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SES Vacancy Announcement: OST-R Volpe - Deputy Director for Operations, Cambridge, MA

July 28, 2016 3:20 PM | Anonymous

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing rigorous analysis and the deployment of crosscutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system.  The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, part of DOT/OST-R in Cambridge, MA, has been helping the transportation community navigate the most challenging problems for more than 40 years.  Volpe’s mission is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all modes.  Please visit our website to learn more: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/.

Deputy Director for Operations - This position leads and oversees the comprehensive administrative, operational, and planning support functions for Volpe, and serves as the principal advisor on such matters to the Volpe Director.  The Deputy Director for Operations provides general managerial oversight for the Offices of Human Resources, Acquisitions, Information Technology, Facilities Management, Organizational Culture and Work Life, and Research Infrastructure and Operations

Volpe is a unique federal agency that it is funded by sponsor projects, which makes it agile in its approach and entrepreneurial in its nature.  Volpe partners with all Department of Transportation (DOT) modes and other public and private organizations to assess the needs of the transportation community, evaluate research and development endeavors, assist in the deployment of state-of-the-art transportation technologies, and inform decision and policy making through comprehensive analyses.  Consistent with laws, regulations and DOT and other Federal agency policies and guidance, the Deputy Director for Operations is responsible for the cost-effectiveness, integrity and integration of internal processes and operations to maximize efficiency and minimize costs of Volpe’s internal operations, project support and management systems.

Ideal candidates must have expertise leading people and programs in the areas of internal administrative and operations services.  You must have the ability to develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders internal and external to Volpe and DOT.  You must also have demonstrated ability to manage personnel, facilities, equipment and contracts to drive down overhead costs while improving internal customer service.

Current SES members, or other federal equivalent, whose current pay is higher than the top range listed may be paid at their current level.

If you or someone you know has outstanding leadership qualities and a demonstrable record of proven results, I encourage you or them to apply to this Cambridge, MA-based position.  We are looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates.

The vacancy announcements can be found on the Office of Personnel Management USAJOBS site through the following link:

All Sources: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445984100 - OST.SES-2016-0015

Open Period – July 28, 2016 to August 29, 2016

Please direct any questions to Eric Falzone, Volpe Human Resources, at (617) 494-2418


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