In the Department of Transportation, Office of Rail Operations, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks involving rail transportation programs, projects and activities in one or more of the specialized areas of operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering, capital projects, finance and administration.
Works under the general supervision of a Transportation Supervising Rail Officer or an employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise professional, technical and non-technical lower level employees as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Develops and/or implements programs, projects and activities for rail transportation involving operations, equipment, construction, maintenance, engineering, capital projects, administration or finance relating to rail activities; prepares various documents which may include technical reports, train operating schedules, service contracts, service and non-service related agreements including leases, licenses and easements, equipment procurement, maintenance, cycles and equipment specifications, construction schedules, project contracts, force account agreements, construction methods, design functions, project budgets, material specifications, audit schedules, financial contracts, budgets and reviews, grant applications, quarterly reports and other administrative instruments; may provide final review of reports, schedules, agreements, etc., in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and standards; develops detailed analyses; reviews, interprets and coordinates contracts, agreements and/or Federal Railway Regulations and Connecticut Statutes with railroads and local, regional, State and Federal agencies; develops preparations for legislative, informational and public hearings; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of railroad functions in operations, rail equipment, rail construction, rail maintenance, engineering, capital projects, finance or administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and recommend solutions to rail problems; ability to plan, organize, conduct and implement projects and reports; ability to understand, analyze and interpret agreements, rules, laws, and regulations.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Seven (7) years' experience in a professional or technical capacity in a railroad or railroad related organization.
One (1) year of the General Experience must include responsibility for the planning and execution of large, complex rail transportation projects and/or programs.
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be exposed to some danger of injury or physical harm from railroad or construction environments and a moderate degree of discomfort from exposure to year round weather conditions.
This cancels the existing specification for the class of Transportation Rail Officer 2 (Administration) (Construction) (Operations) in Salary Group ET 25 approved effective January 15, 1988.