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Job Title:Transportation Policy Analyst, GS-2101-11/12/13 (Open to U.S. citizens) DB

Department:Department Of Transportation

Agency:Office of the Secretary of Transportation

Job Announcement Number:OST.P-2014-0005

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$63,091.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 to Thursday, June 26, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-2101-11/13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

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

A separate job announcement is 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: OST.P-2014-0006.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Q - Nonsensitive

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

You serve as a Transportation Policy Analyst in the Office of Infrastructure, Finance and Innovation, and works with the Director to support the Deputy Assistant Secretary to advise the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, and Assistant Secretary on all infrastructure policy related matters.  You will develop Infrastructure Policy regarding bridges, aviation airports, aviation terminals, railroads, navigable waterways, roads, and public works projects such as tolls. You will provide leadership on the development of infrastructure policy as it relates to the facilitation of transportation policy, and as it relates to the movement of both people and goods.

OST is looking for an experienced to seasoned, motivated and self-reliant professional who can share their expertise in researching, identifying, and assessing the impact of transportation infrastructure programs involving public policy issues. This position is located in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Metro and a few blocks away from the National’s Baseball stadium. OST has flexible work schedules (to include Telework) and flexible health benefits.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen and meet specialized experience
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Position is telework eligible
  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: OST.P-2014-0006.
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days

DUTIES:

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 The Transportation Policy Analyst,

  • As a senior Transportation Policy Analyst performs a wide variety of research and analytical studies relating to the development and formulation of Department policy in transportation infrastructure. 
  • Analyzes, formulates, and recommends departmental policies, plans, and guidelines related to infrastructure policy to the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, the Under Secretary for Policy, and the Secretary regarding public policy on infrastructure issues affecting the transportation sector.
  • Manages the DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program to facilitate the public and stakeholders in the application process.  Oversees the grant project to support the funding, selection process, and ensure that applicants are debriefed on grant policies, selection criteria and program requirements.
  • Provides advice on all matters and initiatives related to transportation infrastructure across the Department and encourages modal administration to adopt these strategies and initiatives. Identifies areas where initiatives in safety, mobility, and other areas can have infrastructure-related benefits for improving transportation systems’ performance and efficiency in public and private organizations.
  • Analyzes and determines the application of appropriate domestic and international infrastructure regulations, policies, procedures, legislation, proposals, techniques and technology in the transportation sector.  Provides direction and/or advice at key decision points and helps ensure that policy decisions, strategic plans and reports are accurate, timely and adequately documented.
  • Represents the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary and the Director in meetings with Department and operating administration officials and the White House, Congress or other federal agencies. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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


To qualify for the Grade 11:

on Education, you must have a PHD degree OR equivalent doctoral degree in accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position (e.g., Transportation Science, Transportation Systems, etc.).

on Experience, you must have at least one year of equal or equivalent:

  • Experience researching, identifying, and analyzing transportation infrastructure (i.e., bridges, aviation airports, railroads, navigable waterways, roads, public works projects, etc.) program data.
  • Experience reviewing grant applications, proposals, and program data, OR awarding and monitoring grants, OR administering a grant program in accordance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, OMB grant management directives and circulars.
You can also qualify on a combination of higher level graduate education and matching experience.  This experience and education must be fully documented in your resume.  If using education to qualify, you must provide supporting graduate level transcripts.

To qualify for the Grade 12:

on Experience, you must have at least one year of equal or equivalent:
  • Experience with transportation infrastructure (i.e., bridges, aviation airports, railroads, navigable waterways, roads, public works projects, etc.) program activities, laws, regulations, or standards as a regular and recurring part of your employment.
  • Experience reviewing grant applications, proposals, and program data, OR awarding and monitoring grants, OR administering a grant program in accordance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, OMB grant management directives and circulars.
To qualify for the Grade 13:

on Experience, you must have at least one year of equal or equivalent:
  • Experience analyzing the effects of existing or proposed regulatory/policy alternatives affecting transportation infrastructure (i.e., bridges, aviation airports, railroads, navigable waterways, roads, public works projects, etc.) programs OR researching, identifying, and assessing the impact of transportation infrastructure programs involving public policy issues AND preparing written analytical reports that address the consequences of adopting them.
  • Experience reviewing grant applications, proposals, and program data, OR awarding and monitoring grants, OR administering a grant program in accordance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, OMB grant management directives and circulars.
 
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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 nonveterans. 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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

HOW TO APPLY:

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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 https://my.usajobs.gov.
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE
  • TRANSCRIPTS: If you are SUBSTITUTING EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE, you must submit a copy of your college transcript.The transcripts need not be official.
  • VETERANS - In order to be considered as a preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD214 need not be official but must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for 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 CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov
Agency Information:
DOT, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
20590
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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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Job Announcement Number:

OST.P-2014-0005

Control Number:

373028900