Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (www.transportation.org) is currently hiring
a Program Specialist for Policy, a position located in Washington, DC.
Specialist for Policy provides support for a broad range of policy
development, implementation, and administration activities.
In supporting state
departments of transportation, the Program Specialist collaborates with key AASHTO
partners such as the US Department of Transportation, Amtrak, other Federal
agencies, Congress, and various transportation industry associations. The incumbent
gathers, synthesizes, and communicates information to members of AASHTO
committees and to various groups within AASHTO. Activities may include organizing, developing, and staffing committee conference
calls and meetings; coordinating state DOT members to discuss proposed federal
actions; assisting in planning and implementing national conferences,
training workshops, webcasts, webinars, and meetings with state DOTs and
resource agencies, and; maintenance and improvements of relevant committee
Other tasks may
include development of presentations and letters for AASHTO members and staff,
drafting responses to requests from state or federal agencies, developing and
managing surveys and tabulating responses, coordinating meetings and
teleconferences, filing expense reports, organizing committee mailings, processing
invoice requests, monitoring monthly financial statements and tracking billing
against budgeting for accuracy, and other similar duties as assigned.
In carrying out
the above responsibilities, the incumbent is expected to develop and maintain
professional relationships with individuals and organizations in the
transportation community. The incumbent must also be able to set priorities and
achieve them independently in a timely manner.
candidates will have three years of diverse technical and professional
experience, with demonstrated evidence of increasing responsibility. Relevant
transportation-related experience desired, preferably at a government,
industry, association or research institution. A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
is required, preferably in the areas of policy, planning, engineering, or
economics. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as a
postgraduate education, is desirable.
should possess excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent
research and analysis skills, and the ability to establish work program
priorities and carry them out independently. Broad knowledge of state and
federal transportation programs, including knowledge of budgets and finance;
state, national and local transportation policy issues; federal government
programs and agencies; and Congressional committees with authority for
highways, transit, and aviation desired. Ability to organize survey responses,
prepare power point presentations and research effectively to prepare reports
with minimum supervision is also necessary.
should submit a cover letter and resume by close of business on Friday, April 7,
2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AASHTO is an
equal opportunity employer.