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Job Title:Supervisory Transportation Program Specialist - GS - 2101 - 14 (Open to U.S. Citizens) BP

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Transit Administration

Job Announcement Number:FTA.R10-2012-0011

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$103,169.00 to $134,118.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, October 01, 2012 to Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2101-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

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

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

This job is also being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration.  Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: FTA.R10-2012-0010.

JOB SUMMARY:

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 Director, Office of Operations and Program Management in the Seattle, Washington (Region X) office with lead responsibility for directing all management and oversight activities relating to grantee performance and the supervision of contractors assigned to the performance of available oversight audits and reviews.

This position is ideal for a senior level professional transportation program specialist who has excellent leadership, communication and analytical skills and is looking for an opportunity to apply project and program management experience as it relates to the transit industry.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • 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 is also advertised merit promotion: FTA.R10-2012-0010.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.

DUTIES:

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The Supervisory Transportation Program Specialist: 

  • Supervises Operations and Program Management staff responsible for directing activities relating to grantee performance and the supervision of contractors.
  • Delivers FTA funded major construction projects within approved budgets and schedules; provides leadership and direction in the implementation of major projects.
  • Manages and assesses oversight programs as it relates to grantee risk assessments, financial management reviews, procurement system reviews and triennial reviews.
  • Represents FTA and the Regional Administrator in meetings, conferences and seminars with Federal, State, and local officials.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 14
  • Experience with planning, project management, and grant programs related to public transportation operations. 
  • Experience providing project development oversight or management of grant programs.   
  • Experience communicating, person-to-person and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders in order to convey ideas, offer recommendations, prepare concise documents and represent the organization.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • 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.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).  

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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. If your resume does not support the specialized experience or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

HOW TO APPLY:

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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 https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the closing date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE.
  • 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

FTA.R10-2012-0011

Control Number:

327755700