This position is with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). We are a small government agency that oversees safety in all modes of transportation. This position is with the Office of Rail, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials Investigations (RPH). We are looking for a candidate with strong writing and research skills and with an analytical mind. Although this position is in the Rail, Pipeline, and Hazmat office, a background in these areas is not requirement.
Duties of an Investigative Analyst:
1. Plans, manages and coordinates the development of, directs the writing of, or writes, major accident and special investigation reports. Independently researches, analyzes, and organizes information necessary to develop discussions of relevant safety issues in the report. The incumbent works with investigative teams to determine the significance of issues found in an accident investigation, determines the relevance of information proffered for inclusion in the report, and assists with communicating the circumstances and findings of the investigation.
2. Reviews, analyzes, assesses and provides comment on Notices of Proposed Rulemakings, interacting extensively with regulatory agency(s). Replies to safety inquiries from Congress, other federal agencies, state and local agencies, industry, and the general public.
3. Represents the NTSB at national and public or private organizations. Maintains liaison, provides advice and information, and advocates for the Board's positions on transportation safety. Develops and makes speeches and/or formal presentations to national level and local groups. Meets with government, industry, and association officials to discuss the status of investigations, the criticality of the issues, and the risks of inaction.
4.Hearing Officer for Investigative Hearings. Organizes, manages, and coordinates preparations for and participates in the Board's investigative hearings and deposition proceedings, and coordinates with the conference planning specialist regarding the physical arrangements for the Investigative Hearing. The incumbent identifies relevant areas to be examined, serves as leader/coordinator of the technical panel, consults with the Presiding Officer, Investigator-in-Charge (IIC), and RPH Management on the proposed hearing agendas and witness and party lists. Arranges and coordinates the pre-hearing conference. Evaluates evidence obtained during investigative hearings or depositions and prepares safety recommendations and other accident prevention reports for corrective action.