Job Title: Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs
Department:Department Of Transportation
Agency:Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Job Announcement Number:PHMSA.SES-2014-0003
$120,749.00 to $174,300.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 to Thursday, September 18, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
FULL TIME - PERMANENT
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. Citizens.
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 Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs and Policy is located in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS).
PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials. The mission of OHMS is to carry out a national safety program, including security matters, to protect against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Deputy Associate Administrator For Policy and Programs is responsible for administering policies and programs, performing high-level program planning, and providing executive direction for carrying out OHMS’s mission and program responsibilities. The incumbent maintains a close, collegial relationship with the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations to fully integrate all hazardous materials transportation safety initiatives, programs and responsibilities.
· Financial disclosure statement is required upon appointment into the SES.
· You must be able to obtain and retain a Government travel card.
· You will be required to travel frequently.
· U.S. Citizenship.
· Background and /or Security Investigation required.
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The Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Deputy Associate Administrator For Policy and Programs is responsible for Advising the Associate Administrator for Hazmat Safety on all hazardous materials transportation safety matters, influencing policy and implementing guidance within the purview of delegated authority. Manages of Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) staff in the following five divisions: (1) Standards and Rulemaking, (2) Engineering and Research, (3) Special Permits and Approvals, (4) Outreach, Training and Grants, and (5) Program Development, to achieve PHMSA’s mission and objectives by leading and coaching teams that: Develop regulations governing the safe and secure transportation of hazmat in commerce and provide guidance and assistance to stakeholders to foster compliance:
Issue Special Permits that authorize alternative requirements, or variances, to the regulations, and Approvals that provide written consent to perform a function that requires prior approval by the United States Competent Authority, The Associate Administrator, under the regulations.
Develop outreach programs and disseminate written materials that enable the public to more easily understand and comply with the regulations, and produce training materials to help the regulated community meet training requirements;
Provide technical expertise for guiding US policy on the safe commercial transportation of hazardous materials and lead and coordinate innovative research projects that are focused on near-term solutions to hazardous materials transportation safety challenges;
Plan, develop, and evaluate programmatic activities by using data to drive decisions towards improved effectiveness, efficiencies and outcomes.
Administer emergency preparedness grants awarded to qualified grantees and registration fees collected from hazardous materials (hazmat) shippers and carriers.
Other duties include overseeing the OHMS budget, and ensuring necessary coordination with OHMS and PHMSA’s Office of the Chief Counsel on legislative and regulatory hazardous materials transportation safety matters.
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As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), you must show in your resume 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 and Executive Core Qualifications listed below.
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Below are descriptions of the technical qualifications that must be clearly described in your resume. Your responses must explain how your experience supports each of the TQs.
1. Demonstrated Knowledge and experience in hazardous materials substances and their properties and related transportation safety practices, and their implementation within the multi-modal transportation system. (Mandatory)
2. Demonstrated Knowledge of federal regulatory processes and policies pertaining to transportation safety. (Mandatory)
3. Knowledge of principles of risk management and experience in identifying transportation safety risks and developing innovative solutions. (Desirable)
EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the ECQs that must be clearly described in your resume.
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 addressing Executive Qualifications in a Resume.
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 Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
An SES reviewing 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, you must be certified by an 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.
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You can review our benefits at: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/dot/vacancy/preview!benefits.hms?orgId=2&jnum=70316
Veterans' preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
HOW TO APPLY:
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The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME ONLY. Within your resume, you should address all the ECQ's and the technical qualifications. Application packages must be received online no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
· To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.
· Create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
· Upload your resume and supporting documents.
If you are having difficulty applying online, please contact the DOT Automated Staffing Office during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET) at (202) 366-1298. You may also email us at Transjobs@dot.gov.
Please submit the following documents by the closing date in order to be considered for this position:
· Resume – The resume you submit should not exceed five (5) pages. Any information submitted in excess of five (5) pages WILL NOT be considered. The resume must provide evidence of how you possess the technical qualifications and the five Executive Core Qualification factors.
· SF-50 – If you are a current, retired, or former Federal employee, please submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action form. Do not submit a SF-50 that is for an award.
· Candidate Development Program Certificate – If you are a graduate of an SES Candidate Development Program (CDP), certified by OPM, please submit a copy of your certification for non-competitive eligibility consideration. You must meet all technical qualifications.
AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Automated Staffing Office
DOT, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMIN
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
If you have opted to receive account status updates via USAJobs, you will receive online confirmation that your application package has been received. All applicants will receive a notification email of the final outcome regarding the hiring decision.
Please Note: All applications must be completed and submitted electronically no later than midnight ET of the closing date. Final reviews will be performed after the announcement closing, and timely notice of the status of your application will be emailed to you. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and selecting Application Status.