Supervisory Transportation Specialist (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Washington, D.C
Jun 28, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time

The Supervisory Transportation Specialist:
  • Direct the efforts of a multidisciplinary staff and serves as the principal advisor and consultant to the Director, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Program' s for all activities related to the functional responsibilities of the Consumer Program's Division.
  • Plan, initiative and direct comprehensive, long range programs to reduce the economic loss resulting from damage to passenger vehicles involved in collisions of the US motor vehicle fleet.
  • Identify and provide specifications for the necessary research, development, test and demonstration projects to meet the needs and objectives of the Division, the Office and the agency in the development of standards and regulations. Responsible for determining the technical, budgetary, and scheduling parameters associated with program areas under the incumbent's cognizance, and makes available to responsible administration offices necessary engineering, marketing and other technical requirements for the expeditious processing of resulting contracts.
  • Provide direction to agency professional engineers, program analysis, economists and operations research specialties.
  • Establish Division goals and objectives complementing those of the Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, the Associate Administrator for Rulemaking and the agency, and sets guidelines and standards for accomplishing those objectives.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has demonstrated knowledge and expertise involving vehicle safety, technical standards for motor vehicle equipment such as tires and brakes, federal-state affairs and possesses sound supervisor judgment. The ideal candidate has strong analytical, planning and communication skills. The ideal candidate should have strong public speaking experience and can manage and supervise projects and work cooperatively with staff and numerous stakeholders to improve vehicle safety and promote Departmental positions with the general public and draft regulatory actions.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications.

To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:
  • Experience in leading a team in developing and executing policy and management relating to motor vehicle safety activities.
  • Experience in utilizing, interpreting, and applying Federal laws, regulations, and budget processes as they relate to transportation policy and programs, with specific emphasis on consumer education, tires, theft prevention and enforcement.
  • Experience in coordinating and collaborating with corporation, business partners, industry, consumer and other relevant stakeholders on transportation
    policy and programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams or people in their direction, assignment and delivery of organization products.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and collaborating with agency, federal partners, industry, consumer and other relevant stakeholders on transportation policy and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing information and analyses for regulations related to transportation safety, strategies and operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing, interpreting, and applying Federal laws, regulations, and budget processes as they relate to transportation policy and programs.

  • For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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    All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Additional information

    PLEASE NOTE: This is not a Bargaining unit position.

    COVID VACCINATION: If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.