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Please visit this page periodically for updated employment openings. There is no cost to submit a job posting. Please email Brittney Gick with any open opportunities.

 

Current Job Openings

(Listed in Alphabetical Order by Job Title, with links to Company Site. Detailed Information about Position follows after Listing)

(Position Open Until Filled - Unless Otherwise Noted)

 

Associate Scientist, AvMet Applications, Inc. 
Economic Analyst, Smart Growth America
Environmental Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Director, MOD Alliance, ITS America
Legislative Representative, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Senior Consultant, PRR (Baltimore, MD)
Smart Mobility Program Manager, City of Alexandria, Virginia Department of Transportation and Environmental Services
Transit Fellow, The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
Transportation Specialist, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Transportation Technology Researcher/Writer, ITS America
 
 

 

Detailed Information

 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Position Description:

AvMet Applications, Inc. (AvMet), is recruiting for an Associate Scientist who is self-motivated and detail-oriented with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude to join our team of scientists, engineers, and researchers. The ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment while managing multiple competing tasks is required. In addition, strong problem- solving and analytical skills are needed to support a variety of analysis tasks. AvMet’s work domain ranges from program management support to large-scale data manipulation, modeling, and analysis.

The successful candidate will be part of a team supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen Aviation Weather Division in developing and deploying the Next Generation Air Traffic System (NextGen). The candidate will provide meeting support to FAA personnel, including organizing meeting logistics, attending meetings, preparing meeting minutes and reports, coordinating communication among attendees, and maintaining working documents.

In addition, the candidate will conduct analysis of FAA and National Weather Service (NWS) policies, programs, systems, and forecast capabilities. Frequent duties and responsibilities include developing briefings/presentations, preparing project plans and schedules, conducting regulatory, policy, and financial research related to aviation weather and aviation safety, and writing/editing various reports.

The candidate must be detail-oriented, able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and convey a professional image in client meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. degree in a physical science* (from an accredited college or university) and 12 months of relevant professional experience**

-OR-

B.S. degree in a physical science* (from an accredited college or university) and 3 years of relevant professional experience**

Experience providing meeting support, including developing agendas, setting up and operating projection equipment, utilizing virtual meeting applications (e.g., WebEx) taking notes, writing meeting minutes, and tracking action items

Experience researching, writing, and editing reports and papers

Experience developing briefings/presentations for a variety of audiences

Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis

Interest in and/or knowledge of aviation

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work effectively as part of a team

Flexibility in managing competing priorities

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook)

Must be legally able to work in the United States without sponsorship

Desirable Qualifications:

M.S. degree in Meteorology

Knowledge of aviation operations (e.g., flight operations, air traffic control, etc.)

Knowledge of FAA and NWS aviation weather programs

Knowledge of system engineering principles

Experience in project planning, schedule development and tracking, and performance measurement

Federal government consulting experience, particular with the DOT/FAA

Experience working with aviation stakeholders including associations (e.g., A4A, ALPA, AOPA, IATA, NATA, etc.)

Private pilot, commercial pilot, air transport pilot, or aircraft dispatcher certificate

 

*Note: Degrees in Aeronautical Science, Aeronautics, and Air Traffic Management will also be considered.

**Note: Relevant professional experience must consist of full-time employment that is neither an institutional assistantship nor a co-op position. Full-time internships, paid or unpaid, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, are considered relevant professional experience.

 

This is an associate-level position located in AvMet’s Washington, DC office.

The position is available immediately with some flexibility in start date. Any offer of employment, including the start date, is contingent upon approval of the candidate’s resume by the FAA.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as email attachments to careers@avmet.com. Please include the position title in the email subject line.

 

Economic Analyst, Smart Growth America

Smart Growth America seeks a skilled, experienced Economic Analyst with 2 to 6 years of experience to conduct technical and quantitative analyses regarding a wide variety of issues associated with the built environment and transportation, including economics, housing, real estate development, social equity, and the environment. The Analyst will report to Smart Growth America’s Vice President for Economic Development, and work across a number of SGA programs, including the National TOD Technical Assistance Program, the Economic Development program, and other transportation and community technical assistance programs.

Position description

An ideal candidate will have a quantitative mindset with exceptional data analysis skills, and background and experience applying this to policy research, along with a dedication to achieving smarter growth. This position will provide evidence-based advice, building on leading-edge research, to policy makers across the country about how and why to build sustainable communities. It will support SGA’s work providing technical assistance in economic development and community revitalization.

