The Associate Administrator for Research and Program Development is responsible for the development of behavioral safety programs, including applied research, program conception and design, demonstration, evaluation, technical assistance and national leadership to guide organizations, states and local communities as they develop and implement traffic safety programs to reduce traffic crashes and their resulting deaths and injuries. This job announcement expires on May 24, 2019. You must apply through USAJobs to be considered for this position at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/531596400.
• Leads a team of more than 60 people with diverse professional experience in highway safety, behavioral and public health sciences, emergency management services, research, public safety and law enforcement. Determines organizational, human resources and budgetary parameters necessary to support the office.
• Plans and directs the development and dissemination of research and of traffic injury prevention safety programs related to functions such as impaired driving; occupant protection; traffic law enforcement; pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle safety; emergency medical services; behavioral research, as well as other special programs that may be assigned.
• Partners with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including researchers and academics, emergency response professionals, safety advocates, international, federal, state and local officials to develop and implement transportation safety programs, and leads collaborative planning activities with public and private sector stakeholders.
• Oversees a program that monitors and evaluates activities of the NHTSA regional offices, in collaboration with the offices for Regional Operations and Program Delivery and Communications and Consumer Information, to ensure that the agency is optimizing its effectiveness in supporting states and local communities in planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive transportation injury prevention and control programs.
This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. As a basic requirement, you must clearly articulate and describe within your resume evidence of progressively responsible supervisory, managerial, or professional experience which involved management of a program or organization of significant scope and complexity. The experience must have been sufficiently responsible to show clearly your ability to perform the duties of this position and meet the mandatory Technical Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in leading a highly qualified team in developing and disseminating behavioral and public safety programs.
2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders such as researchers and academics, emergency response professionals, safety advocates, international, federal, state and local officials to identify and analyze safety problems, develop strategic evidence-based countermeasures and implement safety programs to reduce crashes, deaths and injuries.
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in leading a research program that anticipates factors affecting safety programs and policies and provide critical information to advance safety program implementation
Internal Number: 1
About National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a global leader in traffic injury prevention and motor vehicle safety. Its mission is to save lives, and reduce deaths and injuries due to motor vehicle crashes. Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the US – especially for young people. In 2017, more than 37,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes - that's 102 people per day. Mistakes and errors by drivers and other road users account for more than 94 percent of all serious crashes. For example, speeding and driving while impaired or distracted are involved in more than 50 percent of all fatal crashes. Seat belts can reduce serious fatalities by 45 percent for front seat passengers. They saved nearly 15,000 lives in 2017. If seat belt use was 100 percent, an additional 2,549 people could have been saved. Other safety equipment, such as motorcycle helmets are equally important. If all motorcyclists wore motorcycle helmets, an additional 802 lives could have been saved. To address these human factors, NHTSA uses a data-driven approach to identify and develop promising new strategies and programs to affect behavior change. Autonomous vehicles,... the technology of tomorrow, may be at our doorstep, but for the foreseeable future, behavioral programs will be an essential element in reducing the toll from these preventable crashes. At NHTSA, our job is saving lives.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.