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      Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 17:12:58 -0400
      From: Michelle Ernst <mernst@...>
      Subject: TFN Employment Connections: May 9, 2003

      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:
      *Manager, Metropolitan Planning Organization (Roanoke, VA) -- DEADLINE
      TODAY!
      *Associate Washington Representative, Sierra Club Challenge to Sprawl
      Campaign (Washington, DC)
      *Transit Director, SMART (Wilsonville, OR)
      *Transportation & Housing Program Coordinator, Urban Habitat (Oakland, CA)
      *Project Manager - Advocacy, APTA (Washington, DC)
      *Vehicle Engineer, UCS (Berkeley, CA)
      *Advocacy Internship, Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality
      Commission
      (Chicago, IL)
      *Office Manager, Smart Growth America (Washington, DC)
      *Recent FTA Postings


      THE TFN MISSION

      The purpose of the Transportation Futures Network is to cultivate
      progressive leadership in the transportation field. Members believe that

      sensible transportation decisions are an essential ingredient of viable
      communities and therefore should support environmental quality, social
      equity, community development and economic efficiency. To help our members
      pursue these goals, the Network provides a forum for problem-solving,
      debate, professional development and collaboration on local and national
      transportation activities.

      "Transportation is about making connections, and so are we."


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      MANAGER, METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

      Application Deadline May 9 2003

      FT position to coordinate, implement and manage regional transportation
      planning programs and policies as established by MPO Policy Board; prepare
      annual work program activities and budget for metropolitan transportation
      programs; administer and monitor regional transportation planning grants,
      contracts and activities for the MPO; serve as staff to Policy Board and
      secretary to Technical Advisory Committee; design and supervise
      transportation plans and studies; consult with elected officials and
      regulatory authorities; provide technical assistance and advice.
      [NL][NL]Reqs. any combination of exper. and education equiv. to graduation
      from an accredited college with emphasis in urban, regional, or
      transportation planning; civil engineering or transportation engrg.; or
      related field, with 5 years exper. in transportation planning. A
      Master’s Deg. may substitute for exper. Reqs. comprehensive
      knowledge
      of social, economic, physical, and transportation considerations and
      developments related to regional planning and public services delivery;
      principles, practices, and techniques of traffic engrg. and transportation
      planning; State, Fed., and local transportation engrg. standards; travel
      demand forecasting techniques; application of computer equipment,
      including
      ArcView, ArcInfo and ArcIMS to transportation engrg. and planning
      problems;
      transit systems analysis; financial mgmt. practices; ability to establish
      and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues
      and the general public. [NL][NL]Salary range $40,230-44,411/yr. with
      excellent benefits (paid health, dental and vision, life, disability,
      retirement). County application required and available at Human Resources,
      755 Roanoke Street, Suite 2-D, Christiansburg, VA 24073. Deadline: Friday,
      May 9, 2003.

      For more information about this position or to request accommodation for
      disabilities, contact Human Resources at 540-394-2007 (TDD 540-382-5700)
      County Job Line (540-394-2010)
      [NL][NL]AA/ADA/EEO Employer

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      ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON REPRESENTIVATIVE, SIERRA CLUB CHALLENGE TO SPRAWL
      CAMPAIGN

      Carries out the strategies and activities for assigned legislative
      campaigns
      and activities with the Challenge to Sprawl Campaign. Participates in the
      development of strategies and priorities.

      The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Sr.
      Washington
      DC Director and volunteer leaders who work on transportation and other
      sprawl-oriented issues at the Sierra Club.
      The Associate Washington Representative helps to design and implement
      campaign strategies for the Club's Sprawl Program, focusing on
      transportation. Creates materials for use in public policy and outreach
      and
      education campaigns. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials,
      the
      media, and other organizations. Travels occasionally to lobby, participate
      in Chapter and Group activities, and coordinate and train volunteer
      leaders.

      Knowledge and Skills Sought:
      * B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political Science, or
      a
      closely related field
      * 1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research
      and
      campaign organizing, press relations and public speaking.
      * Good written and oral communication skills
      * Prior experience and ability in writing training information and
      materials

      * Prior experience and knowledge of the national legislative process and
      transportation policy issues
      * Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers

      Please send cover letter and resume to:
      Sierra Club
      attn: EQ Director
      408 C St., NE
      Washington, DC 20002
      FAX: 202-547-6009

      Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse
      workforce.

      Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

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      TRANSIT DIRECTOR, SOUTH METRO AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART)
      City of Wilsonville, OR.

      Suburban Portland community is seeking a progressive leader to manage a
      multi faceted transportation services agency. SMART includes Oregon's
      largest fairless transit system with five fixed routes, 20+ buses, and
      over
      200,000 passengers each year. Other services include a Transportation
      Demand System (TDM) program to address the City's large employment base
      (15,000), an active Elderly and Disabled Transportation program,
      transportation planning input on new development, and a partnership with
      Tri-Met for planned commuter rail system. Director should have vision and
      the ability to assist in Transit Master Plan completion as well as
      excellent
      interpersonal and leadership skills. Must be a strong communicator in
      representing SMART on regional and state issues and have a track record of
      securing and retaining grants from the federal government and other
      granting
      agencies. Responsible for total staff of approximately 25 employees with
      an
      annual operating budget of about $2 million. Candidates should have the
      experience and skills in the field of transportation/transit management
      that
      provide a foundation for success. Salary range $56,508 to $73,488 with
      excellent fringe benefits including fully paid retirement (PERS). To apply
      send your resume and a city application to David Donaldson, Deputy City
      Manager, City of Wilsonville, 30000 SW Town Center Loop E. Wilsonville, OR
      907070. or donaldson@... (503 570-1520). Applications
      available at City Hall or on website at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us. The
      City
      of Wilsonville is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities
      encouraged to apply. Filing deadline May 23, 2003.

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      TRANSPORTATION & HOUSING PROGRAM COORDINATOR, URBAN HABITAT

      General Description:
      Urban Habitat (UH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a
      multicultural majority that provides urban environmental leadership in
      order
      to create socially just, ecologically sustainable communities in the Bay
      Area. UH fosters and supports initiatives for social and ecological
      justice
      taken by historically disenfranchised communities - African, Latino,
      Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Americans, working and poor people.

      Position Description:
      UH is seeking an experienced, progressive thinking, committed Program
      Associate to increase the organization's impact and ability to promote
      transportation and housing justice in the Bay Area. Candidate must be able
      to provide leadership in developing the transportation and housing justice
      program at UH. A thorough understanding of a variety of transportation and
      housing issues including urban planning, affordable and transit-oriented
      housing strategies, and polices that overcome barriers to access to jobs,
      education, social services, and health care, is required. Candidate must
      be
      able to work well with community-based organizations and intermediaries,
      identify areas for research and publication, and coordinate all aspects of
      this program. The Program Associate will also assist with fundraising and
      writing grant proposals. This is a great opportunity for someone with
      initiative who is passionate about transportation and housing issues.

      Duties Include:
      Policy and Advocacy - design and implement a transportation justice and
      housing program that addresses the concerns of low-income communities and
      other disenfranchised populations, participate on various external
      taskforces and committees, and monitor, develop, and advocate for socially
      just transportation and housing policies.
      Capacity Building - work with community-based organizations to identify
      opportunities to provide technical assistance, and provide training as
      part
      of Urban Habitat's Leadership Institute program
      Reframing the debate - research, provide analysis, and write policy
      statements and articles for publication on transportation justice and
      housing issues.
      Regional Coalition Building- provides staff support to UH's Social Equity
      Caucus, attend Caucus meetings, and outreach to and increase
      transportation
      and housing organizations participation in the Caucus. Maintain
      relationships with key allies and collaborators.

      Qualifications:
      * Minimum 3 years experience
      * Master's degree or equivalent experience
      * Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      * Strong research skills
      * Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
      * Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse
      backgrounds
      * Experience providing supervision
      * A team player who works well with others as well as independently
      * Ability to manage multiple projects
      * Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel,
      Filemaker Pro, email, and/or other graphics applications
      * Sense of humor a must

      Salary Range:
      Salary: $42,000, with full benefits package of health and dental
      insurance,
      holidays, vacation and sick leave. This is a full-time position, which
      reports directly to the Executive Director.

