Highway Safety Specialist

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
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You will serve as a Highway Safety Specialist, also known as a Regional Program Manager. Primary duties include providing technical guidance to State and local partners to execute comprehensive highway safety programs and plans, including data analysis and problem identification, planning and implementation, and program evaluation. Responsible for interpreting regulations, consulting on use of funds, and performing oversight and monitoring activities involving Federal highway safety funds.


As a Highway Safety Specialist, you will:

  • Develop and manage program activities and provide technical assistance and training to States, communities, and advocacy groups in all facets of a comprehensive traffic safety prevention program, including the management of Federal grant funds and grant-funded activities.
  • Perform oversight activities, helping grantees maintain compliance with federal regulations and policies governing highway safety funds.
  • Advise the state of regulations governing program activity and their application within state systems, and work to detect and resolve regulatory problems and situations.
  • Review proposed grantee and subgrantee activities and provide constructive feedback to maximize use of federal funds.
  • Participate in strategic program planning and budget activities in cooperation with staff of the Regional office and NHTSA headquarters
  • Serve in a liaison capacity with other Federal government agencies that have responsibility for law enforcement training, public health and traffic safety issues.
  • Coordinate program activities between Federal agencies and brief staff on partnering agency responsibilities and programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs). This may include using and driving a government vehicle.

The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills, with preference to experience in grant, contract or project management, oversight, implementation and evaluation. The candidate must possess a strong understanding of problem identification, data analysis, evaluation and records, as they relate to public or highway safety. Program administration, project planning, management, and assessments experience are highly desirable.

How to Apply

Click here for more information and to apply. There are two vacancies for the listed position. The listing closes on July 27, 2021, or when 100 applications have been received, whichever is sooner.