Job Overview


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.

The position is located in the Office of Railroad Safety , Office of Railroad Safety Analysis, Railroad Safety Division, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Washington, D.C.  You will serve as an advisor in all matters concerning the Office of Railroad Safety policy and planning for program resources, including budget formulation, fiscal, human resources, procurement and other administrative areas.  In coordination with the Office of Administration and Finance's (RAD) budget office, you will provide advise and guidance to the supervisory program analyst and other high ranking officials in the Office of Railroad Safety, which has a direct upon the program policies that are adopted by the office.

The ideal candidate for this position is a professional who has experience developing and formulating budgets, tracking expenditures, preparing reports, preparing responses to Congressional inquiries and providing technical guidance to lower level employees. A background in budget formulation, financial management and oversight of internal tracking systems pertaining to funding, task, programs and procedures is highly desirable.


As a Program Ananlyst, you will:

  • Serve as a Senior Analyst responsible for managing, analyzing and directing program planning  and evaluation initiatives.                                      ·
  • Develop, coordinate and review fiscal programs and budget estimates.
  • Formulate the budget.
  • Ensure that programs and plans are effectively integrated and compatible with the objectives of FRA management.
  • Serve as a contact resource for budgetary matters and briefing materials with all levels of management.
  • Is responsible for a variety of recurring reports that are nationwide in scope.
  • Prepare responses to budget questions from the Office of the Secretary (OST), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Congress.