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Job Title:Technology Policy Analyst, GS-0101-13 (Open to Status candidates) DB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Research and Innovative Technology Administration

Job Announcement Number:RITA.VOLPE-2013-0113

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,449.00 to $116,282.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Thursday, July 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

MANY vacancies - Cambridge, MA, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Current or former federal employee with status OR Veterans eligible under VEOA

If you are NOT a status employee or VEOA eligible, you may wish to apply under announcement RITA.VOLPE-2012-0112, which is open to all U.S. citizens.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system.

An innovative, fee-for service organization, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (U.S.DOT's) Research and Innovative Technology Administration in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized Federal center of transportation and logistics with a world-class, multidisciplinary technical team with expertise across all modes of transportation.

The Volpe Center seeks multiple Technology Policy Analyst, GS-0101-13 in the Technology Innovation and Policy Division, (RVT-91) within the Advanced Transportation Technologies Technical Center. This division provides the technical and analytical support for research initiatives and decision-making at all levels of government and industry supporting all modes of transportation.  The Technology Policy Analysts primary duty is to participate as a member of a team that conducts research and applies analytical methodologies on a broad set of topics as a means of developing, comparing, and evaluating policy options in support of successful transition of technologies (e.g., connected vehicles, automated vehicles, new transportation applications, or vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, among others) from research into adoption and use.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in an environment with little policy precedence and where policy options have to be developed and created concurrently and iteratively with transportation related technology development.  This position is not focused on application of existing policies to IT or other systems, but is focused on the objective and rigorous development of new policies for new and emerging transportation technologies.

You must have superb analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills, and be able to excel in an entrepreneurial, fast –paced environment. Transcripts are required (see details in “How to Apply” tab). If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to submit writing samples prior to your interview.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a status candidate 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
  • You must meet the selective factor to qualify
  • Announcement also advertised to U.S. citizens: RITA.VOLPE-2013-0112
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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As a Technology Policy Analyst, you will:

  • Perform analysis to support identification of institutional and policy issues through examination of new technologies that are under development in research programs.
  • Perform analysis to develop policy options and alternative strategies in response to the institutional and policy issues.  Analysis is done applying quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Develop and apply objective principles and metrics to evaluate and/or test hypotheses regarding the effectiveness, completeness, and acceptability of policy options and policy decisions.
  • Assess the political, social, economic, and institutional environment in which transportation policy decisions are made and implemented.
  • Analyze how a particular technology is likely to transition from research into the marketplace for adoption and use by consumers, travelers, and institutions. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the series, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification, AND (3) meet the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 13

You must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the work performed at the next lower grade level (GS-12) for this series:  

  • Experience collecting and analyzing data from and/or information about current and emerging technologies in the research and development stage, such as, but not limited to, connected vehicles, automated vehicles, new transportation applications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications or wireless and wireline communications.
  • Experience interpreting, presenting and reporting on analyses of current and emerging technologies in the research and development stage and/or their introduction to the marketplace.      
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 

In addition for the GS-13, you must have the following Selective Factor :

Demonstrated experience developing and analyzing policy options for new and emerging technologies in the research and development stage, such as, but not limited to, connected vehicles, automated vehicles, new transportation applications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, or wireless and wireline communications.

 


 

MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.   OR
  • Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.   OR
  • Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Government Travel Card - 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.
  • Time-in-Grade - Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.  Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions.  Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified.


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BENEFITS:

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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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

HOW TO APPLY:

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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.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:

  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS - Verifying that you meet the stated education requirements for the series OR an SF-50 showing that you have already qualified and worked in the federal service in this series. The transcripts need not be official.
  • Background investigation-Position is subject to background investigation.
  • SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant
  • DD214 - Verifying military service and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for new Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility 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 new military spouse NC appointments new 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 new CTAP/ICTAP.  You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.  In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85). Submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

 

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

 

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. The most highly qualified candidates in the top group will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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Job Announcement Number:

RITA.VOLPE-2013-0113

Control Number:

346367700