Director Systems Safety & Cert – Dallas Area Rapid Transit Job Posting



Under the general direction of the Asst. Vice President Capital Program Support, directs the establishment and deployment of agency’s (DART) Construction Safety and System Safety and Certification Programs. Directs and manages applicable personnel (DART, Consultant and Contractor) associated with Authority managed/funded construction related projects e.g., Capital Development, Maintenance, Operations, and Support infrastructure and Trinity Rail Express (TRE).


  1. Directs development and deployment of agency’s Construction Safety & Security Program (CSSP). Manages subordinate staff (DART & Consultant) assuring compliance with governing/statutory and/or authority requirements.
  2. Directs development and management of quality Bi-Lingual safety training programs i.e., Light Railway Worker Protection Program (LRWPP), Construction Safety Orientation (SCO), and Roadway Worker Protection (RWP).
  3. Directs management of key Construction Safety & Security Program (CSSP) elements; investigations of accidents/incidents and property damage claims, conducting CSSP audits, and inspections and prepares reports and presentations. Reviews contractor Submittals and related correspondence.
  4. Directs, manages development, and deployment of agency’s System Safety Certification Program (SSCP). Key elements; Safety and Security Certification Plan (SSCP), Systems Safety Certification Requirement Team (SSCRT), Certifiable Items List (CIL), Preliminary & Operating Hazard Analysis (PHA/OHA), Readiness Drills (Serves as; Readiness Exercise Director).
  5. Oversees development and deployment of agency’s Integrated Testing Program and Startup activities. Chairs the Startup Task Force/Rail Activation Committee and supervises the Senior Manager Systems Integration and Startup.
  6. Prepares annual budget and monitors expenditures; directs management of GRD Non-Revenue Vehicle (NRV) fleet, and Cellular Telephone program for departmental and supporting staff.
  7. Co-Chairs Construction Safety and Security Advisory Committee and Fire Life Safety Committee; participates on DART committees i.e., Bus, Rail, Commuter Rail (TRE), etc., dealing with safety. Actively participates in System Safety committees (DART, Consultant and Contractor).
  8. Directs development and deployment of plans and procedures to meet unexpected situations, new developments and changes in the construction environment. Plans and prepares for emergency situations, media events, anticipates events, etc.
  9. Assists AVP Capital Program Support in planning, management, coordination and inspection of safety and system certification issues relative to design, procurement, construction and security.
  10. Develops technical reports and formal presentations. Interfaces with Federal (FTA, FRA, OSHA) and State (SSO) representatives/officials.
  11. Liaison to regional municipalities, franchise utilities, regional commercial railroad companies, internal agency departments and other state and federal agencies/organizations to communicate/coordinate DARTs CSSP and SSCP program requirements, and activities.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Safety Management, Engineering, Construction or related field.
  2. Ten (10) years progressively responsible safety experience in a construction related environment, and (5) five years supervising a professional staff.
  3. Experience in Light Rail and Commuter Rail construction and operations environment preferred.
  4. Professional Safety Certification, and State License/Registration preferred.
  5. Valid Texas Class A, B, or C driver’s license, no Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) conviction within the last sixty (60) consecutive months, not more than one (1) DWI on driving record, and not more than three (3) convictions of moving violations within the last thirty-six (36) consecutive months in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
  6. Ability to work irregular hours and be able to work on short notice.
  7. Ability to be mobile and occasionally, 10% – 15% of the work time, lift objects weighing 5 to 25 pounds.
  8. Proficiency with software applications to include word processing, database, spreadsheet and personal computer and established telecommunications equipment.
  9. Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  10. Ability to provide challenging and stretching tasks and assignments to direct reports; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization.
  11. Ability to settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation with minimum noise.
  12. Ability to blend people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; defines success in terms of the whole team.
  13. Ability to scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; measures performance against goals.
  14. Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  15. Ability to figure out the processes necessary to accomplish tasks; can facilitate effective brainstorming and build consensus among team members; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  16. Ability to demonstrate fiduciary obligation to section, division, department, and DART in handling materials and information of a confidential nature.

Reports to TBD*

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to hazardous/unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, petroleum products, and chemical while visiting DART/ TRE operating facilities and construction sites, assuming incumbent is observing all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations. Must be capable of climbing ladders, and walking/moving through uneven construction areas and structures, and proper wearing/utilization of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) i.e., Fall Protection equipment and Respiratory Protection devices.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned. DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

Professional Development Meeting – 2019 January 24th




A centralized online community providing timely, relevant and customizable engagement for ASQ members and quality professionals around the globe.


