About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of Safety Programs, Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. The selected candidate will serve as a transportation specialist and provide input to Safety Leadership on highway safety programs and special emphasis areas. The selected candidate will serve as an expert in identifying, developing and delivering safety programs and products to reduce the number and severity of highway crashes, and other highway safety programs. The selected candidate will provide technical support and technology transfer, develop and interpret standards, regulations, policy, procedures and guidelines to integrate safety effectively into the national highway program. The selected candidate will tailor safety program activities to help improve State, local, rural, and tribal highway safety in the US. The selected candidate monitors and evaluates safety policies, program processes, and products for the Office of Safety and provides assistance for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) program reviews. In addition, safety program activities include administering the Driver-Related Penalty Programs, leading the safety noteworthy practices program, and developing various HSIP related products.
Ideal Client Statement- The ideal candidate is a mid-career or mid-level Transportation professional with leadership skills, who has managed highway safety programs, and has experience communicating this knowledge to a variety of audiences as a regular part of his/her job.
As a Transportation Specialist you will:
- Provide technical, programmatic engineering and policy assistance to FHWA field offices, State and local agencies, and other internal and external customers to implement safety programs for all levels of government.
- Assist in identifying, planning, and implementing broad new national program initiatives based on new or revised legislation, regulation and policy.
- Lead the development and implementation of programs for outreach and public information to promote the HSIP and other highway safety programs through FHWA field offices, states and local agencies, tribal governments.
- Assist with safety strategic planning to address State and National transportation safety.
- Serve as a subject matter expert in promoting the awareness of FHWA standards, policies, regulations, guidelines and proposed legislation.
- Lead the development of Congressional reports, issue papers, budget support and justifications, as well as briefings and testimony for congressional hearings and other written and oral presentations applicable to assigned technical areas.
- Plan and conduct briefings and regional and national meetings for FHWA, State, and local safety professionals and other highway safety-related organizations.
- Identify customer’s needs and develops resources to facilitate the improvement of highway safety programs.
- Serve on advisory and technical review panels and analyzes studies to foster innovative practices in technical and programmatic areas.
- Occasional Travel
- Position requires occasional travel.