As The Program Manager (Division Administrator) You Will
- Serve as the principal representative of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with the State Highway Department and will be responsible for administering the total Federal-aid Highway Program in the State.
- Provide leadership and guidance to State and local officials in the identification of surface transportation needs and related priorities in carrying out national transportation program goals.
- Establish Division Office objectives, priorities, and timetables.
- Commit Federal funds expended while maintaining compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations.
- Direct Federal-aid oversight initiatives and stewardship functions relying on annual risk assessments of the State’s Federal-aid program and enforcement of fiscal accountability and current financial management policies and practices.
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced mid to late career Federal Highway Administration employee with Federal-Aid or Federal Lands Highway management and leadership experience.
Conditions of Employment
- Must meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications section
- Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
- Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
Conditions Of Employment
- SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
- PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT: Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.
- TIME-IN-GRADE: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F.
- SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
- GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
- TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is approved for occasional telework. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and if applicable, approval of additional officials. You are required to report to the office on a regular basis since this is not a full-time telework position or approved as a remote work position.
- FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.
For The Grade 15, You Must Have At Least One Year Of Specialized Experience Equal Or Equivalent To The GS-14, It Must Include
- Experience developing and applying program management principles and practices relating to Federal-aid surface transportation programs (transportation planning, design, construction, safety, environment, finance, etc.).
- Experience developing and implementing strategic and performance plans.
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:
- Administration and Management – Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.
- Compliance – Knowledge of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.
- Oral Communication (*) – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
- Developing Others – Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
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.
This announcement establishes an open continuous (12 month) Standing Register for Program Manager (Division Administrator) positions. This Register will be used to fill Division Administrator positions as they become vacant. Duty locations will vary. The difference in the salary at the GS-15 level is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at
Note: If you are hired under this announcement, you will not receive additional consideration under this announcement for other vacancies.
This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.
- 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.
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.