The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) coordinates the US DOT’s research programs and is charged with advancing the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation's transportation system. The Deputy Assistant Secretary is seeking a Director of the Office of Research, Development and Technology.
The Director, Office of Research, Development and Technology, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R) plays a critical role in fulfilling OST-R's primary mission in coordination, facilitation, and review of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) cross-modal research and development programs and activities.
The candidate participates in and leads policy functions and interdepartmental and cross-modal councils dealing with federal and U.S. DOT transportation science and technology. This includes developing Federal and U.S. DOT transportation science and technology policy and strategy, maintaining outreach, facilitating public-private partnerships, fostering long-term research, and furthering workforce development through university transportation research and education programs. The Director is a collaborator and keeps the Assistant Secretary and the Deputy Assistant Secretary apprised of operational issues or potential problems on a day-to-day basis. This position is located at DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC.