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Transportation Specialist (Grant Program Manager)

Company: US Department of Transportation
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary



The position serves as a Transportation Specialist (Grant Program Manager) in the FHWA Office of Operations or other FHWA Offices. Selectees will work on the implementation of a discretionary grant program of projects; provide expertise and leadership in the recommendation of grant awards and the administration of the assigned program; and as applicable to certain grant programs, serve as the FHWA Program Modal Coordinator and a Point of Contact in the FHWA-assigned grant program.



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Overview



* Accepting applications

* Open & closing dates



04/14/2022 to 04/13/2023





* Salary



$94,373 - $168,506 per year





* Pay scale & grade



GS 13 - 14





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* Telework eligible



Yes-as determined by the agency policy.





* Travel Required



Occasional travel - Some travel will be required.





* Relocation expenses reimbursed



Yes-Relocation assistance is eligible for applicants who choose to relocate to Washington, DC, even if they currently live in an ADL location.





* Appointment type



Permanent





* Work schedule



Full-time - Full Time





* Service



Competitive





* Promotion potential



14





* Job family (Series)



2101 Transportation Specialist





* Supervisory status



No





* Security clearance



Other





* Drug test



No





* Position sensitivity and risk



Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk





* Trust determination process



Suitability/Fitness





* Announcement number



FHWA.HOP-2022-0007





* Control number



648590000







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This job is open to



* Internal to an agency



Current federal employees of this agency.







Clarification from the agency



FHWA-wide employees with competitive status only. This announcement is being advertised under the FHWA's Alternative Duty Location (ADL) Program and can be filled in any one of the approved ADL locations listed on this announcement or remote work..



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Duties



As a Transportation Specialist (Grant Program Manager), you will:



* Serve as the assigned grant Program Modal Coordinator and a Point of Contact in an FHWA-assigned grant program for the Office of the Secretary (as applicable to certain grant programs).

* Engage with FHWA Headquarters units and Division Offices in States with discretionary grant projects, and with senior leadership and key staff. Oversee a variety of projects. Represent agency views and interests on assigned grant program issues at various levels within and outside of the organization.

* Be responsible for reporting requirements for all phases of FHWA-assigned grant projects.

* Interpret discretionary grant program transportation policies and procedures.

* Analyze proposed regulations or legislation affecting assigned grant program; make recommendations on the agency's position on the proposals and assess possible impacts on the delivery of FHWA's grant program; develop plans, policies, guidance, and procedures related to FHWA's administration of the assigned grant program. Implement the program and work with public and private stakeholders - as appropriate to the role -- to identify program improvement needs and methods for meeting those needs.



The ideal candidate is a mid-career or senior professional with extensive experience in delivering or overseeing transportation programs or projects in accordance with Title 23 requirements, in program management, in the Federal Aid transportation program and in grants administration; possesses strong oral and written communication skills; and has the ability to oversee a variety of projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate will contribute to fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.



This announcement establishes an open continuous (12 month) Standing Register for Transportation Specialist (Grant Program Manager) positions. This Register will be used to fill Program Manager positions as they become vacant.



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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.

* REMOTE WORK: If selected for a remote work position, must have access to high speed internet and cell phone service meeting current Agency standards from the approved work location within the Contiguous United States and sign a remote work agreement.

* PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT: Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.

* 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 in the competitive or excepted service in the executive branch to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.



Qualifications



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



To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:



* Experience reviewing and analyzing transportation project plans for compliance with legal requirements, environmental impacts, Federal-aid requirements, and/or Federal funding standards.

* Experience researching, interpreting, or applying Federal transportation funding/aid laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures for transportation projects.

* Experience interpreting and implementing transportation policies, programs, and procedures for internal organizational entities, other federal agencies, and/or affected stakeholders.



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 reviewing and making recommendations in the selection process for awarding grants.

* Experience resolving federal grant implementation issues OR administering grant programs and project facilitation in a State or local agency.

* Experience developing, interpreting, and implementing grant program policies and procedures for internal organizational entities, other federal agencies, and/or affected stakeholders.



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:



* Technical Knowledge

* COR and Project Management

* Communication Skills (Interpersonal/Written/Presentation)



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.



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



Additional information



If you are interested in a position located in Washington, DC, please apply to this vacancy: FHWA.HOP-2022-0012.



Salary will be adjusted in accordance with the locality pay for the specific area. Additional specifics regarding the ADL Program are located on Staffnet under January 2019 Alternate Duty Location Program Guide found at http://intra.fhwa.dot.gov/had/adl/index.htm. Please visit the "Alternative Duty Location (ADL) Program Guide" via the FHWA Staffnet for details concerning the program.



PLEASE NOTE: This is not a Bargaining unit position.



COVID VACCINATION: If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.



This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.



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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.



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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.







How You Will Be Evaluated



You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.



DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.



If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position.



Eligible Federal employees also seeking consideration for noncompetitive reassignment for this position, must indicate interest in the assessment. In eligibility question 14: select Yes/Other/Former Incumbency of a Position brought into the Competitive Service. Noncompetitive federal candidates must have competitive status on a SF-50, meet minimum qualifications, have served at the same grade or higher, and held or exceeded the promotion potential of this position.



Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.



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* Benefits



Help



A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.



Review our benefits



Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.





* Required Documents



As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.



ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. Formatted resumes can be uploaded when you arrive at the DOT application system. For assistance with the resume builder, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/

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