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Program Manager (Division Administrator)

Company: US Department of Transportation
Location: Jackson
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

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 partners and customers at the State and local levels.



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Overview



* Accepting applications

* Open & closing dates



12/06/2021 to 12/05/2022





* Salary



$131,178 - $176,300 per year





* Pay scale & grade



GS 15





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* Remote job



No





* Telework eligible



Yes-as determined by the agency policy.





* Travel Required



Occasional travel - Occasional travel is required.





* Relocation expenses reimbursed



Yes-Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.





* Appointment type



Permanent





* Work schedule



Full-time - Full Time





* Service



Competitive





* Promotion potential



15





* Job family (Series)



0340 Program Management





* Supervisory status



Yes





* Security clearance



Other





* Drug test



No





* Position sensitivity and risk



Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk





* Trust determination process



Suitability/Fitness





* Announcement number



FHWA.DA-2022-0001





* Control number



625096900







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This job is open to



* Internal to an agency



Current federal employees of this agency.







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FHWA-wide employees with competitive status only.



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Duties



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 for this position is an experienced mid to late career Federal Highway Administration employee with Federal-Aid or Federal Lands Highway management and leadership experience.



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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.

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

* 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 15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:



* 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.



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:



* Program Management - Experience managing programs and processes regarding Federal-aid oversight initiatives, quality improvements related to State, local, and industry program administration, and managing GOE and travel. Managing and implementing current regulations, policy guidance, and legal decisions in accordance with Title 23 related to Federal-aid objectives within the State.

* Program Knowledge - Federal-aid Highway program, Strategic Plan, Unit Plan, and Program and Risk Assessment processes.

* Ability to Supervise and Lead - Leading, supervising, and developing a professional staff.

* Communication - Effectively communicating the Agency's mission orally and in written communications with others at all management levels. Building partnerships.



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.



Additional information



This announcement establishes an open continuous (12 month) Standing Register for Program Manager (Division Administrator) positions. This Register will be used to fill Division Administrator positions as they become vacant. Duty locations will vary. The difference in the salary at the GS-15 level is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/. Note: If you are hired under this announcement, you will not receive additional consideration under this announcement for other vacancies.



PLEASE NOTE: This is nota 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.



To compete with other competitive status government employees: 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. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review.



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.



All applicants: 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. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.



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* Benefits



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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.



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.



RESUME - All applicants must provide a resume created within USA Jobs Resume Builder, that shows relevant experience, education and support the required specialized experience. Formatted resumes can by uploaded later in the application process.



FEDERAL APPLICANTS: You must submit SF-50(s) that verify your highest competitive grade, full performance level, and eligibility as a federal applicant. DO NOT submit an award SF-50 as these often do not verify grade or eligibility. For consideration for a promotion, Box 4 of the SF-50 must show a date that is at least 52 weeks prior to the job announcement closing. We recommend submitting your last promotion SF-50, current SF-50 or within-grade increase SF-50. Pay adjustment raise SF-50s for the current year will not support the 52 weeks' time-in-grade requirements. https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/service/SF-50/



PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS/INCENTIVE AWARDS: If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and forwarded to the selecting official in consideration of your application. To receive credit, submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation dated within the last 18 months (i.e. performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).

Keywords: US Department of Transportation, Jackson , Program Manager (Division Administrator), Executive , Jackson, Mississippi

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