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    You will serve as a Highway Safety Specialist (EMS Specialist) in the Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), Research and Program Development (RPD)and report to the Office Director. The Office has national responsibility for developing, promoting, implementing, and evaluating new programs, providing technical assistance, guidance and support, and coordinating program activities relative to comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system development, comprehensive national 911 program development, the National EMS Information System(NEMSIS), statewide EMS systems, EMS evidence-based treatment and system guidelines, EMS research, and national EMS education standards. The Office is also responsible for administration and support of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) and for the statutorily created National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC).

    IDEAL CANDIDATE: NHTSA is looking for an experienced Highway Safety Specialist to conceptualize, develop, manage, and oversee projects of national significance to improve emergency medical services and emergency health care including those that implement projects that demonstrate successful strategies for enhancing 911, the collection and strategic analysis of emergency medical services and 911 data which result in improved EMS, 911, highway safety and pre-hospital health care systems throughout the nation. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the use of date for policy making and influencing public opinion. The must also have knowledge in current EMS clinical and systems literature and 911 systemic operations.

    PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.

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    As a Highway Safety Specialist, you will:

    • Work with the technical complexities and the policy issues of comprehensive emergency medical services (EMS) systems, 911 systems, highway safety, trauma systems, at the local, State and Federal level.
    • Develop, manage and evaluate complex local, State or national emergency medical services, 911 systems, highway safety programs and projects involving intricate relationships among diverse Federal agencies and non-Federal partners.
    • Demonstrate verbal, written, negotiating and persuasion skills in working with officials at all governmental levels and with private industry and special interest groups related to emergency medical services, 911 and highway safety issues.
    • Work on a team (i.e., improvement, issue, program, or interagency team), work under pressure and respond in a tight time frame.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

    Current/former eligible employees and VEOA eligible veterans are encouraged to also apply to: NHTSA.NPD-2017-0024

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    2125 Highway Safety

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495464000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.