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Program Services Team Leader/Transportation Specialist

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The Georgia Federal-aid Highway Division is hiring a Program Services Team Leader/Transportation Specialist (GS-2101-13 - $109,278 to $142,065 annually) in Atlanta, Georgia. To apply, visit to U.S. Citizens), selecting “Atlanta, Georgia” as the location and “GS-13” as the grade level. Alternatively, send your resume and a statement of interest (in the body of your e-mail message) directly to Georgia.FHWA@dot.govusing the subject “Attention: Program Services Team Leader.” Hiring managers will consider applications submitted by 04/19/2024 (but submit yours as soon as possible to receive the best consideration). 


FHWA's Georgia Federal-aid Highway Division is hiring!

This position serves as the Team Leader for the Program Services Team and provides day-to-day leadership for a team of specialists in the areas of right-of-waylocal program administrationdiscretionary grants, and civil rights.

Relocation benefits are approved for this position!


As a Program Services Team Leader/Transportation Specialist, you will:

  • Serve as a member of the Division Leadership Team developing and implementing the diverse and complex Federal-aid highway program through a strategic plan and annual work plan including establishment of Division Office goals, objectives, priorities, and timetables, and through the evaluation of program activities, problems, and accomplishments. 
  • Maintain regular contacts with State highway representatives to provide day-to-day policy guidance, keep informed of emerging activities, and to participate in project delivery from the earliest stage.
  • Lead the Discretionary Grant Programs, including Direct Recipient activities associated with the development of Project and Grant Agreements; administration of projects and grants, reviewing project vouchers, and associated reporting including performance measures.
  • Represent FHWA in discussions with state and local officials in resolving the most complex transportation problems relating to assigned program areas.
  • Provide expertise and assistance in the interpretation, application, and implementation of Federal laws, regulations, and policies relating to the highway program on a day-to-day basis to officials of the State Department of Transportation, cities, counties, other agencies, and private citizens.
  • Develop program management activities including development of stewardship and oversight plans, conducting risk assessments, and tracking of performance measures and the associated reporting processes.

The ideal candidate is an experienced professional that has a strong working knowledge of program administration, leading people, interpretation of laws and regulations, and experience in delivering grants to state, local, and tribal governments.

The ideal candidate should also be a great communicator and have a desire to lead a team of professionals in a positive/encouraging environment, accomplishing agency goals, and providing excellent customer service to our partners.

Your resume should be more than a description of your current position and responsibilities. While it is important that you identify your major duties, it is essential that you also highlight your accomplishments and their impact. Your submittal must demonstrate the leadership, strategic thinking, sound judgment, and people skills that are necessary for this position. Please note that your knowledge, skills, and abilities, along with your qualifications will be evaluated based upon the information you provide along with your resume.


Why Georgia?

Georgia is a great place to live and work. Our diverse staff works closely with our partners to deliver one of the nation’s best transportation systems, including a $15 billion Major Mobility Investment Program to create additional capacity, improve freight movement, provide transportation improvements and efficiencies, enhance safety, and decrease travel times. The Georgia Division Office is in downtown Atlanta, with a convenient private entrance to the MARTA Five Points Station. The office is walking distance several attractions including Mercedes-Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, the College Football Hall of Fame, Centennial Olympic Park, the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium, and the World of Coca-Cola Museum. 

Atlanta has amazing educational opportunities, with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Georgia State University, a Savannah College of Art and Design campus and a combined HBCU campus for Clark-Atlanta, Spelman, and Morehouse.  Emory University Hospital is nationally ranked for the treatment of cancer, cardiology, heart surgery, endocrinology, geriatrics, neurology, and orthopedics. Atlanta is the center for culture and entertainment in the South.

You can experience a diverse and thriving social scene at the city's many theatres, museums, galleries, and concert halls. Explore the state capital's role in historic events at museums like the Atlanta History Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, and the Carter Center/Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.

Click here to learn more about living and working in Atlanta, Georgia.

Find FHWA's Georgia Division at 75 Ted Turner Drive in downtown Atlanta!