Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
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: FRA.RPD-2013-0018.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible for ensuring safety of the Nation's passenger and freight rail operations and infrastructure by promoting safe, efficient and accessible rail transportation. The mission and focus of FRA has grown to include the design and management of an unprecedented investment in the creation of a nationwide passenger rail network. FRA is providing leadership for the creation of a more balanced transportation system, transforming the way Americans travel.
The available positions are in the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Passenger and Freight Programs. The positions are located in multiple locations across the country (Olympia/Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois). You will serve as a Project Manager, providing project management expertise to FRA and Department of Transportation (DOT) offices, States, railroads and other FRA stakeholders in the context of publicly sponsored programs to achieve the vision of a 21st-century rail network.
Among many other important duties, the prime focus of the position is providing project management guidance, oversight, training and technical assistance to FRA’s High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) grantees within a major HSIPR corridor. The position will lead FRA’s coordination and oversight of the project management life-cycle ensuring: efficient systems planning and development, satisfaction of environmental requirements, acceptable project design and engineering, construction adherence to scope, schedule and budget, development of comprehensive financial and operating plans, and effective integration among projects. The position will serve as a member of one or more of FRA’s multidisciplinary teams of technical experts responsible for supporting primarily state-based efforts to ensure successful delivery of FRA funded projects within a geographically based portfolio.
The ideal candidate for this position is a mid-level professional who can function independently and demonstrate leadership in team environments. You should also have strong analytical, strategic planning and communication skills and knowledge in the area of freight and intercity passenger rail transportation. Experience should also include project management and project oversight experience in the conduct of transportation programs. Experience leading to comprehensive products, in the analysis and/or improvement of rail transportation and ability to meet organizational goals is desirable.
PLEASE NOTE: There are 2 positions, which can be filled in any one of the following duty locations advertised. The difference in the salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/
- 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
- The announcement is also advertised merit promotion: FRA.RPD-2013-0018.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days