      Start Date: ASAP

      Please submit resume and cover letter via fax, email or US Postal service
      to:
      Urban Habitat
      436 ~ 14th Street, Suite 1205
      Oakland, CA 94612
      Attn: Technical Assistance Coordinator Position
      Via email: info@...
      Fax: 510.839.9610

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      PROJECT MANAGER - ADVOCACY, AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION

      The American Public Transportation Association has immediate need for
      individual to be responsible for grass roots coalition-building activities
      for the Association. Position will also be responsible for developing
      specific products and background materials to support national campaign to
      mobilize transit support. Must be able to communicate orally and in
      writing
      with a high degree of satisfaction, APTA's position on a board range of
      public policy issues. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree, preferably
      a
      graduate degree in Transportation, Public Policy or Public Administration,
      with three to five years of experience in public policy. Experience with
      advocacy campaigns at the community level is desirable. Familiarity with
      federal transit policies and programs as well as major issues and
      priorities
      in public transportation. Experience in project management. Demonstrated
      ability to work in a team environment. Must be able to work independently
      and under pressure with multiple deadlines. Excellent fringe benefits
      package including retirement, 401(k), medical and dental plan. Salary is
      commensurate with experience.


      American Public Transportation Association
      Human Resources
      1666 K Street, NW
      Suite 1100
      Washington, DC 20006

      EOE M/F/D Principals Only

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      VEHICLES ENGINEER, UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
      Berkeley, CA

      The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking a Vehicles Engineer for its
      Berkeley, California office to focus on vehicles and policies that reduce
      air pollution, global warming emissions, and energy consumption. Working
      with senior staff, the engineer will participate in research and advocacy
      focused on strong motor vehicles policies at the federal level and in
      California. Candidates must have an engineering or applied physics
      background.

      UCS is a partnership of citizens and scientists working to preserve our
      health, protect our safety, and enhance our quality of life. UCS was
      founded in 1969 and currently has a sponsor base of over 50,000, a staff
      of
      70, and offices in Cambridge (MA), Washington (DC), and Berkeley (CA). The
      Berkeley Office is the headquarters of the UCS Clean Vehicles program and
      houses the organization's California Operations, which includes
      programmatic
      work in vehicles, energy, and climate science.

      Responsibilities: As part of the UCS Vehicles team, the engineer will
      assist
      senior staff in conducting research to assess clean and efficient motor
      vehicles and fuels; helping to develop policy positions to reduce air
      pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; participating in outreach,
      education, and advocacy on transportation issues; and assisting with
      program
      planning.

      Qualifications: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in an engineering
      or applied physics field. A master's degree or work experience in
      transportation, energy, air pollution, or other relevant environmental
      fields is preferred.

      Required Skills: Strong quantitative and analytical skills; proficiency
      with computer spreadsheets and word processors; ability to write well for
      scientific and general audiences; familiarity with economics and public
      policy; experience at public speaking; team orientation.

      Preferred Skills and Experience: Understanding of motor vehicle
      propulsion
      and emission control technologies; working knowledge of global climate
      change and air pollution science; experience with mobile source emission
      models.

      Position Details: This position will be based at UCS's Berkeley office.
      Salary commensurate with experience and training. Excellent benefits.
      Position is funded for a minimum of 3 years; continuation will depend on
      future funding levels. UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually
      seeking to diversify its staff.

      To apply
      Please submit letter, resume, and 1-3 page writing sample to:

      Union of Concerned Scientists
      2397 Shattuck Ave., Suite 203
      Berkeley, CA 94704
      Attn: Vehicles Analyst Position.
      Applications can be emailed to cleanvehicles@...
      No phone calls, please.

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      ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP, CHICAGOLAND TRANSPORTATION AND AIR QUALITY COMMISSION

      The Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission (CTAQC) is
      offering summer unpaid internships (May-August) for students with a
      background or interest in sociology, urban planning, public policy, and
      grassroots organizing. Interns will be responsible for helping attract
      community members to eight geographically based round-table meetings
      organized by CTAQC. These round-table meetings are a follow-up to an
      18-month long public involvement process conducted by CTAQC to produce a
      people-friendly plan for transportation and land use planning for
      northeastern Illinois.

