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Program Manager (Deputy Division Administrator)

Company: US Department of Transportation
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

You will serve as the Deputy Division Administrator (DDA), a managerial position in the Division Office, with the primary responsibility and authority to support the Division Administrator in delivering the Federal-aid Highway Program in the State in accordance with all Federal laws and regulations. You will also serve as Acting Division Administrator in the absence or preoccupation of the Division Administrator, assuming all authority of that position.

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Responsibilities

The Program Manager, Deputy Division Administrator (DDA):

  • Participates with the Division Administrator (DA) in developing and implementing Federal-aid oversight initiatives and stewardship functions through an annual risk assessment of the State's Federal-aid program.
  • Manages process reviews to improve and enhance project and program decision-making.
  • Provides program expertise to State and local government officials and engineers to ensure effective program delivery in accordance with Title 23 and related applicable Federal laws.
  • Recommends and facilitates the implementation of innovative programs and processes to improve the delivery of the transportation program in the State.
  • Directly supervises a multi-disciplinary staff that may include engineers, community planners, realty officers and specialists, and financial and administrative staff. Manages the Division's training plan.
  • Communicates organizational strategies, goals, objectives and priorities to internal and external audiences. Builds cohesive coalitions and partnerships with State and local officials.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience relating to State, local, and industry transportation matters with responsibility for leadership in the development, coordination, and reporting of FHWA strategic plans and the Division Stewardship Plan. The ideal candidate will also have experience with Federal-aid or Federal Lands Highway management.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

14

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0340 Program Management

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications section
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.

Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:

  • Experience performing program management principles and practices relating to Federal-aid surface transportation programs.
  • Experience providing program oversight and conducting process reviews and strategic planning, specifically, experience working with the Strategic Plan, Strategic Implementation Plan, Unit Plan, and program and risk assessment process.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Experience managing decision making processes regarding Federal-aid oversight initiatives, quality improvements related to State, local, and industry program administration, and managing GOE and travel.

  2. Experience implementing current regulations, policy guidance, and legal decisions in accordance with Title 23 related to Federal-aid objectives within the State.

  3. Leading, supervising, and developing a professional staff.

  4. Communicating effectively the agency's mission orally and in written communications with others at all management levels. Building partnerships.

  5. Experience working with Strategic Plan, Strategic Implementation Plan, Unit Plan, and Program and Risk Assessment processes.

For all types of consideration, experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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Keywords: US Department of Transportation, Jefferson City , Program Manager (Deputy Division Administrator), Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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