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    FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers.

    You will serve as an Administrative Specialist in one of the eight Regional Offices of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Office of the Associate Administrator for Safety, who performs a wide variety of analytical support work. You will be responsible for providing program and administrative support to the Regional Administrator, Deputy Regional Administrator and other appropriate staff members of the region. The work encompasses five railroad safety disciplines and the area of highway-rail crossing safety, which have been established to ensure uniform compliance and enforcement of Federal railroad transportation safety standards contained in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The mission of the Office of Safety is to plan, develop, implement, and administer a national rail safety compliance and enforcement program. In this capacity, you will perform a wide range of administrative, analytical and procedural duties in providing direct support to the Railroad Safety Specialists in the disciplines of Operating Practices, Hazardous Materials, Track, Signals and Train Control, and Motive Power and Equipment, as well as to the C&T Manager in the area of highway-rail grade crossing safety.

    The ideal candidate is a professional who is comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and interactions with senior leadership; exhibits creativity, sound judgment, discretion, attention to detail, and sensitivity to protocol, deadlines and timetables; possesses a strong work ethic, strong communication skills; and skilled in dealing with the public, industry and government officials at all levels of authority.

    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/2017/general-schedule/

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

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    As a Administrative Specialist, you will:

    • Prepare various forms of correspondence, maintain files, assist with the preparation of time and attendance cards, make travel reservations and schedule appointments for appropriate individuals.
    • Analyze various directives and instructional material pertaining to administrative practices and clerical procedures in order to be cognizant of new, revised or amended procedures for such subjects as mail regulations and procedures, travel voucher preparation and submission and process correspondence, forms and reports, filing, security procedures and procurement requirements.
    • Serve as the primary time keeper for the region.
    • Serve as the back up to the Administrative Officer (AO).
    • Advise and interpret agency travel regulations for regional management and staff. Review travel-related documents, accounting strings, receipts and travel costs, enter authorization amounts into an automated system and forward appropriately for approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Position may require some travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Open to Internal Agency Employees

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