Supervisory Transportation Specialist

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

Note: There are multiple vacancies for this position.


The incumbent serves as the Chief, Consumer Programs and an expert in the formulation of policy in the planning, development and issuance of regulations and consumer information under the Motor Vehicle Information & Cost Savings Act, as well as the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The Division plans and integrates programs for tire quality grading standards; oversees tire fuel efficiency programs, relative collision insurance costs & labeling of the domestic parts content.


  • Direct the efforts of a multidisciplinary staff and serves as the principal advisor and consultant to the Director, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Program' s for all activities related to the functional responsibilities of the Consumer Program's Division.
  • Plan, initiative and direct comprehensive, long range programs to reduce the economic loss resulting from damage to passenger vehicles involved in collisions of the US motor vehicle fleet.
  • Identify and provide specifications for the necessary research, development, test and demonstration projects to meet the needs and objectives of the Division, the Office and the agency in the development of standards and regulations. Responsible for determining the technical, budgetary, and scheduling parameters associated with program areas under the incumbent's cognizance, and makes available to responsible administration offices necessary engineering, marketing and other technical requirements for the expeditious processing of resulting contracts.
  • Provide direction to agency professional engineers, program analysis, economists and operations research specialties.
  • Establish Division goals and objectives complementing those of the Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs, the Associate Administrator for Rulemaking and the agency, and sets guidelines and standards for accomplishing those objectives.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has demonstrated knowledge and expertise involving vehicle safety, technical standards for motor vehicle equipment such as tires and brakes, federal-state affairs and possesses sound supervisor judgment. The ideal candidate has strong analytical, planning and communication skills. The ideal candidate should have strong public speaking experience and can manage and supervise projects and work cooperatively with staff and numerous stakeholders to improve vehicle safety and promote Departmental positions with the general public and draft regulatory actions.

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