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Job Title:Transportation Program Analyst - GS -2101-13 (Open to U.S. Citizens) - BP

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Federal Transit Administration

Job Announcement Number:FTA.TSO-2014-0041

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Wednesday, June 18, 2014




Full Time - - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map


Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

This job is also 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: FTA.TSO-2014-0040.


Q - Nonsensitive




About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Program Oversight. The office is responsible for developing and implementing FTA's annual grantee assessment program, directly managing oversight reviews including Triennial Reviews, State Management Reviews, Financial Management Reviews, Procurement System Reviews, Americans with Disabilities Act Reviews, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Reviews, Equal Employment Opportunity Reviews, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act Reviews, as well as the analysis and measurement of the performance of FTA's oversight programs.

You will be responsible for managing programs and projects that support the effective and efficient operation of program oversight, such as overseeing oversight review program management, contract management, monitoring FTA and contractor compliance with oversight standard operating procedures, monitoring and supporting program achievement of internal and external oversight performance standards, recommending deployment of technical assistance and training based upon grantee and FTA performance, and producing quantitative and qualitative reports.

The ideal candidate is one who has experience in transit operations and transit programs; contract management experience; and experience in Americans with Disabilities Act compliance as it applies to transit operations and transit programs.  

PLEASE NOTE: If interviewed for this position – at the interview stage, candidates will be given a topic to use to draft a writing sample.


  • Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Announcement also advertised merit promotion: FTA.TSO-2014-0040.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days.


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The Transportation Program Analyst:

  • Performs program management functions, to include contract management, for one or more specialized civil rights oversight review programs with a focus on American with Disabilities Act reviews.
  • Examines and analyzes FTA’s oversight business processes, data, and/or programs. Develops, recommends, and implements efficiency and quality improvements and analyzes the impact on the public transit industry.
  • Performs program management functions; develops scope of work, performs and analyzes market research, develops independent cost estimates, and participates in the technical evaluation of proposals.
  • Communicates analyses, observations, and recommendations to colleagues, supervisor, and other contacts to gather, analyze, and present technical information about processes and programs and bring resolution to open issues.


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To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

  • Experience analyzing data and policy and recommending Americans with Disabilities Act compliance improvements for public transit programs.
  • Experience developing and conveying technical information on public transit programs through presentations and briefings to executive leadership and external audiences.
  • Experience in contract management, including the development of scopes of work, management of cost and contract adherence, and technical direction of contractors.
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.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).  


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 non-veterans.  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.

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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 closing date:
  • RESUME: Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • VETERANS: In order to be considered as preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming compensably disabled preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference,  SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  Additional information on veterans' preference is available in the Vet's Guide at:
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS: If requesting concurrent consideration for: Noncompetitive  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 https:</A>.  You must submit ALL of the FOLLOWING: your most recent performance appraisal, the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency and your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.  To receive priority consideration, you MUST be deemed well qualified 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.



Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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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