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    You will serve as a Railroad Safety Inspector (Signal & Train Control). As an inspector, you will enforce Federal safety and health regulations that are concern with signal and train control and highway crossing warning systems within an assigned territory. The objective of this position is to inspect for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, rules and standards and seeks corrections for unsafe conditions pertaining to the installation, operation, maintenance or manufacturing of railroad signal and train control and highway-rail crossing warning systems. The demands of the position require skills in evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; comprehension and application of technical and regulatory standards, as well as the ability to gain cooperation of individuals and organizations.

    This position is perfect for a mid-level professional with strong technical background in applying current Federal railroad safety standards pertaining to railroad signal systems and highway-rail grade crossing warning systems, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; and experience with conducting inspections pertaining to signal and train control systems and their capabilities and limitations; mission focused, and is looking for great health benefits and a stable work-life environment.

    A writing sample will be requested from applicants who are determined as qualified and referred to the selecting official.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is only one position, which can be filled in any one of the following duty locations advertised. The difference in the salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/

    This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for these locations.

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    As a Railroad Safety Inspector (Signal & Train Control) you will:

    • Plan and carry out an itinerary of periodic inspections of all signal and train control and highway-rail grade crossing warning systems in the territory to ensure that they are properly installed, operated, tested, and maintained.
    • Conduct investigations regarding complaints regarding unsafe or hazardous signal and train control or highway-rail grade crossing conditions; e.g. "false proceed signals", "activation failures."; as well as investigate independently or as part of a team, reportable collisions, derailments, and other accidents (especially those involving possible signals or train control failures); includes highway-rail grade crossing warning equipment when the accident involves on track railroad equipment and vehicle collision.
    • Evaluate railroads' request to install, modify, or remove limited portions of a signal or train control system; e.g., redesign of several miles of automatic block signals; assists the Regional Signal Specialist in evaluating more complex requests by analyzing portions of the regional inspection plan and making preliminary recommendations.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - This position requires extensive travel. The travel is a condition of employment.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

    Current/former status employees and VEOA eligible veterans are encouraged to also apply to: FRA.R2-2018-0026.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    2121 Railroad Safety

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488372700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.