TFN Employment Connections: September 13, 2006
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Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections
This is the Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections. It is a
periodic compilation of job positions to match the right people with the
right jobs in areas broadly related to the transportation field. TO SUBMIT
AN EMPLOYMENT POSTING TO TFN, SEND AN EMAIL CONTAINING ONLY THE TEXT OF THE
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TO: mernst@...
Positions included in this issue:
*Director, Downtown Transportation Management Association (Atlanta, GA)
*Events Production Manager, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (Chicago, IL)
*Associate Transportation Planner, Berkeley Dept of Public Works (Berkeley,
*Assistant/Associate Transportation Planner/Analyst, MTC (Oakland, CA)
*Transportation Advocate, MASSPIRG (Boston, MA)
*Pedestrian, Bicycle and Public Space Advocate/Organizer, Transportation
Alternatives (New York, NY)
*Safety Education Program Coordinator, WABA (Washington, DC)
*Executive Director, Recycle-a-Bicycle (Brooklyn, NY)
*Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
*Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)
DIRECTOR, DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (ATLANTA)
Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) is a nonprofit corporation of Atlanta
business leaders, property owners, and institutions working with each other
and with government since 1941 to help build a better center city. It
carries out research and planning and acts as a catalyst for a wide range of
programs and projects for the improvement of Downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta
Downtown Improvement District (ADID), founded in 1995 by CAP, is a
public-private partnership that strives to create an attractive, safe and
livable environment for Downtown. ADID is the Downtown Transportation
Management Association’s (TMA) parent organization that helps fund and
directs its activities.
The Downtown TMA is seeking a dynamic individual to promote the use of
alternative forms of transportation including carpooling, vanpooling,
transit, biking and walking. The TMA provides a range of services to the
Downtown Atlanta community on transportation issues. Its ultimate goals are
reducing traffic congestion, facilitating mobility, addressing parking
demand and improving air quality. The Downtown TMA currently works with
companies and property owners in Downtown to address these transportation
and workforce growth issues by developing and implementing commuter programs
which include carpools, vanpools, transit, teleworking, parking management
and other services.
Central Atlanta Progress is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the
position of Director of the Downtown TMA. The Director will:
* Report to the Executive Vice President of Central Atlanta Progress and
function under the guidance of the Board and TMA Committee of the Atlanta
Downtown Improvement District.
* Provide day-to-day management of the TMA and be responsible for carrying
out the TMA’s mission.
* Be responsible for managing program and outreach staff to assist with
The Director will effectively manage the Downtown TMA’s transportation
programs. The Director will either oversee or perform the following:
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Programs
* Coordinate third-party programs, such as the guaranteed ride home program,
MARTA discount program, CCT and Gwinnett Transit discount programs,
carpools, vanpools and bicycle and pedestrian programs.
* Assist in the implementation and initial operation of a circulator shuttle
* Work with employers to develop alternative work arrangements.
* Promote and conduct TDM site assessments for local employers.
* Develop new incentives for employers and employees to use TMA programs.
* Meet employers and building managers to enhance depth and awareness of
commuter assistance programs at their worksites.
* Increase the number of employees who participate in alternatives to
driving alone in the service area.
* Oversee ride-matching activities.
* Develop and administer surveys on the level of program activity and
* Educate companies and employees on area transportation services.
* Create outreach opportunities to increase participation in the various TDM
* Manage seminars and events (Commuter Fairs, Lunch n Learns, etc.).
* Develop creative marketing and communications strategies for TMA programs,
including commuter rewards, guaranteed ride home program, carpool and
vanpool formation, pedestrian and bicycle programs, Commuter Choice program,
special events, and various outreach initiatives.
* Work with the CAP Marketing Department to develop marketing campaigns and
events, collateral and website content.
* Seek public speaking engagements.
* Manage the day-to-day operations of the TMA.
* Provide leadership in the development of the TMA and its programs.
* Develop and execute a business plan to fulfill the TMA’s mission and
* Hire, supervise, train, and provide direction to TMA staff.
* Manage financial resources to ensure that the TMA operates within its
* Prepare annual report and business plan updates.
