Website Federal Railroad Administration
The incumbent serves as an Operating Practices Inspector within an assigned territory covering portions of a state or several states. Under authority of the Federal Safety Act of 1970 and subsequent Acts and/or amendments, examines carriers operating rules, employee qualification guidelines and carrier employee training programs to determine compliance with existing Federal regulations and standards.
- In accordance with established FRA regulations and policies, the inspector provides a recommendation to the railroad of the improper or unsafe conditions, when violations or potential hazards are identified. Provides evidence to assist in prosecution of violations in the courts by the legal staffs of the Federal Railroad Administration The inspector may be called to appear in court as witness for the prosecution to substantiate the Government’s case.
- Investigates railroad accidents, in accordance with 49 U.S.C. § 20505, using established FRA policies, guides, manual, etc. this may include visiting an accident site, collecting information to determine the probable cause (that may include equipment, track conditions, human factors, etc.).
- Observes railroad employees in the performance of operational duties related to the movement of trains for compliance with the law, including utility employees.
- Interviews employees and/or witnesses to develop facts. Writes a narrative report, describing the accident, the cause or causes, and recommends measures to prevent similar accidents in the future.
- You must be a U.S Citizen and eligible for consideration.
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
- Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
- You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
Qualification & Experience:
- Experience analyzing data that can be used during the course of conducting railroad inspections or used to determine probable cause of railroad related collisions, derailments, or other accidents/incidents.
- Experience communicating information pertaining to operating practices, rules and procedures.
- Experience gathering information and conducting interviews to gain accurate evidence and facts to be used for complaints, waivers, and/or accident investigations
- Experience inspecting sites, operational testing, and observing railroad employees to determine compliance with Federal regulations regarding safety procedures.
Company: Federal Railroad Administration
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US
Application Deadline: N/A