Rail Inspector (Yardmaster) with Security Clearance

Employer
Department of Defense
Location
Concord, California
Posted
Apr 02, 2024
Closes
Apr 08, 2024
Ref
2742595304
Discipline
Safety / Security
Position Type
Specialist
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Duties Serve as the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) with responsibility for establishing and maintaining the official position on all rail maintenance related support contracts. Develop and execute rail maintenance annual work plans and objectives. Perform preventative maintenance and safety inspections as required by regulation. Make recommendations on actions to correct deficiencies or direct a track operational closure. Utilize a working knowledge of standard basic on the ground hand tool rail maintenance as well as repair procedures using rail mounted heavy duty equipment. Maintain log of rail activities and prepares required movement reports. Review and analyze rail data and make recommendations to improve processes and overall rail operations. Document all inbound and outbound rail movement by utilizing computer programs. Route car and load specifications to commercial carrier employee for input into commercial system. Requirements Conditions of Employment Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance. Valid state issued driver's license is required. Must maintain on-station driving privileges. This position requires Department of Defense (DoD) Track Inspector certification within 6 months of entry. Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment. Pre-appointment and annual physical is required. Financial Disclosure is required. Business travel (TDY) may be required up to 10%. Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician Eligible In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document . There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an without more than normal supervision. Perform the majority of the duties to move trains, to including spotting, removing, switching, coupling/uncoupling and weighing of cars, and inspection of rail for minor deficiencies. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires considerable standing and walking while outside checking yard operations and performing visual inspections of tracks. Some light lifting is required. WORKING CONDITIONS: Inside work is done in a moderately lighted and heated building. Outside work involves exposure to all weather extremes, and to loud noise, dust, fumes, and exhaust. Work involves proximity to moving trains and mechanical equipment. Work assignments involve a thorough knowledge of hazardous material handling and related activities. Incumbent is required to successfully complete a variety of hazardous material classes. There is a possibility of exposure to hazardous chemicals and fumes from spills and/or leaks. Incumbent may be required to wear protective clothing (e.g., rubber boots, safety shoes, headgear, coveralls, goggles, aprons, gloves, respirator, etc.). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
Ability To Inspect
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
Ability To Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
Operation of Motor Vehicles
Reliability and Dependability as a Rail Inspector (Yardmaster)
Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)Additional information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) or a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. This is a(n) Logistics Career Field position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation. You may claim Priority Placement Program (PPP) preference. DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Applicants will receive preference consideration at the full-performance grade level only. Only MSP/PPP applicants currently occupying a formal training program position are entitled to exercise their priority status. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website . Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new window Learn more about federal benefits . Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. Required Documents As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies. The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Checklist for Internal/Merit Promotion Announcements . As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents . click apply for full job details