State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Bureau of Rail & Transit
7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
Labor Grade 21: $45,988.80 – $64,500.80
40 Hours Per Week
The State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Rail & Transit, has a full time vacancy for a Railroad Inspector/Investigator.
SUMMARY: Performs inspections and investigations of railroad track structures, equipment and safety appliances. Conducts investigations of complaints or assigned projects.
- Inspects railroad track, railroad/highway grade crossings, bridges, equipment, other rail-related structures, and railroad workers for compliance with federal regulations, state laws and applicable company standards. Completes federal reporting forms for non-state-owned properties and verifies that required remedial action is carried out.
- Conducts inspections of tourist and cog railroad operations, equipment, track, bridges, trestles and all other structures. Ensure compliance with State railroad operating agreements, if applicable, and compliance with mutually acceptable safety standards.
- Conducts observations of railroad operations to determine compliance with applicable federal regulations, state laws, company standards, and, if applicable, railroad operating agreements with the State and prepares documents, or facilitates meetings, to address compliance-related issues.
- Writes correspondence relative to corrective action to repair known defects and completes administrative reports and documents.
- Inspects railroad/highway grade crossing for proper visibilities, road condition, protective and warning devices, railroad track geometry and related signals and equipment to document the crossing condition and provides input to inform the Department’s Railway – Highway Grade Crossing Program. Participates in the Department’s railroad crossing evaluation team to assist in the development of prioritized projects for the Department’s Railway – Highway Grade Crossing Program.
- Investigates complaints of railroad condition, operation or service to determine if there are verified safety concerns that need to be formally addressed in accordance with federal regulation, state law or industry best practices.
- Investigates all accidents involving any aspect of railroad operations, responding immediately for emergencies as needed on a 24 hours per day basis.
- Examines petitions for operations and crossings and prepares and presents information and recommendations at hearings as required.
Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education in mechanical or architectural engineering technology or any related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one (1) year of required work experience.
Experience: Six (6) years of recent experience in railroad inspection or railroad construction. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one (1) year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Must possess a valid Driver License and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Inspector Certification.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must successfully complete Federal Railroad Administration Inspector Certification pursuant 49CFR Sec. 212 Sub C before completion of the one-year probationary period.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.
For additional information contact Shelley Winters, Administrator, 603-271-2468 or at Bureau66@dot.nh.gov .
TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964