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The Division Administrator serves as senior manager and principal representative of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the State level and is responsible for overseeing Federal-aid program delivery and providing direction to FHWA's partners and customers at the State and local levels. As a key member of the Agency's management team, the Division Administrator advances the Department of Transportation's (DOT) and the FHWA's transportation priorities in the State, and has authority for virtually all field-level programs, funding, and personnel decisions. Directs a multi-disciplinary professional staff, through subordinate supervisors, who provide program stewardship/oversight and technical and program assistance to FHWA's external customers.
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced mid to late career Federal Highway Administration employee with Federal-Aid or Federal Lands Highway Program management experience.
This announcement establishes an open continuous (6 month) Standing Register for Program Manager (Division Administrator) positions. This Register will be used to fill Division Administrator positions as they become vacant. Duty locations will vary. The difference in the salary at the GS-15 level is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/.
As the Program Manager (DA) you will:
Serve as the principal representative of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with the State Highway Department and will be responsible for administering the total Federal-aid Highway Program in the State. Provide leadership and guidance to State and local officials in the identification of surface transportation needs and related priorities in carrying out national transportation program goals. Establish Division Office objectives, priorities, and timetables. Commit Federal funds expended while maintaining compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. Direct Federal-aid oversight initiatives and stewardship functions relying on annual risk assessments of the State’s Federal-aid program and enforcement of fiscal accountability and current financial management policies and practices.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements. LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following: GRADE 15
Experience applying program management principles and practices relating to Federal-Aid surface transportation programs (transportation planning, design, construction, safety, environment, finance, etc.) Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed). GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: You must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment. If unable to obtain and/or retain a card, you may be subject to removal. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded. TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade requirements contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating. Please ensure that your resume and application provide enough detail to support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions. Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. Your answers to the Vacancy Specific questions, your self-determined rating, resume and supporting documentation are reviewed. If your resume and supporting documents do not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified. To preview questions please click here.
Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.
Displaced employees may be eligible for CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.
HOW TO APPLY:
You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement. Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire. You may review your saved application(s) at https://my.usajobs.gov. If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (202)366-1298.
The following documents must be provided by the closing date: RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience. COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE. SF-50 - Which verifies grade, full performance level of position, and eligibility for consideration as a status applicant. DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85). Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Automated Staffing Office Phone: 202-366-1298 Fax: 571-258-4052 Email: TRANSJOBS@dot.gov Agency Information:DOT, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATIONSubmit Application and Documents Online1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50Washington, DC20590US Fax: 571-258-4052
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
You may check your application status by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.
Additional Duty Location Info
Many vacancies in the following locations:Montgomery, AL, USJuneau, AK, USPhoenix, AZ, USLittle Rock, AR, USDenver, CO, USGlastonbury, CT, USDover, DE, USWashington, DC, USAtlanta, GA, USHonolulu, HI, USBoise, ID, USSpringfield, IL, USIndianapolis, IN, USAmes, IA, USTopeka, KS, USFrankfort, KY, USBaton Rouge, LA, USAugusta, ME, USBaltimore, MD, USCambridge, MA, USLansing, MI, USSaint Paul, MN, USJackson, MS, USJefferson City, MO, USHelena, MT, USLincoln, NE, USCarson City, NV, USConcord, NH, USTrenton, NJ, USSanta Fe, NM, USRaleigh, NC, USBismarck, ND, USColumbus, OH, USOklahoma City, OK, USSalem, OR, USHarrisburg, PA, USProvidence, RI, USColumbia, SC, USPierre, SD, USNashville, TN, USSalt Lake City, UT, USMontpelier, VT, USRichmond, VA, USOlympia, WA, USCharleston, WV, USMadison, WI, USCheyenne, WY, US
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