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Program Manager for Freight

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.

The 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 technology.

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.

Position Requirements:

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.

A 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. Bachelor of Arts or Science degree is required, and evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as postgraduate education, is highly desirable.

To Apply:

Those interested in applying may do so by sending a letter of interest and resume by Friday, February 19, 2016. Relocation costs are not reimbursable. AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
This listing expires on: Friday, February 19, 2016

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