Highway Safety Specialist (State Programs Specialist)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Job Status
Position Type/Sector
Government – Federal


This position is located within a Field Division Office of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.


As a Highway Safety Specialist (State Programs Specialist), you will:

  • Be responsible for oversight, promotion, and review of highly technical projects and programs (i.e., Commercial Driver’s License Program, Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program, Intelligent Transportation System/Commercial Vehicle Operations (ITS/CVO)Programs) of the agency.
  • Coordinate the CVSP amendments and reviews of reimbursement vouchers; conduct program monitoring and evaluation of each of the MCSAP program grants; and conduct a formal program review on the State’s MCSAP program at a minimum once each three-year period and process review as warranted.
  • Review and analyze MCSAP management reports, as well as self-generated specific Safetynet activity reports. Meet with the State MCSAP officials on a regular basis to discuss MCMIS, Safetynet and state’s quarterly reports, CVSP objectives and activities. Communicate daily with the States MCSAP officials (SP, DOT, DOT Inspectors) on information received from Headquarters as it relates to the program. Meet with officials to discuss State MCSAP objectives, initiatives and concerns.
  • Prepare the program review reports and monitor all activities related to the CDL program.
  • Provide expert advisory support and technical guidance to the Division for Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP); Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program; Performance and Registration Information System Management (PRISM); the New Entrant Program; Innovative Technology Deployment (ITD); and other duties as assigned.
  • Be responsible for planning, coordinating, and conducting a program review at least once every two-year period, ensuring corrective actions are taken on reported deficiencies.
  • Represent the FMSCA in interactions with persons outside the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, such as owners of major motor carriers and their employees, contractors, state and federal agency leaders and their key representatives to include the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, senior officials of the Highway Patrol, the Director of the state Department of Transportation and key senior officials involved in transportation safety.

The Ideal Candidate is a mission focused highway safety professional with knowledge of highway safety programs including road safety. Demonstrates the ability to relate to all types of personalities in challenging and, at times, contentious circumstances is essential to success. This is a good position for a person who wants to be challenged, who possesses leadership skills, and who wants to advance within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The safety professional should be able to provide training to State Partners and division Staff and provide extensive monitoring to the State and Federal Investigators.

How to Apply

Click here for more information and to apply. This job listing closes on May 26, 2023 or when NHTSA has received 200 applications, which may be sooner than the closing date.