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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.

    FHWA is headquartered in Washington, DC with field offices in each State, Puerto Rico and DC. The FHWA supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal-aid highway program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, FHWA is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.

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    The Assistant Administrator (Executive Director) is the agency’s top ranking career executive providing leadership and direction over the administration and operation of the full range of FHWA responsibilities. The incumbent of this position provides Agency leadership and direction in developing and advancing DOT and FHWA performance-based programs and innovations to improve infrastructure, reduce fatalities on the Nation’s highways, and enhance transportation mobility while being good stewards of the environment. As the Assistant Administrator (Executive Director), you will:

    • Participate with the FHWA Administrator and Deputy Administrator in planning and establishing Agency programs, policies, strategic initiatives and objectives.
    • Direct the development of FHWA’s Strategic Implementation Plan to accomplish national surface transportation priorities established by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
    • Oversee the development and deployment of new and innovative materials, technologies, methods, tools, and programs to State DOTs, local agencies, and related industry groups in support of Agency initiatives to shorten transportation project delivery time.
    • Ensure the soundness of Agency human, financial, and information resources, and oversees its management and administration in a manner that instills public trust and accomplishes the Agency’s mission. Promote and support DOT and FHWA diversity initiatives.
    • Build and enhance coalitions with Federal agencies, State and local governments, and numerous transportation industry partners and stakeholders to address and resolve national transportation program issues.
    • Participate with the Administrator in Congressional hearings and in meetings with members of Congress and their staff to advance the surface transportation program.
    This is a Career Reserved position in the Senior Executive Service.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Frequent travel is 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.

    Senior Executive Service

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    0340 Program Management

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