Professional qualifications

A successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in urban planning issues, and care about changing America’s built environment. Candidates should have the confidence and ability to independently design, manage, and conduct multiple research assignments with minimal supervision, while working in a collaborative environment. Candidate should have 2 to 6 years of related experience; a graduate degree in urban planning, economics, real estate, or geography would be ideal. Most importantly, candidates should have a quantitative mindset with exceptional data analysis skills, including the following specific skills:

Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS.

Familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics (esp. regression analysis), and with statistical packages (SPSS, Stata, R). Ability to apply statistics to inform overall analysis and policy recommendations.

Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data to the most salient points. Familiarity and ability to use key data sets, including familiarity with U.S. Census data, as well as various transportation statistics from US DOT (Bureau of Transportation Statistics), state, local, and MPO data sets. Ability to find key data sets, download and process the data, and prepare data for analysis. Ability to interpret and assess trends in large data sets.

Ability to use MS Excel for moderate to advanced data analysis (pivot tables, macros, moderate-to-advanced Excel functions).

Ability to handle large data sets, and automate repetitive tasks. (For example, fluency in either R or Python would be a means of accomplishing this.) Familiarity with MS Access, databases, and SQL highly desirable.

Ability to explain the results of technical analysis, both orally and in writing, to less technically-trained audiences.

Detail-oriented and motivated to be accurate, with strong writing skills.

Ability to prioritize and efficiently deal with multiple assignments; a “self-starter”, capable of learning on the job when necessary, ability to work in teams.

Responsibilities:

The position will provide many opportunities for innovative solutions that utilize quantitative and software skills. (For example: Previously, we have written scripts to aggregate Census data and integrate with online mapping platforms.) Typical projects may include:

Fiscal analyses of alternative development patterns

Estimating value capture potential for transit-oriented development revenue to finance new transit or other community benefits

Market analyses to determine demand for different development products at a particular development site

Analysis of revitalization plans for a small town downtown

Analysis of impacts of changes of transit routes

Analysis of the economic impacts of a complete streets project

Analyzing metropolitan development and real estate market trends

Developing research proposals including scopes of work and budgets

Writing reports, and preparing and/or delivering presentations

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, three references, and two examples of work products (no more than two pages each) to jobs@smartgrowthamerica.org, with “Economic Analyst” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted immediately on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

Environmental Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Transportation

DigitaliBiz, Inc. is in search of an Environmental Analyst to support our Transportation Team in Cambridge, MA.  The Environmental Analyst will work independently and as part of a team coordinating environmental analyses, regulatory compliance, policy development, and business development studies and initiatives. Responsibilities will involve the application of environmental analysis techniques in the following areas:
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Preparing and/or conducting critical reviews of work plans, schedules, reports, and other relevant documents to provide environmental and occupational health and safety support to government and other agencies.
Planning for and acquiring necessary project resources.
Providing deliverables and meeting milestones; managing of contract closeout; preparing of final project documentation; and identifying lessons learned.
Preparing and reviewing various environmental permit applications, working with other offices and sponsors, other agencies, federal and state regulators, and local health and emergency response officials.
Participating in public meetings and hearings, and responding to public comments.
 
Requirements:
 
Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Environmental Studies or related field with 1-3 years related experience.
Strong internship experiences.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) experience preferred.
 
If you are interested in this position or believe you know someone that might be interested, 
 
Please contact:  Kathleen.sullivan@dot.gov
 

 

Director, MOD Alliance, ITS America 

The Director of the Mobility on Demand Alliance will lead the creation, strategic direction and activities of the ITS America Mobility on Demand Alliance (MODA). The MODA will promote an innovative, user-focused approach to transportation that leverages emerging mobility services, integrated transit networks and operations, real-time data, connected travelers, and cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to allow for a more traveler-centric, transportation system- of-systems approach, providing improved mobility options to all travelers and users of the system in an efficient and safe manner. This position will be an integral member of the public policy team in supporting the advocacy objectives of the Association.

