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New York Division Administrator

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US Department Of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

$126,148.00 to $182,050.00

Albany, NY

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$126,148 to $182,050 per year

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ES 00

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Permanent - CAREER


1 vacancy in the following location:

Albany, NY

Albany, NY

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Relocation funds are authorized.

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U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Senior executives - SES only

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

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As a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is dedicated to ensuring that America’s transportation system is the best in the world through its roles as Leaders for National Mobility, Stewards for National Highway Programs, and as Innovators for a Better Future.

The New York Division has one of the most complex and politically sensitive transportation programs in the Nation and leads a state of practice in all aspects of transportation including innovative financing. The Division Administrator represents FHWA in New York and works cooperatively with officials from Federal, State and local agencies, and the transportation industry in promoting technology and innovation deployment, accelerating critical infrastructure projects, and solving urban congestion, environment, and other transportation system challenges.

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The candidate of this position is responsible for providing executive direction to advance, implement, and administer the fourth largest Federal-aid program in the Nation.

As the Division Administrator, you will:

Provide national leadership and direction to a staff of 41 transportation professionals in administering a very complex $1.7 billion Federal-aid highway program to reduce fatalities, construct new and improve current infrastructure, and improve movement of people and goods.

Build and enhance coalitions with Federal Agencies, State and local governments, and transportation industry partners to address and resolve extremely complex and controversial transportation issues in a geographically diverse State and one of the world’s most congested urban areas.

Provide executive leadership and direction in advancing U.S. Department of Transportation and FHWA strategic initiatives and innovative technologies to expedite the delivery of critical national infrastructure projects for improving the condition of highways and bridges, and the economic vitality of the nation.

Communicate a corporate perspective to all elements of the New York State government, the local authorities of NYC, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as 13 statewide metropolitan planning organizations.

Serve as the senior advisor to the FHWA’s Director of Field Services North and the Office of the FHWA Administrator on policy, program, and technical issues, particularly with regard to the effect on Federal-aid program and management and on Federal/State relationships.

This is a General position in the Senior Executive Service.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Frequent Travel is required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. citizens.

Senior Executive Service

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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0340 Program Management



Conditions of Employment

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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:

Complete a Public Financial Disclosure report, OGE-278. You will need to provide the information annually.

Complete a one-year SES probationary period (unless already completed).


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 knowledge of surface transportation laws, regulations, policy, and principles involving such programs as the Federal-aid Highway Program, highway safety, transportation planning, environment, infrastructure, design and construction, contract administration, highway financing, civil rights, ITS/transportation operations, and Technology Transfer.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of the specific roles and responsibilities of Federal, State, and local agencies, and other transportation stakeholders in the conduct of surface transportation activities at all levels.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): Below are descriptions of the executive core 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 ECQs.

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

You must clearly demonstrate in your responses how your leadership experience supports each of the ECQs.

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.


Additional information

Veterans’ preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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) before you can be appointed to the position, unless you are a current career SES member, former career SES member with reinstatement eligibility, or SES Candidate Development graduate and have already been certified by OPM.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents must be provided by the close date:

RESUME - showing relevant experience and education. Please do not include pictures in your application package.

COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE - Responses to the Technical and Executive Core Qualifications are limited to 4,500 characters per question. Do NOT include your answers in the body of your USAJOBS resume, since they will be asked separately.

SF-50 - Current & former Federal employees should submit an SF-50 which shows your current (or most recent grade.) Current Career Senior Executives and individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility must submit a copy of an SF-50 which shows career SES status

CANDIDATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CERTIFICATE - individuals who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approved SES Candidate Development Program, submit a copy of your OPM certificate.

Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the announcement will result in your removal from consideration for this position.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



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. Learn 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 to Apply

How to Apply

You must submit a complete online application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.

To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement posting.

Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.

You may review your saved application(s) at

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

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Next steps

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.

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.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Company info

US Department Of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Company Profile
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.

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