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PHMSA

Deputy Associate Administrator – Hazmat Safety Field Operations

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

 Open & closing dates

  •  2017-07-12 to 2017-08-14

  • Salary

      $124,406 to $187,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

       ES 00

  • Series

        0340 Program Management

  • Appointment type

        PERMANENT

Work schedule

                FULL TIME

  • Job announcement number

               PHMSA.SES-2017-0003

  •    Control number

       474248200

Locations

  •  Washington DC, DC 1 vacancy

This job is open to

  • The public

         U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

  • Senior Executives  Any U.S. citizen who meets the five executive core qualifications. Includes Senior Executive Service positions.

    Job Overview

    Summary

    About the Agency

    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 candidate of this position serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), located within PHMSA. The candidate, 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.

    Duties

    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

  • Yes

    Promotion Potential

  • 00

    Relocation Authorized

  • Yes

  • Relocation is authorized.

    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 July 24, 2017 and the second interim review is set for August 3, 2017.

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

  • 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.

    Qualifications

    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

  • Expert ability to provide operational and strategic leadership at the National level for a complex geographically-dispersed organization. Experience establishing agency strategic plans and program policies to enable mission success.

  • Skilled collaborator with experience coordinating with executive level counterparts in other Federal agencies, officials of state and local governments, the Congress, OMB and representatives of industries, organizations and related businesses.

  • Experience in leading the development of long-range planning, budget formulation and execution, and extensive knowledge of personnel and financial management regulations and policies.

    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.

    Security Clearance

    Public Trust - Background Investigation



Deputy Associate Administrator – Hazmat Safety Field Operations

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

 

  


PHMSA

Supervisory Program Manager- GS-0301-14 (Open to U.S. Citizens) BMJ

 Department of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

 

 Open & closing dates

 2017-06-30 to 2017-07-11

 Salary

 $112,021 to $145,629 / Per Year

 Pay scale & grade

 GS 14

 Series

 0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

 Appointment type

 Permanent

 Work schedule

 Full Time

 Job announcement number

 PHMSA.HMHQ-2017-0017

 Control number

 473331300

 Locations

 1 vacancy in the following location:

  This job is open to

  Job Overview

 Summary

 About the Agency

You will serve as Supervisory Program Manager within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), Program Development Division. The Division performs data and risk analysis, economic analysis, and program evaluations in support of the Department of Transportation's hazardous materials transportation safety programs. It is the Departmental focal point for information and analysis on hazardous materials transportation safety.


IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT: This position is ideal for a highly motivated, experienced project manager who is seeking a challenging, dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will lead organizational change through projects and teams using analytical, regulatory, and project management skills and you will need to understand concepts and tools related to risk management, regulatory impact analysis, data analysis, and information technology. Experience with business process reengineering and project management best practices is ideal. You are an excellent communicator with the ability to negotiate, build consensus and problem solve. Leadership and creativity in day-to-day management and supervision for staff and project teams is a must. The ideal candidate will have at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration of study focusing on management, public policy, economics, transportation, information technology, statistics or operations research.

Duties

 As the Supervisory Program Manager, you will:

  •  Develop processes, standard operating procedures and communication channels (both internal and external required to provide comprehensive support for PHMSA’s hazardous materials transportation safety programs.
  • Be responsible for developing and implementing project and program plans, tools, templates and activities. Provide project management oversight.
  • Plan, implement and report on projects, studies, and initiatives related to enterprise –wide hazardous materials products, programs and services.
  • Review and analyze a wide variety of issues related to hazardous materials safety concerning policy, operations, and procedures particularly those requiring review and coordination and solutions across PHMSA and subordinate organizations; such as risk management, framework, regulatory streamlining and compliance improvements.
  • Analyze data from PHMSA data management systems from transportation industries, governmental agencies and other authoritative sources on hazardous materials transportation.
  • Make decisions on technical and personnel problems presented by subordinate supervisors to assure reasonable equity of individual employee performance objectives.
  • Provide guidance on policy and procedures to apply within the workplace.

 Travel Required

  •  Occasional Travel
  • Position requires up to 25% travel.

 Relocation Authorized

  •  No

 Who May Apply

 This job is open to…

 Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.


Applicants eligible for status consideration (i.e., current/former status employees, VEOA eligible veterans) are encouraged to also apply to: PHMSA.HMHQ-2017-0018.

