<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as the Deputy Director, Office of International Transportation & Trade. You will share in and support the Director in the daily management of the office's policy initiatives. This office is the Secretary's principal organization for the development of international transportation and trade policy, and functions as the focal point for review of policy issues resulting from Department-wide international transport activities.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><strong>As the Deputy Director, Office of International Transportation & Trade, you will:</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Serve as the Deputy Director of the Office of International Transportation and Trade and a recognized expert in transportation and trade discussions and negotiations. Manage the operational execution of the office as outlined by the Director in the daily management of program responsibilities and the resource management including significant portfolio projects, the preparation of special industry issues, and monitoring impact of related program activity and/or policy implications.</li> <li>Formulate program objectives and work with the Director to determine which programs or projects should be initiated, dropped, curtailed or otherwise modified, and the amount of resources assigned to particular activities. Direct the formulation and adoption of policies designed to address new and unprecedented issues and problems stemming from changes in the international transportation industries.</li> <li>Plan, develop, and coordinate international initiatives and formulates coalitions with international organizations, senior officials of other U.S. and foreign government agencies and the U.S. and foreign private sectors, ensuring that interagency and private sector contacts are constantly briefed on new developments. Manage and implement multimodal partnerships on advancing U.S. policy objectives.</li> <li>Represent the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and the Office of the Secretary in meetings, conferences and negotiations with other governments and international organizations to achieve the international and multimodal transportation policy objectives of the United States. Lead U.S. delegations at international meetings, assuming full responsibility for representing the views and interests of the U.S. Government.</li> <li>Provide research and expert policy guidance by preparing reports and recommendations. Provide policy guidance, counsel and assistance to the Office Director, the Assistant Secretary and the Secretary, the Congress and other executive branch agencies on all transportation and trade policy matters.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>OST is looking for a seasoned, motivated and self-reliant professional who can share their expertise formulating and implementing international transportation and trade policy and managing multi organizational project activities and resources to achieve project objectives and milestones. This position is located in the DOT building, which sits directly across the street from the Metro and a few blocks away from the National's Baseball stadium. OST has flexible work schedules and flexible health benefits.</strong><br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must meet specialized experience stated in Qualifications section</li> <li>Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date</li> <li>Provide all required documents by closing date</li> <li>Announcement also advertised Open to All U.S Citizens: OST.X-2019-0009</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>SELECTIVE SERVICE:</strong> Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.</li> <li><strong>PROBATIONARY PERIOD: </strong>You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).</li> <li><strong>DRUG TEST:</strong> This position has been determined to be a critical safety/security position as defined in the Department of Transportation (DOT) Order, DOT 3910.1D entitled "Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace." Therefore, if selected for the position you will be required to submit to a pre-employment/pre-appointment drug test. You will also be subject to Random Drug Testing.</li> <li><strong>TIME-IN-GRADE</strong> – 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.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.<br /><br /><strong>To qualify for the Grade 15</strong>, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Experience formulating and implementing international transportation or international trade policy.</strong></li> <li><strong>Experience utilizing project management tools and coordinating project team activities (including budget and resource management, development of project schedules/milestones, tracking and reporting team progress) to deliver successful results.</strong></li> </ul> <br />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.<br /><br /><strong>For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4<br /><strong><br />All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.</strong></strong><br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Displaced employees may be eligible for CTAP or ICTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition .<br /><br /><strong>EEO STATEMENT:</strong> The Department of Transportation (DOT) maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. DOT ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.<br /><br /><strong>This vacancy may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days for this location.</strong> <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE: PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. </strong>If your resume/ application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Your resume must contain sufficiently detailed information upon which to make a qualification determination. Please 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. <br /><br />If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be scored based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. <br /><br />Your application will be rated on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. The answers you select in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. If upon review, it is determined that your described work history, competencies, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, your application may be updated on your behalf or you may not be referred to the selecting official. Please ensure that your work history provides enough details to support your answers. If referred, all relevant documents including performance appraisals and awards submitted with your application package will be forwarded to the hiring official for review. The Automated Staffing Office is ultimately responsible for determining your final rating.<br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>ALL Applicants must provide a resume that fully supports the required specialized experience and was created within USA Jobs Resume Builder and respond to the vacancy questions by the closing date of the vacancy. </strong><br /><br /><strong>The following is a list of documents that are only required based on the type of position and consideration for which you are applying. </strong><br /><br /><strong>PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS/INCENTIVE AWARDS:</strong> If applicable, performance appraisals and/or Incentive award documentation may be submitted and will be forwarded to the selecting official as support in consideration of your application in the evaluation process. To receive due weight, you must submit a recent performance appraisal (dated within 18 months) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable (do not submit a performance plan) and/or incentive award documentation dated within the last 18 months (i.e. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increases, etc.).<br /><br /><strong>VETERANS:</strong> Your last DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, that shows the type of discharge and all dates of active duty is required to verify your eligibility. It need not be official.<br /> <ul> <li>If you are applying to a vacancy opened to all US Citizens under category rating and wish to be considered as a preference eligible, you need to submit a copy of your DD214.</li> <li>If you are claiming preference eligibility as a disabled veteran, you must submit proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally a valid letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. An SF-15 is desired, but not required.</li> <li>If you are applying to a vacancy opened Status and you are requesting consideration under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) ( https: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/#veoa ), you need to provide a copy of your last DD214, which verifies your military service dates, reason for separation, OR certification of separation that shows a discharge date within 120 days of the closing of this announcement, and eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.</li> </ul> <br /><strong>STATUS APPLICANTS:</strong> If seeking eligibility consideration as status/agency/DOT employee, you must provide proof of eligibility in the form of an SF-50. Your SF-50 must verify the highest grade held competitively, full performance level of position, and eligibility as a status applicant. Please do not submit an Award SF-50, as these are often incomplete and do not verify grade or status eligibility.<br /><br /><strong>NON COMPETITIVE APPLICANTS:</strong> If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility, you must provide the appropriate SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS, such as PCS orders (military spouse) describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability (schedule A), etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments.<br /><br /><strong>DISPLACED EMPLOYEES:</strong> If requesting consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency CTAP program (ICTAP), you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85 or falling in the Gold Category) and provide all of the following documents: <br /> <ul> <li>your most recent performance appraisal,</li> <li>the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and</li> <li>your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong> Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system. You must verify that the documents are in the system with your application prior to final submission. </strong><br /><br /><strong>g date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position. Please review your application prior to final submission and ensure you have submitted all appropriate documents. Uploading documents to USAJobs does NOT ensure inclusion with your application to our system.</strong><br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.