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Program Manager (Deputy Division Administrator)

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

Job Description:

Summary



You 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.



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Overview



* Accepting applications

* Open & closing dates



11/03/2022 to 11/03/2023





* Salary



$111,521 - $168,506 per year





* Pay scale & grade



GS 14





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* Remote job



No





* Telework eligible



Yes-as determined by the agency policy.





* Travel Required



Occasional travel - Some travel is required for this position.





* Relocation expenses reimbursed



Yes-Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.





* Appointment type



Permanent





* Work schedule



Full-time - Full Time





* Service



Competitive





* Promotion potential



14





* Job family (Series)



0340 Program Management





* Supervisory status



Yes





* Security clearance



Other





* Drug test



No





* Position sensitivity and risk



Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk





* Trust determination process



Suitability/Fitness





* Announcement number



FHWA.DDA-2023-0001





* Control number



687222000







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* Internal to an agency



Current federal employees of this agency.







Clarification from the agency



FHWA-wide employees with competitive status only. This is not a Bargaining unit position.



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Duties



As the Program Manager (Deputy Division Administrator) you will:



* Participate 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. Manage process reviews to improve and enhance project and program decision-making. Recommends quality improvements in division office delivery systems for transportation projects.

* Provide 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.

* Direct a multi-disciplinary staff, through subordinate supervisors and team leaders, in providing responsible program and project delivery, technical assistance, and training in the administration of the Federal-aid highway program.

* Provide leadership and guidance to the State and local governments, focusing their attention on the most critical program and assisting in bringing about improvements needed to raise and sustain their programs at desirable levels and to ensure the effective utilization of program funds.

* Communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities to internal and external audiences. Builds cohesive coalitions and partnerships with State and local officials.

* Partner with the DA in developing and implementing Federal-aid oversight initiatives and stewardship functions through an annual risk assessment of the State's Federal-aid program. Revise plans based on changes in program direction and/or national goals. Create and utilize assessment tools to develop, coordinate, implement, and tract the Division's Annual Performance Plan.



The ideal candidate for this position will have broad program knowledge and diverse discipline experience relating to State, local, and industry transportation matters with leadership responsibility for a team or unit. The ideal candidate will also have several years of experience with Federal-aid or Federal Lands Highway program management.



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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.

* 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.

* 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 requirements.



To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13 and it must include:



* Experience performing program management principles and practices relating to Federal-aid surface transportation programs, such as providing technical assistance and guidance to state DOT's and local agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program and project delivery, determining eligibility and authorizing expenditure of federal-aid funds, and ensuring compliance with applicable Title 23 and 49 regulations.



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:



* Administration and Management - Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.

* Compliance - Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.

* Oral Communication (*) - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

* Developing Others - Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.



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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4



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PLEASE NOTE:



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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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



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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.



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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