Railroad Inspector Track - Grade 15

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This title exists in Transportation, Department of and has approximately 6 positions.

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Job Duties

As a Railroad Inspector (Track), you would inspect railroad tracks, roadbeds, and related structures, such as tunnels, bridges, yards, signals, and other non-moving equipment and structures, to assure compliance with state or federal law; conducts hi-rail inspections to determine track alignment, tie condition, and surface conditions; checks grade crossings for presence and condition of protection devices and warning lights; rides trains to determine smoothness of ride on tracks and through curves, switches, crossovers, and sidings; conducts walking inspections to determine condition of rails, ties, joint bars, bridge structures and piers, switches, guard rails, and other devices; prepares reports documenting conditions, noting deficiencies and actions needed to correct them; investigates complaints about track and structure condition, assures that deficiencies are corrected, and notifies complainants of findings and corrective actions taken or refers to higher level staff for corrective action; investigates accidents, such as derailments or explosions, to assist in determining probable cause and prepares reports of findings; and evaluates rail track capital improvements for safety, effectiveness, and contract compliance.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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