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10-02-2001, 05:42 AM
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NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
PROMOTIONAL AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A PRESTIGIOUS PROFESSIONAL AGENCY? AN AGENCY WH
OSE WORK TOUCHES THE LIVES OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IN PROFOUND WAYS? AN AGENCY
WHOSE MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES AND REDUCE INJURIES?

THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION IS AN EXCITING AND PROGRESS
IVE ORGANIZATION. WE ARE INTERESTED IN INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO SUPERI
OR SERVICE AND WHO CAN HELP US CONTINUE TO MEET THESE HIGH STANDARDS.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDING 401K AND FAMILY FRIENDLY LEAVE POLICIES.

WE ARE FULLY COMMITTED TO AND STRIVE FOR DIVERSITY IN OUR WORKPLACE AND ENCOUR
AGE ALL INDIVIDUALS TO APPLY.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.NHTSA.DOT.GOV

POSITION: Mechanical Engineer, GS-830-12/13

ANNOUNCEMENT NO: NHTSA 001-102

OPENING DATE: 10/01/01 CLOSING DATE: 10/29/01

LOCATION: Associate Administrator for Research and Development, Office of Huma
n Centered Research, National Transportation Biomechanics Research Center, Was
hington, DC

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: ALL SOURCES. (Certain veterans and people with disabil
ities may be considered under a special authority without regard to the area o
f consideration identified above. Please indicate on your application if you
are in one of these categories, and provide appropriate documentation. Employe
es eligible under DOT's CTAP, and all other ICTAP candidates are also encourag
ed to apply. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the appl
ication and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis).

DUTIES: The incumbent performs research projects dealing with the generation,
development, and application of biomechanical data which define human impact
tolerances, human crash kinematics, and anthropomorphic dummy development. Det
ermines the boundaries, phases, and scientific components of designated resear
ch projects. Determines the project phasing and cooperating organizations such
as universities, institutes, or research contractors. Justifies proposed rese
arch studies. Develops scientific contract objectives and tasks from general r
esearch goals. Writes work statements and prepares drawings, tables, graphs, s
pecifications and supporting documents for competitive procurement. Serves as
evaluation board chairman and member in the evaluation of technical proposals.
Critically reviews and evaluates progress and final reports. Originates and m
anages complex research projects within the Center which are accomplished by i
n house-efforts. Participates in the maintenance and improvements of the Biome
chanics Data Base System. Prepares documents delineating the benefits derived
from projects involving human surrogates and obtains approval from the Human
Use Review Panel.

For more information on OPM qualification requirements and application details
please visit our website www.nhtsa.dot.gov




Erik G. Takhounts, Ph.D.
National Transportation Biomechanics Research Center
NHTSA, US Department of Transportation
400 Seventh Street, S.W., NRD-51, Room 6221
Washington, D.C. 20590
Phone: (202) 366-4737
Fax: (202) 366-5670
Email: ETakhounts@NHTSA.DOT.GOV




























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