RRC - Pipeline Safety Field Inspector V - Austin


Full-time | Commission
RRC - Pipeline Safety Field Inspector V - Austin (00006869)


Primary Location: Texas-Austin

Work Locations: RRC Headquarters 1701 N Congress Avenue Austin 78701

Job: Production

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

State Job Code: 1324

Salary Admin Plan: B

Grade: 17

Salary (Pay Basis): 3,800.00 - 4,175.00 (Monthly)

Number of Openings: 1

Overtime Status: Exempt

Job Posting: Sep 13, 2019, 1:57:36 PM

Closing Date: Oct 18, 2019, 11:59:00 PM


General Description

The Railroad Commission of Texas’ Oversight and Safety Division, Pipeline Safety Department has direct oversight of 224,067 miles of intra-state pipeline. Pipeline Safety is seeking field inspectors to perform technical fieldwork related to pipeline safety operations in the Austin region (Region 4). The following link -http://www.rrc.state.tx.us/about-us/organization-activities/rrc-locations/pl-counties-by-region/ - will take you to the Pipeline Safety counties associated with each region. Work involves conducting pipeline safety evaluations as well as incident and accident investigations. The inspector determines pipeline operators’ compliance with applicable natural gas and hazardous liquids pipeline safety rules and regulations (49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 192 and 195; 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapters 8 and 18). This position offers the opportunity to learn Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) standards at out-of-state training facilities and to work with industry professionals to ensure safe operation standards, as well as staying informed of new compliance regulations and industry practices. Inspectors perform site visits and provide current information on PHMSA and Railroad Commission regulations to ensure pipeline operations meet safety requirements and regulations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Regional Supervisor and the PHMSA Program Director.

Essential Job Duties

  • Extensive overnight travel 50% or more for the first six months to one year with the potential to decrease thereafter
  • Daily and overnight travel includes completing inspections, investigations and attending mandatory out of state and in state pipeline safety training
  • Perform timely inspections and report findings on a consistent basis
  • Must have scheduling flexibility to be on call as needed to respond to emergency situations and conduct incident and accident investigations
  • Complete and submit weekly inspection reports, incident reports and administrative reports (weekly work reports, vehicle reports, travel vouchers, etc.)
  • Compose and update technical reports (evaluations, investigations) on assigned laptop within prescribed time lines
  • Compose and update technical reports as required for special projects as assigned
  • Operating a state-issued vehicle with extensive driving and field work is an essential function of this position
  • Applicants must reside in, or be willing to relocate to one of the counties listed below within the assigned region (Region 4):
o Counties: Bexar, Guadalupe, Comal, Hays, Travis, Williamson, Burnet, Gonzales, Caldwell, Bastrop.

This position requires some travel.

State Classification #: 1324
State Classification Title: Inspector V
Salary Group: B17

Military Occupational Specialty Codes (MOS):
Army – 91C
Navy – MM, GS, HT
Air Force – 3E1X1
Marine Corps – 1171
Coast Guard – 06

Additional military crosswalk information may be accessed at www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InspectorsandInvestigators.pdf


Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Four years or more of professional, job-related experience.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Applicants must reside in, or be willing to relocate to, one of the counties listed within the assigned region (Region 4): Bexar, Guadalupe, Comal, Hays, Travis, Williamson, Burnet, Gonzales, Caldwell, Bastrop.
Note: Map of Region 4 may be found at https://www.rrc.state.tx.us/media/8410/plregionsmap2.pdf

Preferred Qualification

  • B.S./M.S. in Engineering or other job related degree from an accredited four-year college or university OR
  • Associates Degree or Technical Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Working knowledge and understanding of engineering principles, theories and techniques
  • Skilled in applying engineering concepts for conducting pipeline safety inspections
  • Knowledge of engineering procedures and mathematics
  • Apply engineering concepts when inspecting gas, hazardous liquids, and CO2 pipelines and facilities
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a variety of audiences (verbal/written)
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work effectively on a team
  • Ability to address issues/concerns in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain working relationships with internal/external stakeholders
  • Ability to respond to high pressure situations and meet changing demands and timelines
  • Ability to learn regulations and standards
  • Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions, climb and stoop, reach low and high, crawl in cramped quarters, lift or move up to 50 pounds and walk/stand outside for considerable amounts of time
  • Proficient in the use of computer systems utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and database systems
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, communication and writing skills
Remarks: There is one available position. Official transcripts, DD214 or DD1300, copies of license/certifications, or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the job offer.


Due to the high volume of applications we do not accept telephone calls. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Notifications to applicants are sent electronically to the email address you provide.

The Railroad Commission of Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age
or disability in employment or in the provision of services.
The Railroad Commission of Texas is a smoke-free workplace