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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

      Positions included in this issue:

      *State Transportation Advocate, TransForm (Oakland, CA)
      *Transport Analyst/Engineer, WRI (Istanbul, Turkey)
      *Deputy Director, Cascade Bicycle Club (Seattle, WA)
      *GIS Planner/Analyst, MTC (Oakland, CA)
      *Highway Safety Specialist, FHWA (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple Positions, Various MPOs
      *Multiple positions, FTA (Washington, DC)
      *Multiple positions, WSDOT (Washington State)



      TransForm (formerly TALC, the Transportation and Land Use Coalition) is a
      dynamic and growing non-profit organization based in Oakland. TransForm is
      nationally recognized for our work to create world-class public
      transportation and walkable communities in the Bay Area and beyond. We
      build diverse coalitions, influence policy, and develop innovative
      programs to improve the lives of all people and protect the environment.
      Learn more at www.TransFormCA.org.

      TransForm seeks an experienced transportation advocate to lead our
      recently expanded efforts at the state level to protect and expand funding
      for public transportation and to ensure the California?s climate change
      strategies promote public transit, smart growth, walking, and bicycling.
      Read more about these efforts in TransForm's new strategic plan, which can
      be downloaded at www.TransFormCA.org.

      The State Transportation Advocate is a new, senior-level position that
      will be based out of a new Sacramento TransForm office. The position will
      be supervised by TransForm?s Executive Director.

      The ideal candidate will have a strong background in: transportation
      policy or planning; building diverse coalitions; communications and
      advocacy; and a strong commitment to reforming our transportation system
      to meet environmental and equity goals. He/she would also live near
      Sacramento. Applicants that live within two hours of Sacramento by
      transit, are willing to be in Sacramento at least three and sometimes four
      days per week, and meet or exceed all of the qualifications will also be
      considered. This is not a lobbyist position.

      Role of the State Transportation Advocate
      * Coordinate with key groups to build and help lead a coalition for
      expanding state funding for public transportation.
      * Represent TransForm in the development of transportation proposals that
      may be part of the AB 32 implementation process, including congestion
      pricing, climate impact fees, etc.
      * Coordinate efforts with existing networks such as Green California, the
      Global Warming Action Coalition and ClimatePlan, and as appropriate,
      provide leadership on specific proposals and initiatives.
      * Analyze and clearly summarize transportation proposals from state
      agencies, with recommendations on how they can better meet equity,
      environmental, and efficiency goals.
      * Bring a wider range of voices, including labor, social justice, and
      other key stakeholders into the movement for sustainable transportation.
      * Work with other leaders to create a long-term agenda for sustainable
      transportation at the state level.
      * Help develop a media and communications strategy, and serve as a primary
      spokesperson for TransForm on state transportation issues.

      Participate in national dialogues and convenings of other state
      transportation leaders to help disseminate California policy innovations
      (including AB 32 and SB 375), and bring innovative ideas to California.

      The position is best suited for a leader with a background in
      transportation policy or planning, coalition building and advocacy, and
      familiarity with Sacramento?s players and politics. Minimum requirements
      * Master's degree in transportation policy, city planning, urban design,
      or other related field and at least three years of relevant experience or
      a bachelor's degree and at least five years of relevant experience.
      * Ability to analyze, synthesize and effectively communicate complex
      information to audiences of varying familiarity with transportation
      * Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience
      presenting to large audiences.
      * Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with
      individuals from many different sectors and of varying ethnic background,
      age, and education level.
      * Strong record of achievement, with increasing levels of responsibility
      in previous positions.
      * Strong project management skills and an ability to manage multiple
      assignments, set measurable objectives, prioritize work and ensure
      partners meet shared deadlines.
      * Outstanding strategic thinking, planning skills, and political
      * Ability to work independently, and as part of teams.
      * Open-minded and flexible, with both a sense of humor and humility.

      Compensation and Benefits
      This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/week, exempt position. Salary is
      commensurate with experience and highly competitive with other
      non-profits. Compensation includes health and dental insurance, plus
      generous vacation time. TransForm also administers an employee
      contribution 403(b) retirement plan and contributes to the Commuter Check
      program. We offer a friendly, fast-paced, flexible work environment. Our
      staff is focused on making positive change in the world and supports and
      celebrates diversity. TransForm is an equal opportunity employer. People
      of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

      How to Apply
      Please send a detailed cover letter outlining your experience and interest
      in the position to jobs@... along with your resumé. First
      interviews may begin as early as December 4. To see if the position is
      still available after mid-December please go to www.TransFormCA.org and
      see if it is still posted in the jobs section of our website.



      EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute?s Center for Sustainable Transport,
      which heads a global sustainable transport network, is seeking a transport
      analyst/engineer for its Istanbul Program. The successful candidate will
      report to the Istanbul Program Director, and will be responsible for
      managing the Bus Rapid Transit?BRT and other sustainable transport
      projects in Turkey. This position is based in Istanbul, Turkey.

      Project Management
      * Project Manager for the Turkish BRT and other sustainable transport
      projects in Turkey.
      * Lead Road Maps and the Value Assurance Review process.
      * Manage the relationship with the Municipality and all other relevant
      organizations (including the engineering companies) involved in the
      development and implementation of BRT project(s).
      * Manage BRT and other sustainable transport projects;
      * Draft terms of references (TORs and CTRs) for EMBARQ?s sub-grantees,
      consultants, and other contributing experts or partners for the Turkey BRT
      and other sustainable transport programs.
      * Develop and manage the Istanbul BRT and other projects budget and
      program plans.
      * Ensure project activities stay within budget.
      * Provide technical input into the development of the BRT system.
      * Liaise with EMBARQ core
      * Organize, facilitate and/or attend events that are relevant to EMBARQ?s
      Turkish BRT and sustainable transport programs.
      * Assist in the development of BRT and sustainable transport tools that
      could be applicable to partner cities and beyond in the region.
      * Write and review reports and evaluations on Istanbul BRT and sustainable
      transport activities and projects, coordinating with Istanbul Program
      Director and EMBARQ?s core staff.
      * Fundraising

      Other Responsibilities
      EMBARQ core resource as subject matter expert for BRT, traffic engineering
      and transport planning.

      Additional Qualifications:
      * Graduate degree, preferably in civil engineering, transport engineering,
      city planning, or related fields
      * Experience in transport and/or traffic engineering and planning, project
      management, and or public finance
      * Excellent interpersonal skills
      * Good computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access,
      PowerPoint) and the Internet. Capability to learn and use software
      applications for transportation planning and engineering used by EMBARQ
      and WRI
      * Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Turkish.
      Must be fluent in Turkish/possess bilingual fluency in Turkish and
      * Detail-oriented, highly organized, ability to conduct independent work
      and to work with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
      * Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work under pressure with tight
      * Commitment to EMBARQ?s mission as well as WRI?s mission and values.

      Salary & Benefits:Salary according to the candidate experience.

      How to Apply:
      Send resume or CV and cover letter to:

      Dario Hidalgo
      New Business Development Director/Senior Transport Engineer
      No phone calls please. Qualified applicants only. WRI only accepts
      applications for current job openings.

      The World Resources Institute is an environmental think tank that goes
      beyond research to create practical ways to protect the earth and improve
      people's lives.

      WRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to recruit, hire,
      and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications
      without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
      citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or



      Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC) is a 10,000 member strong organization
      dedicated to building a better community through cycling. The Club is a
      local, regional, and state-wide leader in bicycle and transportation
      advocacy and, through our 501(C)(3) Education Foundation, bicycle
      commuting programming and youth and adult safety education and training.
      We produce 12 major bicycle events (e.g. the Seattle-To-Portland Bicycle
      Classic, the Seattle International Bicycle Expo, Bike to Work Month
      Commute Challenge) and offer 1200 free recreational rides annually. CBC is
      directed by an elected volunteer board and operates with 20 paid staff.

      Position Goals
      Cascade Bicycle Club has undergone tremendous growth in programming and
      staffing and needs strong leadership experience to help the Club meet its
      ongoing and future goals. Already the nation?s largest bicycle club,
      Cascade is looking to expand its membership base and improve the diversity
      of its programs and number of communities it reaches. The Deputy Director
      is a critical component of drafting and realizing these larger, strategic
      goals. We are seeking a Deputy Director to serve as the Club?s Chief
      Operating Officer to the Executive Director and oversee day-to-day
      financial, administrative, and logistical operations. The Deputy Director
      reports directly to the Executive Director and functions as his surrogate
      as necessary. The Deputy Director also has regular interaction with the
      Board of Directors and its officers and will participate in key strategic
      decisions. A strong emphasis is placed on team building and hands-on
      management of key programs, as well as managing departmental heads to set
      and achieve important key performance indicators.

      * Serves as advisor to the Executive Director in regards to organizational
      operations and acts in Director?s stead as necessary;
      * Provides leadership and direction in the execution of CBC?s strategic
      plan and the development of the Club?s Senior Leadership Team (staff) and
      * Responsible for day-to-day management of internal operations (i.e. the
      office, its administrative and support functions, IT and database systems,
      etc.) As such, directs and oversees the implementation of all
      administrative activities and programs including financial operations,
      personnel administrative support, management analysis, facilities
      supports, technological information systems, etc.;
      * Represents CBC at selected forums, conferences, and meetings;
      * Responsible for hiring, developing, and managing staff;
      * Oversees development of CBC?s annual budget and quarterly financial
      reports. Works with the finance director and board treasurer to ensure
      generally accepted accounting practices and procedures are followed.

