Transportation Policy Analyst – Intermodal

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Website US Department of Transportation

Summary
This position is located within the Office of the Under Secretary, Intermodal Policy Team (IPT). The position reports operationally to the Executive Director, Office of the Under Secretary and programmatically to the Deputy Assistant Secretary’s for Transportation Policy. You will be required to work directly and communicate as required with the Office Directors of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy.

Responsibilities
As a Transportation Policy Analyst (Intermodal), you will:

  • Serve as an expert in one of the modal transportation fields.
  • Work closely to develop the program planning and activities of the Office of the Secretary with the assigned mode to ensure a comprehensive Secretarial perspective and develop policy positions program analyses for issues of interest to the U.S. transportation industry.
  • Serve as a Team Leader and the OST Policy Office primary resource for assigned modal area planning and program evaluations, analyzing both the domestic and foreign transportation implications of policy developments directly impacting industry.
  • Work with DOT Operating Administrations to develop policy positions and support documents that consider issues of interest for modal areas assigned.
  • Obtain, evaluate, and interpret data to identify transportation trends and their potential impact on policies and programs for transportation planning and financing.
  • Analyze and evaluate legislative and regulatory proposals for potential impact on transportation programs, recommend revisions, and prepare implementing guidance.
  • Serve as the industry point of contact and resource person for the Secretary’s Office of Policy with other DOT offices and Federal agencies, State and local transportation planning organizations, academia, research organizations, and the private sector.

Qualifications
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience requirements 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 analyzing the effects of existing or proposed regulatory/policy alternatives affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology (e.g., autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, ride share, etc.) programs OR researching, identifying, and assessing the impact of affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology (e.g., autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, ride share, etc.) programs involving public policy issues AND preparing written analytical reports of the impact to transportation modernization as a regular and recurring part of a job with minimal supervision.

To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:

  • Experience analyzing and assessing proposed regulatory/policy alternatives affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology (e.g., autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, ride share, etc.) programs OR planning and conducting studies on alternatives affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology programs’ impact on existing/proposed public policy issues AND preparing and presenting analytical findings that address the consequences of adopting them or other comparable work influencing transportation modernization matters as a regular and recurring part of a job.

Additional 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.

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