Accident Investigator, GS-1801-13 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) AW
This position is located in the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA), Office of Transit Safety and Oversight, Office of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Safety Oversight. This position will serve as an Accident Investigator within TSO, and as such, will perform around-the-clock operations of time critical accident investigations. This position will scrutinize transit operations, safety measures, and/or mechanical systems to ensure the identification of transit safety issues, conduct safety oversight of transit practices, work to improve accident investigation procedures, work closely with industry and other government agencies to promote transit safety, and develop and recommend policies and procedures governing transit accident and incident investigations.
Ideal Candidate Statement: The ideal candidate is a seasoned rail professional with extensive experience with transit accident investigations, maintenance, and operations.
Occasional travel - Accident investigations may be performed at transit properties and other locations.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
- DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.
To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
- Experience in providing technical support on all aspects of transit accident investigations.
- Experience in transit maintenance, operations, and safety.
- Experience applying analytical methods and techniques in assessing accident information in order to identify common trends.
- Experience briefing and presenting technical information on transportation or safety related topics.
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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.
Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.
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