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    You will serve as an engineer in Rulemaking’s Office of Crashworthiness Standards, which is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining motor vehicle crashworthiness safety standards, policy and decisions for motor vehicles used on the Nation’s highways.

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    At the full performance level, the General Engineer:

    This position is located within the Special Vehicles and Systems Division:

    Special Vehicles & Systems Division: This division’s area of responsibility includes fuel system integrity, fuel container integrity, flammability of materials, electric and other alternative fuel vehicles, child restraint systems, school buses, motor coaches, motorcycle helmets, pedestrian protection, roof and door component strength, and truck underride guards.  Candidates with education and/or experience working with safety standards and engineering analysis and principles would be particularly suitable to work in this division. 

    • Assignments involve technical engineering programs concerning the analysis of vehicle safety issues, performance evaluation, and the promulgation or upgrade of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), regulations and/or guidelines dealing with electric and alternative fuel (natural gas, propane, hydrogen).
    • Requires a mastery of engineering concepts, principles and practices of physics and engineering, to investigate and provide consultative service in assigned area of the Division's rulemaking responsibilities. Knowledge is used to research and develop procedures, develop test requirements, and evaluate motor vehicle crashworthiness systems performance.
    • Develops detailed descriptions of proposed solutions to safety problems, documents evidence of feasibility, and evaluates possible effectiveness.
    • Initiates, develops, and manages technical engineering programs concerning the analysis of vehicle safety issues, motor vehicle safety performance improvements, and the promulgation of any resulting FMVSS, regulations and/or guidelines dealing with crashworthiness characteristics of motor vehicles.
    • Develops information, arguments and recommendations in logical sequence, and present them in oral, written or graphical forms, in a concise, easily understandable manner, so that the expression is clear and convincing.

    The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has demonstrated knowledge and expertise involving vehicle safety, electric drive and alternative fuel vehicle systems, and possesses sound engineering judgement. The ideal candidate has strong analytical, writing and communication skills. The ideal candidate can manage projects and work cooperatively with stakeholders to improve vehicle safety.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Some travel is required for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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