This position is located in Washington, DC.
This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning and Sustainability Division (PSD) Research Program. PSD manages the research program for DDOT. As DDOT serves a highly urbanized area, special emphasis within the research program is placed on developing and implementing a research agenda focused on a multi-modal, comprehensive approach to transportation that combines the needs of public and private sectors into coordinated transportation policies and plans, consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives. The incumbent will have exposure to such urban transportation research.
- Supports the research program for the agency. Works with various programs within the agency to develop viable research problem statements and then to advance and complete selected research projects that lead to publication-ready reports. Supports the research intern program to ensure positive outcomes for both student interns and project owners in the agency. Also works with key researchers locally and nationally to build the stature of the research program.
- Assists in managing cutting-edge research projects across multiple modes and areas of interest. Oversees projects’ day-to-day activities to ensure high quality results are delivered in a timely fashion. Prepares or reviews publication-ready reports related to those projects.
- Coordinates with other Department personnel (i.e., safety, operations, construction, public space, etc.) as well as other District, regional, and federal agencies to facilitate broad participation in the research program. Attends other meetings, seminars, and professional conferences relating to research to promote agency research. Identifies best practices to deploy at the agency and facilitates technology transfer to Departmental personnel and programs.
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