State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RAIL CARRIER COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST
As assigned, acts as team leader for investigations involving rail and motor carrier accidents and performs the more complex investigations or inspections;
Under direction of the Transportation Programs Compliance Manager, reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations concerning applications and petitions for grade crossings and for participation in the grade crossing protective fund, railroad scale testing programs, safety programs and impacts of abandonments and/or relocation of railroad facilities;
Under authority of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970, assists Manager in the planning of the State Federal Rail Safety Participation Program;
Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of pre hearing reports, illustrative sketches, graphs, drawings and estimates in proceedings relating to the opening or closing of grade crossings, formUlating of automatic signals; provides technical assistance for reviewing garbage and bus routing certification applications; presents expert testimony as Commission witness before various Federal agencies, Federal or State courts, and Commission formal hearings;
Ensures accident data is properly compiled and oversees that rail accident analysis publications are processed annually;
Coordinates engineering data, safety and sanitation regulations with State and Federal agencies;
Coordinates with Rail and Motor Carrier Law Enforcement Training Officer in reviewing and recommending training and training programs for Railroad Inspectors;
Obtains from inspectors necessary data from field analysis and other sources to ensure continual updating of railroad crossing computer inventory systems, as it relates to the improvement of grade crossing safety;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: plan and direct work of professional and technical personnel; interpret and explain laws, rules and regulations to enforcement personnel; supervise and maintain accurate accident file and grade crossing inventory file; maintain favorable public relations; write and speak clearly, accurately, concisely and informatively; travel frequently and for extended periods.
A Bachelor's degree involving major study in transportation, business or public administration or engineering.
Four years of experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity in governmental regulation of railroads or railroad industry subject to State and/or Federal regulation or as a Railroad Inspector 2.
Additional qualifying experience may be substituted, year for year, for education.
Note: A valid Washington State driver's license is required for appointment to and continued employment in this class.
An extensive background investigation may be conducted prior to appointment in this class.
Class Specification History
Revised Code change (formerly 6084) June 10, 1983
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, and title change (formerly Railroad Engineering Specialist) June 15, 1984
Revised definition and title change (formerly Rail Carrier Law Enforcement Assistant Chief) and general revision January 9, 1987
New class code: (formerly 42580) effective July 1, 2007