Transportation Specialist (Washington, DC and Remote) (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employ

Washington, D.C
Jan 27, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time

As a Transportation Specialist (Grant Program Manager), you will:
  • Serve as the assigned grant Program Modal Coordinator and a Point of Contact in an FHWA-assigned grant program for the Office of the Secretary (as applicable to certain grant programs).
  • Engage with FHWA Headquarters units and Division Offices in States with discretionary grant projects, and with senior leadership and key staff. Oversee a variety of projects. Represent agency views and interests on assigned grant program issues at various levels within and outside of the organization.
  • Be responsible for reporting requirements for all phases of FHWA-assigned grant projects.
  • Interpret discretionary grant program transportation policies and procedures.
  • Analyze proposed regulations or legislation affecting assigned grant program; make recommendations on the agency's position on the proposals and assess possible impacts on the delivery of FHWA's grant program; develop plans, policies, guidance, and procedures related to FHWA's administration of the assigned grant program. Implement the program and work with public and private stakeholders - as appropriate to the role -- to identify program improvement needs and methods for meeting those needs.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career or senior professional with extensive experience in delivering or overseeing transportation programs or projects in accordance with Title 23 requirements, in program management, in the Federal Aid transportation program and in grants administration; possesses strong oral and written communication skills; and has the ability to oversee a variety of projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate will contribute to fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.


Conditions of Employment

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

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: You will be required to complete a background/security investigation and meet preliminary requirements prior to onboarding.
  • REMOTE WORK: If selected for a remote work position, you must have access to high speed internet and cell phone service meeting current Agency standards from the approved work location within the Contiguous United States. You will be required to sign a remote work agreement.
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: If selected for the Washington, DC, duty station, the position is approved for occasional telework and you are required to report to the office on a regular basis. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and if applicable, approval of additional officials.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


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

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing transportation project plans for compliance with legal requirements, environmental impacts, Federal-aid requirements, and/or Federal funding standards.
  • Experience researching, interpreting, or applying Federal transportation funding/aid laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures for transportation projects.
  • Experience interpreting and implementing transportation policies, programs, and procedures for internal organizational entities, other federal agencies, and/or affected stakeholders.

You cannot substitute education for specialized experience at this level.

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:
  • Technical Knowledge
  • COR and Project Management
  • Communication Skills (Interpersonal/Written/Presentation)

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.

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

Additional information

This establishes an open continuous, NTE 6 months, vacancy announcement. Applications will be reviewed on an as needed basis.

This position is also open to current FHWA employees with status under this ADL vacancy: FHWA.HOP-2022-0014.

NOTE: This position is approved for Full Time Remote Work or a duty station of Washington, DC. The duty station offered will be determined by the agency and salary will be adjusted in accordance with the locality pay. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at .

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