Transportation Industry Analyst


The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs (X1) is responsible for the analysis, development, articulation, and review of policies, programs, and plans for economic issues in domestic aviation and international transportation in conjunction with the Office of International Transportation and Trade (X20); the Office of International Aviation (X40); and the Office of Aviation Analysis (X50).


As a Transportation Industry Analyst, you will:

  • Analyze, monitor, and develop long-term views of the transportation industry’s operating and competitive structures regarding transportation cost, fares, service, contracts, agreements, traffic trends, and/or proposals.
  • Review orders and licenses for carriers’ services prepared by the U.S. and Foreign governments to ensure consistency with the provisions of bilateral agreements and the state of the transportation relationship.
  • Assist in the development or prepare testimonies for congressional hearings on transportation issues, DOT decisions, positions, and policies concerning the transportation industries’ regulatory recommendations and requirements.
  • Participate in conferences with transportation industries representatives to resolve difficult transportation industry issues to ensure that stakeholders receive services and contracts that are rendered properly.
  • Participate with staff members, Supervisors, Directors, Deputy Directors, and/or Division Chiefs in conducting in-depth analyses, and providing advice to Departmental Officials which form the basis for establishing regulatory policies affecting the transportation industry.

OST is looking for a seasoned, motivated, and self-reliant professional who can share their expertise in civil aviation and/or international transportation/trade program practices, operations, equity, or competitive structure issues with skilled professionals, which sits directly across the street from the Metro and a few blocks away from the National’s Baseball stadium. OST has flexible work schedules and flexible health benefits.



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position


  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CARD: This position involves travel.  A government contractor-issued travel card will be issued and must be retained for official business only.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • REMOTE WORK: This position may be eligible for Remote Work.  Remote work means the residence is the full-time official duty location. The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at:  If selected for a remote work position, you must have access to high speed internet and cell phone service meeting current Agency standards from the approved work location within the Contiguous United States and sign a remote work agreement.
  • TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: If selected for this position you maybe eligible for occasional telework and you are required to report to the office on a regular basis. The number of telework days approved is determined by the agency policy, emergency situations, the approval of your immediate supervisor, and if applicable, approval of additional officials.


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet either the education or specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the GS-11, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-09, it must include: 

  • Experience evaluating the operating or competitive structures in civil aviation and/or international transportation/trade industry operations, services, and/or facilities from commercial, economic, regulatory, legislative, financial, or other comparable aviation and/or international transportation/trade evaluations AND preparing written documents such as reports, issue papers, briefing materials, etc.

To qualify for the GS-11 on Education alone, you must have:

  • 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application.

To qualify for the GS-12, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11, it must include: 

  • Experience performing qualitative and quantitative analysis in civil aviation and/or international transportation/trade industry area that includes evaluating practices, operations, equity, or competitive structures impacting commercial, economic, regulatory, legislative, agreements, proposals, financial or other comparable evaluations AND preparing written recommendations for senior management.

You cannot qualify on education at the GS-12 level; you must have experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Transportation Industry Analysis – Uses Knowledge of transportation industry regulatory controls, of the customs and competitive practices of carriers, and of carrier operations, services, and facilities including a general knowledge of economics, statistics, law, business management and related subject-matter areas, but does not require full training and professional competence in any of those fields that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical transportation information related to the job; advises others on technical transportation issues.
  2. Organizational Performance Analysis – Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and tools used to analyze program, organizational, and mission performance; includes methods that deliver key performance information (for example, comparative, trend, diagnostic, root cause, predictive) used to inform decisions, actions, communications, and accountability systems.
  3. External Awareness (‡) – Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends that affect the organization and shape stakeholders’ views; is aware of the organization’s impact on the external environment.
  4. Influencing/Negotiating (*) – Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior; works with others towards an agreement; negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.
  5. Communications – Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, considering the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately; and writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study — accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.

Additional information

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Qualified CTAP/ICTAP candidates receive priority and will be referred to the hiring manager.

Locality pay determined by duty location.

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