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    You will serve as team leader of the Safety Program Implementation and Evaluation Team for the Office of Safety Programs in the Office of Safety. You will lead and direct a multi-disciplinary team responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs, and provide technical assistance for the strategic and tactical planning and coordination of the safety program and affiliated initiatives and activities. The Lead Transportation Specialist is a member of the Office’s management team and assists the Office Director in the day-to-day management of Office activities.

    The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced career professional who is collaborative, mission focused, has an excellent skill set in leading/working with employees, and has experience in providing policy guidance at a program level. This position requires strong negotiation and communication skills to coordinate/interact with Headquarters’ program offices, other USDOT modes, and transportation related agencies and associations.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy is limited to the first 100 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date or at Midnight on the day we receive the 100th application, whichever comes first.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Lead Transportation Specialist, you will:

    • Plan and direct activities of staff members. Provide leadership, coordination, coaching and authoritative technical and administrative guidance to team members and ensures that work activities are within the framework of approved policies and objectives
    • Instruct team members on the processes and procedures to be followed with emphasis on unusual and/or complex situations.
    • Monitor funds (GOE and Program) to ensure efficient use of funds allocated to the Office. Prepare and coordinate annual training plans, taking into account employee and agency goals.
    • Develop and implement internal business practices and processes that are aligned towards accomplishment of the Office of Safety’s goals and objectives.
    • Develop strategies, methodologies, performance standards and best practices at the national, state and local level to improve safety.
    • Develop regulations and rulemaking in order to implement legislative changes, including coordinating with various partners, reviewing and commenting on legislative rulemaking proposals and briefings to high-level executives and upper management personnel.
    • Provide technical and administrative leadership through consultation, guidance, and assistance to FHWA Headquarters and field offices, State and local highway agencies, and others to resolve issues and advance safety goals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is Required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479819900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.