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Job Title:Railroad Safety Spec. (HM, Radioactive), GS-2121-13 (Open to Agency Employee Only) DB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Railroad Administration

Job Announcement Number:FRA.S-2013-0007

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

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SALARY RANGE:

$71,674.00 to $93,175.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 18, 2013 to Thursday, February 07, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2121-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Birmingham, AL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Huntsville, AL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Fayetteville, AR, USView Map
1 vacancy - Little Rock, AR, USView Map
1 vacancy - Phoenix, AZ, USView Map
More Locations  (130)

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current FRA employees with status

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

Do you like identifying problems, analyzing facts, and making recommendations; are you a good communicator; do you like to travel;  are you are interested in a career in the Railroad industry, if so, then this job is for you! 

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Administrator for Safety, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance, Hazardous Materials Division, in Washington, D.C. You will be responsible serving as an FRA expert on railroad transportation of Radioactive Hazardous Materials (HM) and identifying unsafe conditions or practices of the railroad carriers and shippers to transport radioactive materials throughout the United States.

This position is perfect for a mid-level professional proficient in identifying trends, strong analytical skills that can perform studies and make recommendations to improve safety.  Applicant should have experience in the Radioactive Hazardous Materials (HazMat) area in the railroad environment, as well as knowledge of the Hazardous Materials Regulations pertaining to packaging, shippers, transporters and receivers of hazardous materials with particular emphasis on radioactive material transportation. Good communication skills are necessary

This is a mobile work position, meaning the work requires the selectee to travel off site the majority of the time and use the selectee's home as his or her duty location. The Agency has determined that this duty location must be in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of any of the listed cities.

NOTEThere is only one full time permanent position being filled. The salary for this position will be adjusted based on the appropriate OPM pay for the duty station of the selectee.

Travel and transportation expenses will be paid if the selection results in a promotion OR for a geographical reassignment if the FRA selectee occupies a position at the same grade level that has significantly different duties from that of this position vacancy. Travel and transportation expenses will not be paid if a candidate outside the FRA is selected OR a FRA employee accepts a change to the lower grade that results in a geographical reassignment for this position vacancy.

 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be current FRA employee with status and meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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Railroad Safety Spec. (HM, Radioactive):

  • Plans and carries out necessary inspections and audits of radioactive material shippers, rail carriers and radiological waste disposal facilities, utilizing knowledge of Class 7 packaging requirements including:  industrial packages, Type A packages, Type B packages, package activity limits, and transportation requirements for LSA/SCO shipments.
  • Performs a review of designs, construction, testing and repair for packages used for the shipment of radioactive materials to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Relays established interpretive guidance on radioactive materials rules and regulations to FRA field inspection forces, labor union officials, and railroad management to ensure uniform enforcement.
  • Provides technical expertise to the Office of Railroad Policy and Development and the industry, and evaluates technical radioactive materials safety research to identify changes needed to improve rules, regulations and procedures related to radioactive materials transportation safety.
  • Investigates, secures and examines evidence of violations of radioactive material regulations relating to railroads, including interviewing witnesses; as well as conduct and participate in special investigations, assessments and studies as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL

To qualify you must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade level for this occupation.  The specialized experience must include experience which has equipped the applicant with: 

GRADE 13
  • Experience applying federal hazardous materials regulations specific to radioactive materials within the railroad industry.
  • Experience providing advice and guidance to the public and other entities on issues concerning the transportation of radioactive materials within the railroad industry.

 

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade requirements contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • TIME LIMIT FOR MEETING QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement
  • United States citizenship is required.
    Proof of citizenship will be required to be shown upon appointment.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition. Travel and transportation expenses will be paid if the selection results in a promotion OR for a geographical reassignment if the FRA selectee occupies a position at the same grade level that has significantly different duties from that of this position vacancy. Travel and transportation expenses will not be paid if a candidate outside the FRA is selected OR a FRA employee accepts a change to the lower grade that results in a geographical reassignment for this position vacancy.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

