Federal Transit Administration Transportation Program Specialist, GS - 2101 - 9/11(Open to All U.S. Citizens) HK in Chicago, Illinois

Federal Transit Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Chicago, IL
Work Schedule is Full Time - - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 11/29/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 12/8/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

About the Agency

This position is located in the Region V (Chicago) Office and may report to either the Director of the Office of Program Management and Oversight or of the Office of Planning and Program Development.

You will serve as a Transportation Program Specialist in the Region 5 Office of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The Regional Office is responsible for administering regional activities relating to the planning, development and management of projects as well as oversight and program management activities related to these projects. The transit programs of Region 5 are characterized by the highest degree of complexity and sensitivity due to the number of persons served, the type and number of ongoing projects, the involvement of large sums of money, the coordination of different transit needs, the involvement of multiple governmental jurisdictions and the level of particularly complex, novel and politically sensitive issues. Geographic areas of responsibilities include the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The ideal candidate has practical knowledge and experience developing and managing program areas and individual projects concerning public and multimodal transportation systems and services. The candidate must have demonstrated leadership in team environments, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to satisfactorily resolve challenging issues with competing priorities. They should have experience in documenting and tracking activities associated with safety programs, preparing briefing materials and presentations and conducting briefings for senior leaders.

PLEASE NOTE: A writing sample will be requested from applicants who are determined as qualified and referred to the selecting official.

Duties

As a Transportation Program Specialist, you will:

  • Assist in oversight of FTA-funded projects and provide project management advice and direction to Region V's program to assist in the implementation and completion of capital, operating and planning grants. Be responsible for the oversight aspects and project management aspect of FTA projects.
  • Assist in the review of grant applications for planning, capital and operating assistance. Be responsible for developing and recommending for approval grant amendments, letters of no prejudice, advance construction authority, and other financial assistance instruments pursuant to 49 USC 5307, 5309, and other grant sections, and appropriate provisions of Title 23 USC.
  • Prepare briefing papers, statistical and narrative reports on a broad range of decisions for use by the Regional Administrator and/or headquarters.
  • Assist others in the promotion of FTA initiatives, such as congestion management; inter modalism, access to jobs, increasing ridership, intelligent transportation systems, and bus rapid transit projects. Participates in outreach activities, training and monitoring the progress of grantees in these various initiatives.
  • Represent FTA in meetings and at Regional and Headquarters levels in the field with state and local officials, representatives of public and privately-owned carriers, and various public and private groups concerned with transit matters.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel required.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days
  • Announcement is also advertise to All U.S. Citizen: FTA.R5-2017-0010
Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-9:

On Education, you must have :

  • Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or
  • Master's or equivalent graduate degree or
  • LL.B. or J.D., if related On Experience, you must have at least* one full year* of specialized equal or equivalent experience. It must include:

  • Experience with word processing, spreadsheets and data base management.

  • Experience assisting with the grant administration and program oversight process. You can also qualify on a combination of higher level graduate education and matching experience. This experience and education must be fully documented in your resume. If using education to qualify, you must provide supporting graduate level transcripts.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-11:

On Education, you must have :

  • Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or
  • Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or
  • LL.M., if related On Experience, you must have at least* one full year* of specialized equal or equivalent experience. It must include:

  • Experience with the grant administration and program oversight process.

  • Experience using budgeting, accounting and financing principles. You can also qualify on a combination of higher level graduate education and matching experience. This experience and education must be fully documented in your resume. If using education to qualify, you must provide supporting graduate level transcripts.

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

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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • THIS POSITION INVOLVES TRAVEL. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

BENEFITS

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Other Information

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

Salary Range: $51,208.00 to $80,542.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2101-09/11

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Control Number: 457662300

Job Announcement Number: FTA.R5-2017-0011