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  • 509827
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 9 2022 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is one of the most unique state agencies in Arizona and one of only 13 public utility commissions in the country where commissioners are elected. Established by the Arizona Constitution, the ACC is a medium-sized agency with offices in Phoenix and Tucson. Our mission is diverse—spanning utility rate making; securities registration and enforcement; rail and pipeline safety; and corporate business filings—and we boast an average employment tenure of nearly 10 years. Learn more by visiting www.azcc.gov.

Railroad Safety Inspector
(Hazardous Materials)

Job Location:

Address:  1300 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ
(Remote Work Available)

Posting Details:

Hiring Rate: $33.75 

Grade: 21

Job Summary:

The Safety Division ensures that the citizens of Arizona, and industry employees, have railroad and pipeline systems that are operated and maintained safely. We are adding a new Railroad Safety Inspector to our team to specialize in Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat).

Job Duties:

You will conduct independent and joint inspections of railroad tank cars and facilities containing Haz-Mat, ensuring compliance with state and federal safety regulations. This includes inspections at loading/unloading sites, and rail carrier switching yards, interchange points, crew-change points, and intermodal operations. You will investigate complaints from railroad employees and attend safety meetings with railroad management and labor to resolve concerns and provide training. The inspection territory covers the entire state of Arizona, requiring extensive travel (including overnights) and availability to respond to accidents/incidents during or after regular working hours, including emergency incident calls when assigned after-hours phone duty.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

-Knowledge of Federal and State statues, rules and regulations governing railroad operations and safety, with at least four years’ recent experience in Haz-Mat rail transport
-Exemplary safety record involving work in the railroad environment and around Haz-Mat facilities
-Familiarity with video equipment, cameras, radar guns and GPS locators; basic computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Office programs
-Skilled in investigating complaints, collisions, derailments, etc.; evaluating data; preparing reports and making recommendations
-Ability to research and interpret the Code of Federal Regulations and state regulations pertaining to the shipment of Haz-Mat by rail
-Good verbal and written communication skills to communicate with railroad personnel on a technical level and with non-railroad people
-Heightened situational awareness skills to ensure personal safety while working in the hazardous railroad environment

All safety personnel must maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License with clean driving record (a state vehicle will be provided). The Railroad Inspector is expected to meet all requirements of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) OJT program and receive federal certification within approximately 15 months before promotion to a Senior Inspector classification.

Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background/reference check and confirmation of any degrees/certifications.
A.R.S. Section 40-101 prohibits Commission employees from having certain interests in entities that the Commission regulates. Applicants shall be required to disclose any interests they may have in the regulated entities during the application process, and as a condition of employment, to divest themselves of any prohibited interests.


- Excellent comprehensive benefits, including a top-ranked retirement plan, low-cost health coverage, supplemental policies such as vision and short-term disability, and generous paid vacation and sick leave programs
- Career and personal development support; multiple training and education opportunities and resources; qualifying Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer
- Interesting, challenging work in a public sector environment with the chance to make a real difference in our state
- We are an Equal Employment Opportunity agency and a recognized Arizona Veteran Supportive Employer.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


This position participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email HumanResources@azcc.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.