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Department of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Deputy Associate Administrator – Hazmat Safety Field Operations

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Senior executives - SES only

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


  • Open & closing dates

     03/12/2018 to 04/12/2018

  • Salary

    $126,148 to $182,050 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - FULL TIME

  • Appointment type



    1 vacancy in the following location:

      Washington DC, DC1 vacancy
    Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes Relocation is authorized.



    Statement on Senior Executive Service (SES) 

    Positions The Senior Executive Service (SES) is a corps of executives selected for their superior leadership qualifications. Members of the SES serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees, and are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the federal workforce. Candidates for SES positions must possess both technical qualifications (subject matter expertise) and executive qualifications (leadership and managerial experience). By definition, SES positions are managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above the GS15 grade level.

    Position Summary

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is the principal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) responsible for protecting people and the environment from the risks of hazardous materials in transportation. 

    The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), located within PHMSA. The incumbent, in collaboration with the Administrator and the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, carries out a national program to ensure the safe, reliable and environmentally sound operations of the Nation’s hazardous materials transportation system. Responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day field operations/activities of OHMS and assists the Associate Administrator with high-level program planning and administration associated with OHMS field operation mission and program responsibilities.

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The Deputy Associate Administrator – Hazmat Safety Field Operations:

  • Advises the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Material Safety and the Office of the Administrator on all hazardous materials transportation safety matters. Participates fully in policy determinations falling within assigned responsibilities. Issues implementation guidance for approved policies within the purview of delegated authority.
  • Manages the daily interface of field hazardous materials safety and environmental programs within operating parameters. Develops strategic and annual plans, identifying initiatives and establishing strategic goals. Identifies hazmat safety, environmental and emergency response problems and recommends innovative regulatory and non-regulatory solutions to address the specific areas. Develops priorities for the national hazmat transportation inspection program to ensure compliance with regulations and progress in reduction of threats to hazardous materials transportation system integrity. Coordinates with other modes to carry out a hazmat transportation inspection and compliance program. Coordinates all international inspection, fitness, and, investigation activities for hazardous materials safety.
  • Establishes and fosters partnerships among the Federal government, the states, regional and local government, and the industry to solve problems which present risks to the public from hazmat transportation. Promotes innovative and/or exemplary programs that enhance operational practices and governmental relationships.
  • Implements the day-to-day hazardous materials safety enforcement program policies, administrative actions, and legal proceedings. Maintains records of completed enforcement actions. Provides executive oversight of the preparation of reports and evidence and recommendation of enforcement action to the PHMSA Chief Counsel; collaborates with the Chief Counsel in the preparation of civil and criminal enforcement actions; and provides technical expertise in administrative and judicial proceedings.
  • Provides executive direction, policy, and national coordination for regional operations (inspection, enforcement and outreach); emergency support and security operations; performance metrics, accident investigation, and lessons learned relay. Oversees management of five regional field offices; implements enforcement policy and programs for the offices; and evaluates enforcement results. Oversees regional directors’ plans for inspection of hazmat transportation operations subject to PHMSA hazmat safety standards; works with state and Federal agencies to assist and coordinate the effectiveness of enforcement of the Federal hazardous materials transportation and other safety standards. In developing plans, considers information from the incident reporting system, and response to recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), DOT Inspector General (IG), General Accounting Office (GAO), Congress, public complaints, Chief Safety Officer and the OHMS regulatory program.
          Supervisory status

          Promotion Potential

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

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

The first interim review of applicants is set for March 20, 2018.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.


Job family (Series)

0340 Program Management 



The Dow Chemical Company

DG/HazMat Transportation Regulatory Classification Specialist – NAA



The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Dangerous Good/Hazardous Material Transportation Regulatory Classification Specialist.  The location of the role is Midland, MI.

 Job Overview:

This role is focused on the critical process of classifying substances as Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Material in compliance with CFR, TDG, and international air (ICAO/IATA) and vessel (IMO/IMDG) regulations.  This classification step is critical as it forms the foundation for all other aspects of transportation regulatory compliance. 

The successful candidate will work as part of a global transportation regulatory team.  Daily interaction will take place with other Transportation Regulatory Subject Matter Experts, Hazard Communication SMEs, Product Stewards, Dow businesses and supported affiliates/external clients, and MSDS authors.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Perform transportation classifications for product, waste, and sample shipments.
  • Provide support in classification and set up of new materials/new substances for transportation under ICAO/IATA, IMDG, CFR and TDG.
  • Monitor, interpret, and communicate requirements related to transportation classification for CFR, TDG, ICAO/IATA, and IMDG.
  • Manage special projects to review and update DG/HazMat transportation classification due to:

             o   major domestic or international regulatory changes;

             o   mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures;

