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Job Title:  Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-11/12 (Open to US Citizens) JAC
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Federal Highway Administration
Job Announcement Number:  FHWA.ATL-2013-0085

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$57,408.00 to $89,450.00 / Per Year
Friday, July 19, 2013 to Monday, July 29, 2013
Full Time - - Permanent
1 vacancy - Albany, NY, 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:FHWA.ATL-2013-0088


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The position is located in the New York Division Albany Office of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The employee serves as a Transportation Specialist on the Program Management Team.  The employee has a background as a Transportation Planner with some overlap experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  The employee participates in the management and oversight of the Division's Metropolitan and Statewide Planning Program, and Data integration and transfer activities within the State.  Using knowledge of laws, regulations, guidance, and policies in transportation, and planning fields; the employee promotes interagency coordination and consultation among the FHWA, the New York Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Federal, State and local laws, regulations and requirements within direction of the program.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced mid-career individual with experience in transportation planning as it relates to the laws, rules, regulations governing environmental, transportation planning and freight issues involving highways and transportation. The person should also possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; be a team player, and flexible. This position is also good for a person who wants to be challenged, desires a professional career with the Federal government, and is looking for outstanding benefits


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and meet specialized experience or education
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
  • Announcement also advertised to status applicants:FHWA.ATL-2013-0088


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The Transportation Specialist:

  • Evaluates planning programs being conducted statewide and in an assigned portions of the metropolitan planning organizations in New York.
  • Monitors and reviews the activities and products of the statewide planning processes and programs, as assigned, to assure that there is conformance with Federal policies and objectives.
  • Participates in technical level meetings with representatives of assigned MPOs, local elected officials, and the State, concerning Federal, State and local laws, and regulations within the direction of the program.
  • Coordinates action items from Headquarters on National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and other highway research items with the Division and administers the Technology Transfer (T2) funds program.
  • Works with NYSDOT to coordinate planning studies and activities that will lead to a State Freight Plan. W odes with NY Division Freight Committee and partner agencies to build professional capacity by promoting State freight awareness with MPOs, NYSDOT, and stakeholders.
  • Communicates, prepares and delivers findings, briefings to his/her peers, supervisors, or other high level staff.


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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 applying concepts, principles, and practices to resolve problems and/or make recommendations related to transportation planning.
  • Experience interpreting and following environmental laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies to ensure compliance.
  • Experience applying surface transportation laws, regulations, and principles as necessary to ensure compliance with the freight program area.
  You can also qualify based on a combination of education and experience
GRADE 12 There is no education substitute
  • Experience developing, evaluating, and/or overseeing the development of transportation planning and program development processes at a local, regional and state level.
  • Experience working in the environmental field to the extent that you can ensure compliance with environmental policies and regulations and that you can review, comment on, and make recommendations on environmental documents.
  • Experience providing advice and/or technical assistance to state, local, or Federal practitioners or the private sector on freight transportation operations.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


  • 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.


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.


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.
  • 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, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • 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.


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You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates 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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