FHWA Safety and Operations Specialist – Georgia Division

Patrick Swanson / October 16,2022
FHWA Safety and Operations Specialist – Georgia Division

The Federal Highway Administration is currently accepting applications for a vacant Safety and Operations Specialist (Transportation Specialist; GS-11/12) position in the Georgia Division Office. This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic team in one of the fastest growing states in the nation. This position is currently open under the following Vacancy Announcement posted on the USAJOBS website:

FHWA.BIL-2022-0006, Transportation Specialist, GS-2101-11-14.

(Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

USA Jobs Link

Please submit your application package to the USAJOBS posting (link above). Please be sure to note that this position is listed for many offices around the country at many levels; be sure to apply for GS-11 and/or GS-12 with correct location information (marking Atlanta as a desired location) to indicate an interest in this position. Applications for the position will be accepted through 11:59 PM on October 28, 2022

IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for this position is a transportation professional who has the skills and abilities to effectively represent the agency to Federal, state and local officials and the general public. This candidate is someone with good communication, negotiation and partnering skills who desires to work in a challenging, complex, innovative environment. Experience in traffic operations management, safety design, implementation and grants management is a plus.

This is a GS-11/12 position, depending upon your education, experience and training, and is on the Technical Applications/Program Services Team. Our selected candidate will work with an experienced professional safety and operations engineer to administer our safety programs, technical operations assistance and discretionary grants. The employee works with the State DOT to provide guidance, develop policy and assist Local Public Agencies (LPA) in the management of federal-aid grants. This position works with State, local and other agencies to maintain eligibility for federal funding from a variety of safety and operational enhancement programs. This is a Direct Hire position so you may apply through USA Jobs, although it is not a requirement. A resume and inclination of interest sent to me at the contact information below is sufficient.

Your resume should be more than a description of your current position and responsibilities. While it is important that you identify your major duties, it is essential that you also highlight your accomplishments and their impact. Your submittal must demonstrate the leadership, strategic thinking, sound judgment, and people skills that are necessary for this position. Please note that your knowledge, skills, and abilities, along with your qualifications will be evaluated based upon the information you provide along with your resume.

The Georgia Division Office is a team of 28 talented, dedicated professionals who work with the Georgia Department of Transportation and hundreds of county and municipal governments to deliver the federal-aid transportation program throughout the state. If interested in joining the team, please apply through USA Jobs (link above) or contact me directly (info below).

Interested in joining the Georgia Division?

Apply for our vacancy and you get to live and work in Atlanta!

 Through bold leadership, collaborative partnerships and superior customer service, our diverse staff has a great relationship with our partners at the GDOT. We add value in the delivery of one of the nation’s best and most complementary transportation systems, with a $15 billion Major Mobility Investment Program of express lanes and a multi-county metro rail system. The Division Office is in downtown Atlanta, with a convenient private entrance to the MARTA Five Points Station and across the street from a newly-refurbished Underground Atlanta. The office is walking distance to Mercedes-Benz Stadium (home of the Atlanta Falcons and the 2018 MLS champion Atlanta United FC), State Farm Arena (Home of the Atlanta Hawks), the College Football Hall of Fame, Centennial Olympic Park, the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola Museum and many other attractions.

FHWA Safety and Operations Specialist – Georgia Division

In 2020, Georgia was named the top state for doing business for the seventh consecutive year by Area Development, and Atlanta is the business capital of the southeastern United States. Metro Atlanta is a global business hub and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas, with the 11th largest metro economy in the U.S. Atlanta has amazing educational opportunities, with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Georgia State University, a Savannah College of Art and Design campus and a combined HBCU campus for Clark-Atlanta, Spelman and Morehouse. Like many major metropolitan areas, Atlanta has a growing startup scene that offers opportunities in every field. Emory University Hospital is nationally-ranked for the treatment of cancer, cardiology, heart surgery, endocrinology, geriatrics, neurology and orthopedics.

Atlanta is also home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, where you can get to any place in the world via non-stop (and inexpensive!) flights. Atlanta is home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, State Farm, Delta Airlines, SunTrust Bank, Norfolk-Southern and Mercedes-Benz to name a few. The Centers for Disease Control is one of the few Federal agencies with headquarters outside of Washington, DC, and has been leading the fight against worldwide health crises for decades.

FHWA Safety and Operations Specialist – Georgia Division

The weather here is awesome, and you can leave your winter coat behind! Summer temperatures peak in the 90s, while winters see little to no snowfall with daily highs in the 50s and 60s. Atlanta features world-class restaurants, including a dozen food halls filled with local restauranteurs that want the opportunity to help you try something new. Buford Highway, just north of downtown, has a diverse dining scene that is second-to-none, with a sampling of what the country and the world have to offer. Festive nightlife and an abundance of attractions and events fill local calendars.

Atlanta is the center for culture and entertainment in the South. You can experience a diverse and thriving social scene at the city’s many theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls. Explore the state capital’s role in historic events at museums like the Atlanta History Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Carter Center/Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. The Beltline rail-trail remains one of the biggest tourism draws in the Southeast, and provides a transportation option and recreational amenity that, once completed, will connect 22 in-town neighborhoods.

FHWA Safety and Operations Specialist – Georgia Division

Georgia also has a lot to offer outside of the Metro Atlanta area including whitewater rafting, mountain hiking, beachside biking, homegrown music & art festivals, local shops and boutiques, history and hospitality, there’s so much to experience in the Peach State.

Georgia is a great place to live, work and have fun. I encourage you to apply for this opportunity. For information about this position, please contact me or any member of the Georgia Division Office Leadership Team.

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