The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was created by the Department ofTransportation Act of 1966. It is one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department ofTransportation concerned with intermodal transportation. FRA promotes safe,environmentally sound, successful railroad transportation to meet the needs of all customers today and tomorrow.
FRA's Office of Railroad Safety promotes and regulates safety throughout the Nation's railroad industry. The office executes its regulatory and inspection responsibilities through a diverse staff of railroad safety experts.
The Federal Railroad Administration is responsible for working with stakeholders to develop cohesive goals and policies for maintaining and improving the U.S. freight and passenger rail networks. This section covers various efforts across America and the world in helping to deliver safe, reliable, and efficient rail transportation.
FRA Research & Development (R&D) projects contribute to the FRA's safety regulatory processes, to railroad suppliers, to railroads involved in the transportation of freight, intercity passengers, commuters, and to railroad employees and their labor organizations.
In this section, we provide descriptions and comprehensive, official sources for FRA's regulations (also called rules), selected legislation, as well as policy and guidance documents. Additionally, you will find current topics of high interest or significant impact to Congress, railroads, employees, labor, public interest groups and other stakeholders.
FRA supports passenger and freight railroading through a variety of competitive grant, dedicated grant, and loan programs to develop safety improvements, relieve congestion, and encourage the expansion and upgrade of passenger and freight rail infrastructure and services. FRA also provides training and technical assistance to grantees and stakeholders.
Welcome to the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) employment page.
How to Apply:Follow the directions in the vacancy announcement. Most positions will require you to apply on-line through USAJOBS, but some positions will require you to send your application to the address listed in the vacancy announcement.
Additional information on how to apply to Federal positions is located here.
Applying through USAJOBS will require you to create an account. You can find guidance and tutorials on creating a USAJOBS account at the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Remember: Your resume must support your responses to the vacancy questions and provide detailed examples of work and/or volunteer experience to ensure you receive full consideration.
Vacancies Open to All U.S. Citizens
Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.
Pathways Recent Graduate (Executive Correspondence Specialist) GS-0301-9 Washington DC,
Applications will be accepted from any current or former Federal employee with status OR from a veteran who qualifies under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Current or former Federal employees must include a SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action showing grade, salary and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant.
Railroad Safety Inspector (OP) GS-2121-12 Council Bluffs, IA or Omaha, NE
FRA Wide Vacancies
Applications will be accepted from FRA status candidates and candidates eligible for special appointing authorities. DOT candidates eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program may also apply.