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Job opening: Rail Inspector (Yardmaster)

Salary: $36 - 42 per hour
Employment Type: Full-time
Please limit your resume to 5 pages. If more than 5 pages are submitted, only the first 5 pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications. About the Position: Serve as the Rail Inspector (Yardmaster) with responsibility for the control of railway transport and railroad facility conditions.


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. Routes car and load specifications to commercial carrier employee for input into commercial system.


  • 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 upon 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%.


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. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Modification of Term AppointmentsNon-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Reserve (MR) and National Guard (NG) Technician EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligiblePriority Placement Program, DoD MR and NG Preference Eligible Tech Receiving Disability RetirementPriority Placement Program, DoD Retained Grade Preference EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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. 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 Rail Inspector (Yardmaster) 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. Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)Ability To InspectAbility To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)Ability To Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)Operation of Motor VehiclesReliability and Dependability as a Rail Inspector (Yardmaster)Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order) 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.).


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


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