APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 2, 2019 3:00PM ET (applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis)
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks a Highway Safety Data Fellow. This paid appointment will be supporting the Safety Data Initiative (SDI), with a primary focus on the transportation safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-occupants in rural areas. The selected applicant will primarily understand, analyze, and visualize DOT safety databases, data sources outside of the Department, and geospatial data. This project offers a unique opportunity to take a more holistic approach to
The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral level degree in the relevant fields, with coursework in data integration, data analysis, and visualization, or will complete the degree by June 2019. Degree must have been received within three years of the appointment start date.
- Demonstrated ability to transform information and data into visualizations that tell a compelling story
- Demonstrated ability to work with and connect multiple data systems and sources
- Experience analyzing data to identify patterns and trends
- Experience with statistical analysis and econometric modeling
- Experience presenting results to inform next steps
- Experience with data visualization tools and techniques, including the application of modern programming languages and open source software
- Experience with geospatial data visualization is a plus
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to work across various offices and work units to obtain information, collaborate on data-related projects, and validate findings and conclusions
- Ability to work with subject matter experts to identify and mitigate data limitations
- A self-starter with the ability to perform work with limited supervision and changing outcome goals
- Knowledge of U.S. transportation systems; basic knowledge of transportation safety issues is a plus
- Experience working with forecast data and risk modeling is a plus
The qualified candidate must have received a master’s or doctoral level degree in the relevant fields by June of 2019. Degree must have been received within three years of the appointment start date. The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. The appointment is full time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation by DOT and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant does not become a U.S. DOT Federal employee.
For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visithttps://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDOT-2019-0005.
If you have any questions, send an email to USDOT@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (USDOT-2019-0005) in your email.