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.  For more information about PHMSA, hazmat investigators and the safe transportation of hazardous materials, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZOlyUAEFSMPHMSA is also on Twitter - https://twitter.com/PHMSA_DOT

PHMSA's THRIVE core values are Trust, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Valuing People, Effective Communication
 
Serves as Chief Investigator within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), Field Operations.  You are the first line supervisor of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) OHMS Field Operations, Field Services Division, Enforcement Branch.  You are responsible for national consistency of the investigative and enforcement processes utilized by Field Operations.  You are the primary advisor to the Director, Field Services Division and the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations on enforcement policy matters.

This position is perfect for a senior level investigator/enforcement professional who is seeking a challenging assignment as the Chief Enforcement Officer, in PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), Field Operations, Field Services Division.  This position is responsible for national consistency of the investigative and enforcement process utilized by Field Operations.  The Chief Enforcement Officer will supervise staff on inspections, investigations, and various enforcement related programs and activities.  You will work as the primary advisor to the Director, Field Services Division and Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations on enforcement policy matters.

Duties

The Supervisory Compliance Investigator:

  • Applies understanding of general transportation principles, compliance and enforcement concepts, operating principles, and chemical, physical properties of hazardous materials.
  • Applies knowledge of compressed gases, radioactive materials, explosives, intermodal shipments and hazardous waste, manufacturing and testing processes for all types of containers used to transport hazardous materials.
  • Oversees nationally based regional safety assistance, inspection, investigations, training, certification, and enforcement operations designed to evaluate compliance with the HMR and the Federal materials transportation law, recommends penalty actions as necessary, provides outreach to the regulated industry and ensure enforcement staff are adequately prepared to carry out the agency mission.
  • Interacts and coordinates with other operating administrations on a regional level concerning collaborative compliance and enforcement activities, and serves in a leadership role in establishing regional enforcement strategies, methods and policy consistent with PHMSA lead role within the Department in relation to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.