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Lead Transportation Specialist

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Department Of Transportation Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

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You will serve as the Project Delivery Team Leader in the Federal Highway Administrator's District of Columbia Division. You will supervise a team comprised of engineers, a realty officer, and an environmental specialist and actively participates on the Division Leadership Team. You are responsible for implementing the Federal-aid highway program through all phases of project activity including programming, environment, design, construction, and maintenance within the District of Columbia.

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The Lead Transportation Specialist:

  • Represents the Division Office and FHWA in meetings, telephone contacts, public hearings, field reviews, and visits with State DOT officials and other Federal, State, and local agencies regarding assigned program areas and in assisting in the implementation of leadership initiatives. Communicates and applies Federal laws, regulations, and FHWA policies applicable to Federal aid projects within the State DOT project development process.

  • Serves as functional manager for contract administration relating to the implementation of federal-aid highway projects.

  • Leads and/or participates in assessments of State programs for effectiveness and compliance. Provides to partners recommendations for performance and operational improvements and guidance on corrective actions.

  • Provides direction and advice for team member activities including programming, environmental, engineering, technical expertise in such areas as traffic analysis and operations, highway design, construction specifications and good maintenance practices.

  • Ensures that the Agency's strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team's strategies, goals, objectives, work plans, work products and services.

  • Participates in and contribute to Division program management activity including of Division office policy, development of stewardship and oversight plans, conducting risk assessments, development of strategic operations and business plans, promotion of the implementation of a performance-based planning and programming process to partner agencies, and identification and tracking of performance measures and the associated reporting processes.

This position is ideal for the technically qualified candidate seeking leadership experience related to administering Federally funded highway programs or coordinating highway projects as it relates to construction, contract administration or project management; and experience conveying ideas and concepts in meetings and discussions, and in writing.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    2101 Transportation Specialist

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date

  • Announcement also advertised Merit Promotion: FHWA.FO-2018-0303.


  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, which includes:

  • Experience related to transportation project management; planning, scheduling, and coordinating highway or transportation project activities; construction, design or contract administration for highway or transportation projects in accordance with regulations, standards, principles and methods; AND
  • Experience in consultation with others, developing viable alternatives and helping to resolve complex technical transportation issues or conflicts that arise with processes or outcomes.

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.

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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

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


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Lead Transportation Specialist

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