$120,749.00 to $174,300.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Permanent - Career
1 vacancy - East Liberty, OH View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. citizens.
Please Note: We will perform interim reviews of all applications received by midnight on October 9, 2014 and October 30, 2014.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
About the Agency
Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our Nation's economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings. The U.S. Department of Transportation: Careers in Motion.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an exciting and progressive organization. We are seeking individuals who are committed to superior service and who can help us continue our work to reduce highway injuries and fatalities. Excellent benefits including 401k and family friendly leave policies. Visit our website at www.nhtsa.dot.gov
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
- Provide all required documents by closing date
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The Director, Vehicle Research and Test Center
Under the general supervision of the Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety Research, serves as the Director, Vehicle Research and Test Center, with responsibility for directing the formulation and conduct of research, development, testing, and evaluation necessary to 1) establish a sound information base for developing safety standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, 2) develop test technologies, procedures and equipment in support of motor vehicle safety research, standards enforcement, defect investigations and vehicle ratings, and 3) support investigations of possible noncompliance with safety standards and investigations of possible safety defects. Further, is responsible for directing other motor vehicle related research, development, testing, evaluation and demonstration for other activities of the Federal Government.
Provides executive leadership in programs, the characteristics of which are subject to change in scope, complexity, and importance commensurate with the growth and development of programs throughout the Administration, many of which are subject to Congressional surveillance, widespread public interest and have substantial national and international impact. Program progress is affected in many ways by changing automotive technologies, resource availability, priority shifts, and unexpected events requiring immediate attention.
Areas of activity include the following:
• Leads the analytical reviews of research, development and test findings and oversees their development into scientifically supported recommendations needed for operational and senior management decisions of major importance in the administration of programs throughout the Administration.
• Maintains liaison with professional organizations and safety groups in the scientific and academic communities to keep abreast of emerging technological changes and current state-of-the-art.
• Conducts high-level staff meetings and makes significant technical contributions for use in Administration planning, policy formulation, and rulemaking and enforcement activities.
• Directs a highly technical staff into productive channels, reviews and evaluates program progress and accomplishments in terms of objectives and assigned functional responsibilities, and initiates appropriate measures to insure the integrity of the Office programs.
• Leads a multidisciplinary staff and administers personnel management responsibilities for professional, technical, administrative and clerical support personnel.
• Furthers equal employment opportunity by demonstrated affirmative efforts in selections for employment, promotions, training and employee development, and employee recognition in concert with the Secretary's initiatives and general equal employment goals.
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As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability; and that is directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS(TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that will be presented to you within the online application. You must clearly demonstrate in your responses how your experience supports each of the TQs.
1. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and direct exploratory and investigative research and laboratory testing programs for improving and maintaining the safety of motor vehicles and equipment.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of the safety technologies utilized to improve vehicle safety and the ability to direct the technical analyses of risks and benefits associated with those technologies and the development of unique and/or complicated laboratory test procedures related to them.
3. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage a team of cross-disciplinary professionals and provide the leadership and collaboration skills necessary to assess program needs and with input from colleagues to determine and implement an appropriate solution.
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that that will be presented to you within the online application.
Please Note: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.Leadership Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating
FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES: The following competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Continual Learning, and Public Service Motivation. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website.
You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).
- Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and responses to the ECQs and TQs are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses to the qualification statements that are not supported by your resume and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from highly or well-qualified status and/or result in non-referral. An SES rating and ranking panel will evaluate your application based on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Applicants determined to be highly qualified may undergo an interview and a reference check. If selected, your ECQs must be certified by an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board (QRB), unless you are a current SES executive or have successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. You must receive certification before you can be appointed to the position. We recommend you preview the questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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You can review our benefits at:https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=70507
Veterans preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.