Railroad Safety Inspector – Operating Practices Job in Roanoke, Virginia – Department of Transportation



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Railroad Safety Inspector – Operating Practices – Roanoke, Virginia
Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Job ID: 12922
Start Date: 11/02/2018
End Date: 11/15/2018

Qualification Summary
To be qualified for a Railroad Safety Inspector (Operating Practices), the Qualifications Standard state you MUST have demonstrated knowledge in the following areas: Railroad industry, including economic and operating considerations and equipment.
General safety and health principles and practices applicable to the railroad industry.
Railroad accident investigation techniques.
Skills in written and oral communication.
Railroad operating practices, rules, and procedures, especially as they relate to safety issues.
Federal regulations and standards relating to railroad operations and requirements in such areas as hours of service, accident reporting, blue signal protection of workers, rear end markers, radio communication, railroad employee qualifications, and railroad employee operational testing. In addition for the GS-12, you must meet the following Selective Factors: Experience applying regulations and orders covering employee qualifications, hours of service, occupational safety conditions,radio rules, operating rules and practices, alcohol and drug programs, and locomotive engineer and/or conductorcertification to maintain compliance.
Experience in the railroad industry that has provided you with knowledge of general railroad safety health principles and practices; as well as inspection techniques. For the GS-12, to qualify, your experience should include all of the above plus at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, which includes the following: Experience inspecting records and sites, operational testing, and observing railroad employees to determine railroad compliance with Federal regulations regarding safety procedures.
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 writing and presenting information pertaining to operating practices, rules and procedures. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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