District Roadmaster

State of Alaska
Full Time AK Alaska Railroad Corporation, 327 W Ship Creek Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, United States Apply before 6/28/2024 11:59


PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Plans and manages the repair and maintenance operations on the track, roadbed and grounds of assigned district in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.   Coordinates closely with other District Roadmasters and the Director, MOW Capital Programs on capital projects and track rehabilitation programs.

FACTOR 1: Technical and Operational Knowledge

Exhibits thorough knowledge of railroad track construction and maintenance, traffic schedules, and customer requirements for service. Exhibits knowledge of construction contracts, schedules and grant requirements. Demonstrates familiarity with performance expectations of railroad maintenance equipment and heavy construction equipment.  Knowledgeable of the practices and principles of supervision.   Applies procurement process, budget, and cost control methods. Exhibits basic knowledge of personal computers, word processing software, spreadsheets, and ARRC information systems.Plans and works independently as part of a larger team.  Exhibits excellent communication and team building skills.  Exhibits familiarity with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) FRA (Federal Railroad Administration), and other State and Federal regulations governing areas of responsibility.
FACTOR 2: Analytical Skills & Impact

Analyzes maintenance needs and coordinates scheduling and resources to ensure timely and efficient completion of maintenance and construction projects. Uses sound judgment to make decisions affecting successful train operations.

Procedures for duties are established by corporate administrative instructions, policies, standards, practices, applicable bargaining unit agreements, Federal Railroad Administration’s Track Safety Standards and Roadway Worker Protection regulations, Standard Engineering Bulletins, ARRC Safety Manual, ARRC Policies and Procedures Manual, ARRC Approval Authority Guide, ARRC Project Accounting Manual, General Code of Operating Rules, Timetables, General Orders and ARRC organizational charts.  Incumbent must use sound judgment in the selecting the appropriate guideline, its interpretation and application based on the situation.
FACTOR 3: Supervision and Control
Monitors and directs resources to ensure successful completion of maintenance and construction projects.  Incumbent has the responsibility and authority to supervise and mobilize employees, equipment, and other resources to meet requirements of customers and transportation department. Supervises Track Inspectors, Section Foreman, Extra Gang Foreman, heavy equipment operators, and work trains.
FACTOR 4: Communication
Daily contacts with various internal ARRC department employees, state and federal government agencies, the general public and vendors.   Provides effective managerial support and works effectively with all contacts to coordinate MOW activities in a safe, efficient, and legal manner.  Excellent communication and team building skills are required.
FACTOR 5: Working Conditions
Work is performed approximately 15% of time in an office environment and 85% of time in the field including yards and track roadbed, up and down the Railbelt.  The work requires exposure to railroad tracks and yards where there is noise, dust, grease, and moving cars and machinery.  While in the field, the incumbent is exposed to a variety of weather conditions and other environmental discomforts.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Requirements
High school diploma or GED required.  

Work Experience
Six (6) years of progressively responsible railroad maintenance and construction experience, and three (3) years of experience in a lead or supervisory position.
Experience with the Alaska Railroad is highly preferred. 
Certification/License Requirements
Valid driver’s license is required. Track Car License is required. First Aid/CPR certification is required

Preferred Qualifications
Associate’s degree in Business, Science, Construction, Engineering, or related field.

Additional Required Information

If using work experience not already documented in your application or resume, then please provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full- or part-time.  Your application and resume will be closely reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant will not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

 The State of Alaska DMV Driving Records are available online: NOTE

Prior to the closing date of this bulletin, all applicants


submit a copy of a current drivers record that reflects the last three (3) years of driving history. The driving record must be dated within four months of the closing date of the job bulletin.

Applicants may either attach a copy of their driving record to the application or fax it to the Alaska Railroad Human Resources Department, (907) 265-2542.


Contact Information

Alaska Railroad Human Resources Department 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 107500, Anchorage, AK 99510-7500
Street Address: 327 West Ship Creek Avenue, Anchorage, AK
Fax Number: (907) 265-2542