Job Overview


About the Agency

We seek a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Systems and Technology. This position oversees seven divisions – Security and Emergency Management, Situational Awareness and Logistics, Structures and Dynamics, Systems Safety and Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering and Deployment, Technology Innovation and Policy and Advanced Vehicle Technology. These divisions provide support for infrastructure systems and technology for the Federal Rail Administration (FRA), the OST-R/ITS JPO, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other modal administrations of the U.S. DOT. In addition, research and technology support is provided to the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the DOT’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, and other federal agencies.

To succeed in this rewarding and challenging leadership position you must have expertise leading applied research and technology projects in the transportation field. You must also possess exceptional management, planning and communication skills, and be able and willing to contribute as part of a collaborative management team. Travel is required (30-50%).

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The Director, Center for Infrastructure Systems and Technology:

Reporting to the Deputy Associate Administrator for Research and Innovation, you will lead and oversee the Center for Infrastructure Systems and Technology technical/scientific federal staff of 130 employees; a portfolio of 140 projects; and average annual obligations of over $30 million.

This Center maintains and applies internationally recognized capabilities in transportation engineering, research and analysis, safety and security and delivers services that meet current Volpe customers’ needs related to state-of-good-repair, safety, transportation technologies, infrastructure asset management, systems engineering, and other DOT priorities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is required (30-50%)