Federal Highway Administration – Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
Upcoming Position: Research Transportation Specialist
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is looking for a Research Transportation Specialist (GS-12/13) to lead state-of the-art transportation operations research projects at the nationally recognized Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. This position is for a junior or mid-level professional in the Transportation Operations Applications Team in the Office of Operations Research and Development (R&D). The incumbent is experienced in research related to one or more of the following areas: (a) Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), (b) traffic adaptive control systems, (c) freeway management systems, (d) wireless communications systems, and/or (e) cooperative vehicle-highway systems to help achieve the FHWA’s system performance strategic goal.
This position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a collaborative environment at the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory and with nationally recognized experts on meaningful cutting edge research projects such as the connected vehicle initiative and vehicle automation, as well as nearer-term applied problems in transportation operations. The incumbent will be expected to guide in-house research, manage extramural contracts, and encourage partnerships for on-site research at our Cooperative Vehicle-Highway Testbed, as well as offsite field research on public or private roads and/or test tracks.
The ideal candidate will preferably have an advanced degree in an engineering or scientific field, with course work related to one or more aspects of ITS, traffic engineering, or telecommunications. He/she should have 5 or more years of relevant work experience. Strong leadership, organization and people skills are a must.
FHWA expects to announce the position soon. The office will not be accepting resumes, please refer to the USA Jobs web site periodically for the specific vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/