Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Lead Transportation Specialist (RETREP) GS- 2101-14 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) AB in Pasadena, California

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Pasadena, CA
Work Schedule is Full Time - - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (10 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located at the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Southern California Complex in Pasadena, California. The position serves as the Regional Emergency Transportation Representative (RETREP) for US DOT Region 9 (California, Arizona, and Nevada). As RETREP, this position works in concert with the designated Regional Emergency Transportation Coordinator (RETCO to execute the DOT’s responsibilities for overall emergency management of the nation’s transportation infrastructure and Emergency Support Function (ESF-1), Transportation. The selected candidate must be able to deploy on short notice to disaster sites, working effectively for long hours under great physical and mental stress. Disaster sites may be in remote areas and/or have austere living conditions.

IDEAL CANDIDATE: FMCSA is looking for a motivated professional who can meet the demanding pace of an emergency response organization. Outstanding written and oral communications are essential.

This position is subject to random drug testing as provided in the DOT Drug-Free Department Workplace Plan, DOT Order 3910.1

This position is included in a bargaining unit.


As a Lead Transportation Specialist (RETREP),you will:

  • Serve as the official point of contact and focal point for the collection of disaster related information from other DOT operating administrations, Federal supporting agencies and the private sector on actual or potential crisis situations adversely impacting the transportation infrastructure.
  • Prepare rapid and timely reports to the Office of the Secretary and the Secretary's Crisis Management Center.
  • Recruit and maintain cadre of qualified individuals from the various DOT Modal Administrations to serve on the Regional Emergency Team -Cadre (RET-C).
  • Make presentations and provides technical guidance on transportation emergency processes and procedures.
  • Provide management assistance and technical support to the designated Regional Emergency Transportation Coordinator.
  • Serve as the technical expert in providing guidance among all Operating Administrations for Continuity of Operations Plans and Continuity of Government programs at the regional level, ensuring compatibility with national plans and Executive Orders.
Travel Required
  • 50% or Greater
  • This position involves frequent travel.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Applications will be accepted from any U.S. Citizen.
  • 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 30 days
  • Announcement is also advertised Merit Promotion: FMCSA.M-2016-0039
  • Relocation is NOT Authorized / Position in NOT telework eligible.

To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE GS-14on Experience, you must have one yearof specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

  • Experience directing regional emergency preparedness, planning, and response operations in support of national security emergencies, technological and natural disasters, economic crises, and any other crisis situations that may adversely impact the nation's regional civil transportation resources.
  • Experience performing needs assessments, and working with staff to set priorities and design plans, procedures, and strategies for improving the 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.


  • 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).
  • BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A background security investigation is required for all selected individuals. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of the security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
  • TRAVEL:Overnight travel, ranging from approximately 1 to 3 weeks per month, away from the official duty station is required in order to complete training assignments and perform official business.  You may also be required to travel to a foreign country; e.g. Mexico or Canada, to carry out work assignments.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • DRUG SCREENING: This position is subject to random drug testing as provided in the DOT Drug-Free Department Workplace Plan, DOT Order 3910.
Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You may check your application status by logging into USAJobs.com. (Select "My USAJOBS" and click "Applications"). Within two weeks of the closing date, a Human Resources Specialist will evaluate your application. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. Qualified candidates will be assigned a score between 70 and 100, not including points that may be assigned for veterans' preference. The most highly qualified candidates are then referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you directly. Once the position is filled we will notify all applicants of their final status.


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Other Information

Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.

Salary Range: $111,391.00 to $144,811.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2101-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Control Number: 453388700

Job Announcement Number: FMCSA.M-2016-0040