The Shock, Trauma and Anesthesiology Research Center – STAR (National Study Center) is seeking a Highway Safety Program Specialist. The work location for this position will be the Motor Vehicle Administration Office located in Glen Burnie, MD. The selected candidate will be responsible for the management, coordination, implementation and monitoring of a highway safety program.
Acts as a liaison between the grantees and the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO).
Manages the administration of the MHSO funds granted to the program, including monitoring grant funded activities; preparing required grant, fiscal and program reports; maintaining compliance with related Federal, State and Local regulations; provides technical assistance to grant recipients and prospective applicants; conduct evaluations of grant funded activities; conduct program evaluations; submission of all required documents.
May be required to establish a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency task force, which may include private sector representation, to address highway safety problems associated with the program. Conducts and facilitates regularly scheduled task force and/or committee meetings
Participates in statewide coalitions (i.e. Diversity, Impaired Driving, Motorcycle, Occupant Protection, Smooth Operator, SAFE KIDS, Pedestrian, and Young Driver) as required.
Attends and participates in training meetings as well as develops training curriculums.
Participate in Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Emphasis Area Team meetings, and local SHSP- related meetings when appropriate.
Participate in Road Safety Audits (RSA’s) when appropriate.
May develop and distribute program materials.
Conduct and report highway safety program surveys as required by the MHSO.
Bachelor's degree in related field such as criminal justice, business or public administration, public relations, communications, writing or health sciences.
2 years related experience.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of best practices in departmental field.
Ability to work effectively using technology including inter/intranet, email, spreadsheets, databases, word processing and other relevant software programs.
Skill in acting as a liaison with external agencies, campuses, or other high level contacts.
Ability to communicate and interact with, as well as support effective partnerships with peers and subordinates.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Salary Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Filing Deadline: 01/23/13
Posting Date: 01/09/13
If accommodations are needed, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.