Russell Wood, Chair Section 1402 Dallas, TX



ISO 19011:2018 – Revised Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems

Find out the changes from the prior version of the standard, and learn how to manage an audit system in any type of company.  This is a master class in audit system understanding by a highly experienced audit and process professional.  Don’t miss it.


John Jennings, CSSBB, CQE, CRE, CQA, CSQE. John is the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing. He brings experience as an audit and process professional within an organization in addition to his Baldridge examiner experience to provide valuable insights.

Meeting Information

Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Ten50 BBQ
1050 N Central Expy, Richardson, TX 75080

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Tutorial Slides: myASQ

Presentation Slides: Changes to ISO19011 – “Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems”

2019 World Conference – Volunteers Wanted

The ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) is coming to Ft Worth next year. After years of seeking it, we got a surprise in Dec 2017 with the announcement Fort Worth would be the Host City. WE ARE EXCITED!

We have formed a Core Site Committee of members from both Ft Worth and Dallas Sections. This team attended the Seattle WCQI in May, met in June to discuss our approach, and are now ready to take the names of members who want to volunteer to staff it.

Volunteer Role/s include:

  • 8 total hours of volunteer time (single / multiple days)
  • Monitor Session Presentation Rooms – room administration
  • Information Tables – conference and Ft Worth City opportunities
  • General Help – background support of the attendees / conference

It will be held at the Ft Worth Convention Center and the Omni Hotel, Sat to Wed, May 18-22, 2019. Staffing include weekend jobs. Volunteers get complimentary entry to the 3-Day Conference (a $1000+ value).

To register your interest in being a volunteer, we are accepting member names. This is not yet a firm commitment, as we will not know our actual staffing requirements until Feb 2019. A confirmation of availability will be sent to those signing up now at

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 November 29th



TAMU-C Business Management/Quality Partnering Opportunities


  • Overview of the TAMU-C College of Business management programs coming in Spring 2019
  • Soft Sills: Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Communication, and Strategic Management components of programs
  • Managerial Tools and Techniques components of programs (Project Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Six Sigma)
  • Pilot Program: Results from strategic partnership with L-3


About the Speakers:

Dr. Mario Hayek is an Associate Professor and the head of the management department in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce. He obtained an MBA with emphases in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the American University in Washington D.C. and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Mississippi; he has been teaching for over 20 years. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Hayek has launched a number of new ventures in Latin America and the Unites States including a recycling plant, hotel, restaurants, bar, travel agency and commercial real estate. As an academic, his research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior, social responsibility and ethics.

Dr. Alex Williams is an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce, where he teaches organizational behavior and human resources. His primary research interests include Leadership & Organizational Behavior. He earned his Ph.D. in Management at The University of Mississippi and his BA in Accounting from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA).  He is a 2017 Hunt/Hopkins County Professor of the year, the 2016 recipient of the Neill Humfeld Distinguished Faculty Award for Service, and the 2015 Faculty Senate Award for Teaching with Technology. Additionally, he has extensive experience as both a business professional and a social entrepreneur.

Dr. Jerry Burch is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at Texas A&M Commerce and has over 25 years of Supply Chain experience focusing on process improvement and time series forecasting. He received his Masters of Science in Operations Research/Operations Logistics and earned his Master Blackbelt while working with the Defense Logistics Agency. He has also earned his Ph.D. in Management (Organizational Behavior) with minor area of study in Decision Sciences. His research has been published in many top rated journals including the International Journal of Forecasting and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

 Tom Brown completes a 35 year career, retiring as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Aerospace Systems Segment at L3 Technologies at he end of this year. Tom has extensive HR experience as a specialist in compensation, information systems, management development training, staffing, and benefits as well as in HR generalist roles throughout his career. His previous employers include Raytheon, Alcatel and Bank One. He holds a Master of Business Administration in human resource management from the University of Dallas and a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University.  He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Lakes Regional Community Centers (MHMR), and is a member of the Autism Society of America.


Meeting Information

Meeting Date: November 29, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Presentation Slides: A&M Commerce College of Business – Overview

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 October 25th