Motor Carrier Safety Spec. (Safety Investigator) GS-2123-7/9 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) FD

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Sep 20, 2017
Closes
Sep 20, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

These positions are located in an agency’s Division office. The specialist is assigned ongoing responsibility for personally administering the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Program on a State-wide basis. This encompasses motor carriers and shippers of all types and sizes. In promoting and enforcing compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, the specialist acts independently within general program objectives and a largely self-developed and self-adjusted area work plan.

Ideal Candidate: This is an ideal position for a person who wants to Saves Lives by doing meaningful work to make travel on our nation’s highways safer for all who use them. Excellent inter-personal skills are required. Some customer service/ customer relations experience or a demonstrated ability to relate to all types of personalities in challenging, sometimes contentious, circumstances is essential for success. The ability to multi-task and adapt to changing mission demands and requirements is also essential for success. Above average communication skills are required.

Additional special instructions/requests:

  • This position is subject to random drug testing as provided in the DOT Drug-Free Department Workplace Plan, DOT Order 3910.1
  • PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at midnight (EST) on the closing date or at Midnight (EST) on the day we receive the 100th application, whichever comes first.
  • Travel Required: 50% or Greater; Overnight travel, ranging from approximately 1 to 3 weeks per month, away from the official duty station is required in order to complete training assignments and perform official business. You may also be required to travel to a foreign country; e.g., Mexico or Canada, to carry out work assignments.
  • Burlington, MA Location – Spanish Speaking Preferred.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON THE CLOSING DATE OR AT MIDNIGHT ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 50TH APPLICATION, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

50% or less - TRAVEL: Overnight travel, ranging from approximately 1 to 3 weeks per month, away from the official duty station is required in order to complete training assignments and perform official business. You may also be required to travel to a foreign country; e.g. Mexico or Canada, to carry out work assignments.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: FMCSA.FO-2017-0126
  • May be used to fill similar positions within 60 days for this location.
  • Relocation is NOT Authorized.
  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • TRAINING: You must successfully complete a residential 10-week formal training course. Travel to and from this residential training will be paid as allowed by government travel regulations. Individuals who do not successfully complete the training academy will be separated from employment with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
    • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A background security investigation is required for all selected individuals. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
    • DRUG TESTING: Tentatively selected candidates are required to undergo urinalysis in accordance with DOT 3910.1D entitled "Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace." Therefore, if selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre-employment/pre-appointment drug test, you will also be subject to Random Drug Testing.
    • DRIVERS LICENSE: You must drive a motor vehicle in order to drive to and from assigned trucking companies to conduct compliance reviews. The incumbent must maintain a valid State driver's license to perform these official duties.
    • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This position requires a considerable amount of physical activity involving regular and recurring periods of standing, bending, climbing, stooping in and around large commercial motor vehicles in various weather conditions such as extreme heat and extreme cold. You will also be exposed to dirt, grime, grease, dust, high noise levels, and spilled or leaking hazardous materials on a recurring basis while performing inspections/investigations.
    • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males Born after 12-31-59 must be registered for 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.
    • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Burlington, MA Location – Spanish Speaking Preferred



    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. Experience and education must be fully documented in your resume.

    Individual Occupational Requirement for GS-2123:

    If qualifying solely based on education, your major of study must be – accounting, business administration, business of commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics or other fields related to the position.

    TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-7:

    On Education, you must have:
    • One full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement
    On Experience, you must have at least one full year of specialized equal or equivalent experience. It must include:
    • Experience in applying Federal and/or State Safety regulations.
    You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience.

    TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-9:

    On Education, you must have:
    • Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR
    • Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR
    • LL.B. or J.D., if related
    On Experience, you must have at least one full year of specialized equal or equivalent experience. It must include:
    • Experience applying safety regulations concerning trucks and buses.
    • Experience reviewing, collecting, and analyzing data to prepare written summaries and reports.
    You can also qualify on a combination of higher level graduate education and matching experience.

    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.

    CONDITIONS OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:

    • Must satisfactorily complete six (6) Compliance Investigations and thirty-two (32) Level I or Level V commercial driver/vehicle inspections annually.
    • This position is subject to random drug testing as provided in the DOT Drug-Free Department Workplace Plan, DOT Order 3910.1
    • Travel Required: 50% or Greater; Overnight travel, ranging from approximately 1 to 3 weeks per month, away from the official duty station is required in order to complete training assignments and perform official business. You may also be required to travel to a foreign country; e.g., Mexico or Canada, to carry out work assignments.
    Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

    If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over non-veterans. The top-rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.

    Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.
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