             o   product composition changes

  • Resolve complex technical issues pertaining to transportation classifications.
  • Audit SAP DG for data quality and substance data (physical/chemical/toxicology properties) for compliance with required regulatory test protocols.
  •  Create and maintain DG data objects in SAP including regular updates provided by outside data provider.
  •  Initiate Management of Change when a DG classification change is required
  •  Maintain data alignment between client and Dow systems for all shared data objects.
  •  Assess and remove order/delivery/shipment blocks when possible with quick turnaround time.
  •  Provide guidance on documentation and labeling requirements for dangerous goods according to CFR, TDG, ICAO/IATA and IMDG.
  • Understand and apply UN specification and other standards related to packaging requirements for dangerous goods.
  • Actively participate in a global transportation classification network to ensure alignment and consistency of regional classification principles and work processes.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Strong project implementation skills
  • Ability to provide quick turnaround on projects while managing competing or rapidly changing priorities
  • Comfortable with accelerated deadlines and last minute assignments
  • Ability to effectively interact with individuals from different cultures globally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Emphasis on high quality work
  • Customer orientated/service mindset


 Key Competencies Expected: 

  • Initiative:  Proactively moves issues and problems forward to achieve results.  Improves project/team efficiency and performance by clearly defining and analyzing problems using data, and implementing new ways of approaching work and recognizing individuals and teams for their contributions.  Proactively shares knowledge and communications to improve the efficiency of the group.  Uses influence skills to help people in other parts of the company get things done. 
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness:  Proactively seeks to understand others' differences of opinions to resolve issues and to achieve results.  Demonstrates in all actions that individual differences are valued and leveraged for competitive advantage.  Tailors communications and style to the needs of the audience.  Engages others who are affected by his/her work before problems arise.
  • Leadership:  Maintains productivity during times of change to achieve sustained gains.  Can actively manage multiple priorities with ease.  Aligns and prioritizes projects considering business needs and impact.  Gathers input and gains consensus when making decisions.  Helps others see the positive aspects of change and works in new ways when conditions change to achieve sustained gains. 


  • Teamwork:  Builds consensus and alignment around key objectives for the work group or project team.  Proactively offers viewpoints and recommendations to the team.  Shares responsibility for the direction, accomplishments, and active recognition of team actions.  Ability to work in virtual teams required. 

Client Services:  Displays behaviors and attitudes to put the client needs in the forefront.  This is a crucial competency for success in this role.

 Required Qualifications:

  • BS preferably in Chemistry or other technical degree

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of classification of transportation regulations:  ICAO/IATA, CFR, TDG, and IMDG - minimum 3 years recent experience preferred

  • Knowledge of IMO, ADR and RID an advantage

  • Expert knowledge of SAP DG functions (DG Specialist level) an advantage 

    Certification/training in 49 CFR, Canadian TDG, IATA, IMDG; ADR and RID a plus A minimum requirement for this U.S. - based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident or qualifying Asylee / Refugee).  

    Note:  relocation is not provided with this role.

Primary Location : North America-USA-Michigan-Midland  

Relocation Available: None    


Hazardous Material Shipping Specialist, Morrisville, North Carolina

Business Line Environment

Position Title Hazardous Material Shipping Specialist

Location – Morrisville, North Carolina

Requisition/Vacancy No. 172525BR

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Hazardous Material Shipping Specialist for immediate employment in the Morrisville, NC office.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Respond to client hazardous material transportation questions through phone call discussions, e-mail, and in-person meetings

  • Conduct research with vendors, suppliers, transportation companies, freight forwarders, regulatory agencies to respond to hazardous material transportation regulatory questions

  • Classify hazardous materials for transportation

  • Prepare written applications for competent authority approvals, including special permits (U.S. DOT) and equivalency permits (Canada), and written requests for interpretation to regulatory agencies

  • Prepare regulatory updates summarizing new hazardous material transportation regulatory actions

  • Develop and conduct hazardous material transportation training, both in-person and web-based

  • Perform site reviews to evaluate compliance with hazardous material transportation requirements

  • Develop and update hazardous material transportation compliance programs and SOPs to assist clients in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance

  • Develop, maintain, and update databases with hazardous material transportation information

  • Prepare shipping guides with instructions for preparing hazardous materials in transportation

  • Provide hazardous material transportation information for SDSs

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Biology

  • 2+ years hazardous material transportation, logistics, and/or EHS experience

  • Motivated/results-orientated

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment and offer solutions when issues arise

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in hazardous material transportation regulatory compliance, including program development and conducting and coordinating hazardous material transportation regulation audits and training

  • Experience working with international dangerous goods transportation regulations and international government entities, including ICAO/IATA, IMDG, ADR, TDG, Mexico NOMs

  • Knowledge of domestic United States regulatory compliance programs for transportation, including DOT hazardous material transportation; EPA, including RCRA and TSCA; FMCSA, OSHA GHS

  • Knowledge of international GHS requirements, and EU CLP requirements

  • Experience working in transportation logistics/warehousing/materials management, with freight forwards/Customs

  • Experience with SDS authoring

  • Experience with database development and management

  • Experience interpreting regulations and standards

  • Experience conducting regulatory review audits

  • Experience conducting training classes


  • Current DOT Hazardous Material Transportation Training Certification (49 CFR)

  • Current IATA/ICAO and IMDG Training certification

  • Current DGSA training certificate

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Department of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 

Pathways Recent Graduate -

Transportation Specialist, Approval and Permits Division (Energetic Materials Branch)  closes January 29, 2018



Eastman Chemical Company

Supervisor, Sample Central

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2016 revenues of approximately $9.0 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,000 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.


 Seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Supervisor, Sample Central. This is a key role that is responsible for high growth, developmental, and experimental product distribution. In addition to managing a team of Sample Facilitators and Packagers, this role is expected to enhance the appearance, packaging, and timeliness of growth product samples. The Supervisor of Sample Central is responsible for outbound shipping operations of indirect items, and this role will be expected to relieve the Kingsport Site Warehousing Operations Leader role as needed.  The candidate must possess ability to function in a fast-paced environment and exhibit behaviors supportive of Eastman's growth strategies.


 Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage team responsible for shipping experimental and commercial samples as well as materials shipped under the indirect outbound services process.
  • Ensure adequate coverage in all areas within Logistics Sample Services.
  • Serve as the primary logistics interface with Technology, Supply Chain, and businesses executing solutions supportive of innovation and growth.
  • Maintain and monitor performance metrics associated with growth platform samples.
  • Manage contract with third party sample provider.
  • Determine correct product mix and volumes assignable to third party provider.
  • Reconcile monthly invoices from third party provider.
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure sample strategies are being met.
  • Serve as sample integration lead.
  • Provide relief for the Site Operations Warehouse Manager.
  • Ensure system enhancements to the Sample Management System are identified, prioritized and executed.

 Key Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership and vision in managing teams, projects or processes.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal necessary to interface with multiple organizations such as Supply Chain, Technology, Manufacturing, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Results oriented – well organized, and self-motivated.
  • Strong execution capability.
  • Familiarity with dangerous goods/hazardous material regulations desirable.
  • Planning and Organizing - the incumbent should possess excellent planning and organizational skills to accomplish specific goals and/or tasks.
  • Initiative - the incumbent should be proactive in looking for ways to improve existing processes/tasks so as to create a more effective working environment within operations. He/she should proactively communicate shipment exceptions and solutions.
  • Leadership – the incumbent should portray strong interpersonal and communication capabilities when dealing with internal and external partners. He/she is expected to manage operational issues to ensure that service levels are of acceptable standards and quality.
  • Computer Skills - Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; SAP R3 and related software program applications preferred.

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or a related business or technical field


Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.




Senior HSEQ Specialist


The Senior HSEQ Specialist is responsible for compliance programs dealing with the safe transport of bulk deliveries of chemicals to Covestro customers, including receiving, unloading and storage. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of Covestro’s products, requirements and best practices for transferring product from bulk and non-bulk containers and a working knowledge of bulk storage systems.
 Major Responsibilities:
  • Conduct assessments of equipment, practices and procedures for receiving, unloading and storage prior to initial bulk delivery to new Covestro customers.

  • Conduct assessments of equipment, practices and procedures for receiving, unloading and storage at current customers, in consultation with Commercial Operations.

  • Develop relationships with customers to ensure they know that Covestro provides a technical resource for customer questions related to bulk storage tank systems for Covestro products.

  • Assist Commercial Operations with issues surrounding bulk shipments.

  • Serve as an internal resource/expert to the Supply Chain Center, Commercial Operations, and Product Management for material handling/unloading questions/concerns.

  • Develop, maintain and update safe handling literature for Covestro products.

  • Serve as the regional representative for the Covestro global Tank Farm Assessment effort.

  • Serve as Covestro representative on the Center for Polyurethane Industry (CPI) Transportation Work Group.

  • Cross train with other positions in the Transportation & Distribution Safety Group.

  • Travel 35%-40% of the time to customers located in North America.

Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Preferred field of study in Engineering or Safety.

  • 4 years of experience in the Logistics, Manufacturing or Health, Safety, Environmental or Quality fields.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Six years of experience in Logistics, Manufacturing or Health, Safety, Environmental or Quality fields.

  • Working knowledge of transportation equipment and unloading methods for all modes of transportation.

  • Exposure to Department of Transportation (DOT), International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OHSA) regulations.

  • Knowledge of bulk storage systems for PUR and CAS products, specifically MDI and TDI.

 Essential knowledge & Skills:
  • Develop and conduct training presentations.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with the ability to interface with all levels of staff, internally and externally.

  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.

Address   Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Telephone  +1 844-522-6775
 Application Period  August 07, 2017 - August 07, 9999
 Reference Code  0000010792
 Company  US-PA-Pittsburgh
 Department  Distribution Safety Services
 Locations  PA-Pittsburgh, PA-Pittsburgh, PA
 Functional Area  Health & Environmental Safety
 Position Grade  VS 1.1
 Employment Type  Regular
 Work Time  Full-time
Covestro is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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