* Submit monthly reports and presentations to the Board and make
recommendations to the Board for program development.
* Report activities each month to the research and measurement team to
evaluate the qualitative and quantitative impacts of the TMA and its
* Coordinate mailings and other routine administrative functions.
* Support CAP/ADID programs and special projects as needed.
* Participate in committees and task forces related to TMAs and
* Keep abreast of transportation-related legislation.
* Serve as liaison between the public and private sector regarding Downtown
* Serve as advocate for alternative transportation within Downtown.
* Nurture existing partnerships and relationships and develop new ones to
support the organization’s mission.
* Represent the organization in the local community, the region and, as
appropriate, at state and national levels to further the organization’s
objectives and build its recognition and value.
Interest, Work Experience and Skills Desired (equivalent combination
The Director candidate must be a self-starter, with exceptional
organizational and communication skills. Creativity and strong
problem-solving skills are essential. The candidate must possess maturity
and be comfortable meeting and establishing relationships with high-level
executives, speaking to large audiences and dealing with the general public.
Strong written communication skills are necessary. The candidate must be
able to manage multiple and changing priorities
A demonstrated commitment to sustainable transportation and transportation
demand management services is preferred. The Director candidate should have
a working knowledge of transportation demand management programs, including
carpools and vanpools, discounted transit programs, guaranteed ride home
programs, among others. Experience with implementation or operation of
shuttle systems is desirable. The candidate should be familiar with the
federal transportation funding process and requirements; contracting issues
and fundraising/grants management. Knowledge of computer skills in a
networked Microsoft Office environment (word processing, spreadsheets,
databases, email and internet software) is essential; web design and HTML
experience would be an asset
A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree in City Planning,
Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy or other
related field is preferred. The candidate should have a minimum of five
years’ work experience in a related position.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.
Employment, including benefits, is provided through Central Atlanta
Progress, Inc. CAP is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should e-mail their letter of interest and resume to
Paul B. Kelman, FAICP, Executive Vice President, at
pbkelman@... or fax to 404-658-1919
EVENTS PRODUCTION MANAGER, CHICAGOLAND BICYCLE FEDERATION
Responsibilities: Manages pre- and day-of logistical aspects for Chicagoland
Bicycle Federation events and coordinates volunteer needs when necessary.
Manage and coordinate event operations, including:
* Plan event routes, including problem-solving and fine-tuning
* Plan road closures, including barricades and event timeline
* Manage and fulfill City and Park District permitting process for all
* Inventory and manage all event equipment
* Creates communication plans for day-of-event operations
* Manage events-related vendor relationships including timelines, bids, and
Manage and Coordinate event volunteer needs
* Manage and facilitate the Events Route Committee and Wednesday night
* Work with a volunteer coordinator to fulfill event volunteer needs
* Coordinate and fulfill event volunteer positions when needed
* A desire to improve Chicagoland communities by promoting bicycling
* At least one year of major event experience or relevant experience
* Must have a valid drivers license and ability to drive a 18 ft. truck and
* Working knowledge of events industry technologies
* Ability to evaluate vendor bids based on cost, complexity, competition and
quality; must be able to work within budgets and manage costs effectively
* Excellent organizational, writing and presentation skills
* Experience in volunteer management and project scheduling
* Flexible schedule: Must be willing to work nights and weekends during
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Access and PowerPoint, and
* Ability to lift 50 lbs +
How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Anne Davis by e-mail,
anne@..., or fax at (312)427-4907. Last day to apply is
ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, BERKELEY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
Salary: $65,940 annually. (There will be a 4.8% cost of living cola on July
1, 2007 making the effective salary $70, 944 annually.)
The City of Berkeley is seeking a qualified person to serve as a full time,
temporary (13 month) Associate Planner in the Public Works Department
Transportation Division to carry out a range of work in transit and
Transportation Demand Management planning. The successful candidate would
be filling the position for a permanent staff person on leave from
approximately November 1, 2006 to December 1, 2007.
