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.R6-2013-0021.
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.
This position serves as an integral member of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Office of Safety's Regional organizational structure, and as a Railroad Safety Specialist within the region. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing regional safety programs. You will also advise the Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Administrator(s) on rail related issues to facilitate communications and enhance management awareness and oversight capabilities. You will act as a coordinator/team leader to facilitate accomplishment of special and/or specific tasks. This position requires you to represent FRA, as appropriate, in interagency, intergovernmental, and intra-departmental matters in order to foster a cooperative understanding of FRA’s safety goals and objectives, as well as strengthen relationships with governmental entities and industry stakeholders. You will also recommend and provide assistance to Regional management and office staff on a myriad of regional matters in order to improve the overall efficiency of regional operations.
The Ideal Candidate for this position is an experienced professional who is a technical expert in at least one of the five railroad safety disciplines (i.e., hazardous materials, operating practices, motive power and equipment, track, signal and train control). Experience as a technical expert who has conducted analytical investigations and special studies and made recommendations to improve railroad safety is preferred.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is a full-time telework position that will be filled in in the Council Bluff or Omaha Metropolitan Area.
The geographical location will be subject to approval by FRA management. Railroad Safety Specialists serving a probationary period will not be approved for full-time telework without the expressed authorization of management. The duty station for full-time teleworkers is the residence or other approved telework site. Salary will be adjusted based on the duty location.
- 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.
- Provide all required documents by closing date.
- Position is telework eligible.
- The announcement is also advertised merit promotion: FRA.R6-2013-0021.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.