Baltimore Event Alert: Thu, 7/24 @ 5:30pm Pop-Up Event with Jarrett Walker!

PAYT Pop-Up Event with Jarrett Walker

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Where: Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, 3rd Fl., Baltimore, MD 21230

Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom

Mr. Walker will be presenting on “Abundant Access,” how to design systems to maximize urban freedom. If you are not familiar with Mr. Walker’s work, this is bound to be an eye-opening event. His presentations are thought provoking and stimulate dialogue. Accordingly, we will provide ample opportunity for questions and idea sharing.

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Baltimore Job Alert: MDOT – Grants Administrator

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Job Title: Grants Administrator
Opening Date/Time: Mon. 02/24/14 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 03/10/14 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $45,938.00 – $73,541.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Baltimore City
Department: Maryland Transit Administration
**Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply**

This is a job specific recruitment for a generic job classification. The resulting list of eligibles will be used under TSHRS to staff this MTA position or function only. You will need to reapply for any future generic or job specific recruitments for this job classification.

The Grants Administrator is responsible for administering the financial aspects of various federal grants and preparing quarterly progress reports. He/she manages assigned grants to ensure budget adherence, validity of changes, and attainment of federal requirements. The Grants Administrator completes budget revision and amendments; codes and tracks payment of invoices using a Capital Program Management System; and coordinates with various departments within MTA including the Office of Finance and with MTA’s Project Managers.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four (4) years of experience in administrative or professional work. *One of the four years of experience must have been within Grants Administration.

* A Selective qualification recruitment is conducted for a job or position when there is a specific or additional bona fide occupational qualification (i.e. knowledge, skill or ability).

1. Additional experience as described above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.
Licenses & Certifications:
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle and will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

Additional Information:
You must complete a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) application (Form DTS-1) to be considered for this recruitment. Resumes may not be substituted for the application. Since the examination for this recruitment may be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience and addressing the specific requirements shown above. 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 within MDOT. Applications not completely filled out will not be considered. Qualified applicants will be subject to background and reference checks. Employees are subject to the State Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing.

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

It is highly recommended that applications be completed and submitted online by registering at Make sure you meet the minimum and selective qualifications and follow the instructions on MDOT’s Online Employment Center website.

If you do not wish to apply on line you may submit a DTS-1 Application via mail to: MTA Employment Office, 6 Saint Paul Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Applications may be obtained by calling (410) 767-3860, visiting the Employment Office at 6 Saint Paul Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202-1614, or you can download an application via the Internet at

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Applicants with degrees granted outside of the United States will be required to provide a written evaluation of education documentation by a credentialing organization such as: American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (AACRAO) International Education Services-Tel: 202-296-3359

MTA Does Not Discriminate Based On: Age, Ancestry, Color, Creed, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Mental or Physical Disability, National Origin, Race, Religious Affiliation, Belief or Opinion, Sex, or Sexual Orientation.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided as requested.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees; all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

The MTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Baltimore Job Alert: Central Maryland Transportation Alliance – Dir. of Policy & Programs

The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director of Policy and Programs. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits.

Desired Start Date: week of Jan. 6, 2014 or a.s.a.p.

The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance is a non-profit coalition of business, philanthropic, non-profit and institutional organizations. Our commitment is to create a forward-thinking, innovative, realistic, usable transportation system. We advocate for better transportation that will provide access and opportunity for housing, jobs, education, services, goods and recreation to all residents throughout the region. The Transportation Alliance is an initiative of the Baltimore Community Foundation.


• Conduct research to support the Transportation Alliance’s initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, our ‘Let’s Get to Work’ initiative to enhance service on MARC commuter rail, improving access to regional jobs via alternatives to driving alone, transit-oriented development, transportation funding, and benchmarking the region against national peers;

• Design and execute a comprehensive organizing plan that brings together hundreds of stakeholders to call for advancing the Transportation Alliance’s objectives;

• Assist with development activities including creating and executing a fundraising strategy and grantwriting;

• Develop and maintain knowledge and expertise in diverse areas of transportation including transportation planning, alternative funding methods, transit-oriented development, and related topics to inform conversations with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders;

• Cultivate meaningful collaborations with businesses, institutions, non-government organizations, and government agencies to advance the Transportation Alliance’s mission and vision;

• Assist in the preparation and delivery of presentations for audiences comprised of elected officials, economic development professionals, business leaders, other non-profit advocacy organizations, etc.;

• Assist with drafting various documents and materials such as the organization’s newsletter, social media content, letters to the editor, letters to elected officials, etc.;

• Represent the organization at meetings;

• Other duties as assigned. In an office environment with a small staff, all personnel, including the Director of Policy and Programs, are asked to be flexible about covering various duties as they arise.


• Masters degree or commensurate experience in public policy, environmental science, geography, urban planning, or related fields;

• Familiarity with transportation and its connection with economic development, urban planning, and environmental issues;

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly with word processing and spreadsheets;

• Experience with advocacy campaigns, organizing, and coalition building is preferred;

• Experience with data and quantitative analysis, particularly reviewing and analyzing budgets, is a plus;

• Proficiency with social media such as Twitter and Facebook and web outreach is a plus.

To Apply:

The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Brian O’Malley, The first review of letters and resumes will take place after Monday, December 9, 2013.

The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Telephone inquiries are discouraged.