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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – Delaware Division Office Looking for Technical Service Team Leader/Community Planner Position



Technical Service Team Leader/Community Planner Position (GS-13-0020)



Technical Service Team Leader/Community Planner Position (GS-13-0020)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) – Delaware Division Office
Dover, Delaware

The Delaware Division is looking to fill the Technical Services Team Leader/Community Planner GS-13-0020 position. This individual will serve as the Division Planner and as a member of the Division Office Leadership Team leading the program management functions of the Technical Services Team, which includes planning, and may include civil rights, right of way, bridge, safety, ITS and other related activities.

The employee will serve as a Community Planner (Transportation) responsible for overseeing and administering transportation planning programs and activities for the development of transportation plans and work products that lead to implementable transportation projects or programs. Provides guidance to the Agency, State Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organization(s) (MPO), and local government officials regarding assigned areas of the Transportation Planning program.
• Provide guidance and technical assistance to FHWA staff and state Department of Transportation and MPO staffs on current Federal planning requirements, policies, procedures, and guidance.
• Oversee the development of transportation planning processes, programs and products and assess the adequacy of State and/or Metropolitan Planning processes to meet Federal transportation planning requirements.
• Explain requirements, negotiate working agreements, exchange and review information; and resolve problems with state Department of Transportation and/or MPO officials and other interested parties.
• Promote developing and applying strategic and effective transportation planning management systems and lead in the implementation of new transportation planning program requirements and best practices.
• Serve as a primary point of contact for planning and system data.
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced mid-career transportation planning 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.

Given our continuing need for professionals in this field, we will routinely review applications and refer candidates for potential interviews multiple times during the open period of the announcement. Following these dates, we will contact qualified applicants to schedule interviews. We will give equal consideration to all applications we receive.

Job Requirements 


Education Requirements:
Degree: community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance.
Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.
Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

How to Apply


How to Apply:
We are using the Direct Hire authority to fill this vacancy announcement which is now open. This position will be responsible for planning duties and does require a positive education requirement. Applications may be submitted by:

1. Send your resume and transcripts (need not be official) directly to ryan.o’donoghue@dot.gov at the Delaware Division Office and refer to the “Lead Community Planner” in the subject line.

If you are a federal applicant, you must include SF-50(s) that verify your highest competitive grade, full performance level, and eligibility as a federal applicant.
• Do not submit an award SF-50 as these do not verify grade or eligibility.
• For consideration for a promotion, Box 4 of the SF-50 must show a date that is at least 52 weeks before November 16th, 2022. We recommend submitting your last promotion SF-50 or within-grade increase SF-50.
2. Use this link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686849400 and complete an application for the vacancy announcement: Community Planner (Transportation) – Direct Hire. Required supporting documentation should be uploaded to USA Jobs when completing the vacancy application

Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information describing your work experience applicable to this position’s primary duties and responsibilities for us to make a qualification determination. Also, ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level.

I would also encourage you to reach out to anyone in the Division if you have questions or want to learn more about Delaware.

This unbeatable offer will not last long, all application packages must be received by December 2nd.

Please direct any questions regarding the position to:
Ryan O’Donoghue, P.E.
Deputy Division Administrator
FHWA Delaware Division
1201 College Park Drive, Suite 102
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-734-2745
Email: ryan.o’donoghue@dot.gov