The American Association of
State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is currently seeking a Program
Manager for Freight, a position located in Washington, DC.
The Program Manager for
Freight manages technical and policy activities related to freight
transportation, under the supervision of the Program Director for Multimodal Transportation.
Program Manager for Freight monitors, gathers, synthesizes, and communicates
information on freight transportation policy, legislative, regulatory and
technical matters to the members of AASHTO’s freight committees though robust
means of information collection, synthesis, and dissemination. The incumbent
has a working knowledge and experience in transportation policy, transportation
planning, transportation operations and management and transportation
In performing the above
responsibilities, the incumbent provides staff support to the Standing
Committees on Rail Transportation, Standing Committee on Water Transportation,
Special Committee on Intermodal Transportation and Economic Expansion,
Subcommittee on Highway Transport, and the AASHTO Rail Resource Center. The incumbent
is responsible for managing all preparations for committee meetings including
preparation of meeting agendas, dissemination of meeting materials and
oversight of meeting logistics.
The Program Manager for
Freight develops and maintains working contact with individuals and
organizations in the freight transportation community, including associations,
individual companies, and government agencies. The incumbent prepares
presentations, background papers, memos, issue briefs, and testimony on freight
transportation subjects for AASHTO members and staff.
The successful candidate must
understand the complex relationship between private and public sectors in the
areas of freight policy and logistics, public-private partnerships, innovative
finance, federal agencies and all other related transportation association
advocacy groups. The incumbent must have a broad knowledge of the
administrative, legislative, and regulatory processes and issues at the federal
and state levels. The incumbent should have excellent written and oral
communication skills, excellent research and organizing skills, and the ability
to establish work program priorities and carry them out independently. The incumbent
must be able to travel 20-30 days per year.
minimum of six to eight years of progressively responsible, professional
experience in the transportation sector; with a focus on transportation policy
and freight issues is required. Prior experience in project management is
highly desirable. A Bachelor of
Arts or Science degree is required, and evidence of a higher degree of
professional development, such as postgraduate education, is highly desirable.
interested in applying may do so by sending a letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday, February 19, 2016. Relocation costs are not reimbursable. AASHTO is an
equal opportunity employer.