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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 455F
Category: Regulatory Services


Analyzes routine transportation regulatory issues. Researches effect of proposed changes on procedures and makes recommendations on strategies. Conducts general transportation projects and makes recommendations for implementation.

Typical Work

Performs review and analysis of transportation company tariffs and/or operating authority; determines recommended disposition of the application or tariff proposal according to existing transportation laws, rules and policies;

Revises and/or writes operating authority language and/or tariff language for routine applications and tariff proposals;

Conducts research and/or prepares transportation regulatory projects, reports and summaries, including narrative, statistics, tables and graphs;

Assists in the preparation of exhibits and testimony; assists agency staff in preparation of tariff and/or operating authority cases;

Works with carriers, shippers, other state agencies and the public in routine rate and authority matters before the Utilities and Transportation Commission; answers inquiries from carriers and the public regarding tariff and/or operating authority issues;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Washington transportation statutes, the Interstate Commerce Act, the rules, regulations, decisions of the Commission and the Code of Federal Regulations relating to interstate transportation; transportation economics, research principles and methods; history of economic regulation of transportation; transportation accounting principles; methods and principles of rules codification.

Ability to: review, analyze, and interpret complex data; investigate carrier records and formulate mature decisions from the evidence; write clearly, concisely, and make written and oral presentations; coordinate activities with other sections of the Commission.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

One year of experience as a Transportation Specialist 1.


Five 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; AND one year of experience.

College level education in the above fields will be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for experience.

Class Specification History

New class: 11-1-65
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, title and code change (formerly Research Analyst, Transportation - 0482): 4-3-79
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, title change (formerly Transportation Tariff Specialist 3): 10-10-86
Revised definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, title change (formerly Transportation Tariff Specialist 2): 6-10-94
Revised new class code: (formerly 47150) effective July 1, 2007