Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. NHTSA's mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.
Serves as Research Psychologist in the Behavioral Research Division, Office of Behavioral Safety Research, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Office has national responsibility for conducting behavioral research on the role of driver factors in crash avoidance; conducting applied research and evaluations of national, state, and local traffic safety programs; and in identifying strategies for reducing traffic-related deaths and injuries. The Office focuses research on a number of traffic safety issues including alcohol-and drug-impaired driving; safety belts and child restraint devices; speeding and aggressive driving; pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle safety; traffic safety for older adults and novice drivers; driver licensing and education; emergency medical services; and distracted and drowsy driving. The research and development programs conducted by the Office employ behavioral science theories and accepted research practices to increase safe driving and to reduce injuries and death resulting from vehicle crashes.
The Research Psychologist, with specific guidance and supervision, plans, develops, and participates in the conduct of national, state, and local research projects designed to determine the effectiveness of various approaches and programs in reducing traffic-related crashes and injuries.
The ideal candidate should have strong academic credentials and experience as a research psychologist with solid experience in planning, designing, conducting and managing research or evaluation studies involving experimental psychology, social or human factors countermeasures or intervention programs. The candidate should also have strong experience in collecting, analyzing and/or synthesizing data from a variety of data sources and have experience using quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques in applied research or an evaluation project outside of an educational environment. An understanding of highway safety and/or public health issues, such as alcohol-impaired and/or drugged driving, motorcycle safety, occupant protection, pedestrian and bicycle safety, distracted driving, speeding, and/or older and/or younger drivers, and experience working with Federal agencies, State and local governments, National organizations, research firms, public health officials, community groups and grassroots organizations would be helpful. The candidate should have strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills.
- You must be a U.S. citizen and meet specialized experience requirements
- 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