State of Washington Classified Job Specification
TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 4
Trains agency staff in transportation regulatory issues; coordinates and/or facilitates training for transportation division staff; develops and implements programs to educate the regulated industry in Commission issues;
Participates with revenue requirements and legal staff in interpretation of the most complex tariffs and operating authorities; equally participates with lead staff from other divisions in the analysis of complex regulatory problems; recommends solutions to solve problems;
Reviews and analyzes carrier proposals for tariff changes with less than statutory notice (LSN); recommends disposition of LSN requests to the Commissioners;
Acts as hearings examiner for docket hearings; develops findings of fact and conclusions of law; prepares orders resulting from docket hearings for the Commissioners' signatures;
Works with applicants for operating authority and existing carriers in resolving differences in order to avoid litigation; negotiates and mediates disputes on behalf of the Commission in the operating authority process;
Works with agency management to develop transportation laws, rules and policies; recommends changes to existing laws, rules and policies; presents staff position to the Commissioners, either at a formal public meeting or in a more informal manner;
Works with carriers, shippers, other state agencies and the public in complex rate and/or authority matters before the Utilities and Transportation Commission; answers inquiries from carriers and the public regarding complex tariff and/or operating authority issues;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: analyze rate filings using reasonable and logical judgment; assist in the conduct of economic and financial analysis of carriers; evaluate evidence objectively; examine or cross-examine witnesses; assist in the gathering and preparation of and presentation of evidence before the Utilities and Transportation Commission and the Interstate Commerce Commission; assist other state agencies; speak informatively to public and private groups on freight rates and other work of the Commission; write and speak clearly, concisely, accurately, and informatively.
Three years of experience as a Transportation Specialist, two years of which must be at the Specialist 2 level or above.
Four years of experience with the Transportation Division of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission at the Motor Carrier Law Enforcement Investigator 2 level or above.
Class Specification History
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, title change (formerly Transportation Tariff Specialist 4): 6-10-94
Revised new class code: (formerly 47170) effective July 1, 2007