The temporary staff would manage the bus shelter/bench program, liaise with
transit providers on service issues and other transit planning projects
affecting Berkeley, and manage transit-related contracts (AC Transit Eco
Pass, West Berkeley Shuttle). The position will also carry out
Transportation Demand Management efforts, including a grant-funded program
to promote ridesharing and other alternative transportation to Berkeley
employees and students. Additional duties may include representing the City
to regional transportation agencies and developing grant applications. The
position may also work on pedestrian, bicycle, carsharing, GIS, and other
assignments, depending on need and the applicant’s skills and interests.
Application Filing Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2006. The Transportation
Division will conduct interviews in late September and early October.
Selections will be made in mid-October.
The position requires the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college
with major coursework in city, regional, or urban planning or a closely
related field and two (2) years of professional planning experience.
Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the
college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Must be able to attend evening
meetings as required. Experience working with local planning department and
boards and commissions is desirable. NOTE: Employment background, academic
degrees, licenses, certificates, and other credentials are subject to
confirmation as part of the appointment process.
The City of Berkeley is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and
actively seeks applications from women and minorities, the disabled,
veterans, and qualified persons 18 years of age or older.
To obtain further information or to submit an application, please check the
City of Berkeley’s employment website: www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/hr
<http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/hr>. Faxed application will not be accepted.
For additional questions, please contact:
The City of Berkeley
Human Resources Dept.
Attn: Veronica McMath
2180 Milvia St., First Fl.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981-6888
TDD#: (510) 981-6903
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR TRAFFIC OPERATIONS, METROPOLITAN
MTC is announcing an Open recruitment for Asst/Assoc Program Coordinator for
Traffic Operations in the Traveler Coordination and Information Section.
The person in this position will, among other tasks, lead efforts related to
the operations, performance monitoring, data collection and partnerships for
MTC's 511 Program; and develop, manage and implement strategies for
improving operations of the 511 program to ensure traffic information is
consistently and accurately posted on the phone and web systems, to improve
and streamline the Traveler Information Center and improve 511's ability to
disseminate information during regional emergencies, to manage traffic
performance monitoring efforts, and to proactively work with MTC's partner
agencies. The detailed job announcement is attached.
For more information, visit
All required materials must be submitted to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m.,
Friday, September 22, 2006.
ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER/ANALYST, METROPOLITAN
Salary Range: Grade VII of the Salary Plan: $63,910 to $81,810 per year
(Depending upon additional qualifications, salary may be up to $94,321)
Under the direction of the Senior Planner: (1) Assist in the preparation of
the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), (2) Assist with air quality planning
and policy analysis, (3) Perform various analyses for corridor studies that
MTC may conduct or be involved in from time to time to help define RTP
investments, (4) Act as a liaison with one or more counties, representing
MTC and explaining MTC programs and policies, and (5) Perform various
planning analyses and develop working knowledge of state and federal
planning regulations to support other Planning Section and agency functions
Education: Completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university, as listed in the Higher Education Directory, in transportation
engineering, transportation or urban planning, or a related discipline; or
an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master’s degree is
preferred. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside of
the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic
accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the
Experience: Completion of a minimum of one year of recent (must be within
the last five years), progressive and verifiable professional experience in
the field of transportation engineering, transportation planning and
analysis, urban planning, or a related field, involving an emphasis on
transportation planning. One year of graduate work in a discipline directly
related to the position may be substituted for the required experience.
Knowledge of: Principles of transportation planning. Working knowledge of
transportation and air quality planning, environmental planning, and travel
demand forecasts model. Specific knowledge related to air quality issues,
analysis of transportation plans and projects, and transportation conformity
regulations is desirable. General familiarity with federal and state
transportation planning and air quality legislation. Ability to use database
management tools, spreadsheets and packaged analytical programs is
Ability to: Conceptualize, organize, schedule and successfully manage
projects. Collaborate with staff from other MTC sections. Establish and
maintain effective working relationships with staff from other agencies and
stakeholders. Communicate persuasively, both orally and in writing. Take
initiative and use sound judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and respond flexibly to changing
section activities and demands. Organize and analyze data using Microsoft
Excel and/or Microsoft Access (or other database). Document technical
analysis for presentation to policy makers. Manage consultant contracts.
