Job Overview

Summary

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration's (PHMSA) mission is to protect people and the environment from the risk inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Training and Qualifications. You will serve as a Pipeline Safety Specialist assisting in the development and conducting of training; assisting in the development and implementation of new and revised rule making, special projects, and communicating major policy activities for the national pipeline safety program.

The ideal candidate for this position is an experience Pipeline safety inspector who is looking for challenging assignments serving as a project manager for the development, implementation of training; directing the development of courses, including computer-base/web-based training pre-requisite courses and seminars.

Candidates selected for the interview process may be required to present a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation to a select audience on any subpart or subject of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 192 and 195.

Duties

The Pipeline Safety Spec. (Instructor):

  • Functions as a project manager for the development, implementation and evaluation of training. 
  • Directs the development of courses, including computer-based/web-based training prerequisite courses and seminars.
  • Provides technical assistance in specialized areas of pipeline safety, e.g. accident investigations, codes and standards, implementation of Integrity Management programs, OPS communication initiatives, and communication in conjunction with other pipeline safety matters to OPS, State partners, other Federal/State government entities, advocacy groups and associations and the hazardous gas and liquid pipeline industries.
  • On request, conducts and or assists in comprehensive investigations, inspections, and/or evaluations of programs facilities, plan and design specifications and contracts to determine safety and security posture.
  • Conducts or participates as a speaker or member of meetings, seminars, or symposia to exchange information.
  • Develops appropriate instructional methods and materials to meet the needs of the training program, including writing and conducting training of pipeline enforcement policies.