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.
In this position you will serve as the Drug and Alcohol Program Specialist in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Drug and Alcohol Program, which is designed to reduce the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol use on safety in the railroad industry. You will be responsible for assisting in the management, technical and program development and administration of the Agency’s Alcohol and Drug Program for the railroad industry on a nationwide basis. FRA regulations in 49 CFR Part 219 (as amended), which incorporated by reference Part 40 establishes minimum Federal safety requirements for the control of alcohol and drug use in railroad operations. You will provide assistance and guidance to all key partners, to ensure FRA implements and documents actions to accomplish the FRA’s National Safety Compliance Plan.
The ideal candidate is a mid-level professional with extensive experience with policy enforcement and implementation of a Drug and Alcohol Program. They should have strong communications skills, and have the ability to foster relationships with organizations to include mentoring individuals.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 200 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 200TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
The Drug and Alcohol Program Specialist:
- Plans and implements policies, programs, and procedures pertaining to the Agency’s Railroad Safety Drug and Alcohol Program for the FRA’s field offices.
- Coordinates and plans Class I Part 219 railroad industry audits and oversees and mentors all Class II and III Part 219 audits, reviews the efficiency of toxicological testing reports for all types of federal testing, and orchestrates corrective action as necessary.
- Plans, schedules, and conducts training, (in concert with FRA’s training department) for FRA field personnel, railroad management, railroad labor organization personnel, and Service Agent contractors helping the industry implement and comply with FRA Drug and Alcohol Program requirements.