Find out more information and how to apply at https://www.itsa.org/current-openings-its-america 

 

Legislative Representative, American Public Transportation Association

BASIC FUNCTION:

The key responsibility of this job is to assist APTA in communicating the public transit industry's positions on federal legislative issues to APTA members, outside interests, Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and the public. Individual reports directly to the Senior Director, Government Affairs. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limit¬ed to the following:

1) Communicating in writing and through personal contacts APTA positions on legislative issues to Members of Congress, Congressional committees, the Executive Branch and others. Legislative Representative will focus on outreach to staff for “rank-and-file” Members of Congress;

2) Working in a team setting to develop and execute strategies to advance APTA’s legislative priorities;

3) Preparing speeches to assist APTA officers and executive staff in communicating the public transit industry’s views on federal legislative and government affairs issues;

4) Preparing statements on matters of interest to the transit industry, primarily on government affairs issues;

5) Supporting the Senior Director and Senior Legislative Representatives in the execution of related programs directed at building public awareness and support for public trans¬portation and support for APTA policies;

6) Assisting, when appropriate, in preparing Congressional testimony on topics of interest to the public transit industry;

7) Attending meetings, media briefings, or hearings as assigned and interpreting these events for the APTA membership through written and oral communication;

8) Assisting in planning, managing, and carrying out the Annual Legislative Conference, including program planning and development, preparation of materials, selection of speakers, and on-site support.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Legislative Representative will have a minimum of two years of lobbying experience with a trade association, public transit agency, corporation or consulting lobbying firm, or an equivalent level of experience in a Legislative staff position in a congressional office. A Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Public Policy, Public Administration or similar field is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is considered a plus.  Knowledge of federal transit policies and programs, major issues and priorities in public transportation, and the federal legislative process, including authorization and appropriations issues, is required. Strong writing and communications skills are also required.  

Persons interested in applying for this position should submit their resume to the Senior Director-Human Resources & Administration via fax at 202-496-4326 or email at aptajobs@apta.com.

 
 
 
SUMMARY:  Baltimore Office – This hourly position is part of PRR’s integrated communications team and will manage outreach, social media, and PR strategies, as well as project staffing resources. The successful candidate must have 5-7 years demonstrated experience managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and providing client or customer service. The successful candidate will also have excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
 
 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Manage PRR projects and project teams
Lead elements of PRR’s large Maryland projects
Develop and oversee implementation of communications strategy and outreach
Lead event planning and help implement meetings and special events related to project milestones
Lead and coordinate media relations and media events
Write and produce project written materials, direct mailings, brochures, and folios
Write and coordinate website updates
Write and coordinate project updates for e-newsletters
Work with PRR’s Creative Studio to develop graphics and photos for newsletters, fact sheets, display boards, and websites
Edit technical information and information going to public audiences, including citizen correspondence
Develop and produce PowerPoint presentations and talking points
Mentor staff
 
 
Client Relations
 
Lead client meetings
Respond to client requests in a timely manner
Establish effective communication with clients, vendors, and communities
Provide excellent customer service
Anticipate and respond to client needs
Maintain confidentiality of client information
 
 
Productivity/Efficiency
 
Maintain or exceed utilization goals
Proactively complete tasks
 
 
Quality Assurance
 
Set and maintain high, “error free” standards for all communications to clients and project staff
Provide timely information to client
 
 
Administrative
 
Work with PRR’s accounting team and digital tools (Vision, Excel) to enter information, track project budgets and generate progress reports
Provide accurate and timely billing information to accounting department
Other administrative support as needed
 
 
QUALITIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
 
Principles and practices of communications, public involvement, public relations, and social media.
Principles of crisis communications.
Principles of research, writing, editing, and preparing a variety of public-facing materials.
Knowledge of the news media industry in general, including needs and priorities across print, television, radio and blog sectors.
Knowledge and extensive experience working in multiple forms of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Project management skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects on time and within budget
Strong work ethic/high initiative
Strong organizational skills
Experience planning and overseeing events
Ability to analyze complex technical information, translate into easily-understood language, and tailor messages for the target audience
Excellent writing skills; ability to write concisely and quickly in a variety of styles, including reader-friendly writing
Interest in planning, community building, environmental, transportation, or infrastructure projects
Proficient with PC’s and MS Software, including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of Adobe Suite Programs is desirable, but not essential
Ability to quickly learn new software, including content management systems and design software is desirable
Confidentiality/dependability/mature judgment
Poise and maturity to lead meetings with clients and/or teammates
Understanding of marketing a plus
 
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION:
 
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a similar field
5+ years of work experience in public involvement, public relations or communications
Experience working in customer or client service and/or the public sector highly desirable
 
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
Ability to:
 
Work extended hours, including occasional nights and/or weekends as projects require
Speak and hear
Sit for extended periods
Operate office equipment
Handle stressful situations
 
 
PRR, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.
 
