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Job Title:  Supervisory Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-14/15 (Open to All U.S. Citizen) ARC
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Job Announcement Number:  RITA.TSI-2013-0010

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Friday, June 28, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Oklahoma City, OK, US  View Map

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

A separate job announcement is 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: RITA.TSI-2013-0009.


The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) provides premier worldwide training, products and/or services for people in the public and private sectors through innovative, state-of-the-art methods and technologies that contribute to the protection of life, property and the environment.  The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is the institute’s parent organization within the Department of Transportation (DOT). 

The Transportation Safety Institute training center is located in Oklahoma City, OK at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC), a large Federal Aviation Administration training and materials facility.  Visit our website to learn more:

We are seeking to fill a permanent full-time Supervisory Transportation Specialist.  This recruitment is being announced under Merit Promotion for “Status Applicants” as well as open competition to the public through the Delegated Examining Unit.

As a Supervisory Transportation Specialist, you will manage a division whose mission is to develop and deliver a broad variety of safety and security training and education to the transit industry both private and public sector.  Courses equip transit personnel with high performance skills needed to effectively operate, maintain, and manage public transportation systems.   S/he manages a comprehensive national program training and technical assistance for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) including the identification, development, planning, organization, control, presentation, evaluation, and modification of training programs.  

The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with expert knowledge in the areas of transit safety and security and has the ability to manage a diverse workgroup. 

In addition, the ideal candidate has the knowledge and skill in developing, planning, evaluating, and modifying training programs related to the transit industry and is efficient in conducting transit safety and accident investigations.  

Please carefully read and follow the instructions described in the “How to Apply” tab in this announcement.


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen & meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide ALL required documents by closing date (see How to Apply Tab)
  • Position is telework eligible.
  • Job Announcement also advertised as Merit Promotion:RITA.TSI-2013-0009
  • Job announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.


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The Supervisory Transportation Specialist,

  • Directs and oversees the development of classes, course work and blocks of instruction in transit safety and security areas.
  • Manages learning activities using adult education principles which provide for student practice and evaluation of student progress by staff, assuring appropriate training methods and materials are used to achieve identified learning objective.
  • Serves as a consultant to the FTA Office of Safety and Security, industry, and state regulatory agencies on transit safety and accident investigations and responds to inquests to assist in timely, state-of-the-art solutions.
  • Develops, submits and administers the annual work plan and budget documents; preparing and submitting required reports to the sponsoring organization.
  • Directs the work of staff, plans work to be done and assigns work based on priorities and employee’s capabilities, and responsible for a wide range of human resources management functions including interviewing employees; recommending selections, promotions, and reassignments; establishing performance standards and evaluating employees performance.
  • Conducts and participates in hearings, meetings, seminars, and symposiums to promote  FTA programs and policies and responds to technical and administrative inquiries and provides verbal and written responses, sources of material and points of contact to assist in timely, state-of-the-art answers to critical safety questions. 


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.


To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:


  • Experience developing a comprehensive national training and technical assistance program in the area of transit safety and security.
  • Experience conducting transit safety and accident investigations.


  • Experience managing, directing and developing a comprehensive national training and technical assistance program in the area of transit safety and security.
  • Experience providing consultation on transit safety and accident investigation and studies management and operation of transit safety and security program.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD REQUIREMENT: 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.
  • Some travel is required.
  • New supervisors must complete a 1-year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Security Clearance is required.
  • Position is subject to background investigation.


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 nonveterans. 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.


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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.

Relocation expenses are authorized


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


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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 posting.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at

If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - showing relevant experience and education that fully supports the specialized experience must be provided using the resume builder from USAJobs. In addition, for this RITA position, you are asked to provide a pre-formatted version of your resume during the application process
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • 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: your most recent performance appraisal, the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency and your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you MUST meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (falling in the gold category)

Failure to submit any of the required ocuments by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status by logging into (Select "My USAJOBS" and click "Applications"). Within two weeks of the closing date, a Human Resources Specialist will evaluate your application. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100, not including points that may be assigned for veterans' preference. The most highly qualified candidates are then referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you directly. Once the position is filled, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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