Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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Job Description

The Associate Administrator for the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) plans, directs and manages NCSA to identify, investigate, collect and disseminate analytical information relating to crashes, drivers and passengers, vehicles and environmental factors pertinent to the development, implementation and evaluation of traffic and motor vehicle safety programs and standards.


  • Manages and continuously improves the acquisition, analysis, and publication of vehicle crash data for use by the public, and other stakeholders within the vehicle industry and traffic safety community.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of a 70-person team with diverse professional experience in statistics, economics, law enforcement and crash investigations.  Develops core competencies within that team related to modern data acquisition and data analytics to support NHTSA programs, including recruiting and training. Determines organizational, human resources and budgetary parameters necessary to support the office.   
  • Anticipates, recognizes, and provides data and analytic needs related to vehicle and behavioral safety, automation, and regulatory actions.    
  • Oversees the development and delivery of programs related to the scientific investigation of highway crashes and injuries, and the identification and acquisition of information related to those programs ; the mathematical and statistical analysis of crash-related information; the information systems necessary for the automated and manual control and manipulation of data pertinent to crashes, management and operation of the National Driver Register, coordination and conduct of State traffic records assessments, and coordination of traffic records requirements within the Agency and with other Federal and State agencies and private sector organizations.
  • Conceives scientific research methods and approaches responsive to the Agency's program needs. Reviews and evaluates the progress and efficacy of NCSA functions in relation to NHTSA program needs.
  • Offers consultative services to senior Agency officials, the Department, the States and other public and private agencies relative to the myriad factors associated with crashes, injuries, and traffic records. Responsible for the development and dissemination of technical and scientific information for practical, theoretical and analytical application to traffic and motor vehicle safety standards and programs.
  • Works closely with senior Agency officials in the identification and interpretation of factual and theoretical data pertinent to causative factors and the resolution of major questions relative to roadway crashes and injuries. Develops, supports, administers, and coordinates implementation of a coherent, integrated program related to traffic records and the National Driver Register. Exercises resourcefulness, ingenuity and originality in the research and utilization of crash-related data, and by means of personal activity and contractual efforts, ensures that the products of the office reflect the best technological and scientific endeavor available and are designed to advance the state-of-the-art in motor vehicle and traffic safety.

This is a General position in the Senior Executive Service.



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Provide all required documents by closing date.
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance.


  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
  • DRUG TEST: This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test and random drug testing during employment.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the ability to obtain and retain a Secret clearance.


As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must clearly articulate and describe within your resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. The experience must have been sufficiently responsible to show clearly your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualifications and Managerial Executive Core Qualifications listed below.

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below is the description of the technical qualification that must be clearly evident in your resume.

  1. Ability to manage and continuously improve, the acquisition, analysis, and publication of vehicle crash data for use by the public and other stakeholders within the vehicle and traffic safety industry.
  2. Ability to develop core competencies related to modern data acquisition and data analytics, and acquiring the necessary resources to provide data analysis support programs.  This includes recruiting and training a team of over 70 people with diverse backgrounds in statistics, economics, law enforcement and crash investigations.
  3. Ability to anticipate, recognize, and provide for, the data and analytic needs related to vehicle safety, traffic safety, and automation.
  4. Ability to identify and clearly communicate timely, relevant policy data analysis insights to a broad audience including non-technical and international stakeholders.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly evident in your resume.

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.


$126,148 to $189,600 per year


Washington, D.C.

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