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Job Title:Director, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Job Announcement Number:NHTSA.SES-2013-0003

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$119,554.00 to $172,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, September 30, 2013 to Monday, November 11, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

ES-0340-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Permanent - Career

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. citizens.
Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on October 9th and October 19th.

JOB SUMMARY:

Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our Nation's economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an exciting and progressive organization. We are seeking individuals who are committed to superior service and who can help us continue our work to reduce highway injuries and fatalities.  Excellent benefits including 401k and family friendly leave policies. visit our website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date

DUTIES:

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As the Director, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation you will:

  • Serves as the Director, Office of Regulatory Analysis and Evaluation with responsibility for the development and operation of the Administration’s Regulatory Impact Analyses (cost-benefit analyses) and evaluations with respect to rulemaking and highway safety.  As such, you will coordinate and conduct economic, market, social, statistical, inflation and other impact analyses required to support proposed and final rulemakings.  You will direct, coordinate, and conduct evaluations of final rules and safety equipment to determine their costs and benefits in reducing crashes, fatalities, and injuries.  In addition, you will coordinate and conduct evaluations of significant agency programs and evolving safety technologies and analyses of critical safety issues, such as the cost of crashes.

Duties and Responsibilities
You will plan, organize, direct, and supervise work to be accomplished for the office and is responsible for the accomplishment of the following tasks:
  • Recommends and/or establishes systems and procedures for analyzing, reviewing and making formal determinations of economic, market, inflationary, and social effects of existing or proposed NHTSA regulatory activities.
  • Supervises, analyzes and reviews products of the staff to assure that they use appropriate, rigorous and comprehensive methodologies for determining the expected benefits, costs, and other impacts.  Costs include impacts to the private sector, consumers, and to Federal, state and local governments.
  • Is responsible for developing techniques for economic and social impact analyses and cost estimation and defining the criteria for decision making.
  • Develops evaluation plans and collaborates with other senior management officials to identify needed evaluations.
  • Conducts studies of alternative regulatory proposals to assess their probable effects in terms of achieving NHTSA objectives and ensures that all alternatives are fully evaluated prior to the Administrator’s decision, as required by Executive Order. 
  • Attends conferences and meetings as they pertain to NHTSA’s overall regulatory analysis function and evaluation function, as representative of the Associate Administrator. 
  • Prepares Regulatory Flexibility Analyses as required by Congress.  Examines the possible effect of regulations on small businesses, small organizations, and small government jurisdictions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS(TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that will be presented to you within the online application. You must clearly demonstrate in your responses how your experience supports each of the TQs.

  1. Demonstrated progressive leadership experience in managing, directing and establishing systems and procedures for analyzing, reviewing and making formal determinations of the total impact of existing or proposed regulatory, grant, and/or other program activities.  This includes the ability to analyze program proposals for economic, social, and comprehensive methodologies to determine expected benefits, costs and other impacts.
  2. Demonstrated experience and ability to conduct studies of alternative program and regulatory proposals to assess their probable effects in terms of achieving program objectives.  This includes the ability to find solutions to transportation safety issues through coordination with government, industry and the private sector.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that that will be presented to you within the online application.
Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.
 
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision 
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.
 
You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

  • Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your resume and responses to the ECQs and TQs are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses to the qualification statements that are not supported by your resume and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from highly or well-qualified status and/or result in non-referral. An SES rating and ranking panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If selected, your ECQs must be certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position. We recommend you preview the questions for this announcement before you start the applicantion process.
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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

HOW TO APPLY:

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You must submit a complete online 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 https://my.usajobs.gov.
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 Transjobs@dot.gov.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - showing relevant experience and education. Please do not include pictures in your application package.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE - Responses to the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications are limited to 4,500 characters per question. Do NOT include your answers in the body of your USAJOBS resume, since they will be asked separately.
  • SF-50 - Current & former federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.)
    • Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status
  • CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement 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, NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC 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:

If you have opted to receive account status updates via USAJobs, you will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received. All applicants will receive a notification email of the final outcome regarding the hiring decision.
 
Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on October 9th and October 19th. All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.

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Job Announcement Number:

NHTSA.SES-2013-0003

Control Number:

352693600