      * Experience in environments with a strong focus on financial performance
      and metrics is critical. Ability to build new and meaningful metrics,
      often ?from scratch?, and can successfully engage key, senior personnel to
      maximizing effectiveness.
      * Demonstrated skill and leadership in project management, organizational
      operations, strategic planning and capacity building;
      * Management experience with strong financial and operational skills;
      established record of employee development and management and processes
      that support growth.
      * Bachelor?s degree (Master?s preferred) in non-profit or business
      management, public administration, or related field. Minimum 3-5 years
      work experience in non-profit management, operations or equivalent;
      * Knowledge of board development and support;
      * Team player with proven ability to supervise, mentor, motivate,
      appraise, and work with employees;
      * Non-profit development (e.g. direct appeals, grant writing, major gifts,
      donor development) and marketing/branding experience highly desired.
      Knowledge of local philanthropic, civic and corporate communities a plus;
      * Committed bicyclist and commitment to improving local communities for
      cycling, livability, and environmental health desirable.
      * Ability to work within a high-paced environment with competing demands
      while ensuring high quality and timely work by self and staff;
      * Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a wide range
      of people from policy makers to volunteers, to members, constituents and
      * Knowledge of computer software & IT management (databases, spreadsheets,
      word processing, email, web. Microsoft Office and Financial Edge
      * Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

      Employment Specifics
      * Reports to and is supervised by the Club?s executive director
      * Serves as a member of the staff senior leadership team
      * Monetary compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.
      Includes benefits package

      Cascade Bicycle Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons of
      color, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
      Employment is of an at-will nature.

      How to Apply:
      Position closes when filled. Submit cover letter explaining interest in
      the job and qualifications along with resume to:
      * E-mail: chuck.ayers@... (Please use the subject:
      Deputy Director Search)
      * Deputy Director Search, Cascade Bicycle Club, PO Box 15165, Seattle, WA



      Grade VI of Salary Plan: $59,943 - $76,733 (Depending on qualifications,
      salary may be up to $88,474/Yr.)

      Under supervision of the GIS Coordinator, assist MTC in creatively using
      Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to support numerous MTC
      projects and initiatives. The GIS Planner/Analyst will perform the full
      scope of GIS work, including data manipulation/conversion, complex spatial
      and statistical analysis, map-making, documentation, technical support,
      and application development.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      Education: Completion of a Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college as
      listed in the Higher Education Directory, in an appropriate discipline,
      with GIS coursework or a concentration in GIS. Appropriate disciplines
      include urban planning, geography, landscape architecture, computer
      science, information systems, engineering or a related field. GIS training
      in a professional environment such as on-the-job GIS training from a GIS
      vendor will compensate for lack of GIS coursework. Master?s degree is
      desirable. (Applicants with a degree issued from an institution outside
      the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an academic
      accrediting service and provide proof of equivalency along with the

      Experience: A minimum of two years of recent, progressive and verifiable
      professional experience using ESRI GIS software to create and analyze
      spatial data, create high-quality maps and develop GIS
      solutions/applications. Additional professional work experience is
      preferred. One year of graduate work in a discipline directly related to
      the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
      Experience with Windows computers is essential.

      Knowledge of: ESRI GIS software including ArcGIS 8.x or 9.x (ArcMap, Arc
      Toolbox, Arc Catalog) and ArcView 3.x.. Knowledge of principles and
      practices of GIS implementation, quantitative analysis, relational
      databases, and database management. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
      products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), computer hardware and
      peripheral devices, including large-format plotters. Familiarity with
      desktop publishing software (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) and a
      general knowledge of transportation planning practices and

      Ability to: Apply interpersonal skills to work effectively with MTC staff,
      local agencies, consultants and others. Organize own work, set priorities,
      meet deadlines and carry assignments through to on-time completion with
      minimum supervision. Conduct presentations and convey technical concepts
      and analysis results to non-technical users in an understandable fashion.
      Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with proper English,
      spelling and grammar.

