Director DOT Regulatory Compliance

Location 600 Vine Street, Suite 1400, Cincinnati, OH United States 45202
Phone Number .
Division FirstAmerica
Categories Professional & Corporate
Req ID 38216

First things First: Who are we? 

First America is the largest passenger transportation company in North America, we provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operation is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and employs more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  

The Director of DOT Regulatory Affairs and Motor Vehicle Safety will identify collision trends and reduce collisions through training and enhancement programs, ensure the company is compliant with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and other safety related authorities, and have overall responsibility for driver file compliance and oversight of DMO.  The Director of DOT Regulatory Affairs and Motor Vehicle Safety will also have overall responsibility for DOT and FTA drug and alcohol program administration. Finally, they will able the primary support and liaison for FGA businesses during DOT or FTA audits and other regulatory activities.

  • Responsible for all FMCSA and DOT compliance related matters.
  • Review all driver violations with regard to CSA and Company Policies.
  • Maintain and file reports to various States concerning annual vehicle registrations for operating authority in Intrastate travel.
  • Oversee and support the D&A Manager
  • Prepares collision trend analyses and develops prevention initiatives.
  • Review all new DOT/FMCSA proposed rulemakings to determine what or if effects they may have on our business and, if necessary, provide comments. 
  • Provides support and guidance to Region Safety Managers.
  • Responsible for Injury Prevention updates, material, and database support.
  • Serves as field contact for Safety Material support.
  • Oversees Driver Maintenance Online program.
  • Plans and participates in driver development programs.
  • Maintains Instructor and Coach Evaluators Smith System certifications.
  • Reviews and follows up on Incident Alerts.


  • 7+ years’ experience in safety
  • College degree to equivalent
  • Knowledge of DOT, FMCSA, and FTA compliance.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time

First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Student or First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Student, First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 

Our Divisions  

About First Student 

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 

About First Transit 

First Transit Inc. is a leading provider of public transportation contracting and management services. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. 

About First Vehicle Services  

First Vehicle Services is a leading provider of diverse fleet management and maintenance services in North America. Since 1981, First Vehicle Services has been providing efficient and cost-effective vehicle management and maintenance services at governments, school districts, petrochemical companies, transit agencies, airports, universities, and private organizations throughout the United States. 

Apply today and get your career on the road with First America!

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.


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