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Railway accident investigation officers

OaSIS code 22231.02

Railway accident investigation officers examine railway accidents to determine their causes and inspect railway property and equipment to ensure that they conform to standards and regulations.

Overview

Also known as

  • Engineering inspector
  • Railway accident investigation officer

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Collect and analyze data from train derailments, collisions, and other accidents to determine the causes
  • Inspect and evaluate railway property, structures, rolling stock, signals, track structure and train handling characteristics to ensure compliance to operating standards.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Non-destructive testers and inspectors (22230)
  • Regulatory compliance officer; Regulatory affairs officer (in 11201.00 Professional occupations in business management consulting)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

222 – Technical occupations related to applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2223 – Technical inspectors and regulatory officers

Unit group

22231 – Engineering inspectors and regulatory officers

Occupational profile

22231.02 – Railway accident investigation officers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
4 - High Level
Judging Quality
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level
Applying New Knowledge
3 - Moderate Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Government agencies
  • Private sector companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Inductive Reasoning
4 - High Level
Pattern Identification
4 - High Level
Problem Identification
4 - High Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Quality Control Testing
4 - High Level
Troubleshooting
4 - High Level
Critical Thinking
3 - Moderate Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important