The Freight Analysis and Research Team within FHWA’s Office of Freight Management and Operations has a job opening for a Transportation Specialist to manage the development and application of the FHWA Freight Analysis Framework (FAF) Program. This position provides technical guidance and support on the appropriate use of the FAF data and analytical tools for program and network development and evaluation, answers policy and analysis questions related to trends in domestic freight transportation and international trade, and implements special studies necessary for assessing improvements needed in freight models and analytical tools.
Application deadline is March 26, 2013.
As a Transportation Specialist, you will:
Provide overall technical guidance and support to HOFM’s Analysis and Research team on policy and analysis questions related to trends in domestic freight transportation and international trade.
Provide authoritative guidance and technical support to FHWA field staff and external stakeholders on the appropriate use of the FAF data and analytical tools for program and network development and evaluation.
Formulate policy and legislative recommendations to improve the multimodal l flow of goods.
Collaborate with all modal DOT offices to analyze current and future demand for freight transportation, to estimate the economic and environmental consequences of that demand, and to help develop strategies for better balancing the use of the transportation network and to determine the tools that may need to be developed to analyze the effectiveness of the strategies to better utilize the transportation network.
Identify the need for, develop, and implement special studies and program evaluations necessary for assessing improvements needed in freight models and analytical tools. Make presentations of analysis results to agency management and to outside stakeholders.
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