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Rail Transit Compliance Specialist

By June 17, 2022

Oregon Department of Transportation

Compliance Specialist 3 – Rail Transit Compliance Specialist
Oregon Department of Transportation
Commerce and Compliance Division
Rail Safety Section
Portland or Salem

The role:  

Bring your compliance experience to our team! As the rail transit compliance specialist, you will administer the State Safety Oversight program. You will provide a high level of expertise and consultation to ensure the safe transportation of the public. Apply today!

Depending on the final candidate’s preference, this position will be based out of Portland or Salem!

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website.

A day in the life:

  • Administer the federally mandated State Safety Oversight Program for operations with rail fixed guideway public transportation systems.
  • Conduct annual review of current operating plans and make recommendations for changes.
  • Review and approve final reports on accident and incident investigations, identified hazardous conditions and corrective action plans.
  • Maintain a tracking log of internal safety audit report findings and corrective action plans.
  • Lead contract development and the contractor selection process for triennial and preoperational reviews performed by contractors.
  • Develop program standards and procedures for compliance and enforcement activities, program goals, objectives and action plans and program compliance criteria.
  • Perform onsite reviews of operations of rail transit agencies to see that they comply with their programs and audit procedures.
  • Enforce federal and state laws, regulations and rules.
  • Provide technical expertise and act as liaison between the department and rail agencies on federal and state safety program requirements.
  • Must work outdoors in inclement weather and temperature extremes approximately 50 percent of the time.
  • Occasional in state or out of state travel for audit of records, training and meetings with the operators.
  • American Society for Testing and Materials and American National Standards Institute (ASTM/ANSI) approved boots are required for this position and once hired, reimbursement for future boot purchases is available.
  • Must maintain a “To Go Bag” which should contain adequate personal items to cover multiple days and facilitate timely responses to accident investigations.
  • Accident investigations may encompass several days and include overnight stays.
  • Must be able to walk continuously for several hours; bending and twisting repeatedly to check measurements, observe structures and photograph incidents; be able to talk and hear for interaction with various personnel and have good vision to inspect and detect defective conditions.
  • This position must adhere to the state and each personal protective equipment requirement.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email ODOTRecruitment@odot.oregon.gov.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.

What we need:

Five years’ experience doing administrative research that included compiling and evaluating facts to recommend management action, or decide compliance or eligibility with program guidelines and regulations. Three of the five years must be above the technical support level.

College-level course work may substitute for experience on the basis of 45-quarter units per year, up to a maximum of three years.

Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!

Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  

  • Experience with rail compliance.
  • Experience as a subject matter expert in maintenance of way, overhead catenary system or rail equipment.
  • Experience in auditing records to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and rules.
  • Ability to work effectively with rail transit agencies.
  • Experience in field inspection methods.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.

Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email ODOTRecruitmentCC@odot.oregon.gov.

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

To apply for this job email your details to ODOTRecruitmentCC@odot.oregon.gov

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