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Job Title:Transportation Specialist GS-2101-11/12/13 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) JAC

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:PHMSA.HMHQ-2013-0026

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$62,467.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, July 19, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2101-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington, DC, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

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: PHMSA.HMHQ-2013-0027.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration's (PHMSA) mission is to protect people and the environment from the risk inherent in transportation of hazardous materials - by pipeline and other modes of transportation.  For more information about PHMSA, hazmat investigators and the safe transportation of hazardous materials, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZOlyUAEFSM

PHMSA is also on Twitter - https://twitter.com/PHMSA_DOT

PHMSA's THRIVE core values are Trust, Honesty, Respect, Integrity, Valuing People, Effective Communication

Serves as a transportation Specialist in the Risk, Data and Analysis Review Branch of the Program Development Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS). PHH-60 is responsible for developing and maintaining national safety standards for hazardous materials transportation, harmonizing domestic standards with international standards, and providing guidance for compliance with and enforcement of these standards.

This position is perfect for an individual who is looking for challenging assignments and who wishes to be involved in developing of policy and regulations for a program area.  The candidate possesses strong data collection and written skills for researching and presenting risk benefits related to transportation safety.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen 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
  • A RELOCATION INCENTIVE MAY OR MAY NOT BE PAID.
  • Announcement also advertised to status applicants: PHMSA.HMHQ-2013-0027
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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At the full performance level, the Transportation Specialist:

  • Plans, initiates and leads a variety of major assignments related to analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • Develops regulatory evaluations policy analyses and petition evaluations to assess the impacts of various regulatory options on safety, industry cost, the environment as required by statue or executive direction.
  • Explains and defends the department on decisions made through correlation and analysis of hazardous materials transportation incident related data.
  • Writes official interpretations of regulations for use by office, modal administrations, shippers, carriers and other governmental agencies base upon in-depth knowledge of files and records.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

LEVEL To qualify on Education, you must have: To qualify on Experience, you must have one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:
GRADE 11 Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related
  • Experience evaluating, analyzing and gathering data in order to prepare written papers and make presentations such as briefings related to safety standards for hazardous materials transportation.
  • Experience with strong verbal communication in order to defend decisions and make recommendations related to transportation safety.
  You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience
GRADE 12 There is no education substitute
  • Experience interpreting incident and container failures through data reports to evaluate the impact of regulatory requirements as it relates to the transport of hazardous materials.
  • Experience in the development of program and policy proposal of safety standards related to the transport of hazardous materials.
GRADE 13 There is no education substitute
  • Experience implementing policies, regulations guidelines and standards to comply with the safe transport of hazardous materials by air, water, highway, and rail.
  • Experience preparing written determinations and providing persuasive presentations in order to justify decisions related to transportation regulatory standards.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Selective Service:  Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • Probationary Period:  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.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 non-veterans. 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.


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
  • 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: (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 (falling in the Gold Category).
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, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY 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:

PHMSA.HMHQ-2013-0026

Control Number:

347794400