Program Manager For Rail Safety & Security Oversight
Maryland Department of Transportation - Maryland

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Executive Service - this position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority

Salary $50,631 - $81,287 (Grade 19)

Closing Date: April 2, 2013

The Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Secretary's Office is seeking to fill a Program Manager position to manage the operational functions and compliance objectives of the Agency's Rail Safety and Security Oversight Programs specifically for the Maryland Transit Administration. These programs are designed to provide the public and employees a safe and secure transit system and workplace environment, and to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. Responsibilities include reviewing the system safety functions set forth; establishing measurable goals and objectives; adjusting resources to ensure that these goals and objectives are achieved within the specified time frames; preparing and administering the operations, investigations, accident prevention, and safety aspects of the MDOT's Rail Safety and Security Oversight Programs. Although this position will be overseeing these functions for the Maryland Transit Administration, it will be located at MDOT Headquarters in Hanover. This position is considered Emergency Essential and the selected candidate will be required to report for work during emergency conditions.

EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in administrative or professional work, three (3) years of which should have involved the management of a Rail Safety/Security Program*. One (1) year of the required experience must have also involved the supervision of other employees or exercising responsibility for program development.

Note: Current National Safety Council Advanced Safety Certification and completion of components of the
Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) Safety and Security Program are preferred and will be required after hiring.

*This statement contains a Selective Qualification, which is more focused in scope than the Minimum Qualifications for this classification, because this position requires specific or additional bona fide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skills or abilities).
Notes: 1. Additional experience in administrative or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required general experience at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for one year of the required general experience.


Thorough knowledge of all regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 659 (Rail Fixed Guideway Systems). Knowledge of current Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Regulations; American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Safety program Standards and Internal Auditing Industry Standards is a plus.

Extensive knowledge of the rail accident investigation process. Familiarity with the proper use of safety equipment and current trends in personal protective equipment. Knowledge of current techniques and methods used in the hazard analysis process, including job hazard analysis. Understanding of current occupational safety and industrial hygiene standards; experience in conducting standard safety audits.

TO APPLY: You must complete a MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

*Additionally, please submit a one-page written document (not to exceed 400 words) describing how Title 49 Part 659, Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight (49 CFR 659) applies to public transportation systems. NOTE: This document must be included, or your application will be classified as incomplete.

Please provide complete and accurate information on your application. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks.

For an application, please call 410-865-1073. Mail your application to: Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076, or you may apply online at Your application must received by 4/02/13. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Applications sent without sufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned. Applications sent through interoffice mail that are not received by the closing date will not be accepted. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and, may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: March 19, 2013

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