Job Overview


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.

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Regional Administrator, you will serve as a Highway Safety Specialist, commonly known as a Regional Program Manager.  You will be responsible for providing leadership and direction on the preparation of highway safety plans and highway safety grant applications at the state and local levels based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) applicable federal regulations, grant notices and guidelines.

NHTSA is looking for an experienced employee who has excellent communication skills.  Experience in management of federal grants, conducting state program management reviews, data analysis and problem identification, project and management planning, program administration and evaluation and problem identification is a plus also.


As a Highway Safety Specialist, your duties will include:

  • Providing technical and administrative leadership to state and local communities in developing comprehensive highway safety programs, including data analysis and problem identification, planning and program implementation, and program evaluation.
  • Providing consultation on the development, implementation/execution and evaluation of the statewide Highway Safety Plan for state or program area assignments.
  • Analyzing subject-matter data, and consulting with various departments, contractors, or outside organizations to determine appropriate countermeasures and resources for requesting state and local communities.
  • Providing guidance to state and community officials within your assigned program on grant requirements, national initiatives, etc. For those programs, you will serve as the communication vessel between staff; states and headquarters.