Regional Administrator, Region 3 (Program Manager)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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Job Description

Under the direction of the Associate Administrator for Regional Operations and Program Delivery (ROPD), the Regional Administrator provides leadership and direction to the regional team in support of states and territories as they use Federal grant funds and plan and execute State highway safety programs within the Region. You will serve as the principal spokesperson to diverse constituencies within the Region to advance the agency’s safety mission.


The Program Manager:

  • Leads the staff and manages resources of the Regional Office. Develops and manages the Regional budget to include staffing, travel, training and administrative expenses.
  • Provides leadership and guidance in Program execution, implementation, promotion and evaluation of State and regional highway safety plans and programs and the subsequent distribution of federal grant funds. Has responsibility for the final approval or disapproval of the States' Highway Safety Program (HSP). 
  • Insures the proper application of appropriate management techniques in the planning, development, implementation, management and evaluation of the National State and Community Highway Safety Program (Section 402) in each of the States in the Region.
  • Maintains overall management and direction for the Regional activities relating to the safety aspects of the total highway transportation system in the Region, including (1) human elements, (2) vehicle elements, and (3) roadway elements.
  • Establishes and maintains key relationships with critical stakeholders in State and local leadership positions including law enforcement, governor’s highway representatives, etc.
  • Responds to public informational requests regarding Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations, including but not limited to critical motor vehicle recall campaign inquiries and vehicle defect information disclosures.
  • Serves as the principal spokesperson to diverse constituencies within the Region to advance the agency’s safety mission.

The ideal candidate should have a experience and understanding of supervising staff and providing leadership to multi-disciplinary staff; develops, justifies and oversees fiscal year budgets; encourages and facilitates staff development; sets and revises work assignments in alignment with agency priorities; and utilizes a team approach to get major projects finished within tight deadlines.  The ideal candidate should have experience serving as a liaison with State and local officials to advance key initiatives, priorities and common goals. The ideal candidate should have experience with transportation or traffic safety programs, to include program development, analysis and evaluation. 


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

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 leading a staff for an organization responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a federally mandated program.
  • Experience as a liaison with State, local, and private-sector stakeholders, coordinating diverse constituencies to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Experience with examining, administering, or overseeing transportation and/or traffic safety programs, to include program development, analysis and evaluation.

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.


$134,789 to $164,200 per year


Baltimore, MD

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