Program Manager (Division Administrator)

Department Of Transportation Topeka , KS 66604

Posted 7 days ago

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

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.

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As the Program Manager (Division Administrator) 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.

The Ideal Candidate is an experienced mid to late career Federal Highway Administration employee with Federal-Aid or Federal Lands Highway management and leadership experience.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    0340 Program Management

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must meet specialized experience as described in Qualifications section.

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

  • Provide all required documents by closing date.


  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • 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.


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

To qualify for the GS-15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

  • Experience developing and applying program management principles and practices relating to Federal-aid surface transportation programs (transportation planning, design, construction, safety, environment, finance, etc.).

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic and performance plans.

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.

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


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Program Manager (Division Administrator)

Department Of Transportation