Drug & Alcohol Program Manager

Headquarters - Risk Management St. Louis, Missouri


Drug & Alcohol Program Manager



Full-time employment opportunity with a dynamic and multi-faceted resource for economic development in the St. Louis region.

About Us


Since 1950, we have partnered with private and public organizations on hundreds of projects that have created thousands of jobs on both sides of the Mississippi River.


BSD operates with a focus on making a positive impact on the region and the nation, better connecting the Bi-State area to the rest of the world. We are impacting neighborhoods, large and small, in Illinois and in Missouri, with investments that are shaped by our unique perspective of the region and its potential.


Why Work Here

  • Work for a company that strives to make a positive impact in the region
  • Earn competitive salary
  • Free access to 9 gyms at our facilities 24/7 with Personal Trainers available
  • Discounted memberships with Club Fitness 
  • Wellness program that provides free health screenings
  • Discounted cellular phone service
  • Free MetroLink and MetroBus access
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage effective on your 1st day
  • 4 weeks earned PTO
  • Your Birthday is a floating holiday
  • Company sponsored 401(k plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eligible for federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program



The Role


Ensure BSD is in compliance with the DOT/FTA/USCG Drug and Alcohol testing Programs. Maintain, monitor and manage the essential task of Drug and Alcohol Program.  Assist all BSD Divisions to maintain DOT Medical requirements.  Educate all employees to the requirements of the Programs. 



  • Requires knowledge and understanding of 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 655 and is responsible for Metro’s drug and alcohol program.
  • Works with the TPA (Third Party Administrator) to ensure the Collection, TPA and MRO (Medical Review Officer), services function in accordance with Metro’s policy.
  • Responsible for sending the “random list” to the TPA monthly for the random selections and is responsible for the distribution of the random selections monthly.
  • Required to maintain a database of the drug and alcohol results to comply with federal reporting requirements.
  • Required to complete the DAMIS (Drug & Alcohol Management Information System report on the FTA and Coast Guard website annually by March 15th of the calendar year.
  • Functions as Metro’s Designated Employer Representative (DER) who receives all positive drug tests and removes the employee from service immediately through disciplinary hearings.
  • Assist BSD employees with question regarding medications to the appropriate resources.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the employee receives the necessary Drug & Alcohol policy training and testing, in accordance with Federal regulations, when the employee is enrolled in the second chance program.
  • Schedule and conduct employee hearings, coordinate personnel actions with Human Resources (HR) and Labor Relations (LR), coordinate and work with Union (788) officials.
  • Develop and publish educational materials throughout BSD regarding drug and alcohol compliance.  Also awareness programs.
  • Required to attend seminars and training classes to maintain a current knowledge of Federal regulations and review and maintain Metro’s Drug & Alcohol policy as regulations change.
  • Must design forms, prepare program documents and issue amendments to Metro’s policy when needed.
  • Act as a liaison with the State Safety Oversight group. Oversight responsibilities include hazardous conditions are reported on a regular basis to the FTA and Mo & IL State Oversight. Regular review of operations and Safety SOP’s and discuss changes, updates, etc. with auditors and IL & MO State Safety Oversight. Responsible for annual internal audits, required by State Safety Oversight of light rail system.
  • Ensure compliance with FTA legislation and APTA guidelines by completing audits.
  • Conducts audits of sub-contractor(s) compliance with the Drug and Alcohol Program requirements.
  • Annually update the BSD Drug and Alcohol Policy.
  • Make necessary decisions in the testing and evaluation process.  This includes notification of difficulties with Third Party Administrators.
  • Manage and maintain Occupational medicine contract(s) including specification modifications, coordinating with multiple specialty services, and review of all invoices for accuracy.
  • Ability to work on-call for to assist BSD Divisions through unique situations involving drug and alcohol testing.
  • Ability to communicate with contracted Medical Examiners in establishing appropriate protocols for all BSD employees.
  • . Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have the ability to obtain a CDL. Response and investigation of accidents, safety hazards, and injuries.
  • Organizes and attends periodic meetings with contractors/vendors to discuss project, specifications, unusual conditions, the vendor’s/contractor’s plan and schedule of operations and other pertinent items conducive to clear understanding of project.
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Medicine requirements.
  • Ability to create, monitor, and coordinate Essential Functions programs.  Including audits of contractors administering these program. 
  • Knowledge of prescription medication names and effects.  Includes effects of over-the-counter medications for Safety Sensitive Employees.
  • Ability to apply DOT/State rules regarding Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) including monitoring all CDL holders for compliance with requirements.
  • Ability to work with BSD Absence Management and Workforce Diversity to establish accommodations or cause an assessment to occur through BSD Medical Examiners.
  • Monitors Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) for Metro Employees to verify whether a driver has a current license as well as any citations and accidents.
  • Supervise one Administrative Assistant.
  • Perform other assigned tasks as requested.
  • Be informed of every test and its result.
  • Make necessary decisions in the testing and evaluation process.
  • Able to clearly define the difference and apply DOT/FTA requirements along with BSD policy requirements.
  • Ability to research and monitor proposed or actual changes to these programs as they occur.

Knowledge, Skill, & Abilities


  • Knowledge of Federal and state DOT regulations and requirements pertaining to CDL issues and DOT/FTA Drug & Alcohol Compliance.   
  • Ability to learn and interpret FTA legislation and APTA guidelines.
  • Familiarity with generally acceptable safety-related testing and monitoring methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge in computer skills including Outlook, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint systems. 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret changes to applicable Federal or local programs.
  • Ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships with Agency staff as well as Federal, state, and local agencies. 
  • Ability to coordinate large, complex, multi-department Agency projects.
  • Able to write comprehensive reports and determine short and long term solutions and actions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written form to all levels of management of the Agency and outside agencies.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Ability to work in rain, cold, snow and hot environments.
  • Ability to work on-call by phone 24/7 for occasional after hours inquiries. Must maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to work Independently as well as in a team environment.



Degree: B.A./B.S. preferred or comparable training or experience


Years: Minimum 10 years required.

Field: Occupational Health, Safety Engineering, or related field

Field: DOT/FTA Drug and Alcohol compliance, Occupational Medicine, Safety, or related experience. 



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