Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Transportation Specialist GS-2101-12 (Open to All U.S. Citizens) AB in Washington, District Of Columbia

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

Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (9 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 10/21/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Registration & Safety Information (RSI) under the Associate Administrator for Research & Infonnation Technology (MC-R), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

The Office of Registration and Safety Information, a component of the Office of Research and Information Technology, within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, was established to meet rapidly increasing challenges and demands for processing licensing and insurance applications, vetting the applications to make accurate determinations regarding operating authority, ensuring that carrier's financial status meets statutory requirements, being responsive to stakeholders, and assisting the agency in raising the bar for entry into the carrier industry by reinforcing high safety standards and removing high-risk carriers, drivers and service providers.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career transportation professional capable of providing effective customer service support to motor carriers, insurance companies, financial institutions, and members of the general public regarding aspects of commercial motor carrier registration, licensing functions, and motor carrier operating authority. Applicants must possess effective oral and written skills, researching skills, and be capable of paying attention to details involved in the reviewing, analyzing, and processing of applications. Applicants should be comfortable representing the agency to state and local officials and the general public.

Position is designated as "Moderate Risk". The U.S Government conducts background investigations to establish that prospective employees and current employees are suitable for the Federal position. Retention in the position is based on favorable adjudication of a background investigation.

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

This vacancy is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at midnight on the closing date or at midnight on the day we receive the 50th application, whichever comes first.


As a Transportation Specialist, you will:

  • Respond to questions and inquiries from motor carriers, their representatives, and the general public regarding all aspects of commercial motor carrier registration and licensing functions, and operating authority registration.
  • Review, analyze, and process applications for operating authority and requests for name and address changes filed by existing or new passenger carrier and household goods motor carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders or their representatives.
  • Support agency program initiatives and priority activities, including application review and vetting processes, changes to FMCSA forms, and implementation of various legislative, statutory, and other rulemaking requirements.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to and works with field and contractor staff and other team members on matters involving enforcement data collection, transmission, quality control, completeness, accuracy, timeliness, and consistency.
  • Develop notices of preliminary grants of authority in licensing and finance applications. These decisions contain findings of fact, discussions and conclusions of law based upon analysis of the entire record in the proceeding.
  • Develop, establish, and explain operating procedures, techniques, and methods concerned with surveillance of a high volume of documents containing varying technical data, maintenance and monitoring of both manual and electronic.
  • Provide operational assistance and technical support to a varied customer base that includes the agency’s headquarters and field staff, carriers and their representatives, and the general public.
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
  • This position IS telework eligible / Relocation is NOT authorized.

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-12:You must have at least one full year of specialized equal or equivalent experience. It must include:

  • Experience with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, particularly with all aspects of motor carrier registration and licensing functions, including motor carrier operating authority, associated with application review and processing.

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.
  • DRUG TESTING:Tentatively selected candidates are required to undergo urinalysis in accordance with the Drug and Alcohol-Free Departmental Workplace Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requires the applicant selected for this position to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) within 30 days of appointment and annually thereafter.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD REQUIREMENT:A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS:Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
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: $77,490.00 to $100,736.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-2101-12/12

Promotion Potential: 12

Supervisory Status: No

Control Number: 453055800

Job Announcement Number: FMCSA.R-2016-0036