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Job Title:Deputy Regional Administrator - GS - 2101 - 15 (Open to Status & VEOA Applicants) - BP

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Transit Administration

Job Announcement Number:FTA.R10-2012-0007

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$121,357.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, June 26, 2012 to Tuesday, July 10, 2012




Full Time - - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Seattle, WA, USView Map


  • Current or former federal employees with status OR
  • Veterans eligible under VEOA
If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement FTA.R10-2012-0008, which is open to all U.S. Citizens.


Dedicated to delivering results that matter to the American people, the FTA supports, improves, and promotes effective public Transportation, the Nation's fastest growing mode of travel. Through the administration, management, and oversight of a $10 billion annual grant program, FTA supports the development and construction of subway, light rail, and bus systems to help communities provide travel choices; improve access to jobs and health care; drive economic growth; and protect the environment.

You will serve as the Deputy Regional Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in Region 10 under the supervision of the Regional Administrator.   

The transit programs in this Region are characterized by a high degree of complexity due to the number of persons served, the type and number of on-going projects, the involvement of large sums of money, the interfacing of different transit needs, the complexity of environmental issues and the involvement of complex, novel and politically sensitive cases. 

This position is perfect for a senior-level manager adept at supervision, coordination and communication roles with; a strong understanding of financial management, personnel and budgetary principles and procedures, and program evaluation principles and techniques and its impact on an agency’s mission/programs and operations.


  • You must be a status candidate and meet specialized experience.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Position is telework eligible.
  • Announcement also advertised to U.S. Citizens: FTA.R10-2012-0008.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.


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The Deputy Regional Administrator:

  • Assists the Regional Administrator in meeting FTA's mission. Represents and speaks for the Regional Administrator in the resolution of policy issues with Federal, State and local officials, representatives of the transit industry, technical associations, interests groups and the public. Advises the Regional Administrator on the impact of policies, procedures and regulations and recommends changes and revisions as needed.
  • Provides executive direction in the provision of financial and technical assistance to Federal, State and local officials associated with the various FTA programs.
  • Directs the management of regional resources and establishes policies and goals for management services, evaluation and support including organization, personnel, training, budget formulation and administration, financial management and general administrative services.
  • Determines and establishes program policies, objectives and priorities for the Region and directs development and implementation of the regional strategic and workforce plans.  Ensures that all the organizational elements within the office provide proper emphasis to individual programs.
  • Administers the Federal Transit program, including planning, environment, location, design, construction, maintenance and operating assistance, compliance with civil rights program requirements including ADA, and grant oversight and management.


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.


To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level, and that experience is identified as the following:


  • Experience with public administration, planning, environment, design, engineering, construction, operating and maintenance requirements and performance characteristics of transportation systems and subsystems including commuter rail and light rail. 
  • Day-to-day operational experience coordinating management services including administrative requirements of financial management, personnel and budgetary principles and procedures, and program evaluation principles and techniques.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.



  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade requirements contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.


The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified.
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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant
  • DD214 - Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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