 

Job Requirements

 Key Requirements

  •  You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.
  • Review Required Documents Section as documents are required by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised merit promotion: PHMSA.HMHQ-2017-0018.
  • May be used to fill similar positions at DOT within 60 days of closing.

 Qualifications

 To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.


To qualify for the GS-14, you must have one year of equal or equivalent experience which includes:

  •  Experience developing processes, standard operating procedures, implementing projects, programs, plans, tools and templates, and providing project management oversight.
  • Experience as a program/project manager that includes developing plans, evaluating program processes/procedures, setting goals, measuring outcomes and making recommendations to management based on findings.

 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.


Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

 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.
  • SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).

 Security Clearance

 Public Trust - Background Investigation

 Department of Transportation

 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

 Contact

 Automated Staffing Office

Phone: 202-366-1298

 Email : TRANSJOBS@dot.gov

 Address

 DOT, PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMIN

Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington
District of Columbia
United States

 


 

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, PHMSA

Regional Director for Hazardous Materials Safety – Enforcement;
Kansas City, MO, and Houston, TX

Supervisory Compliance Investigator,
GS-1801 -15 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) BMJ
PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

2 vacancies in the following locations:

• Kansas City, MO
• Houston, TX

Work Schedule is Full Time - - Permanent 
Opened Wednesday 6/7/2017 (0 day(s) ago)
Closes Saturday 6/17/2017 (10 day(s) away)

• Salary Range

  $119,384.00  / Per Year

Series & Grade
  GS-1801-15/15.

Promotion Potential
  15

Supervisory Status
  Yes

Who May Apply

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.

This job is also being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement: PHMSA.HMRG-2017-0004.


Control Number
  471460600

• Job Announcement Number PHMSA.HMRG-2017-0005

Job Overview
Summary
About the Agency

You will serve as Region Director, within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. You will be responsible for administering the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regional hazardous materials investigation and enforcement program. You will develop a strategic approach to recommendations, implementation, and coordination of nationwide policies on compliance and enforcement matters. In addition, you will develop and implement comprehensive regional enforcement, investigation, training and outreach policies affecting broad territorial areas at all levels and types of hazmat transportation and public interests. As Region Director, you will serve as an advisor to the Deputy Associate Administration for Field Operation, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, and the Office of Chief Counsel concerning compliance with and enforcement of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law and the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR).

IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT-This position is perfect for a senior level professional who is seeking a challenging assignment as the Director of the Southwest Region or Central Region, within the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, PHMSA. As Director, you will serve on the National Field Leadership Team and will supervise staff respectively. You will work closely with the Office of Chief Counsel and the Deputy Associate Administrator on issues concerning the compliance of the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations. This position is not eligible to work remotely and the duty location will be in either Houston, Texas or Kansas City, Missouri.

Salary Range By Location
Kansas City, Missouri-$119,834 to $155,788
Houston, Texas- $135,779 to $161,900 

Duties
As a Supervisory Compliance Investigator, you will:
• Oversee nationally based regional safety assistance, inspection, investigations, training, certification, and enforcement operations designed to evaluate compliance with the HMR and the Federal materials Transportation law, recommends penalty actions as necessary, provides outreach to the regulated industry and ensures enforcement staff are adequately prepared to carry out the agency mission.
• Serve in a leadership role in establishing regional enforcement strategies, methods and policy consistent with PHMSA lead role within the Department in relation to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
• Interact and coordinate with other operating administrations on a regional level concerning collaborative compliance and enforcement activities.
• Have broad and in-depth understanding of general transportation principles, compliance and enforcement concepts, operating principles, and chemical, physical properties of hazardous materials.

Travel Required
• 25% or Greater
• Position requires up to 50% travel.
Relocation Authorized
• No
Job Requirements 
  Key Requirements
• You must be eligible for Status consideration & meet specialized experience
• Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
• Provide all required documents by closing date
• Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 60 days
• Announcement also advertised to Status Candidates: PHMSA. HMRG-2017-0004

  Qualifications

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-15, you must have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience of the following:

 
  • Experience analyzing and developing risk- based data driven solutions.
  • Experience managing hazardous materials programs, projects and personnel.
  • Experience developing and executing national policies related to the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Experience supervising a hazardous materials investigation and enforcement field operation program.    

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.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

• Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
 DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary      period (unless already completed).
• You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).
This position involves travel. A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.

  Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional information and how to apply can be found at:

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