Department: Department Of Transportation
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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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: NHTSA.NVS-2013-0039.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership. Save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. Work for NHTSA.
You will serve as a Safety Compliance Engineer in the Equipment Division, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. As such, you will independently initiate, plan and supervise moderately complex technical engineering programs designed to determine the validity of equipment manufacturer's certification to the performance requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
The Equipment Division is a contributor to the agency's rule making process, ensuring that the requirements proposed and issued as final rules are appropriately objective and technically feasible to test. You will continue to assist with the rule making process during periods of time before and after a new rule becomes effective. As the Safety Compliance Engineer, you will also serve as the Safety Assurance representative in advising both the Rulemaking and Legal areas of the agency in writing legal interpretations and amendments to the rule.
In the event of a test failure you will conduct an extensive investigation to determine whether a noncompliance exists. If the results of the investigation indicate that the test was correctly conducted according to the requirements of the rule, and the test failure was the result of faulty vehicle design or incorrect vehicle assembly, the manufacturer will be required to conduct a recall and remedy campaign. Investigations for which you will be held accountable are moderately complicated, and often technically sophisticated. Considering the financial ramifications of a recall campaign, manufacturers must be shown the products of a complete and exhaustive investigation before they are moved to recall.
The ideal candidate for this position is highly self-motivated, possesses good engineering judgment, demonstrated knowledge and expertise in engineering and electronics, significant expertise working in a testing environment, and knowledge and experience working with automotive tires. The candidate should be capable of working cooperatively with other offices within NHTSA and organizations within the motor vehicle industry to accomplish the agency's goal of improved safety.
- 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: NHTSA.NVS-2013-0039.
- Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.