Carry assignments through to completion on time with minimal supervision.
For more information, see http://www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/planner.htm
TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATE, MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
The Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) is a statewide,
multi-issue public interest advocacy organization that works on behalf of
citizens to uncover and fight threats to the environment, public health,
consumer well-being and democratic government. We employ the time-tested
tools of investigative research, media attention, grassroots organizing,
advocacy and litigation to deliver consistent, results-oriented public
interest activism and to achieve concrete and lasting political change on
the state level.
MASSPIRG is seeking an Environmental Lobbyist to focus on transportation
policy in Massachusetts. Transportation should be convenient,
environmentally sustainable, and friendly to our communities. The Big Dig
may be winding down, but the quest for sound and reliable transportation is
far from over. We need someone devoted to making transportation less
centered on how to move cars around and more focused on how to move
The Transportation Advocate with MASSPIRG will develop campaigns to make a
difference on pressing issues. From improving public transportation by
watch-dogging the MBTA to getting automakers to adopt existing and new
technology that cleans up cars, we need a talented individual who will bring
creative ideas and gumption to the transportation challenges that face
On a daily basis, the Transportation Advocate will be responsible for the
* Advocacy: Bringing problems and solutions to the attention of
decision-makers, including state legislators, executive agencies, transit
authorities and local officials.
* Campaign Strategy: Creating a plan to win our transportation campaigns by
strategizing on how to gain political support for our agenda through
coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media publicity, endorsements and
* Media Outreach: Serving as the public spokesperson for our transportation
campaigns through media events, press releases, editorial board meetings and
other PR tactics.
* Fundraising: Writing grant proposals, impressing foundations with an
environmental mission to support our work, and meeting with large donors,
all to bring more resources to efforts we’re waging to improve
transportation in Massachusetts.
Passion. Persistence. We’re looking for a goal-driven and results-oriented
individual who is committed to the public interest, someone with leadership
skills and initiative, and the verbal and written skills necessary to make
the case that convenient, efficient and sustainable transportation must be a
top priority. Candidates should have 3-8 years of relevant professional
experience, post-college, including (but not limited to) work in political,
policy, legal, journalistic or government settings.
Salary & Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with the amount of relevant
professional experience and/or advanced degrees a candidate has. A
competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan
assistance, a retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick days.
Opportunities for advancement, travel and additional training are available.
How to Apply:
E-mail cover letter and resume to careers@.... Last day to apply is
PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE AND PUBLIC SPACE ADVOCATE/ORGANIZER, TRANSPORTATION
2 positions open)
Transportation Alternatives seeks two advocates to coordinate campaigns to
improve pedestrian safety and expand the provision of pedestrian public
space at key locations throughout New York City and to make New York City a
safer, more congenial place to bicycle and to encourage more New Yorkers to
ride bikes. You should be an urbanist, familiar with current local politics
and have experience in political organizing.
The Pedestrian, Bicycle and Public Space Advocates/Organizers will work
closely with the advocacy staff to to advance bicyclist-friendly projects
and policies around the city and to galvanize the support of community
groups and local businesses and institutions for pedestrian-first streets
around New York City at destinations such as schools, parks, playgrounds,
senior centers, cultural institutions and commercial districts. We are
looking for someone who is capable of helping local residents, community
service centers and businesses redefine street use in their communities and
show how they will benefit by reclaiming their streets for people through
meetings, presentations, press work, research, writing and studies. You
should be practical and hard working as well as captivated by the idea of
improving public spaces and New Yorkers quality of life. We are looking for
someone equally comfortable with negotiating in a corporate board room and
leading a public rally.
* Applicants should have a proven record of achievement, with a strong
background in political organizing and community development and planning
and/or public affairs and a strong desire to make New York City a better
place to walk and bike.
* Spanish language skills a plus.
