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Federal Highway Administration Program Manager (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees) in Albany, New York


This position is in the Federal Highway Administration, New York Division. You will serve as the Director of Financial and Administrative Services and is the key financial program advisor to the Division Administrator, responsible for reviewing and interpreting national policy in the financial program areas for the New York Division. You will provide leadership, coordination and authoritative financial management advice to Division Office staff, state and local government officials.


As a Program Manager, you will: Serve as the principal financial and administration advisor to the Division Administrator and the Deputy Division Administrator and provides management direction over Division activities to promote, implement, and administer the Federal-aid highway program in finance and administration, procurement/acquisition, information resources management, and other administrative functions within the Division Office.

Lead the strategic planning activities in the areas of finance and administration. In partnership with the DA and DDA, revises plans based on changes in program direction and/or national goals.

Develop innovative programs and/or processes to improve the delivery of the transportation program and operations.

Provide program expertise to external partners to ensure effective program delivery in accordance with Title 23 and related applicable Federal laws.

Oversee the Financial Integrity initiative to ensure the optimization of financial management and accountability within FHWA’s programs in the New York Division.

Provide information, advice and guidance to the Division and State DOT officials regarding innovative financing techniques such as State Infrastructure Banks (SIBs), Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Office (TIFIA), Private Activity Bonds, tolling, flexible matching, leveraging Federal funds, debt management and risk management, financial management stewardship and internal control, tax incentives, grant management tools, and public and private partnerships to attract and encourage private equity investor investment in infrastructure transportation projects. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced financial expert related to the Federal-Aid highway funding for transportation projects and programs and a proven leader that demonstrates the ability to lead, motivate, and work with a diverse group of professionals. The candidate is experienced in the review, interpretation and application of financial management programs and policies for the transportation sector. They are a member of the office leadership team and are experienced in leading and overseeing financial reviews, working with senior level professionals in various organizations, serving as a senior agency/organization representative, managing administrative programs and leading people.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.

You must meet specialized experience to qualify.

Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.

Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

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.

PCS/RELOCATION/RECRUITMENT:Permanent Change of Station (PCS), Relocation, and Recruitment Incentive authorization varies by position/selection.

SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year supervisory probationary period (unless already completed).

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.

DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.To qualify for the Grade 14, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-13, it must include: Experience performing program management principles and practices relating to Federal-aid surface transportation programs.

Experience providing leadership and/or oversight of financial reviews.

Experience in providing program oversight, conducting process reviews, and/or strategic finance planning activities. 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:

Experience managing decision making processes regarding Federal-aid financial and administrative oversight initiatives, quality improvements related to State, local, and industry program administration, and managing GOE and travel.

Experience implementing current regulations, policy guidance, and legal decisions in accordance with Title 23 related to Federal-aid objectives within the State.

Leading, supervising, and developing a professional staff.

Communicating effectively the agency’s mission orally and in written communications with others at all management levels.

Building partnerships.

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.For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Additional Information

This vacancy may be used by any DOT agency to fill similar positions within 90 days.