The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking to fill the position of Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development. The incumbent is responsible for the development of traffic injury prevention programs designed to improve safety and reduce motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries. This includes overseeing applied research, program conception and design, demonstration, evaluation, and technical assistance, and providing national leadership to guide organizations, states and local communities as they develop and implement traffic safety programs.
NHTSA is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of the American traveling public through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership.
The Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development is responsible for the development of behavioral safety programs of the Administration including applied research, program conception and design, demonstration, evaluation, technical assistance and national leadership to guide organizations, states and local communities as they plan, develop, implement, and evaluate traffic safety programs to reduce traffic crashes and their resulting deaths, injuries and property damage/economic costs.
- Leads a team of more than 60 people with diverse professional experience in highway safety, behavioral and public health sciences, research, public safety and law enforcement. Determines organizational, human resources and budgetary parameters necessary to support the office.
- Plans and directs the development and dissemination of research and of transportation safety programs related to functions such as impaired driving; occupant protection; traffic law enforcement; pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle safety; emergency medical services; behavioral research, as well as other special programs that may be assigned.
- Partners with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including researchers and academics, emergency response professionals, safety advocates, international, federal, state and local officials to develop and implement transportation safety programs, and leads collaborative planning activities with public and private sector stakeholders.
- Oversees a program that monitors and evaluates activities of the NHTSA regional offices, in collaboration with the offices for Regional Operations and Program Delivery and Communications and Consumer Information, to ensure that the agency is optimizing its effectiveness in supporting states and local communities in planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive transportation injury prevention and control programs.
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.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 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.
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 qualifications that must be clearly evident in your resume.
1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in leading a highly qualified team in developing and disseminating behavioral and public safety programs.
2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders such as researchers and academics, emergency response professionals, safety advocates, international, federal, state and local officials to identify and analyze safety problems, develop strategic evidence-based countermeasures and implement safety programs to reduce crashes, deaths and injuries.
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in leading a research program that anticipates factors affecting safety programs and policies and provide critical information to advance safety program implementation.
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.