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    The position is located in the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Office of the Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Office of Safety Analysis, Highway-Rail Crossing and Trespasser Programs Division.  You will serve as the senior authority and program manager for FRA' s highway-rail crossing and trespasser programs nationwide (hereafter "the area of expertise").   

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    As a Supervisory Transportation Specialist, you will:

    • Plan and conduct studies and programs which promote the safe interface of railroads and highways and which lessen or prevent trespassing.

    • Exercise originality and sound judgment in identifying emerging crossing safety and trespassing issues.

    • Facilitate application of data resources to crossing and trespass programs, studies, research and analysis. 

    • Take a broad leadership role in FRA highway-rail crossing safety and trespass prevention activities, including: providing advice to top-management of FRA, the Office of Safety, regional personnel, subordinates, railroads, and local and state government officials.

    • Provide regulatory analysis and advice; improve FRA internal knowledge and capability in the field of crossing safety and trespass prevention, and provide advice on railroad operating problems which involve crossing safety and trespass issues. 

    • Initiate, monitor and participate in regulatory proceedings related to crossing safety and trespass prevention. 

    • Contribute data, make recommendations, and take a leadership role in the development of crossing safety and trespass prevention initiatives and policies. 

    • Maintain liaison with other federal, state, local, rail industry and private organizations which impact on crossing safety and trespass prevention programs. 

    • Plan, monitor and coordinate public and law enforcement outreach efforts with other safety partners to promote crossing safety and trespass prevention.

    The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced professional with a background of rail industry knowledge who is comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and interactions with all levels of leadership; exhibits leadership, creativity, sound judgment, discretion, attention to detail, and sensitivity to protocol, deadlines and timetables; has direct experience in supervising a staff handling multiple projects; demonstrated experience supervising highway-rail grade crossing safety and trespass prevention on railroad rights-of-way programs; possesses a working knowledge of FRA’s crossing safety regulations pertaining to train horns, quiet zones, U.S. DOT National Crossing Inventory and Emergency Notification Systems; possesses a strong work ethic, strong logic, reasoning skills, and excellent communication skills both written and oral; is mature, responsive, and comfortable working within a diverse, multicultural, rapidly evolving organization.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519432800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.