Drug And Alcohol Program Compliance Superintendent

King County
Full Time 40-per week $133,660 - $161,595 Per year WA 9000 Olson Pl SW, Seattle, WA 98106, United States Apply before 7/14/2024 11:59


This is an exciting time to work at King County Metro Transit. We serve the fastest-growing transit market in the nation, enjoy a 93% customer satisfaction rate, and are creating an array of innovative mobility services for our riders. We are also building a zero-emission bus fleet and operating our region's light-rail system, which will expand three-fold in the next six years. Click to see why it's worth working for King County Metro Transit. If this interests you come join our Transit Safety, Security and Quality Assurance Division as the .
Reporting to the Transit Safety Manager the Drug and Alcohol Program Compliance Superintendent will manage all aspects of the King County Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. This includes ensuring compliance with all Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), US Coast Guard (USCG) and other federal, state and local regulations and laws as well as coordinating with all agencies regarding’ King County’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Our ideal candidate is a dedicated people leader with experience planning, developing, and administering comprehensive and effective programs subject to regulatory compliance.

This recruitment will be used to fill one (1) Career Service. In addition, this recruitments selection process may be used to generate pool list for future Career Service positions that may occur in this classification. The eligibility pool will be retained for 12 months from the date of posting and may be used at the discretion of the hiring authority. 

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of this work. As a Drug and Alcohol Program Compliance Superintendentyou will also:

  • Manages the King County Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP) which shall include, but not limited to, budget projections and adherence, training, policies and procedures, contractor oversight, auditing and to ensure DOT, FTA, FMCSA, USCG compliance and agency compliance with non-safety sensitive policies.
  • Understands and ensures compliance with all applicable State and Federal regulations governing workplace anti-drug use and alcohol misuse programs in the transportation industry, including DOT 49 CFR Part 40, as amended (“Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs”); FTA 49 CFR Part 655 (“Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations”); FMCSA 49 CFR Part 382 (Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing), USCG 46 CFR Part 16 (Chemical Testing), USCG 46 CFR part 4 (Marine Casualties and Investigations), DOT 49 CFR Part 29 (“Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”).  
  • Research and implements required DOT, FTA, FMCSA & USCG regulations regarding drug and alcohol testing through training and program development.
  • Acts as a Designated Employer Representative of King County to ensure compliance with all applicable DAP regulations.  Oversees the daily process of drug and alcohol testing, reporting and compliance, coordinating communication with all entities involved.
  • Coordinate and align DAP related work with other county agencies including Department of Human Resources and Office of Labor Relations (Policy rewrites, contracts, agreements, etc.) and to anticipate and meet their drug/alcohol testing and training needs.
  • Develop annual work plan for DAP and coordinate with staff to implement.
  • Prepare and/or attend discipline hearings and oversee preparation of documents associated with Drug and Alcohol policy violations.
  • Responsible to ensure that random testing processes are accurate and precise, and that testing goals are met through daily planning and process monitoring. Oversees management of system to ensure compliance with FTA, FMCSA & USCG random testing rates as well as FTA random testing spread throughout the year, including testing at all hours, days of week and before, during and after performance of safety sensitive function. Ensures that drug and alcohol program managers interpret FTA, FMCSA and USCG regulations and advises management regarding need for testing for accidents, reasonable suspicion return to duty and follow up testing.
  • Works closely with DAP staff and the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) contractor to ensure all employees returning to duty have complied with 49 CFR part 40 SAP requirements.  
  • Oversees the management of all record keeping functions of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program in accordance DOT, FTA, FMCSA, USCG and King County requirements.
  • Oversees the compilation of data from program staff which includes summarizing King County’s monthly, quarterly and annual test results. Submits data to the designated entities as required. Provides reports as required to King County departments, Sound Transit, City of Seattle and DAMIS (Drug & Alcohol Management Information System).
  • Advises management concerning updates, changes, and modifications of compliance regulations.
  • Prepare and participate in audits – Triennial Reviews (KC, Sound Transit, City of Seattle), FTA, USCG, FMCSA, WSDOT and LINK SMS oversight. Oversee the management of audits and monitoring of all vendors and subcontractors responsible for drug and alcohol testing program requirements. Assures Transit Contractors are in compliance with DOT and FTA procedures.
  • Supervise DAP Manager staff - Hire, train, assign work, coach, evaluate and discipline staff as needed; provide ongoing performance feedback. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
At Metro, Superintendents model the following critical competencies: 
  • Accountability - Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. 
  • Conflict Management - Handles conflict situations effectively. 
  • Effective Communication Skills - Develops and delivers multi-modal communications that convey a clear understanding, for a variety of different audiences. 
  • Instills Trust - Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity. 
  • Quality Decision-Making - Makes good, timely decisions. 
  • Planning and Aligning - Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. 
  • Strategic Mindset - Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies. 
The diverse experiences and perspectives of our employees help us serve King County residents in an equitable and culturally responsive way. To learn more, click .
Acting on our strong commitment to social equity, we are pioneering income-based fares to help make our services affordable for everyone. We are actively developing the systems and standards necessary   to achieve better outcomes for all of our residents and our employees, while at the same time, changing the way government delivers service by actively engaging the people we serve in our planning   processes. Through innovations like these Metro has won national recognition as a model of excellence.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Minimum Requirements include: 

