Job Overview


(NOTE: DOT’s SES performance management system certification is pending. Therefore, the salary range for new SES members is $119,554 - $165,300. SES members currently earning above this range maintain current salary if selected for this position.)

The Federal Railroad Administration's mission is to enable the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and good sfor a strong America, now and in the future. 

The Associate Administrator for Administration provides executive direction over the activities of the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Information Technology, and the Office of Acquisitions and Grant Services, in the Office of Administration located in Washington, DC.  This is a career reserved position in the Senior Executive Service (SES).

Rail – Moving America Forward 


The Associate Administrator for Administration is the principal administrative and management official of the Federal Railroad Administration.  The incumbent serves as the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the Procurement Integrity Official for the FRA.  Responsibilities include:

  • the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the conduct of personnel management and the provision of administrative and executive training programs with the FRA;
  • the planning, development, direction and provision of all information technology and information technology security for the Headquarters and field offices of the FRA; oversight and direction for IT capital planning, enterprise architecture and investment review processes; and support of continuity of operations and disaster recovery programs;
  • the administration and execution of contracting, procurement and grant activities in direct support of all FRA intercity passenger rail, research and development and experimental programs; safety-mandated programs and requirements; and all other FRA contracting and procurement activities; and
  • the oversight and management of administrative support systems services, including facilities, printing and environmental stewardship. 
  • serving as the Administrator’s principal representative with the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the General Services Administration (GSA);
  • serving as the FRA representative on a variety of councils, such as the Administrative Management Council and the Chief Information Officer Council;
  • directing the establishment of FRA policies, procedures, standards, systems and directives for the accomplishment of statutory and regulatory requirements that fall within the purview of the Office including achievement of appropriate related portions of the DOT Strategic Plan.