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"Transportation Policy Specialist" -- AAA of Northern California
AAA of Northern California is conducting a national search to identify
candidates to fill a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in a
professional position as "Transportation Policy Specialist". This
position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the main
administrative offices of the AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah
are located. Compensation for this position includes a fully competitive
salary, health insurance, and a full range of other employee benefits. We
are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible.
The Transportation Policy Specialist will be responsible for policy
and development on a wide range of transportation-related policy issues
affecting AAA members and the traveling public in Northern California,
Nevada, and Utah. She or he must be able to assess a wide range of
transportation policy issues in order to develop positions and policies
appropriate for the organization.
The Transportation Policy Specialist will work in the Governmental Affairs
Department of the Association and will report to the Transportation Policy
Manager. The goal of the AAA's transportation policy activities is to
improve the transportation system for AAA members and the traveling
We currently have more than 4 million members, with most of our members
living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Only candidates with a master's degree will be considered for the
At least one full year of professional work experience is required for the
position, preferably experience working in government, private sector
consulting, or public interest advocacy for a non-governmental
(NGO). The candidate should have prior professional and educational
experience conducting analysis of transportation-related policy issues.
Candidates should have a either a bachelor's or master's degree in
science, economics, public policy, urban planning, engineering, and/or
public administration. Candidates must be able to work both independently
and collaboratively, and have a high level of motivation and energy.
All candidates must have capacity to work with standard office
software, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and
database. Strong candidates for the position will have superior
communication skills (written and reading, spoken and listening). Ideal
candidates will have had educational training and professional experience
conducting governmental policy analysis.
Strong candidates for this position will have a master's degree in
transportation, public policy, economics, engineering, or a related field.
We are seeking candidates with at least one full year of professional,
full-time work experience in government, non-profit advocacy, or
policy-related analysis. The range of policy issues that the successful
candidate will be expected to work on may include transportation finance,
energy, air quality, traffic safety, and automotive and traffic
Strong candidates will be able to successfully fulfill the specific
responsibilities for one or both of the following sets of activities:
(1) East Bay and/or San Joaquin Valley Transportation Policy Coordinator.
Many important transportation policy issues relate to developments in the
Eastern Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties) and
San Joaquin Valley Counties (especially San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and
Activities in this area will include work with transportation and
transportation-related governmental agencies on programs and policies
affecting these counties. The AAA transportation policy specialist will
work cooperatively and collegially with professional agency staff and
stakeholder and advocacy groups. He or she will have demonstrated past
experience in building and developing working relationships with local and
regional professional agency staff, local elected officials, and advocacy
and stakeholder groups.
The successful candidate for this position will be able to communicate
transportation policy issues in these areas with other AAA colleagues and
senior executives, communicate information and AAA perspectives to outside
individuals and interested parties.
Candidates must have some background, coursework, and professional
experience related to policy analysis, economics, planning, and politics
transportation issues. They must have some knowledge relating to analysis
of issues with regard to costs and revenues and some training in and
facility with microeconomics concepts and methods, including firm and
industry economics, positive and negative externalities, and public
(2) Transportation Energy and Air Quality Policy Coordinator
Successful candidates will have professional experience and graduate level
coursework in transportation energy and air quality topics. They will
some prior experience working in an advocacy role in the regulatory
development process on air quality and energy issues. Candidates should
have some familiarity with state and federal legal and governmental
framework for energy and air quality analysis, including the federal Clean
Air Act and the Energy Policy Act.
Candidates should have some interest in and experience with the energy
sector. The position will focus on transportation energy issues,
economics of petroleum-based fuels industries and cost-effectiveness and
feasibility of sources of transportation energy that are alternatives to
petroleum-based fuels. The successful person filling this position will
conduct a full range of "well to wheel" analysis of transportation energy,
with a focus on analysis of economics, externalities, and efficiency of
different types of fuels.
Candidate should have some interest in and experience with transportation
and air quality issues. Candidates should have familiarity with air
pollution sources and regulatory laws, framework, and processes.
should have knowledge about methods to assess contributions of mobile
sources to air pollution at local, regional, national, and global levels.
Strong candidates will have some background knowledge in chemistry of fuel
combustion and atmospheric interactions, and economics of assessing
cost-effectiveness of alternative air pollution reduction methods,
regulatory, voluntary, and incentive based programs.
Potential candidates and other interested persons may obtain further
information or send resumes to:
Lewison Lee Lem, Ph.D.
Transportation Policy Manager
Governmental Affairs Department
AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah
150 Van Ness Avenue, 3rd Floor, A03B
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 551-5420 (office)
(415) 487-1588 (fax)