Safety & Security (Newington)
This position aids in the coordination of rail regulatory and rail safety issues throughout the Department. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, interpreting and implementing State and Federal regulations related to system safety, system security, drug and alcohol and roadway worker protection, participating in rail operational exercises and post-incident safety investigations, performing investigations and providing testimony for rail regulatory hearings, providing coordination between other Department offices and various railroad companies during the planning, design, construction and maintenance of railroad related projects, performing design reviews and field inspections of private and public highway-railway grade crossings, and assisting in the implementation of the Department’s system safety plans, system safety security plan and the highway-railway grade crossing action plan.
Station Operations (New Haven)
Candidates in these positions support the Office of Rail – Station Operations and Maintenance unit on a variety of aspects associated with comprehensive rail station operation and maintenance, including custodial operations, parking operations, safety and security, train information, train and parking ticketing/systems, information technology, state of good repair and capital improvement projects and various station area planning efforts.
Duties will include field inspection, invoice and budget review/preparation, data collection, liaison and coordination with municipal, State and Federal authorities, passenger rail service providers, oversight of contracted facility managers/operators/subcontractors, interpretation and compliance oversight of station/contractor/tenant related agreements, assist unit staff on recurring and task-based projects, review and analysis of engineering and construction related documents, develop and monitor performance metrics, obtain and apply a thorough understanding of property management principles and practices, preparation of reports, agreements, request for proposals, databases and various correspondence.
Property Management (New Haven)
Duties include working independently and within a team on Rail property related issues and requests for property access on state owned railroad property. A large focus of the job is working with utility companies on their access requests on state railroad property. Other duties include monitoring project status and developing reports on progress; reviewing and interpreting design plans, property surveys and mapping; reviewing invoices and other financial documents; assists with the negotiation of contract terms and calculate fees for property use agreements; involved with drafting real estate contracts and other correspondence; ability to understand and interpret agreements, rules, laws and regulations; ability to utilize computer software, especially Microsoft Office.
Railroad Operations (New Haven)
Duties include working independently and on team involved with the scheduling of passenger train schedules with the railroads, working with the freight and passenger railroads on operational issues and project development. Also involved with customer service outreach initiatives and railroad operation planning on a statewide basis. Candidates will be involved with ridership data analysis, report writing, and the review of engineering plans and specifications. Additional responsibilities include the review of invoices and/or other billing from the railroads or from the consultants engineering firms and the review of cost sharing mechanisms for the railroads. This position will also be instrumental in working with the Connecticut Commuter Rail Council on railroad service enhancements, data analysis and customer service outreach. At times, duties will include coordination with the federal, state and local municipalities on railroad related topics or service planning initiatives.