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    Summary

    The candidate serves as the Director, Office of Safety Programs with responsibility for providing national executive leadership for development and implementation of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) and other Agency grant programs, the Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) programs, the North American Borders programs, and the National Training Center. 

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    Responsibilities

    The Director, Office of Safety Programs has the responsibility for providing national executive leadership for development and implementation of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) and other Agency grant programs, the Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) programs, the North American Borders programs, and the National Training Center. The candidate participates as a key member of the Agency's leadership team in establishing broad policies, program priorities, and overall resource allocation.

    Serve as a technical advisor to the Associate Administrator, the Chief Safety Officer and Departmental officials on trends and developments in the nationwide implementation of motor carrier safety programs, including grants, CDL, and cross-border programs and training. Advise on the impacts of Federal policy, rules, and standards on the motor carrier industry. The incumbent is accountable for establishing strategic direction for assigned program areas, monitoring performance related to Agency goals, and providing advice on the most effective use of resources. Consider a broad range of factors when making decisions or recommendations including relationships with industry, congress, other stakeholders, and the public. Administration policy and impact on various FMCSA and other DOT organizations and foreign countries must also be considered.

    Represent FMCSA on motor carrier safety programs in dealings with officials of other Federal agencies, state and local agencies, the motor carrier industry, foreign governments, and a variety of interested public and private groups. Deal regularly with representatives of other agencies and foreign governments, other operating administrations of the Department, representatives of the motor carrier industry, and other stakeholders to promote motor carrier safety, policy, and programs, and to coordinate implementation of program initiatives. Speak and act for the Associate Administrator in accordance with established delegations of authority, and may represent and speak for FMCSA’s Administrator in matters for which authority has been specifically delegated or upon request.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    00

  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
    • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
    • Provide all required documents by closing date.
    • A Secret clearance is required.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
    • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.

    Qualifications

    As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your five (5) page resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity.  Your resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualification(s) and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are the descriptions of the mandatory technical qualifications for this position. Your  five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet these technical qualifications. 

    1. Demonstrated experience providing leadership, strategic direction, and oversight of Federal programs, including those delivered at the State or local level, to include initiating and implementing program changes, as well as building/sustaining grantee relationships as necessary.

    EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the mandatory ECQs that are required for all SES positions. Your  five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.


    ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
    ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
    ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
    ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
    ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

    FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.

    You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements and executive resumes.

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    Additional information

    Retirement/Pension Plan - You will be covered by a defined benefit, contributory Federal retirement system that provides benefits for both normal retirement (with as few as 5 years of civilian service) and for circumstances that might occur earlier, such involuntary retirement because of disability.

    Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) - You may participate in a retirement savings investment plan that offers before-tax savings and tax-deferred investment earnings. For more details, please visit the TSP website

    Employee Assistance - Employees and their immediate families can take advantage of free confidential counseling with health professionals as part of the Federal Employees Assistance Program.

    Transit Benefits - We subsidize up to $255 of mass transit commuting costs each month.

    Telework - Determined by agency policy. 

    Information related to performance, suitability, and security will be verified. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    An SES reviewing panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants  determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check and and may also be asked to submit a written 10-page narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas.  If you are contacted for a second-round interview, you may be asked to submit a written narrative statement addressing each of the ECQ areas (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions). If selected, your written narrative statement addressing the ECQs must be certified by an OPM Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position.

    All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    Required Documents

    The following documents must be provided by the closing date:

    • RESUME - You must submit a resume which cannot exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence (such as related professional experience and accomplishments) that demonstrate you possess the technical qualifications and the 5 ECQs. Include name on each page. No photos allowed.
    • COVER LETTER – You should submit a one-page cover letter highlighting key experience and interest in the position advertised.
    • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade). DO NOT submit an award SF-50 as these often do not verify grade or eligibility. For consideration for a promotion, Box 4 of the SF-50 must show a date that is at least 52 weeks prior to the job announcement closing. We recommend submitting your last promotion SF-50, current SF-50 or within-grade increase SF-50.
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
    • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

    Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY. Your five (5) page resume must provide information regarding your professional experience and accomplishments that demonstrate you meet the 5 ECQs.  Your resume must not exceed 5 pages; all other pages WILL NOT be considered.

    Application packages must be received online no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    If submitting a cover letter, it can only be one page in length; all other pages WILL NOT be considered.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.
    Create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.

    • Upload your five (5) page resume and supporting documents.

    If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET, at Transjobs@dot.gov.

    Agency contact information

    Automated Staffing Office

    Phone

    000-000-0000

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    transjobs@dot.gov

    Address

    DOT, FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
    Submit Application and Documents Online
    1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
    Washington, District of Columbia 20590
    United States
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    Next steps

    If you have opted to receive account status updates via USAJobs, you will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received. All applicants will receive a notification email of the final outcome regarding the hiring decision.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment 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.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/585867700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.