Assistant Administrator/executive Director
SummaryThe Executive Director provides executive leadership over the administration and operation of the full range of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) responsibilities and participates with the Administrator and Deputy Administrator in planning and establishing program policies, objectives and priorities and directs the development of strategic action plans and the advancement of organizational excellence for the accomplishment of surface transportation priorities. Learn more about this agency Help Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates 04/22/2022 to 05/23/2022 Salary $135,469 - $203,700 per year Pay scale & grade ES 00 Help Location 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington, DC Telework eligible Yes-as determined by the agency policy. Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required. Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes-Relocation funds are authorized. Appointment type Permanent - Career Work schedule Full-time - Permanent Service Senior Executive Promotion potential 00 Job family (Series) 0340 Program Management Supervisory status Yes Security clearance Top Secret Drug test Yes Position sensitivity and risk Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk Trust determination process Suitability/Fitness Announcement number FHWA.SES-2022-0002 Control number 650551000 Help This job is open to The public US Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Senior executives Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs). Clarification from the agency Open to US Citizens. Help DutiesThe Executive Director provides leadership and direction over day-to-day operations of FHWA programs and managers. Components of the FHWA include business units providing policy direction in the areas of innovation deployment, planning and environment, infrastructure, transportation operations, safety, and Federal Lands, as well as assistance and support on policy and legislative issues, strategic planning, civil rights, financial integrity, research and technology, transportation education, and management services and systems. This position reports directly to the FHWA Administrator. The Executive Director administers FHWA programs including: * Implementing strategies and programs that advance deployment of innovation which supports the mission and purpose of FHWA in partnership with stakeholders at the state and local level including the private sector. * Advancing environmental protection and enhancement, comprehensive intermodal and multimodal planning, and fair and prudent acquisition and management of real property. * Planning, developing, and implementing Federal-aid and Federal Lands Highway, pavement, and bridge programs and engineering activities including those of design, construction, inspection, maintenance, asset management, and innovative financing. * Providing national leadership for the management and operation of the surface transportation system, including intelligent transportation systems (ITS), congestion relief, and the development of an intermodal approach to freight operations and travel management. * Identifying highway safety needs, developing and promoting nationwide programs to enhance driver and roadway safety, and improving traffic operations on the nation's streets and highways through traffic engineering and technology transfer and deployment. * Developing, implementing and coordinating policy and program planning systems including the identification of program needs, establishing intermediate and long range goals, and coordinating highway program development to meet transportation needs through the FHWA Strategic Plan. * Promoting partnerships with the states and local governments along with many other elements of the surface transportation community. Promotes intermodal transportation initiatives. * Developing, implementing and coordinating a comprehensive: financial accountability and integrity program ensuring the effective operation of budget processes, proper utilization of and accounting for FHWA's resources, and an up- to-date information on the status of program and program funds.Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a US Citizen. Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date. Provide all required documents by closing date. A Top Secret clearance is required. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed). FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually. QualificationsAs a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your five (5) page resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications. 1. Demonstrated experience providing leadership in a large, complex organization, developing and implementing policies and procedures for administrative and financial management functions and activities, such as human resources, information technology, communications services, budgets, acquisitions, administrative services, accounting, financial reporting and internal controls. 2. Demonstrated experience directing a diversified staff involved in planning, developing, and implementing complex operational and administrative programs to support and achieve agency goals and objectives. 3. Demonstrated experience in advising and participating with senior level officials in the establishment of policies and advises on the implications for organizational program operations. EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team BuildingECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical CredibilityECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology ManagementECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/NegotiatingFUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.Additional informationRetirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability. Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program. Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $255 of mass transit commuting costs each month. Telework - Determined by agency policy. Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a Bargaining union position. Read more Help A career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.A Senior Executive Service (SES) reviewing panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo multiple interviews. The best qualified applicant will be asked to submit a written 10-page narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions). If selected, your written narrative statement addressing the ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status. You may preview questions for this vacancy. Help A career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.The following documents must be provided by the closing date: RESUME - You must submit a resume which should not exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence (such as related professional experience and accomplishments) that demonstrate you possess the technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs. Include name on each page. No photos allowed. SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your eligibility status. We recommend submitting your current SF-50 or most recent SF-50. DO NOT submit an award SF-50 as these often do not verify eligibility. Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status. CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate. Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.