Highway Safety Specialist, GS-2125-11/12/13 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) HK

Washington D.C.
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position of Highway Safety Specialist reports to the Chief, Impaired Driving Division, Office of Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection, Research and Program Development (RPD). The Office has national responsibility for developing and improving traffic safety programs aimed at reducing alcohol and drug-impaired highway crashes, deaths, injuries, and property damage. Under the direction and guidance from the Division Chief, the Highway Safety Specialist develops and demonstrates strategies, programs, materials, and information for use by states, communities, and national organizations to support traffic safety injury control programs, particularly as they related to the reduction of impaired driving. Programs and activities seek to reduce impaired driving through a comprehensive approach that involves prevention, intervention, enforcement, criminal justice, treatment and rehabilitation strategies. You are responsible for providing technical assistance and advice to NHTSA Regional offices, States, local communities, private and public sector organizations, and consumers regarding alcohol and drug impaired driving.

The ideal candidate would have a solid understanding of highway safety, injury prevention, and/or public health issues, programs, and policies, especially as they relate to the problem of impaired driving. The candidate should have experience in the field of highway safety, injury prevention or public health and the various strategies (prevention, deterrence, treatment, environmental strategies and others) and policies used to reduce impaired driving. Experience working with Federal agencies, State and local governments, National organizations, community groups and grassroots organizations would be helpful. The candidate should have the ability to work effectively on matters that involve technical and/or complex issues. The candidate should have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills.

All offers for Federal appointments will be made at the step 1 of the entry grade level.
NHTSA is a Local 3313 Bargaining Unit Agency.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel is required.

  • No

  • Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days.
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: NHTSA.NPD-2017-0008.
  • Relocation will NOT be paid.
  • To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

    Qualifications Required: If qualifying solely based on education, your major of study must be -- accounting, business administration, economics, engineering, statistics, traffic management, transportation, public administration, or other fields related to the position.

    To Qualify for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

    • Experience with developing strategic relationships among other Federal agencies, states and national organizations for the purpose of enlisting contribution and participation in highway safety programs.
    To Qualify on Education, you must have:
    • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
    You can also qualify based on a combination of graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

    To Qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
    • Experience with traffic safety/injury control program, particularly impaired driving issues, related to prevention, intervention, enforcement, criminal justice, policy, treatment and/or rehabilitation strategies.
    There is no substitution for education at the GS-12 grade level

    To Qualify for the GS-13 on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
    • Experience in successfully developing, managing, and implementing projects and policies addressing highway safety issues, particularly, alcohol and drug impaired driving.
    There is no substitution for education at the GS-13 grade level.

    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.

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


    • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

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