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Program Manager (Deputy Division Administrator)

Department Of Transportation

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted April 1, 2021.

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates10/01/2020 to 09/30/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 14 Salary $107,807 to $161,939 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time
– Full Time Duties SummaryYou 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. ResponsibilitiesThe 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 RequiredOccasional travel
– Some travel is required for this position. Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 14 Requirements Conditions of EmploymentMust meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications sectionSubmit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing dateRequired 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.  QualificationsTo 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: applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.EducationAdditional informationPLEASE NOTE:This announcement establishes an open continuous (12 month) Register for Program Manager, Deputy Division Administrator (DDA), GS-0340-14, positions.  This Register will be used to fill GS-14 DDA positions as they become vacant.  Duty locations will vary.  The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location.  Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration.

For more information, please review the OPM Employee’s Guide to Career Transition.EEO STATEMENT:  The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination.

DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.

How You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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.To preview questions please click here.Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required No Position sensitivity and riskNoncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate RiskTrust determination processSuitability/FitnessThis 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.

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