Highway Safety Specialist (Denver, CO)

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Job Status
Position Type/Sector
Government – Federal


You will serve as a Highway Safety Specialist, also known as a Regional Program Manager. Primary duties include providing technical guidance to State and local partners to execute comprehensive highway safety programs and plans including data analysis and problem identification, planning and implementation, and program evaluation. Responsible for interpreting regulations, consulting on state use of funds, and performing oversight and monitoring activities involving Federal highway safety funds.


As a Highway Safety Specialist, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing technical assistance and advice to States, private and public sector organizations, and consumers regarding priority highway safety programs of the Agency.
  • Develop and manage traffic safety program activities, and provide technical assistance and training to States, communities, and advocacy groups in all facets of a comprehensive traffic safety prevention program, including the management of Federal grant funds and grant-funded activities.
  • Conduct necessary research and drafting documents related to the promotion of the NHTSA's traffic safety programs; prepare fact sheets, correspondence, brochures, announcements, speeches, and testimony describing or promoting traffic safety; and develop background material, analyses, and correspondence as requested, for the RA's/DRA's signature.
  • Use electronic program and financial management systems to review and approve grantees' financial documents, and provide technical assistance to the SHSO and other State financial personnel including: notification of funds availability, resolution of critical errors, calculation of matching requirements, reconciliation of program funds, assistance in the hands-on training of States' personnel on the use of NHTSA's financial system, and assist State personnel in year-end financial close-outs.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills, with preference to experience in grant, contract or project management, oversight, implementation and evaluation. The candidate must possess a strong understanding of problem identification, data analysis, evaluation and records, as they relate to public or highway safety. Program administration, project planning, management, and assessments experience are highly desirable.

How to Apply

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