      Specific responsibilities would include contacting and recruiting
      participants for meetings, assisting in the development and production of
      materials for these meetings, help in staffing the meetings, and
      production
      and distribution of the reports from each meeting.

      Eight hours of work a week minimum.

      To apply email or fax the following: resume, cover letter (with at least
      two
      references), and two writing samples (five pages or less) that reflect two
      different styles of writing to Johanna Nyden, CTAQC Organizer,
      (johanna@...), fax: 773-278-3840.

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      OFFICE MANAGER, SMART GROWTH AMERICA

      Smart Growth America is seeking a talented and dynamic full-time Office
      Manager who will facilitate effective and efficient day-to-day operations
      to
      support SGA's overall organizational goals. He or she will report directly
      to the Executive Director. Specific duties include:

      Assistance to Executive Director, Staff and Committees:
      * Provide direct administrative support to the Executive Director and the
      SGA staff
      * Arrange travel for staff and coalition members
      * Organize meetings and events, e.g. preparation for and recording of
      Board
      meetings

      Financial:
      * Manage all financial systems, including bank accounts, bookkeeping,
      invoices, the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual budget reports,
      payroll, insurance policies and claims, credit card processing, and
      fundraising assistance
      * Manage relationships with auditors, contractors, and vendors

      Personnel:
      * Maintain contracts with health, retirement, and life insurance providers
      * Maintain personnel records

      General Administrative Support and Office Management:
      * Monitor status of office equipment, including phone and computer systems
      * Ensure that the SGA office has a professional, organized appearance.
      * Manage relationship with landlord, security company, and building
      supervisor
      * Serve as receptionist and ensure that the office suite is secure at all
      times.

      Other Desired Skills:
      * Sound office computer skills essential; ideal candidates will also have
      some computer networking, web site maintenance, graphic design and layout
      experience.
      * Excellent writing skills highly desired.

      Salary and Benefits:
      Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. SGA provides
      excellent benefits, competitive with non-profit organizations in the
      Washington, DC region.

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

      How to Apply:
      Please send your résumé and three references to John Bailey, SGA's
      Associate
      Director, at jbailey@....

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      INTERNSHIP, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE

      Environmental Defense: Our distinctive approach to environmental
      protection
      emphasizes a focus on scientific and economic disciplines and on the use
      of
      market mechanisms where applicable to reach well-crafted, durable
      solutions.
      The organization builds teams of scientists, lawyers, and economists to
      investigate the scientific causes of environmental problems as well as the
      market forces and government policies that encourage, subsidize, and
      prevent
      environmental damage. In the full range of environmental arenas (air,
      water,
      climate, soil, toxic chemicals, and wildlife), Environmental Defense seeks
      practical solutions, founded on science, that policy makers and industry
      can
      be urged to incorporate into practice, law, or regulation.

      Environmental Defense's Pollution Prevention Alliance (PPA) Program is
      looking for a full-time intern to work this summer on a variety of
      environmental research projects, including an ozone/air quality project
      and
      a chemical security project. The intern will be involved in doing research
      on environmental and health issues (e.g., air quality), primarily on the
      Internet; assisting with legislative work, and working with other
      environmental and community groups.

      The ideal candidate will:
      * Have a strong interest in environmental issues; especially air quality
      and
      pollution prevention.
      * Have experience with statistics, data analysis, and Web-based research.
      * Be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
      * Be an independent worker and a self-starter.
      * Be able to work well in a small team atmosphere.

      Location: Washington, DC office.

      Term: 10-12 weeks, 35 hours per week

      Salary: $350 per week

      If interested, please send your resume to:

      Mechelle Evans
      Human Resources Coordinator
      Environmental Defense
      1875 Connecticut Avenue
      Washington, DC 20009
      Fax: (202) 387-1030
      Email: jobs@...

      Environmental Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of
      color and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.

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      Recent FTA job postings available at:
      http://www.fta.dot.gov/library/admin/jobs/ftajobs.html

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