* Strong interest in the mission of Transportation Alternatives
* Strong writing and presentation skills and ability to effectively
represent T.A. to the public
* Highly self-motivated and able to work closely with others
* Detail-oriented and possessing good organizational systems
* Political and PR experience a plus
* Ability to work closely with business and community leaders, including
* Ability to communicate our message effectively to print, radio and TV
journalists, including after hours
How to Apply:
1. Cover letter (the most important part of your application)
3. Writing sample
Advocacy Staff Search
127 West 26th Street, #1002
New York, NY 10001
Women and people of color encouraged to apply.
No phone calls or walk-ins please.
Last day to apply is September 30th.
SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR, WASHINGTON AREA BICYCLIST ASSOCIATION
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is seeking an experienced
professional to serve as Safety Education Program Coordinator. Established
in 1972, WABA promotes bicycling as a healthy and sustainable means of
transportation through education and advocacy for better riding conditions
in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
This position is funded by a grant from the District of Columbia Department
of Transportation which requires WABA, during the 2006-2008 school years, to
expand its Street Smart for Kids Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education
Program in District of Columbia elementary schools and at other venues. The
program will utilize an established school curriculum that has been in use
and refined by WABA over the past four years in the District of Columbia as
well as in the state of Maryland.
The core program is a week-long pedestrian and bicycle course in specific
elementary schools. Kindergarten, first and second graders are taught
pedestrian safety, while third, fourth, and fifth graders are taught bicycle
safety. In addition to the core program, WABA delivers bicycle and
pedestrian safety training at safety events through Boys and Girls Clubs, at
Parks and Recreation camps, and at other festivals and events as requested.
This position supports the Safety Education Program Manager by coordinating
the Street Smart for Kids program in the District of Columbia and by
assisting with additional bike and pedestrian safety programs in the
District and in Maryland.
* Schedule program delivery in schools and recreation centers
* Teach program lessons to area youth
* Promote and schedule the program at teacher professional development
seminars and community meetings.
* Report on the program’s progress area-wide as needed.
* Help design and implement a method of evaluating success of the program.
* Assist with other WABA programs and events as necessary
This is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, though some evening and
weekend hours will be required. Hours are flexible and some telecommuting
will be acceptable. Salary is commensurate with experience. WABA is an equal
opportunity employer based in the District of Columbia.
* Experience in coordinating and teaching a youth education program.
* Familiarity with the Public School environment.
* Ability to design and implement program with the help of Program Manager.
* Strong writing and public speaking skills.
* Experience with surveys and data collection.
* The flexible attitude of a team player who wants to work with a dedicated
and tight-knit staff.
* Proficiency in cycling with some experience in basic bike maintenance a
How to Apply:
This position is open until filled, but applications received by August 15th
2006, will take priority. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and
two writing samples to safetyed@.... No phone calls please.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RECYCLE-A-BICYCLE
Recycle-a-Bicycle (RAB) is an innovative youth training and environmental
education initiative that has taken root both in New York City public
schools and in respected after-school youth programs. The organization is a
model social business venture that combines instruction in bicycle repair
and small business management with promotion of recycling and bicycling as a
non-polluting means of urban transportation. RAB operates successful bicycle
shops specializing in the sale of refurbished bicycles in the East Village
and DUMBO, Brooklyn, as well as a training/manufacturing center in Long
The executive director is responsible for:
* Setting the organization's strategic direction.
* Development activities to sustain operations and support growth.
* Financial management and oversight of senior staff (3 shop/project
managers and specialized positions like communications, book-keeper).
* Serving as the public face of the organization at community and project
* Reporting to the organization's board of directors at quarterly meetings
and on an as-needed basis.
* Dedication to youth training & development
* Belief in the bicycle as a vehicle for youth training & environmental
* Experience managing a non-profit corporation
* Fundraising experience
* Bachelors degree
This is a unique opportunity for a professional interested in integrating a
social mission within a business environment.
Only those candidates invited to interview will be notified. Thank you for
your time and interest in becoming a part of Recycle-a-Bicycle, Inc.
Please send your resume along with a cover letter describing your interest
and salary requirements to hiring@....
Please apply promptly, as applications will be considered as they are
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION