Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) implements federal environmental laws and policies related to the nation's railroads. FRA participates in domestic forums covering a wide range of environmental issues including hazardous materials safety, noise, invasive species, climate change and community livability. FRA strives to provide information and resources for environmentally sound planning and development of the nation’s railroad system, and also conducts environmental impact assessments of pending actions and projects. FRA also maintains working relationships with rail transportation carriers, non-governmental organizations, and other rail related organizations.

Federal Railroad Administration Des Moines, IA, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Full time
Locations : Des Moines, IA Iowa City, IA Summary 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 a Railroad Safety Inspector (Hazardous Material). As a Hazardous Material (Hazmat) inspector you will be assigned territory covering potentially several states. You will be responsible for the improvement and advancement of railroad safety and monitoring regulatory compliance of hazardous material shipments by rail within their assigned territory. The demands of the position require skills in the evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; requires 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 Hazardous Material, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; and experience to conduct inspections pertaining to tank cars and containers used to transport hazardous materials, shipment and packaging of hazardous materials, and loading and unloading procedures; mission focused, and is looking for great health benefits and a stable work-life environment. This position is eligible for full-time telework, and the selectee must reside (or be willing to move at his/her own expense) within the geographic area of the duty location stated above. The duty location for a full-time teleworker is usually the residence or other approved telework site. The actual duty location is subject to approval by the Regional Administrator. Salary will be adjusted based on the duty location. A writing sample will be requested from applicants who are determined as qualified and referred to the selecting official. PLEASE NOTE:   This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for these locations.   Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Railroad Safety Inspector (Hazardous Materials): Plans and carries out an itinerary of periodic inspections of the handling of hazardous materials at all rail facilities, including intermodal facilities, shipper/consignee locations, and tank car manufacturing and repair. Also, inspects rail cars, freight containers and intermodal bulk containers for compliance with applicable hazardous materials regulations, freight car equipment and safety appliance standards. Conducts investigations of collisions, reportable derailment unintentional releases of hazardous materials, or other accidents/incidents resulting in serious injury to person(s) or to the property of a railroad occurring on the line of any common carrier engaged in interstate transportation. Determines probable cause of accident or incident and if Federal regulations were violated. Develops comprehensive reports (e.g., accident, incident, and notices of probable violation) which outline findings and recommendations. Travel Required 75% or less - This position requires frequent travel. Travel is a condition of employment. Closes 03/01/2018 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Federal Railroad Administration Wichita, KS, USA
Feb 19, 2018
Full time
3 locations : Harvey County, KS Hutchinson, KS Wichita, KS Summary 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 a Railroad Safety Inspector (Hazardous Material). As a Hazardous Material (Hazmat) inspector you will be assigned territory covering potentially several states. You will be responsible for the improvement and advancement of railroad safety and monitoring regulatory compliance of hazardous material shipments by rail within their assigned territory. The demands of the position require skills in the evaluation, fact-finding, report writing; requires 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 Hazardous Material, as well as strong analytical and communication skills; and experience to conduct inspections pertaining to tank cars and containers used to transport hazardous materials, shipment and packaging of hazardous materials, and loading and unloading procedures; mission focused, and is looking for great health benefits and a stable work-life environment. This position is eligible for full-time telework, and the selectee must reside (or be willing to move at his/her own expense) within the geographic area of the duty location stated above. The duty location for a full-time teleworker is usually the residence or other approved telework site. The actual duty location is subject to approval by the Regional Administrator. Salary will be adjusted based on the duty location. A writing sample will be requested from applicants who are determined as qualified and referred to the selecting official. PLEASE NOTE:   This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for these locations.   Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Railroad Safety Inspector (Hazardous Materials): Plans and carries out an itinerary of periodic inspections of the handling of hazardous materials at all rail facilities, including intermodal facilities, shipper/consignee locations, and tank car manufacturing and repair. Also, inspects rail cars, freight containers and intermodal bulk containers for compliance with applicable hazardous materials regulations, freight car equipment and safety appliance standards. Conducts investigations of collisions, reportable derailment unintentional releases of hazardous materials, or other accidents/incidents resulting in serious injury to person(s) or to the property of a railroad occurring on the line of any common carrier engaged in interstate transportation. Determines probable cause of accident or incident and if Federal regulations were violated. Develops comprehensive reports (e.g., accident, incident, and notices of probable violation) which outline findings and recommendations. Travel Required 75% or less - This position requires frequent travel. Travel is a condition of employment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com