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Subject: TFN Employment Connections: May 9, 2003
Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections
This is the Transportation Futures Network Employment Connections. It is
periodic compilation of job positions to match the right people with the
right jobs in areas broadly related to the transportation field. TO
AN EMPLOYMENT POSTING TO TFN, SEND AN EMAIL CONTAINING ONLY THE TEXT OF
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TO: mernst@...
Positions included in this issue:
*Manager, Metropolitan Planning Organization (Roanoke, VA) -- DEADLINE
*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
*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 is about making connections, and so are we."
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
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,
ArcView, ArcInfo and ArcIMS to transportation engrg. and planning
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)
ASSOCIATE WASHINGTON REPRESENTIVATIVE, SIERRA CLUB CHALLENGE TO SPRAWL
Carries out the strategies and activities for assigned legislative
and activities with the Challenge to Sprawl Campaign. Participates in the
development of strategies and priorities.
The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Sr.
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
education campaigns. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials,
media, and other organizations. Travels occasionally to lobby, participate
in Chapter and Group activities, and coordinate and train volunteer
Knowledge and Skills Sought:
* B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political Science, or
closely related field
* 1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research
campaign organizing, press relations and public speaking.
* Good written and oral communication skills
* Prior experience and ability in writing training information and
* 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:
attn: EQ Director
408 C St., NE
Washington, DC 20002
Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.
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
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
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
agencies. Responsible for total staff of approximately 25 employees with
annual operating budget of about $2 million. Candidates should have the
experience and skills in the field of transportation/transit management
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
of Wilsonville is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities
encouraged to apply. Filing deadline May 23, 2003.
TRANSPORTATION & HOUSING PROGRAM COORDINATOR, URBAN HABITAT
Urban Habitat (UH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a
multicultural majority that provides urban environmental leadership in
to create socially just, ecologically sustainable communities in the Bay
Area. UH fosters and supports initiatives for social and ecological
taken by historically disenfranchised communities - African, Latino,
Asian/Pacific Islander, Native Americans, working and poor people.
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
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.
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
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
Regional Coalition Building- provides staff support to UH's Social Equity
Caucus, attend Caucus meetings, and outreach to and increase
and housing organizations participation in the Caucus. Maintain
relationships with key allies and collaborators.
* 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
* 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: $42,000, with full benefits package of health and dental
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
436 ~ 14th Street, Suite 1205
Oakland, CA 94612
Attn: Technical Assistance Coordinator Position
Via email: info@...
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
with a high degree of satisfaction, APTA's position on a board range of
public policy issues. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree, preferably
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
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
1666 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
EOE M/F/D Principals Only
VEHICLES ENGINEER, UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
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
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
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
work in vehicles, energy, and climate science.
Responsibilities: As part of the UCS Vehicles team, the engineer will
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
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
and emission control technologies; working knowledge of global climate
change and air pollution science; experience with mobile source emission
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
* Arrange travel for staff and coalition members
* Organize meetings and events, e.g. preparation for and recording of
* 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
* Manage relationships with auditors, contractors, and vendors
* 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
* Serve as receptionist and ensure that the office suite is secure at all
Other Desired Skills:
* Sound office computer skills essential; ideal candidates will also have
some computer networking, web site maintenance, graphic design and layout
* 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
Director, at jbailey@....
INTERNSHIP, ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE
Environmental Defense: Our distinctive approach to environmental
emphasizes a focus on scientific and economic disciplines and on the use
market mechanisms where applicable to reach well-crafted, durable
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
environmental damage. In the full range of environmental arenas (air,
climate, soil, toxic chemicals, and wildlife), Environmental Defense seeks
practical solutions, founded on science, that policy makers and industry
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
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
* 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:
Human Resources Coordinator
1875 Connecticut Avenue
Washington, DC 20009
Fax: (202) 387-1030
Environmental Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of
color and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.
Recent FTA job postings available at: