Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
This job is also being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: FRA.R1-2013-0013.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible for ensuring safety of the Nation's passenger and freight rail operations and infrastructure by promoting safe, efficient and accessible rail transportation. The mission and focus of FRA has grown to include the design and management of an unprecedented investment in the creation of a nationwide passenger rail network. FRA is providing leadership for the creation of a more balanced transportation system, transforming the way Americans travel.
To meet this mission FRA promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations; consolidates government support of rail transportation activities; administers financial assistance programs; conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and efficiency, and national transportation policy, including improved intercity passenger service.
Do you like identifying problems, analyzing facts, and making recommendations; are you a good communicator; would you like to make a difference in the railroad industry, if so, then this job is for you! You will serve as a Railroad Safety Inspector (Track). As an inspector you will enforce Federal safety and health regulations that apply to railroad track and railroad workers. The objective of this position is to minimize the risk of human casualty and societal loss due to train accidents caused by defective conditions of railroad track and structures, or hazardous working conditions for railroad employees. The demands of the position require skills in evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; comprehension and application of technical and regulatory standards, as well as the ability to gain cooperation of individuals and organizations.
This position is perfect for a mid-level professional with a strong technical background in applying current Federal railroad safety track standards, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; and experience with conducting inspections pertaining to railroad track to identify defects; mission focused, and is looking for great health benefits and a stable work-life environment.
PLEASE NOTE: There is only one position, which can be filled in either of the duty locations advertised. The difference in the salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/
- You must be a U.S. Citizen and meet specialized experience to qualify.
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
- Review How to Apply Section as documents are required by closing date.
- You must meet the Selective Factors to qualify.
- Announcement is also advertised merit promotion: FRA.R1-2013-0013.
- Job announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.