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Transportation Specialist

The Federal Highway Administration is hiring Transportation Specialists (GS-2101-15 - $143,736 to $191,900 annually) in multiple locations throughout the United States. To apply, visit (open to U.S. Citizens). This job announcement closes on 11/22/2024.


FHWA provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation's highways, bridges, and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies to improve safety, mobility, and to encourage innovation.


The selectee is responsible for developing and implementing transportation policies and programs, and providing technical guidance on regulations, policies, strategic planning, and coordination of programs and affiliated initiatives and activities. 


As a Transportation Specialist, you will:

  • Provide advice on program and policy issues that involve all areas under the responsibility of program office. Advise senior management on actions which may be taken to improve internal and external program operations as indicated by changes in legislation, regulation, and policy.
  • Exercise significant responsibility over program activities to include performance planning, strategic planning and program planning and development. Ensures objectives are fulfilled and completed plans are consistent with the Agency’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Analyze and provide expert advice to staff on existing and proposed transportation and related legislation and regulations that may the program office, including participation in work groups such as the policy review teams.
  • Lead and direct an organized and systematic approach for communicating business goals and objectives to all employees and for monitoring progress towards long and short-range goals and objectives.
  • Conduct analyses on legislative or management issues and provide recommendations to senior management on the most effective course of action.
  • Advise internal and external partners, as well as top leadership on issues of developing, communicating, and enhancing the program office. Conduct special project and initiatives to support the mission of the program office.

The ideal candidate is a mid to senior level professional who functions independently and demonstrates leadership in team environments and/or managing people.

Additionally, the ideal candidate also has strong analytical, strategic planning, and communication skills.

Experience in analyzing and providing recommendations for improvement of transportation policy and an ability to meet organizational goals is desirable.