The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) is seeking qualified applicants to consider for a Rail Safety Specialist position. This position will work as federally certified inspector as a Hazardous Materials Specialist.
This recruitment is open continuous and may be closed without notice. It is in the applicant’s best interest to apply as soon as possible. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after seven calendar days.
The UTC regulates the rates, services and practices of private or investor-owned utilities and transportation companies.
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Independently support the commission’s railroad safety program as a Hazardous Materials Specialist, as promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Monitor and analyze technical, regulatory, and policy development information related to safety regulation to identify changes, issues, or concerns that may affect railroad companies, the FRA, or the commission. Provide technical assistance on federal rail safety standards, rules, regulations, and policies to railroad companies, the FRA, commission management and other interested parties.
One of the following:
An applicant with less experience may qualify for the position if he or she is accepted into, and successfully completes, the FRA apprentice training program.
In addition to the above, the hazardous materials inspector shall demonstrate the following qualifications:
Inspection and investigation skills:
Research and analytical abilities:
Personal safety skills:
Desired experience and competencies:
Two years of experience performing transportation safety investigations, audits, or inspections.