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System Safety Programs Specialist - 90257872 - Washington

Date: Oct 10, 2019

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

Are you ready to join our team?

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:The System Safety Programs Specialist is responsible for: developing content and maintaining Amtrak's safety website on the Salesforce-based intranet; developing processes in support of Amtrak's Safety Management System (SMS) and enhancing implementation by customizing solutions in Microsoft Office 365 (SharePoint, Flow, Forms, PowerAps, etc.); monitoring and coordinating responses to messages received over Amtrak's safety email and hotlines; as well as ensuring that key records are managed in accordance with the company's Records Information Management (RIM) program.



  • Ensure Amtrak's Safety intranet is regularly updated with the latest information on the company's Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) programs.
  • Monitor Amtrak safety email and hotlines daily and coordinate messages to ensure timely responses to employees.
  • Review and overhaul existing Amtrak safety processes to align with a flowchart-based template and develop technological solutions using Office 365 applications to enhance capabilities that enable implementation.
  • Design, develop, maintain and support the System Safety SharePoint site, data, forms, workflows, reports/metrics and related business processes.
  • Facilitate implementation of processes by scheduling and hosting meetings, managing updates, and engaging employees for inputs, and distributing regular updates.  
  • Work with the Amtrak RIM Office to manage an efficient Document Control Management System in compliance with ISO 9001 or 15489 Records Management (or equivalent) requirements.
  • Archive SMS records in a manner that enables traceability and retrievability of safety critical information related to investigations and assessments.



  • Bachelor's Degree and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Demonstrated experience with process or workflow improvement
  • Competency with Microsoft Office 365 applications, specifically SharePoint, Flow, and Forms
  • 1 or more years of relevant experience (5 or more years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree).
  • Demonstrated experience with developing, implementing, and enhancing processes
  • Ability to work under time constraints to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written, organizational, and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

Background in Industrial Engineering, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, Salesforce, Microsoft Office Programs to include SharePoint, PowerAps, and Visio  


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Frequent use of computer systems in an office environment

Conducts in person and/or telephone dialogues as appropriate in order to manage and conduct the flow of work.

Frequently handles multiple projects simultaneously.  

Requisition ID:40982
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

POSTING NOTES: Safety & Security || No Additional

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