      Desired Qualifications:
      Experience: Recent and verifiable professional experience with one or more
      of the following application areas and ESRI software products (note: it is
      not expected that applicants will have experience with all items below):
      * Network routing applications and the ArcGIS 9.x Network Analyst
      * Dynamic segmentation tools for workstation Arc/Info and/or desktop
      * Spatial analysis and the ArcGIS 9.x Spatial Analyst extension
      * 3D analysis and the ArcGIS 9.x 3D Analyst extension
      * Design and implementation of ESRI geodatabases and the maintenance and
      management of geodatabases in an ArcSDE/Oracle environment
      * The design and development of Internet mapping applications using
      ArcIMS/ArcGIS Server
      * Customization of ArcIMS/ArcGIS Server web mapping applications in a Java
      environment, or other environment
      * Customization of ArcGIS using VBA or other programming languages
      * Integration of transportation demand modeling applications and GIS
      * Tabular data analysis using Microsoft Excel or Structured Query Language
      (SQL) for Microsoft Access

      Typical Assignments:
      Under the supervision and direction of the GIS Coordinator, the GIS
      Planner/Analyst will:
      * Perform GIS-based spatial and statistical analyses.
      * Develop high-quality GIS maps.
      * Compile data, geocode data and project data for analysis and map-making
      * Work directly with other MTC staff, partnership agency staff, and
      contractors to foster an effective team.
      * Perform other related duties as required.

      Instructions to Applicants:
      This announcement remains open until 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2008.
      Faxed/emailed applications will NOT be accepted.



      The Transportation for America Campaign is seeking a smart and motivated
      Organizer to work with, and help build, a diverse coalition of prominent
      national, state, and local organizations working to reform federal
      transportation policy. The Organizer reports to the Outreach and Field
      Director and works with the Outreach Team to develop and implement
      outreach plans for the campaign. The Organizer must be a dynamic
      individual, prepared to speak to audiences, and organize both grasstops
      and grassroots events. The Organizer will also work closely with the
      Legislative and Communications teams.

      Transportation for America is a growing and diverse coalition focused on
      creating a national transportation program that will take America into the
      21st century by building a modernized infrastructure and healthy
      communities where people can live, work and play. Active coalition members
      include Smart Growth America, Reconnecting America, Natural Resources
      Defense Council, the National Association of Realtors, America Bikes and
      others (www.t4america.org/who-we-are).

      Responsibilities will include:
      * Engage coalition partners in advocacy and media efforts.
      * Manage priority field activities for multiple states of focus for the
      * Work with local and state partners to shape outreach strategies
      appropriate for each state.
      * Build a powerful state and regional coalition of ?grasstops? supporters
      ? local organizations, statewide organizations, and in-state opinion
      leaders - for the campaign. This will include leaders from the local
      business community, local environmental organizations, union leaders, real
      estate sector, equity and health groups, elected officials and others.
      * Organize both grasstops and grassroots supporters to work the
      Communication Team to write op-eds and letters-to-the-editor.
      * Organize partners to distribute campaign information, write to
      lawmakers, and meet with lawmakers.
      * Organize and run outreach meetings and conference sessions to engage
      local constituents and organizations in the campaign.

      Candidate Requirements: This position requires a self-motivated and
      detail-oriented person with excellent organizational skills. The candidate
      must have good communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work
      independently with minimal supervision. The candidate should have:
      * Strong interest in transportation issues, or related areas. Experience
      with bicyclists, pedestrian, transit, union, business, or political
      organizing a plus.
      * A minimum of two years work experience in organizing or on campaigns.
      * Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines with
      willingness to be part of a team working towards a common goal.
      * Available for travel on a frequent basis.
      * Strong communication and writing skills and an ability to work with a
      diverse group of people and audiences.
      * Ability to build and maintain coalitions through internet, in person or
      by phone

      Compensation: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

      Timeframe: Full-time, will include some nights and weekends. Must be
      available for frequent travel.

      How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume,
      short writing sample and 3 references to jobs@.... Interviews
      will be held on a rolling basis.

      Equal Opportunity Employment: Transportation for America is an equal
      opportunity employer. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.



      This position is located in the Office of Safety Integration, Office of
      Safety, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. The Highway Safety
      Specialist serves in a leadership role and has authoritative knowledge and
      expertise in highway safety programs. Overall, the specialist is
      knowledgeable about State and Federal safety programs related to the 4
      "Es" of safety, i.e. Engineering, Education, Enforcement and Emergency
      Management Services, especially the enforcement component. The specialist
      is proficient in highway safety policy positions of the enforcement
      community and other key safety stakeholders and partners. Works at
      building partnerships with key safety organizations and stakeholders to
      advance discussions of accomplishing the national safety goal to reduce
      fatalities and injuries on the nation's highways.

      The ideal candidate is a mid-career or experienced professional with a
      passion for safety research who is seeking a Federal career with excellent
      health benefits and flexible work schedule.

      For more info, visit http://jobsearch.dot.gov/




      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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