GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction of the Director of the Office of Small Business Development and Labor Compliance (OSBDLC) or their Delegee, this position will provide oversight for the Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) in coordination with other departments in the Agency. This position will administer, maintain, monitor compliance and provide assistance to the Project with questions concerning: controlled substance or alcohol test procedures; availability of a Sound Transit-approved counseling or rehabilitation; or any other substance or alcohol related matters. The Substance Abuse Specialist will audit the Program in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and the Project Labor Agreement (PLA), the Labor Compliance Manual (LCM) and Contract documents. This position will maintain SAPP records in accordance with the Drug AL pager database, PLA, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA), LCM and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This position will interface with the Agency, Contractors, Labor and Third Party Administrators and will review all submittals from Contractors concerning reasonable cause testing; post-accident testing; random testing and return to work testing. The Substance Abuse Specialist will be prepared to assist employees in discussing insurance coverage and locating available counseling, rehabilitation and community resources.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Lead the Agency management of federally mandated and Agency required Contractor drug and alcohol testing requirements to ensure compliance with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT); the Federal Railroad Administration; the Federal Transit Authority regulations; Agency policies; the Project Labor Agreement; the Labor Compliance Manual; and other Contract Documents • Compiles, maintains, and reviews all reports, daily work reports, time cards, payroll information, work specifications, and appropriate personnel documentation for the Agency as it relates to administering the SAPP. • Lead in the creation, communication and management of the database, similar to the design of SIMs. • Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations and contractual requirements as it relates to administering and enforcing the SAPP. • Provides Contractors and service agent oversight and auditing to ensure compliance with federal and/or state oversight audits; validates proper protocols are met to include required unannounced and scheduled monitoring and audits. Audits staffing lists to verify a random sample is used for testing. • Advises and provides consultation on drug and alcohol testing regulations and requirements associated with federal agency programs, Agency policies, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion situations. • Collects, compiles, and analyzes drug testing statistics for preparation of reports and audits. • Maintains a confidential database including random selection process and testing records to ensure agency compliance. • Serves as an agency liaison with the USDOT, the FRA, Contractors, Labor, Third Party Administrators, employee assistance professionals, and agency staff regarding drug and alcohol testing. • Participates on Link and Sounder Safety Committees. • Perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Business, Construction, or closely related field and 4 years of experience of monitoring a Drug and Alcohol Program, or closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Licenses or Certifications: Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License.
Required Knowledge of: • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a substance abuse prevention safety program • Knowledge of construction contracts • Drug and Alcohol testing protocols • Pertinent Drug and Alcohol testing regulations. • Mandated safety program rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. • Applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations concerning substance abuse prevention on worksites • Recent developments, current literature, and information related to substance abuse prevention programs. • Principles of team leadership including training principles and practices. • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in: • Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports. • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word programs • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other division staff, management, Labor, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies. • Collecting, compiling, and analyzing statistics for preparation of reports and audits. • Applying principles and practices of substance abuse prevention and safety. • Understanding technical and/or industry concepts of safety management. • Public speaking and developing and delivering presentations and presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing. • Monitoring SAPP performance and recommend adjustments. • Identifying substance abuse prevention training needs. • Responding to inquiries with effective oral and written communication. • Working cooperatively with other divisions, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Work is performed in a standard office environment. • Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.