This position is located within the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
The Associate Administrator for Safety is responsible for providing executive leadership and direction to a multidisciplinary professional staff of transportation safety experts in developing and implementing strategic national initiatives, programs, and policies to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the Nation’s 4 million miles of public roads. The incumbent also leads the development and deployment of new safety technologies, tools, and programs to State departments of transportation and over 38,000 local agencies. In addition, the incumbent has responsibility for building and enhancing coalitions with Federal agencies, State and local governments, and transportation industry partners to address and resolve transportation safety issues and leading Departmental efforts to achieve zero deaths on our Nation’s highways.
The Associate Administrator for Safety:
• Provides leadership and advocacy for improving highway safety within the FHWA and to State Departments of Transportation and local governments.
• Develops policies, procedures and guides for State and local safety programs affecting highway infrastructure. Interprets policies and standards involving: highway design, construction, maintenance and operational practices, including identification and analysis of crash locations, assessment of system-wide safety needs, and correction of deficiencies, and safety for all road users.
• Provides technical assistance and executive guidance to field offices and State and local governments and organizations. Makes recommendations on acceptability of proposed programs in terms of standards, techniques, and State and local conditions.
• Coordinates and cooperates with other FHWA and Departmental elements in the development of roadway safety standards and policies. Develops technical materials and guides for the implementation of standards. Provides nationwide integration of State and local highway safety programs with other Department elements. Maintains liaison with safety organizations in the private sector.
As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS(TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that will be presented to you within the online application. You must clearly demonstrate in your responses how your experience supports each of the TQs.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of and leadership experience with transportation safety programs and policies at the Federal, State, and local levels, with an emphasis on highway policies, the Federal-aid highway program, and engineering solutions.
2. Demonstrated leadership experience in partnering with State and local organizations and associations involved in highway safety.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the executive core qualifications that will be presented to you within the online application. You must clearly demonstrate in your responses how your experience supports each of the ECQs.
Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation.
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About Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.