Railroad Inspector Hazardous Materials

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New York State Civil Service
Minimum QualificationsThis is a provisional appointment. You will be required to take and pass the next Civil Service examination for this title when it is administered. Employees appointed provisionally must be reachable on the resulting eligible list for that title or their employment in the position will end.
The minimum requirements for taking the examination are: Two years of experience in developing, administering, or performing managerial functions related to compliance with the hazardous materials regulations; or four years of recent experience in performing functions related to compliance with the hazardous materials regulations; or a bachelor's degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Logistics, or Fire Science.
Qualifying experience includes: Manager of a Chemical Plant, Plant Safety Officer, State or Federal Inspector involved with the inspection of hazardous material transportation, packaging, loading, storage.
Duties DescriptionA Railroad Inspector Hazardous Materials monitors regulatory compliance of hazardous materials shipments by rail within an assigned territory. This is a field position; some overnight travel may be required.
Significant duties include:
Plans and carries out an itinerary of periodic inspections of the handling of hazardous materials at rail facilities, including intermodal facilities, shipper/consignee locations, and tank car manufacturing and repair facilities. Also, inspects rail cars, freight containers and intermodal bulk containers for compliance with applicable hazardous materials regulations, freight car equipment and safety appliance standards.
Conducts investigations of collisions, reportable derailments, unintentional releases of hazardous materials, or other accidents/incidents resulting in serious injury to person(s) or to the property of a railroad occurring on the line of any common carrier engaged in interstate transportation. Determines probable cause of accident or incident and if State or Federal regulations were violated. Develops comprehensive reports (e.g., accident, incident, and notices of probable violation) which outline findings and recommendations.
Investigate railroad shippers' packaging, marking, labeling, shipping procedures and documentation of shipments of hazardous materials.
Investigate the loading/unloading, switching and movement of cars containing hazardous materials by rail, as well as the shippers/carriers' documentation of such car loadings.
Investigate and develop evidence of violation of hazardous materials regulations relating to railroads, including interviewing witnesses and examining and securing pertinent evidence and/or documentation.
Additional CommentsThe position requires the employee be certified by the FRA through on the job training, class room training, and continuous follow up training in order to stay current with all changes and updates to the Federal Register. Out of state travel will be required in order to attend FRA training classes. The incumbent will periodically be required to be on call 24/7 to respond to unusual occurrences, derailments, or other railroad related emergencies. Applicants must meet the physical & medical standards established by the Director of Employee Health Services and must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle. Further duties will be discussed at the interview.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Agency: Transportation, Department of
Title: Railroad Inspector Hazardous Materials
Occupational Category: Other Professional Careers
Salary Grade: 15
Bargaining Unit: PS&T; - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
Salary Range: From $44370 to $56567 Annually
Employment Type: Full-Time
Appointment Type: Provisional
Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class
Travel Percentage: 80%

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