State of Washington Classified Job Specification
TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST 3
Writes language for complex operating authorities; creates permit language; revises existing permits;
Reviews and analyzes work performed by field investigators and technical staff; makes recommendations to management based on applicable existing transportation law, rules and policies; prepares documentation for penalty or show cause actions; prepares orders for Commissioners' signatures;
Analyzes rates, operations, authority and services of regulated transportation companies and takes appropriate action; assists in the analysis of rate docket proposals; assists in the review, analysis and revision of complex state tariffs;
Presents staff position to the Commissioners, either at a formal public meeting or in a more informal manner;
Researches past orders of the Commission, permit file histories, court decisions and Interstate Commerce Commission rulings for applicability to current regulatory issues; interprets existing transportation laws, rules and policies; formally responds on behalf of the Commission to inquiries regarding transportation regulation by agency staff, carriers, shippers, other state agencies and the public;
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.
Two years of experience as a Transportation Specialist.
Three years of experience with the Transportation Division of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission at the Motor Carrier Law Enforcement Investigator 1 level or above, interpreting laws, rules or regulations.
Six years of experience explaining laws, rules or regulations in the issuance of applications, tariffs, licenses or permits in a state regulatory agency or in the transportation industry.
A Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, transportation or allied field;
Two years of the latter experience.
College level education in the above fields will be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for the latter experience.
Class Specification History
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, title change (formerly Transportation Tariff Specialist 4): 10-10-86
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, title change (formerly Transportation Tariff Specialist 3): 6-10-94
New class code: (formerly 47160) effective July 1, 2007