Volpe Center seeks a Div. Chief for the Safety Info. Sys. Division. This division’s work focuses on developing computerized systems to collect, analyze & disseminate safety data; and applying innovative mathematical, analytical & computer science approaches to support data-driven policy & operational decisions. The info. systems that are developed & maintained by this Div. support agency operational missions, including safety analyses & regulatory development & evaluation needs.
As Chief of the Safety Information Systems Division, the employee provides leadership, oversight, guidance, and operational and strategic program coordination to critical technology initiatives in support of safety information system development.
Broadens and strengthens existing internal and external relationships, and builds new relationships with clients, DOT policy makers, transportation practitioners, and relevant research and technology communities.
Provides management leadership and coordination in supporting system safety assessment of transportation information systems; data sensitivity analysis; system certification; and the assessment of systems designs with regard to security vulnerabilities, including system security plans and the development of Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs).
Manages programs and projects in accordance with Volpe Center project management standards and best industry practices. This includes developing and managing Reimbursable and Inter-Agency Agreements (RAs and IAAs), monitoring project funding levels, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with current and future clients, ensuring the quality of deliverables and providing quick reaction responses as required. Professional certifications such as Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and intimate knowledge of applying standards such as NIST Software Assurance Metrics (SAMATE) DO-178B are valued.
Coordinates the acquisition of contractor services, including the development of statements of work. Ensures the acceptable performance of assigned contractors, ensures effective management of contract funding, and coordinates the resolution of any identified problems with contracting personnel as required. Responsible for the justification and execution of requested and assigned fiscal resources.
The ideal candidate has considerable expertise technically executing highly complex projects and has been responsible for the long-term strategic and business focus within an organization’s full spectrum of information technology solutions and improvements to major transportation safety data issues. This position provides critical leadership in the creation, development, maintenance, and enhancement of highly technical initiatives that critically impact the Center’s and Department’s support of national transportation safety.
Volpe is committed to fostering and all-inclusive diverse workforce where employees feel valued for their unique backgrounds and qualities and have a sense of belonging and engagement in helping to advance transportation for the public good.
Please note: This is an interdisciplinary position, which means that the duties and responsibilities of the position relate to the Computer Scientist (1550) and Operations Research Analysis (1515). Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this position, candidates who meet the education and experience in any of the above fields will be considered equally well qualified to do the work.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience
To qualify for the Grade 15, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-14, it must include:
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.
MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:Operations Research - 1515:
Basic Requirements: Degree: in operations research; or at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
Computer Scientist - 1550: Basic Requirements: Bachelor's degree in computer science or bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus. All academic degrees and course work must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions.