Under the supervision of the Regional Administrator (RA), the Lead Highway Safety Specialist will lead a team of Regional Program Managers (RPMs) responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of data driven highway safety countermeasure programs in the region, to advance safe, equitable, accessible roadway transportation.
As a Lead Highway safety Specialist, you will:
- Lead a team of Safety Regional Program Managers (RPMs) responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of data driven highway safety countermeasure programs in the region, to advance safe, equitable, accessible roadway transportation.
- Lead the Safety Program RPMs in delivering technical assistance to SHSOs in identifying and gathering metrics regarding effectiveness of outreach and education to identified underserved communities.
- Responsible for expanding technical knowledge in the traffic safety profession, provide consultation and guidance to colleagues, role model effective professional traffic safety practices/skills, teach or provide orientation to less experienced RPMs, develop innovations in traffic safety interventions, and provide technical grant program direction.
- Advise the Regional Administrator (RA) about delivery of data-driven highway safety programs, State performance management, equity and inclusivity, strategic planning, partnership development, and outreach/engagement of Individuals disproportionately impacted by motor vehicle crashes.
- Lead the Safety Program RPMs in the delivery of presentations and other external communications to various audiences interested in federal highway safety grant programs and the behavioral traffic safety programs.
- Lead the Safety Programs RPMs in proactively searching and identifying effective best practices in highway safety, sharing with appropriate partners, and making key connections with other public health data sets (e.g., health outcomes, substance abuse, economic indicators, race, and ethnic data).
The ideal candidate should have experience in providing technical assistance to States and jurisdictions on how to develop and deliver data driven traffic safety programs that are based on proven countermeasures or innovative approaches to addressing motor vehicle related fatalities and injuries. The candidate should have experience in coaching, mentoring and developing people, strategic planning and program management, demonstrated training and facilitation skills and strong organization skills to manage multiple work assignments with tight timelines.
REMOTE WORK: This position may be eligible for Remote Work in the states of DE, DC, MD, KY, NC, VA, WV only. Remote work means the residence is the full-time official duty location. The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2023/general-schedule/. If selected for a remote work position, you must have access to high speed internet and cell phone service meeting current Agency standards from the approved work location within the Contiguous United States and sign a remote work agreement.
How to Apply
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