Transportation Specialist

Federal Highway Administration | Harrisburg, PA

Posted Date 10/11/2019

The position is in the FHWA Office of Policy and Governmental Affairs, Office of International Programs (OIP), assigned to the Binational Relations Program Team (BRP). OIP leads agency efforts to provide access to international sources of information, best practices, and road-related technologies and innovations. The BRP facilitates exchanges on innovations by leveraging binational government-to-government partnerships, working with foreign and domestic colleagues on a variety of topics.

As a Transportation Specialist, you will:

  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate information and technology exchange activities to achieve USDOT/FHWA goals in accordance with guidance from OIP leadership.
  • Provide input to the Office Director and Leader of the BRP Team in defining and determining the role of the FHWA with regard to activities and cooperative programs with other countries.
  • Within the assigned program portfolio, the incumbent, under OIP leadership oversight, is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and managing national and international technology and information exchange programs, and promoting United States technology (standards, procedures, equipment, expertise, management practices) abroad.
  • Facilitate technical assistance to select other countries as authorized.
  • In executing these duties under OIP leadership oversight, the incumbent initiates and maintains liaisons with a broad range of Federal, state, and local transportation and industry officials in the U.S. and abroad, with the objective of promoting the FHWA's international transportation objectives.

The ideal candidate is a mid-level professional with substantial experience in planning, development, coordination, and management of international technical exchange programs. Multi-cultural awareness and the ability to use Arabic, French, Japanese, Korean, or Spanish in addition to English is a plus!

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

To qualify for the GS-13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:

  • Experience coordinating international technology exchange programs.
  • Experience coordinating programs pertaining to transportation.

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.

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Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date.

Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

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