 
 
 
The Smart Mobility Program Manager performs highly responsible administrative and professional work in directing the day-to-day activities and implementation of the Smart Mobility Program. 
 
The employee in this class is responsible for coordinating of a number of smart mobility programs across the City, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects, Adaptive Traffic Signals, and Transit Signal & Emergency Vehicle Priority systems. The employee will work closely with the Department of Information Technology to integrate data from Smart Mobility with other City functions.
 
The Program Manager is responsible for collaborating with departments across the city as well as regional and private partners to implement and ensure the success of this program.
 
Work is performed under the administrative direction of the Division Chief of Traffic Engineering within the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services and is performed with considerable latitude for independent judgment.
 
For more information and to apply, visit the City of Alexandria's Job Posting.
 
 
 

This fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for mid-career transportation specialists as well as college graduates and graduate students.  Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transit policy, planning and funding issues as well as an understanding of the policy making process through conducting research under the guidance of NVTC staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by NVTC.

For more information and to apply, please visit NVTC.

 

Transportation Specialist, Office of the Secretary of Transportation

DigitaliBiz, Inc. is in search of a Transportation Specialist.  The Transportation Specialist will serve as an Associate Project Development Lead in support of the senior level Project Leads at The Build America Bureau, Office of the Secretary of Transportation.  The purpose of this work is to provide authoritative information, analyses and evaluations in support of the effectiveness of The Build America Bureau and the Office of Outreach and Project Development.  This program’s outreach, development and education of funding and project activities requires development of strategies to encourage the use of Departmental programs.  
The Transportation Specialist will perform program outreach, development and education of funding and project activities, and will  develop  strategies to encourage the use of Departmental programs ensuring stakeholders are familiar with all of the programs available.   The Transportation Specialist will market programs and develop a culture of customer service by establishing the presence of The Build America Bureau with project sponsors that are both public and private organizations.  
 
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct outreach and development of major transportation infrastructure project proposals.  
Develop internal and external outreach materials, including presentations, Microsoft Office products, speeches and other items to develop the program outreach of The Build America Bureau.  
Provide support to Bureau plans, programs and stakeholder development related to infrastructure policy to Direct OPD regarding public policy on infrastructure issues affecting the transportation sector.
Provide input on assigned matters and initiatives related to transportation infrastructure across the Department and encouragement of modal administrations to adopt these strategies and initiatives. 
Identify areas where initiatives in safety, mobility, and other areas can have infrastructure-related benefits for improving transportation systems’ performance and efficiency in public and private organizations.
Analyze the application of appropriate domestic infrastructure regulations, policies, procedures, legislation, proposals, techniques and technology in the transportation sector.  Provide input at key decision points and help ensure that stakeholders are exposed to Departmental options on credit and finance of infrastructure projects.
Educate stakeholders who receive funds under Departmental Credit and Finance programs of organizational contacts who can advise on specific transportation related items depending on the needs of proposed projects.
 
 
 
Requirements
BA, Master’s preferred, in Transportation or Transportation Planning.
1-3 years of experience in a project development role within the transportation industry.
Demonstrated ability in maintaining successful working relationships with individuals and groups within and outside the immediate work unit, requiring strong judgment and ingenuity in maintaining objective, and transportation industry standards.
Comprehensive knowledge of the transportation industry and operations, practices, pertinent laws, and regulations to preserve the economic health of the industry and to protect the public against unfair and unlawful practices. 
Comprehensive knowledge of transportation grant and loan programs, and options on Departmental Credit and Finance programs for infrastructure projects, and how they are processed and managed. 
Comprehensive knowledge of the DOT program goals and objectives, and ability to develop analytical methods and techniques to determine the worth of program accomplishments.
Demonstrated ability to analyze programs and provide input regarding their ability to accomplish transportation infrastructure policy goals.
Excellent verbal and written communications with strong organizational skills. 
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with high-level officials within the DOT, the Federal government, and the private sector.
Outstanding Microsoft Office skills.
 
 
If you are interested in this position or believe you know someone that might be, 
 
Please contact:  Kathleen.sullivan@dot.gov
 

 

 

Transportation Technology Researcher/Writer, ITS America

Conduct research and write reports on emerging ITS industry trends and technologies; conduct outreach and engage with ITS America members and key industry partners; leverage projects relevant to the mission of the organization: advancing the research and deployment of intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, promote sustainability, and increase efficiency and productivity; serve as a technical resource to members.

Find out more information and how to apply at https://www.itsa.org/current-openings-its-america 

 

 

 

 

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