Salary Grade – 72 / Salary Range – $42,667.00 – $69,177.00
The Unit includes the State Railroad Safety Inspection Program which enforces State and Federal laws and Federal railroad and transit safety regulations on the State’s 3,000+-mile rail system. This position will provide support for the State Safety Oversight of the light rail transit system in Charlotte, NC. The position will be required to inspect both the heavy freight and light rail transit signal and train control systems to determine compliance with federal and state safety requirements.
The Engineering & Safety Branch of the Rail Division is the provider of all in-house engineering services and project management for the Division’s higher speed rail, crossing safety, industrial access, freight line rehabilitation, passenger operations, and railroad improvement construction efforts, and provides reviews of highway and rail transit projects that impact railroads statewide. The Branch also includes the State Railroad Safety Inspection Program which enforces State laws and Federal railroad safety regulations on the State’s 3,000+-mile rail system. The Branch is responsible for management and maintenance of NCDOT-owned rail corridors which have been purchased by the State to preserve them for future commuter use, intercity passenger use, and freight uses in areas with a potential for economic and industrial development. The Branch provides CADD mapping and design services for the Rail Division. The Branch is also responsible for the Department’s efforts to make safety improvements at highway-rail at-grade crossings statewide, including development and implementation of corridor safety improvement and consolidation projects and research and development of innovative technologies at crossings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Qualified applicants must submit an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:
Have at least four years of recent experience in railroad signal construction or maintenance. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related technical specialization may be substituted for two of the four years of this experience requirement.
Knowledge of the operational procedures under CFR 659, CFR 233, CFR 234, CFR 235, CFR 236 and Map 21.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply federal and state safety standards.
Demonstrated ability preparing technical reports.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
Applicant must meet both the minimum requirements and all posted Knowledge, Skills and Ability requirements to be considered Qualified for the position. It is important that your application includes all your relevant education and work experience and that you answer all questions associated with the application. NCDOT will not accept “See Attached” or “See Resume” in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Graduation from high school and five years of experience in railroad construction or maintenance; or completion of a community college or technical school engineering curriculum and three years of experience in regulatory or engineering technician work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.