Additional Duty Location Info

1 vacancy - Birmingham, AL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Huntsville, AL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Fayetteville, AR, USView Map
1 vacancy - Little Rock, AR, USView Map
1 vacancy - Phoenix, AZ, USView Map
1 vacancy - Tucson, AZ, USView Map
1 vacancy - Fresno, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Burbank, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Oakland, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Santa Ana, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Santa Barbara, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Ontario, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Palm Springs, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Sacramento, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - San Diego, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - San Francisco, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - San Jose, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Long Beach, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Los Angeles, CA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Hartford, CT, USView Map
1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Colorado Spgs, CO, USView Map
1 vacancy - Denver, CO, USView Map
1 vacancy - Jacksonville, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Valparaiso, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - West Palm Beach, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Atlanta, GA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Miami, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Orlando, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Pensacola, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Saint Petersburg, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Sanford, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Sarasota, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Tallahassee, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Tampa, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Bradenton, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Ft Myers, FL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Boise, ID, USView Map
1 vacancy - Savannah, GA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Chicago, IL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Moline, IL, USView Map
1 vacancy - Cedar Rapids, IA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Des Moines, IA, USView Map
1 vacancy - South Bend, IN, USView Map
1 vacancy - Indianapolis, IN, USView Map
1 vacancy - Wichita, KS, USView Map
1 vacancy - Baton Rouge, LA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Lexington, KY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Louisville, KY, USView Map
1 vacancy - New Orleans, LA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Portland, ME, USView Map
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1 vacancy - Albuquerque, NM, USView Map
1 vacancy - Detroit, MI, USView Map
1 vacancy - Flint, MI, USView Map
1 vacancy - Gulfport, MS, USView Map
1 vacancy - Jackson, MS, USView Map
1 vacancy - Grand Rapids, MI, USView Map
1 vacancy - Baltimore, MD, USView Map
1 vacancy - Omaha, NE, USView Map
1 vacancy - Las Vegas, NV, USView Map
1 vacancy - Reno, NV, USView Map
1 vacancy - Kansas City, MO, USView Map
1 vacancy - Manchester, NH, USView Map
1 vacancy - Boston, MA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Atlantic City, NJ, USView Map
1 vacancy - Oklahoma City, OK, USView Map
1 vacancy - Newburgh, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - New York - New York, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Tulsa, OK, USView Map
1 vacancy - Akron, OH, USView Map
1 vacancy - Philadelphia, PA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Pittsburgh, PA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Poughkeepsie, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Rochester, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Eugene, OR, USView Map
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1 vacancy - Cincinnati, OH, USView Map
1 vacancy - Cleveland, OH, USView Map
1 vacancy - Columbus, OH, USView Map
1 vacancy - Portland, OR, USView Map
1 vacancy - Syracuse, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Dayton, OH, USView Map
1 vacancy - White Plains, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Allentown, PA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Bethlehem, PA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Albany, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Charlotte, NC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Durham, NC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Buffalo, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Greensboro, NC, USView Map
1 vacancy - High Point, NC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Harrisburg, PA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Raleigh, NC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Islip, NY, USView Map
1 vacancy - Wilmington, NC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Fort Worth, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Houston, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Lubbock, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Sioux Falls, SD, USView Map
1 vacancy - Mcallen, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Midland, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Mission, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Newport News, VA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Norfolk, VA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Richmond, VA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Williamsburg, VA, USView Map
1 vacancy - San Antonio, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Madison, WI, USView Map
1 vacancy - Knoxville, TN, USView Map
1 vacancy - Memphis, TN, USView Map
1 vacancy - Milwaukee, WI, USView Map
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1 vacancy - Salt Lake City, UT, USView Map
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1 vacancy - Spokane, WA, USView Map
1 vacancy - Providence, RI, USView Map
1 vacancy - Burlington, VT, USView Map
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1 vacancy - Amarillo, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Austin, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Greenville, SC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Myrtle Beach, SC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Spartanburg, SC, USView Map
1 vacancy - Corpus Christi, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Dallas, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - Edinburg, TX, USView Map
1 vacancy - El Paso, TX, USView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

FRA.S-2013-0007

Control Number:

336121300