Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
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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 position is in the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Passenger and Freight Programs. The position is located in Washington, DC. You will serve as a Program Management and Policy Analyst, reporting to the Director of the Office of Passenger and Freight Programs. You will provide program management and policy expertise to FRA leadership and the Department of Transportation (DOT) offices, States, railroads and other FRA stakeholders in the context of developing, delivering and monitoring 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 to improve program delivery for all Office of Passenger and Freight administered programs. Responsibilities include complex analysis of program delivery and performance metrics using FRA’s Project Management Tool and other tools; analysis of FRA, DOT and OMB policies impacting obligation and delivery; analysis of legislation impacting funding and other program requirements; designing strategies to develop technical guidance and resolve policy and procedural issues; and designing and implementing application and obligation strategies and procedures (including drafting Notices of Funding Availability, coordinating application reviews, developing and presenting recommendations to FRA and DOT leadership, drafting selection memorandums and developing prioritization strategies and requirements for obligation). Duties also include providing frequent briefings and recommendations on program delivery performance to FRA’s senior leadership team including Associate Administrators, Deputy Administrator and Administrator, as well as, DOT senior leaders and OMB staff.
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 working with discretionary grant programs and reviewing and commenting on legislative proposals. Experience leading to comprehensive products, in the analysis and/or improvement of rail transportation and ability to meet organizational goals is desirable.
- Must be a current FRA employee with status 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 may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.