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    As a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is dedicated to ensuring that America’s transportation system is the best in the world through its roles as Leaders for National Mobility, Stewards for National Highway Programs, and as Innovators for a Better Future.

    The Director, Office of Safety Programs is responsible for leading and directing safety programs with a mission to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities across the Nation’s highway system.

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    In this role, the Director leads a safety program to identify ways to reduce injuries and fatalities on the Nation’s highways. As the Director, Office of Safety Programs, the individual will:

    • Lead and direct a staff of highway safety experts in developing and implementing national safety initiatives and policies, data-driven approaches, and identifying and deploying innovative technologies to reduce roadway injuries and fatalities.
    • Establish strategic highway safety plans and performance measures for safety-related programs implemented across all 52 States and territories. Provides executive leadership and guidance to all State DOTs on improving safety performance on the national highway system.
    • Serve as the national authority to promote and coordinate FHWA and DOT highway safety initiatives to save lives including managing and administering the $1.3 billion Highway Safety Improvement Program.
    • Collaborate with FHWA Headquarters program offices and field offices, other DOT operating administrations, State DOT and local government officials, transportation industry representatives, and safety advocates to address cross modal transportation safety issues.
    This is a General position in the Senior Executive Service.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. citizens.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    0340 Program Management

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451729700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.