TFN Employment Connections: December 3, 2008
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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:
*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)
STATE TRANSPORTATION ADVOCATE, TRANSFORM
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.
TRANSPORT ANALYST/ENGINEER FOR ISTANBUL PROGRAM, WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
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 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
* 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.
EMBARQ core resource as subject matter expert for BRT, traffic engineering
and transport planning.
* 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
* 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:
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
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
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB
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.
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
* 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.
* 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
GIS PLANNER/ANALYST, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
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.
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.
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
* 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
Under the supervision and direction of the GIS Coordinator, the GIS
* 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.
REGIONAL ORGANIZER POSITION, TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
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
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
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.
HIGHWAY SAFETY SPECIALIST, FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
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/
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, VARIOUS MPOs
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
MULTIPLE POSITIONS, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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