November 2020 Jobs: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (multiple)

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BTS is currently hiring for several positions. For the positions immediately below, BTS has Direct Hire Authority:

NOTE: Direct Hire positions are not listed on USAJobs. Email resumes directly to

  • A leading Freight Expert to transform the current Department of Transportation freight programs. (GS 13 – 14, direct hire authority for economics/statistics series)
  • Modeler who can reimagine the current freight and economic models using the latest techniques in statistics, economics and/or data science (GS 12 – 14, direct hire authority for economics/statistics series)
  • Multiple Statisticians:

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) seeks multiple outstanding statisticians to join our family. BTS is the Principal Federal Statistical Agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT), leading the department in data analytics, survey design, and data driven research. Mandated by congress, BTS provides independent, objective, comprehensive and relevant information to decision makers and the public on the extent and use of the Nations’ transportation systems, the system performance, and the systems impacts on society and the environment. 
The statisticians have opportunities to guide national surveys, lead research on statistical methodology to enhance data quality and usability, direct innovations to improve efficiency and timeliness of data collection and production, and represent BTS in various settings.
Applications in all areas of statistics and data science are welcome. Individuals with experiences evaluating statistical programs, applying various statically methodologies to improve data collection and production, and having a strong research background are most desired.

These positions are telework eligible. BTS is located in the DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC.  
To apply, submit your resume to and indicate which role you are applying for in the subject line. Direct hire authority allows BTS to hire outside of USAJobs.  
We are accepting resumes on a rolling basis, for full consideration submit resumes no later
than December 1,  2020.

For the positions below, please proceed through USAJobs:

Cartographer who will advance cartographic techniques appropriate for statistical analysis and create new map based products that clearly and innovatively convey transportation statistics  (GS-12, apply for this position via USAJobs).

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Central Maryland Job Alert: Regional Planner (Administrator IV)

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
This position is located in Hanover, MD

Position Overview

Open Recruitment
Executive Service(This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority)

The Maryland Department of Transportation The Secretary’s Office (MDOT TSO) is seeking a dynamic individual for the position of Regional Planner.  This position has 5 main responsibilities:

  • Represents the Department at policy committees of the Baltimore and Southern Maryland Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), called the Baltimore Region Transportation Board (BRTB) and Calvert-St. Mary’s MPO (C-SMMPO), to ensure they comply with federal laws and regulations; and for consistency with the goals and policies of the State of Maryland;
  • Coordinates development of various plans and programs (with the MDOT Business Units), including long-range transportation plans, work programs, and short-range improvement programs, for BTRB and C-SMMPO;
  • Prepares briefing papers or letters for the Director of the Office of Planning and the Secretary on various issues as required;
  • Provides input to the A-95 Clearinghouse process and local plan review, including coordination with modes as appropriate; and
  • Provides support and follow-up for Pre-Tour and Tour meetings.

The current vacancy exists at MDOT TSO, in Hanover, Maryland in Anne Arundel County.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in administrative or professional work.  Three (3) years must have involved experience in metropolitan and/or statewide transportation planning and have experience working with metropolitan planning organizations.  One (1) year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following:  the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral);
  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • Knowledge of fundamental metropolitan and statewide transportation planning
    principles, practices, and terminology; and
  • A Masters degree in Planning, Transportation, Public Administration, Engineering,Geography or a closely related field from an accredited college or university (AICP accreditation is desirable).

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information.  Please include all relevant experience on your application.  This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting
capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

If you have held more than one position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit MDOT’s career website.

DC Job Alert: Transportation Planner

District Department of Transportation (DDOT)
This position is located in Washington, DC

Position Overview

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Planning Sustainability Division (PSD) Project Review Branch. PSD monitors, plans, and evaluates transportation impacts on District residents, visitors and workers. The incumbent provides leadership in the review and consolidation of Department comments on private and public development projects, and on public space permits applications. In addition, the incumbent leads major District-wide transportation planning and research projects providing management and oversight of staff and contractors. Special emphasis is placed on developing and implementing a multi-modal comprehensive approach that combines the needs of public and private sectors into coordinated neighborhood transportation policies and plans, consistent with agency strategic goals and objectives.

Major Duties

  • Analyzes the operational effectiveness of city-wide transportation systems regarding capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety. Reviews and mitigates the transportation impacts of developments projects. Develops alternatives for assuring the safe and efficient utilization of the public transportation system within the District. Prepares technical position papers, reports, and policies on issues intended to increase the operational efficiency and safety of the District’s transportation system.
  • Serves as the Division representative on reviews of public space permits and the Public Space Committee. Reviews and analysis applications for public space permits for compliance with DDOT standards, Reviews, analyses and provides technical comments on streetscape design plans submitted by private developers and DDOT for conformance with DC safety standards….

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit DDOT’s career website.

DC Job Alert: Transportation Analyst

Northeast Corridor Commission
The Commission is administratively hosted by Amtrak
This position is located in Washington, DC

Position Overview

This position supports a wide range of activities for the Northeast Corridor Commission related to transportation planning and policy development. The Commission was established by Congress in the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 to coordinate the agencies that share the region’s core rail network. The Commission has been administratively hosted by Amtrak since 2011.

This position will support Commission initiatives with an emphasis on capital planning, programming, and reporting activities defined within the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act and the Northeast Corridor Commuter and Intercity Rail Cost Allocation Policy as adopted by the Commission. These activities require input from and extensive coordination with Amtrak, the eight commuter railroads that operate on the Northeast Corridor, state departments of transportation, and USDOT. The position will include data collection, data analysis, policy analysis, and preparation of reports.

Essential Functions

  • Support the coordination of the Commission’s many stakeholders, including Amtrak, the USDOT, the Northeast states and state departments of transportation, commuter rail agencies, freight railroads, and others. Work will frequently involve coordinating assistance provided by staff at various stakeholder agencies.
  • Support the development of Commission reports, presentations, websites, and other materials through data analysis, policy analysis and written material. Work will frequently involve making technical information accessible for non-technical audiences.

For more information and to see the full job posting, visit Amtrak’s career website.

DC Job Alert: Lead Business Strategy Analyst

This position is located in Washington, DC

Position Overview

This position leads the Service Planning & Costing group’s efforts to clearly communicate our route and service financial evaluations, analysis, and state payment forecasts to a broad range of audiences, both internal and external. The position is the primary support to the Senior Manager and Director in working with the State Supported Service Committee through the State Corridors Service Line and other Amtrak departments in evaluating and applying revisions to the PRIIA 209 Cost Methodology and application to state corridor service plans and capital investment plans.

This position conducts analysis and evaluations as required for route and service change proposals, service and asset line plans, and Staff Summaries. The incumbent communicates the results and basis used to develop financial forecasts.The position also serves as financial lead for state supported routes in designated region, preparing annual forecasts and service change evaluations.

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