Job Overview


NTSB: Independently Advancing Transportation Safety.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Federal agency responsible for investigating significant accidents in the various modes of transportation--aviation, railroad, highway, marine, and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable cause of each accident investigated and issues safety recommendations to prevent future accidents.  

Since our inception, we have investigated over 100,000 aviation accidents and surface transportation accidents and over 80% of our safety recommendations have been implemented. A career at NTSB offers the opportunity to contribute to advancing public transportation safety. Become a member of a unique and dynamic organization where you can make a difference in the transportation industry! 

This position is located in the Office of Research and Engineering.

WHO MAY APPLY:  U.S. citizens, current and former competitive service Federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities. Before applying, please read the entire announcement and follow all instructions in the How to Apply section.


Typical duties may include:

  • Conceptualizes and designs effective visual communication for investigations of accidents in all transportation modes.
  • Creates graphics to portray accident circumstances or engineering concepts.
  • Uses computer graphic tools and digital video editing to create or utilize models of vehicles or vehicle components, geographic data and imagery data to depict aspects of transportation accidents.
  • Consults with and advises investigative staff on use of visual concepts.
  • Advises on the technical aspects of formats, styles, media, and products.
  • Stays current with state of the art animation technology and with industry standards.
  • Researches and applies new methods to depict and animate subjects under investigation.
  • Maintains laboratory software and hardware capability for engineering graphics.
  • Shares and facilitates knowledge and understanding of cutting edge techniques and tools with Board investigators and management officials.
  • Represents the Office and/or the Board through participation in intergovernmental or public meetings, work groups, or seminars.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No