Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
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Transportation impacts every facet of American life, providing people access to work, school, loved ones, and nature's rich bounty. The 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 (Motive Power & Equipment). As an Motive Power & Equipment (MP&E) inspector you will be assigned territory covering potentially several states. The inspector has the responsibility for the improvement and advancement of railroad safety in areas related to design, construction, inspection, testing, maintenance and use of railroad rolling stock and other related appurtenances. The demands of the position require skills in the evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; requires 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 strong technical background in applying current Federal railroad safety standards pertaining to Motive Power and Equipment, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; and experience to conduct inspections pertaining to power brake systems, locomotives, railroad cars, and their related mechanical and electrical components and their capabilities and limitations; mission focused, and is looking for great health benefits and a stable work-life environment.
- You must be eligible for status consideration & meet specialized experience
- 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 also advertised open to all US Citizens: FRA.R3-2013-0009.
- Job announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.