director (5 yrs)
  • Fleet size (500 power units)
  • Budgeting (forecasting, recommending)
  • Analysis (losses, trends)
  • DOT regulations, including equipment
  • Electronic log administration & compliance
  • Accident-Incident, injury investigation, & prevention
  • Driver hiring, training & orientation process
  • Safety audits (i.e. DOT, OSHA, EPA)
  • Computer Literate (Microsoft Suite, Word, Excel)
  • Residence: Little Rock, AR (relocation assistance)


Background Preferred (but not required):

  • Satellite system exposure
  • Dispatch software (i.e. McLeod)
  • AS/400
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree


Other essential abilities and skills:

  • Excellent communications (written, verbal & presentation)
  • Leadership
  • Team player
  • Collaboration
  • Problem solving

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