This position is located in the Office of Railroad Policy and Development (RPD), Research, Development and Technology (RD&T) Division of the Federal Railroad Administration. The research and development program deals with reliability and system safety issues for freight, commuter, intercity passenger, and high-speed passenger railroads. The employee provides professional engineering services, program and project management, and technical guidance for the RD&T Program.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of the Nation's passenger and freight rail operations and infrastructure by promoting safe, efficient and accessible rail transportation. The mission and focus of FRA has grown to include the design and management of an unprecedented investment in the creation of a nationwide passenger rail network. FRA is providing leadership for the creation of a more balanced transportation system, transforming the way Americans travel.To meet this mission FRA promulgates and enforces rail safety regulations; consolidates government support of rail transportation activities; administers financial assistance programs; conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and efficiency, and national transportation policy, including improved intercity passenger service.FRA is committed to fostering a diverse, highly skilled workforce capable of meeting or exceeding our strategic goals with efficiency, innovation, and a constant focus on better serving our customers. The FRA is ranked by its employees as one of the top-rated agencies in which to work.