Supervisory Transportation Research Analyst

Washington D.C.
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Analyst, Management
Full Time

NTSB: Independently Advancing Transportation Safety

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in the various modes of transportation-aviation, railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident investigated and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.

This position is located in the Office of Research and Engineering, Safety Research Division in Washington, DC and serves as division chief.

The National Transportation Safety Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. Providing this information is voluntary and has no impact on the recruitment or hiring process. This information will be used to determine if our equal employment opportunity efforts are reaching all segments of the population, consistent with Federal equal employment opportunity laws.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (see "How to Apply" section.)
  • Suitability for Federal employment
  • Financial Interest in transportation enterprises is prohibited
  • Bargaining Unit Position: NO
  • Direct Deposit is required.
  • Trial or probationary period may be required.
  • GS-15: One year of specialized experience at the GS-14 or equivalent level is required. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) conducting research and analyzing data regarding transportation safety issues and transportation safety program effectiveness, including research methods and design, geographic information systems, and statistics and; (2) providing supervision, advice and/or guidance to team members, technical staff and senior officials.

    No education substitution at this/these grade levels.

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Not Applicable


    At the GS-15 level, typical duties include:

    • Serves as the NTSB's primary expert in transportation safety research and data analysis;
    • Maintains technical expertise and represents the NTSB;
    • Leads the planning, development and completion of safety studies and related research, including developing safety recommendations, to advance the NTSB mission of improving transportation safety;
    • Plans, implements and manages the assignment of work to division staff, and performs supervisory oversight to review the work, and work processes, of subordinates. Ensures the technical accuracy and timely completion of reports, studies and other work products;
    • Manages the personnel functions of the division, including recruitment and selection of candidates for positions; development and implementation of the division training plan; execution of performance appraisal and employee award responsibilities; and ensuring a work environment that satisfies all equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements;
    • Manages the fiscal resources of the division. Participates in the preparation of annual budgets and expenditure plans; ensures that funds are obligated, allocated and expended in accordance with agency and Office of Research and Engineering policies and procedures; and exercises proper custody of the physical assets assigned to the division;
    • Develops and implements strategic and long term plans. Articulates division goals and objectives and translates them into priorities and organizational program plans, and clearly communicates these plans and priorities to division staff;
    • Participates in the development and implementation of the Office of Research and Engineering's strategic plan;
    • Participates in the development of NTSB products, and coordinates technical support to other NTSB offices;
    • Participates in work planning, report development, public hearings, board meetings, and other NTSB activities and;
    • Represents the NTSB at technical meetings, seminars, inter-agency councils, and other external events.

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