  • A minimum of  three (3) years of experience in a leadership, management, or supervisory role AND one year of regulatory compliance experience OR any combination of experience/education/training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.
  • Knowledge and skill in the application of supervisory and management techniques and principles, leading and developing teams, and coaching employees.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts and processes using clear, simple language and visuals. 
  • Effective at planning, setting priorities, allocating resources, and managing complex tasks, including coordinating with individuals and teams across the Agency.
  • Ability to identify gaps in processes, gather information from partners, and develop plans to address gaps.
  • Proficient in fostering collaborative work environments, adept at sharing information, guiding team members, and applying effective conflict resolution skills to achieve positive outcomes. 
  • Ability to navigate work with integrity and confidentiality, handling confidential information with the highest level of discretion.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills with an ability to answer questions tactfully and diffuse difficult situations with employees, supervisors, managers, and leaders through the organization.
  • Organizational skills including ability to prioritize workload, balance conflicting priorities, and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying the full scope of local, state and federal codes and regulations.  
  • Knowledge of workforce planning and budget administration. Budget planning and organizational skills. 
  • Knowledge and skill in program and project development, implementation, management and evaluation. 
  • Skill in statistical, operational and trend analysis, and problem-solving. Skill in handling multiple competing priorities. 
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and all levels of an organization. 
  • Skill in use of automated management information systems, personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet, database management, presentation and similar applications.
Highly competitive candidates will have (desired, but not required):
  • Experience working in the public sector, in a highly unionized workforce.
  • Bachelor s degree involving major study in Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Administration, Criminal Justice or another related field
  • Knowledge of and experience applying local, state and federal regulations in compliance with Federal DOT Drug and Alcohol rules.
  • Experience working with or in a DOT federally mandated drug and alcohol program.
Required Special Requirements 
  • Washington State Driver License and the ability to travel throughout the county in a timely fashion to places where public transportation may not be readily available. 
  • Available on-call to respond to emergency after hours and/or weekend post-accident and/or reasonable suspicion testing requirements issues.

Supplemental Information

The following application materials are required:

  1. An online King County application. Updated with accurate contact information, and relevant work history going back at least 10 years (or more, if necessary), with all job duties, dates of employment, and reasons for leaving explained clearly.
  2. Completed supplemental questions.
  3. A cover letter. Describing how your education and/or experiences make you a good fit for this position.
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions, please contact: Sabrina Brazzle
Other Position Information
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and not overtime eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday. Work hours are comprised of a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Union membership: Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 - Superintendents Unit
The work associated with this position will be performed or conducted through a combination of teleworking and onsite work and meetings. Primary onsite work location: The Drug & Alcohol Program Collection Center located at 1263-b 6th Avenue S., Seattle, WA 98134.  Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

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