About the Agency
You will serve as a Highway Safety Specialist and under the supervision of the Regional Administrator (RA) and Deputy Regional Administrator (DRA), Region 6. The regional office has regional responsibility for developing, improving, and overseeing traffic safety programs, including those aimed at increasing safety belt and child restraint use and reducing the incidence of impaired driving, along with other programs that reduce traffic crashes, deaths, injuries, and property damage. You will provide technical and administrative leadership to States, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and communities in formulating, developing, managing, and evaluating the strategic highway safety programs. Under direction and guidance from the RA/DRA, you will implement strategies and programs and disseminate materials, and information for use by states, communities, and advocacy organizations to support traffic safety programs.
Also, you will be responsible for providing guidance on highway safety activities within the States and BIA involving Federal grant funds. With the assistance of the RA and DRA, you will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the preparation of the State(s) Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and conducting, financial management, grants monitoring and oversight activities.
NHTSA is looking for an experienced employee who has excellent communication skills. Experience management of federal grants, conducting state program management reviews, data analysis and problem identification, project and management planning, program administration and evaluation and problem identification is a plus also.
PLEASE NOTE: This announcement has been extended until March 14, 2014.
As a Highway Safety Specialist you will:
- Review and approve grantees' financial documents, and provide technical assistance to the State Highway Safety Office (SHSO) and other State BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) financial personnel including: notification of funds availability, resolution of critical errors, calculation of match requirements, reconciliation of program funds, assisting in the hands-on training of States' personnel on the use of the Grants Tracking System (GTS), and assist State personnel in the closure of GTS each grant year.
- Perform a number of writing and editing functions including those related to planning and implementing the Regional Action Plan. Develop background material, analyses, progress reports, briefing papers, and correspondence as requested for the RA's/DRA's signature.
- Serve as team leader and be responsible for region-wide coordination of assigned program area(s), which may include contacting law enforcement agencies, State, BIA, and local government agencies, support associations (e.g., state, tribal, and local law enforcement organizations, health and medical associations, other state agencies) the corporate sector, and the general public.
- Be responsible for technical support and coordination, focusing on such areas as management, traffic enforcement and adjudication, education and outreach, or data and analysis. Activities involve interaction among traditional and non-traditional partners.
- Be responsible for providing guidance on highway safety activities within the States and BIA involving Federal grant funds. With the assistance of the RA and DRA, will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the preparation of the State(s) Highway Safety Plan (HSP) and conducting, financial management, grants monitoring and oversight activities.