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Transportation Program Specialist / Transportation Data Analyst (DIRECT HIRE)

Company: US Department of Transportation
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Summary



This is a public notice for FTA authorized Transportation Data Analyst and Transportation Program Specialist (2101) positions open to U.S. Citizens. Positions may be announced for GS-11-14 to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 2021.



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Overview



* Accepting applications

* Open & closing dates



11/10/2022 to 11/28/2022





* Salary



$67,052 - $176,300 per year





* Pay scale & grade



GS 11 - 14





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Locations



Many vacancies in the following locations:



* Los Angeles, CA





* San Francisco, CA





* Denver, CO





* Washington, DC





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* Atlanta, GA





* Chicago, IL





* Cambridge, MA





* Kansas City, MO





* New York, NY





* Philadelphia, PA





* Fort Worth, TX





* Seattle, WA





* San Juan, PR









* Remote job



No





* Telework eligible



Yes-as determined by the agency policy.





* Travel Required



Occasional travel - Some travel Maybe required





* Relocation expenses reimbursed



Yes-Relocation Maybe Authorized





* Appointment type



Permanent





* Work schedule



Full-time - Full Time





* Service



Competitive





* Promotion potential



14 - Varies - Promotion potential varies by the position and office to which appointed. Salaries reflected on this vacancy announcement will vary based on the duty station of the appointed position.





* Job family (Series)



2101 Transportation Specialist





* Supervisory status



No





* Security clearance



Other





* Drug test



No





* Position sensitivity and risk



Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk





* Trust determination process



Suitability/Fitness





* Announcement number



FTA.DH-2023-0005





* Control number



688749800







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This job is open to



* The public



U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.







Clarification from the agency



Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE LOCAL (3133).



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Duties



As a Transportation Program Specialist/Transportation Data Analyst, you will:



* Responsibilities include public transportation policy writing, research and analysis of practices, programs, initiatives, legislation, and procedures affecting the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the public transportation industry.

* Performs public transportation policy review and development work associated with FTA's formula and discretionary grant program activities, including public transportation policies relating to major capital projects, environmental justice, and innovative financing strategies. Identifies key national public transportation policy issues, designs analyses, and evaluates alternatives.



The Ideal Candidate FTA is seeking motivated, experienced and self- reliant professionals with exceptional analytical abilities, communication and customer service skills.



* PLEASE NOTE: This is an open continuous, not to exceed 3-month, vacancy. We will review applications as needed and refer the top candidates for potential interviews during the open period of the announcement. Duty locations will vary. The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2022/general-schedule/



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Requirements



Conditions of Employment



* You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify

* Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date

* Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.

* Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position



CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:



* SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.

* GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

* PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT: Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.

* PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).



Qualifications



To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must (1) meet the Education Requirement for the serie, (2) provide a copy of transcripts for verification,



To qualify for the GS-11 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09 it must include:



* Experience analyzing and evaluating programs



To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:



3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.



You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.



To qualify for the GS-12 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include:



* Experience analyzing and evaluating programs and developing innovative solutions



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



* Experience analyzing and evaluating transportation related programs and developing innovative solutions and strategies for solving problems identified in such analyses.



To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include:



* Experience analyzing and evaluating transportation related programs and developing innovative solutions and strategies for solving problems identified in such analyses.

* Experience monitoring indicators and mechanisms for changes in Federal, State and local goals, policies, priorities and budgets, and skill interpreting the impacts of these developments on Federal Transit assistance programs, legislation, policies, priorities and funding allocations.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:



Knowledge of or skill in



Planning and Evaluating



Project management



Problem Solving



Oral and Written communication



For all types of consideration, 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



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.



Additional information



FTA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized up to 80% telework as approved by management.



This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.



Qualified CTAP/ICTAP candidates receive priority and will be referred to the hiring manager.



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* Benefits



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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.



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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.







How You Will Be Evaluated



You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.



For this announcement, all applicants will be reviewed to determine if they meet the basic qualifications for this position, specifically the educational requirements. Applications that are verified to meet the basic qualifications will be referred to the selecting official.



Applicants will not be rated or ranked. Veteran's Preference does NOT apply.



DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated by a resume. If, upon review, it is determined that your resume and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be removed from consideration.



Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers.



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* Benefits



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A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.



Review our benefits



Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.





* Required Documents



As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.



ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. Formatted resumes can be uploaded when you arrive at the DOT application system. For assistance with the resume builder, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/build/

Keywords: US Department of Transportation, Cambridge , Transportation Program Specialist / Transportation Data Analyst (DIRECT HIRE), Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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