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    The Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and Program Delivery:

    • Provides executive direction and leadership to the Regional Administrators and team in ten regional offices across the USA, and provides coordination and liaison services between headquarters and field activities. The duties are high level, complex, sensitive, and require an in-depth knowledge of NHTSA's programs.
    • Develops and maintains counterpart points-of-contact in the Department, other Federal and non-Federal entities, State Governors' offices, Territories, Indian Nations, and the highway safety community.
    • Serves as the NHTSA's lead grant administration and field safety program executive whose goal is to create highway safety programs that will reduce roadway crashes and fatalities. In this role, the incumbent provides advice and consultation to the Office of the Administrator and other senior officials on State and field level highway safety activities.
    • Administers Federal grant programs and has responsibility to manage NHTSA's relationships and coordinate with the States and local communities as they develop comprehensive safety programs.
    • Directs the immediate NHTSA headquarters Office of Grants Management and Operations, and ten regional Offices across the USA, and provides guidance to regional activities in their contacts with states and local communities to accomplish NHTSA’s mission and statutory requirements.
    • Directs the development, review, implementation and coordination of regional safety program, policies and procedures.
    • Is responsible for reviewing and approving or disapproving State Highway Safety Plans. Participates fully in NHTSA’s policy discussions and implementing safety programs. determinations and safety program formulation.
    • Works closely with the NHTSA Chief Information Officer to manager one of NHTSA’s major information systems. Works closely with the NHTSA Chief Financial Officer and NHTSA Assistant Chief Counsel to administer NHTSA’s grant funds to States and Territories.
    • Directs Regional Operations and Program Delivery activities, provides management and operational direction to the Regional Administrators, and evaluates regional office performance of the agency mission.
    • Improves regional office operations, as appropriate, and decides significant matters related to regional operations such as organizational changes, delegation of authority and responsibility, establishment of plans, key personnel appointments, and resource allocation. Schedules, plans the agenda for, and moderates Regional Administrator meetings to assure the best use of time related to program needs.
    • Deals with matters of special political or public interest or sensitivity within the context of NHTSA/state and community relations, and elevates concerns as needed.
    • Serves as the senior official conveying the status of NHTSA safety grant and field programs to other Agency Federal Agencies. Serves as an interpreter of the Administrator's highway safety guidance for the NHTSA regions for effective implementation in the States and local communities.
    • Coordinates and guides regional operations in accordance with the NHTSA's policies and priorities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel will be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

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

    Please Note Interim Review Dates: November 17, 2017 and November 27, 2017

    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/483496400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.