Employee Relations Administrator (Drug and Alcohol Administrator)

San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans)
January 12, 2022
San Carlos, CA
Job Type


Examples of Essential Functions:

  • Serves as Program Manager for SamTrans' Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.
  • Responsible for drug and alcohol testing and compliance activities. Ensures compliance with FTA, USDOT, and District policies, regulations, rules, and guidelines governing the collection of testing samples for the District's safety-sensitive employees.
  • Responsible for training Safety Sensitive Employees, their supervisors, and managers in accordance with FTA and USDOT regulations.
  • Oversees the DMV Pull Notice Program in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Assist with the consultation, analyses, and recommendations to managers and supervisors on disciplinary issues, corrective actions, and non-represented employee grievances.
  • Supervise staff. Hire, mentor and take appropriate corrective and/or disciplinary action. Monitor and evaluate employee performance. Ensure EEO policies and procedures are followed. Participate in selection of staff. Coordinate staff training and professional development. Establish performance objectives.

Examples of Duties:

  • Oversee the day-to-day administration and program management of the Drug and Alcohol program rules and policies.
  • Responsible for the compliance of random, pre-employment, and post-accident testing requirements under the FTA and USDOT regulations. Oversee the establishing of schedules and efficient methods for facilitating the drug and alcohol testing process; coordinates delivery sample specimens with drug and alcohol collection service providers.
  • Responsible for the administration of the DMV pull notice program including verification of DMV required documentation for classifications requiring a commercial driver license.
  • Represents the District on DMV and USDOT audits.
  • Provide technical and professional support and training for matters related to drug and alcohol testing and DMV pull notice programs.
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with all managers, supervisors, and employees.
  • May serve as designee at arbitration hearings, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) proceedings.
  • Conduct or assist supervisors in employee investigations.
  • Assist Manager, Employee Relations with review of all proposed disciplinary actions for consistency, accuracy, and compliance with District policies and procedures and applicable employment laws.
  • Evaluate job performance of staff, which also includes the professional development of staff through the identification of on-the-job and other professional development opportunities.
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one's self, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm. Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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