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

Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

The Supervisory Transportation Specialist:
  • Directs the Office of Transportation Analysis in conducting research to identify emerging trends in transportation and in broad social, economic, environmental, technological, or national security areas related to transportation. Conducts research to identify gaps and inconsistencies in transportation data. Interprets data on performance of the transportation system and provides consulting support to other operating administrations to help develop relevant performance measures and interpret performance data; Supports the development of leading indicators for transportation system performance; and comparable measures of system condition, use and performance across modes and geographic regions; Leads the Department in international data exchanges.
  • Develop specific requirements, long-term strategic goals and objectives, and schedules of completion for tasks involved, Reviews long- and short-range plans, resource projections, priorities, and justifications for adequacy of recommendations and evaluates and makes authoritative technical judgments on concepts, proposals, and alternative solutions to technical problems that have the effect of determining major directions for the Office of Transportation Analysis.
  • Serves as the Director for the Office of Transportation Analysis, responsible for making decisions on work activities presented by subordinate employees and contractors and providing oversight on products produced by Office staff. Supervises and manages a staff of experts and highly technical personnel in various areas of transportation, including but not limited to national and international transportation, trucking, hazardous materials, passenger travel, freight movement, intermodal transportation, port performance.
  • Represents BTS in forums with other parts of the DOT, the OMB, other federal agencies, academia, and the private sector as an authority in matters related to freight data, national and international trade and transportation data, comprehensive statistics on transportation and its consequences, data quality and integrity and related issues involving the analysis, understanding and dissemination of transportation statistics.

The ideal candidate for this position is a experienced professional with a history of managing successful teams, processes and producing high quality products. Should have strong analytical skills and be able to oversee the preparation and publication compilations of transportation statistics; conduct analysis to provide insights of the statistics it compiles; develop measures of transportation system performance and impacts; and respond to time-sensitive information requests.


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 requirements.

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 formulating, planning, developing, and conducting analyses and technical assessments involving the application and operation of advanced, innovative data systems.
  • Knowledge of and experience interacting and coordinating across multiple modes of transportation (i.e. highway, transit, rail, maritime, pipeline and aviation).
  • Experience managing a project or team including project planning, resource allocation, setting priorities, and providing technical advice and/or guidance.

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:
  • Transportation Research - Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results in the transportation industry.
  • Program Management - Knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools for the coordinated management of programs to include providing oversight projects, providing technical guidance, integrating dependent schedules and deliverables, and related activities.
  • Leadership - Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.
  • Written and Oral Communication - Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.

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

    Additional information

    This is nota Bargaining unit position.

    COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

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

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