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      09/13/2006 03:26 PM

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      TFN Employment Connections: September 13, 2006

      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

      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)



      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

      Job Description:
      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
      programs offered.
      * 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
      approved budget.
      * 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
      transportation planning.
      * Keep abreast of transportation-related legislation.
      * Serve as liaison between the public and private sector regarding Downtown
      transportation issues.
      * 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.

      To Apply:
      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



      Responsibilities: Manages pre- and day-of logistical aspects for Chicagoland
      Bicycle Federation events and coordinates volunteer needs when necessary.
      Tasks include:

      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
      cargo van
      * 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
      event season
      * Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Access and PowerPoint, and
      Adobe Illustrator
      * 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
      September 22nd.



      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.

      Professional Qualifications:
      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
      www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/hr <http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/hr>



      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.



      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
      as needed.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      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



      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
      Massachusetts forward.

      Job Description
      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
      message development.
      * 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
      October 8th.


      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.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * 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
      after hours
      * 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)
      2. Resume
      3. Writing sample

      Advocacy Staff Search
      Transportation Alternatives
      127 West 26th Street, #1002
      New York, NY 10001
      212-629-8334 fax

      Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

      No phone calls or walk-ins please.

      Last day to apply is September 30th.



      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.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * 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.



      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
      Island City.

      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



      Visit http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/employment/5775_ENG_HTML.htm



      Visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/employment/jobs.htm

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