November 2020 Jobs: Guidehouse

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Many thanks to our new Bike/Carpool Level Sponsor, Guidehouse, for their generous support!

We are Guidehouse. We help commercial and public clients address their most important challenges with innovative solutions that advance conventional thinking and create value for their stakeholders, build trust in society and shape a new future.

Guidehouse bridges the gap between management, technology, engineering, and finance to provide public sector clients with actionable insights to tackle complex projects and meet their organization’s goals.

YPT International is pleased to share the following positions currently open at Guidehouse with our Members:

IT Business Analyst

Management Consultant-Transportation

Management Consultant-Transportation

Senior Consultant-Capital Projects

Transportation Policy Analyst

Transportation Safety Consulting Engineer

Learn more about Guidehouse’s work and how you can get involved today by visiting https://guidehouse.com/about

October 2020 Jobs: FCDOT Transportation Planner IV

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Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Transportation Planner IV

Many thanks to our new Bike/Carpool Level Sponsor, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, for their support!

Direct Link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/2883034/transportation-planner-ii?department%5b0%5d=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Serves as the principal program coordinator and provides overall coordination, administration and project management for the implementation of action plans, projects, and programs assigned/related to the Transit Services Division that enhance service delivery and operational performance of the Connector bus service. Such projects and programs may include systems applications, advanced public transportation systems, information technology, revenue enhancement programs, route modifications, etc. These projects and programs are generally non-reoccurring and one-time in nature. Provides advice, guidance, and training to staff regarding bus operations, contract administration, service and operational planning, customer service, and other relevant matters. Schedules, prioritizes, and delegates projects and tasks to team. Provides quality control oversight to team. Coaches employees through the performance evaluation process. Assists the Section Chief and Division Chief as needed or during absence. Works collaboratively with other sections and county agencies to increase ridership and service quality of the Fairfax Connector. Assists in the development of capital improvement and replacement program, including identifying costs and potential funding sources. Coordinates all grant documentation and reporting related to functional area. Performs other duties as assigned and required.Illustrative Duties

Depending on the program or functional area of assignment, performs the following tasks:

  • Plans, manages and supervises the activities of a program, functional area, unit or subsection of a major unit such as Facilities, Operations and Maintenance, SAS, Modeling, et al. Supervises transportation/transit professionals and technicians of the program or functional area that are engaged in the preparation, review, monitoring and implementation of transportation/transit plans, studies and programs;
  • Conducts or assists in conducting advanced transportation studies, technical analyses, traffic demand management and bus service planning;
  • Proactively identifies regional transportation issues which may impact program or functional area;
  • Manages or assists in managing contractors impacting program or functional area;
  • Initiates action on opportunities for grants and other funding for transportation projects;
  • Maintains working knowledge of state and federal legislative issues as they relate to area of responsibility and makes recommendations for process changes as needed;
  • Provides overall technical input and recommendations for regional agencies such as: VRE, WMATA, NVTC, COG, TPB and TCC;
  • Prepares, presents and discusses reports, recommendations and findings with citizens, other agencies and officials from county, state and national organizations;
  • Represents the unit or division at community, state and national events.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Depending on the functional area of assignment, must possess the following KSAs:

  • Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of transportation/transit regulation, planning, forecasting and analysis;
  • Thorough knowledge of transportation planning/analysis software, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software;
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory methods, practices and techniques;
  • Knowledge of operations, maintenance and scheduling;
  • Thorough knowledge of the specialty area of assignment, such as funding or outreach;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government areas of specialization, including transportation planning, management procedures, and principles of supervision;
  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and to maintain effective communication with staff;
  • Ability to coordinate the preparation of comprehensive planning reports and other documents;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Thorough knowledge of local government areas of specialization, including transportation planning, management procedures, and principles of supervision;
  • Ability to apply interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts and to maintain effective communication with staff;
  • Ability to coordinate the preparation of comprehensive planning reports and other documents;
  • Ability to apply principles of leadership, creative problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and team building;
  • Ability to independently conduct the most complex transportation/transit studies and develop sound conclusions and recommendations;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including citizen’s groups, community, county, and state officials.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban, regional or transportation planning, or a closely related field, plus five years of progressively responsible transportation planning related experience. The years of experience should include at least one year in the specific area of assignment (for e.g., SAS, Modeling, Facilities Maintenance, et al).

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid driver’s license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience overseeing transit service planning projects including route development, service alternatives, and short-term to long term transit planning.
  • Strong understanding of transit data collection and analysis, and ability to develop recommendations based on analytical analysis.
  • A working knowledge of transit planning tools including scheduling and mapping.
  • Experience overseeing multiple planning projects and managing internal team and outside consultants.
  • Management experience with demonstrated ability to meet a range of deliverables in a complex scheduled timeframe.
  • Experience in developing materials for review and approval by elected officials.
  • Ability to explain recommendations to elected officials, outside agencies, and the general public.
  • Experience in grant writing, development, and monitoring of grant funded services.
  • Experience with developing and implementing public outreach efforts.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Agency Fairfax County

Address: 12000 Government Center Pkwy. Suite 270, Fairfax, Virginia, 22035

Phone 703-324-4900

Website http://agency.governmentjobs.com/fairfaxcounty/default.cfm

Learn more and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxcounty/jobs/2883034/transportation-planner-ii?department%5b0%5d=Transportation&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

DC Job Alert: Program Specialist for Policy

Program Specialist for Policy
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Description

The Program 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 websites.

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.

Position Requirements

Successful 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.

Candidates 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.

For the full position description and to apply for this position visit the AASHTO website.

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DC Job Alert: Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation

Senior Policy Analyst, Environment, Energy & Transportation
National Governors Association

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Department:
Environment, Energy and Transportation

The NGA Center for Best Practices seeks an outstanding public policy professional to join the Environment, Energy & Transportation Division as a Senior Policy Analyst. This is a full time position in Washington, D.C. The Analyst will provide assistance to governors and their senior staff to develop innovative policies and practices that support their energy, environment, and infrastructure strategies. A large focus of this position will be on infrastructure policy including transportation, water and energy. The position includes periodic travel to states and the U.S. territories.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide state policy “best practice” information and technical assistance to governors’ policy advisors, other state policymakers, and to NGA committees, task forces, and other work groups. Establish and maintain relationships with key individuals and groups within and outside NGA to stay current on policy issues and complete projects.
  • Execute on multiple aspects of projects, including with states and external partners. This includes assistance with managing projects and fundraising, i.e., writing proposals, developing project budgets, developing and managing relationships with funders, working with sub-contracts and consultants, and ensuring the timely production of deliverables
  • Lead the development of and participation in workshops, conferences, and seminars as well as make presentations and facilitate panel discussions and state strategy sessions.
  • Write reports, articles, issue briefs, case studies, guides, and memoranda on policy issues and best practices of relevance to governors and their policy staffs and other state policymakers.
  • Update NGA websites and electronic portals related to relevant issue areas and utilize web-based communication vehicles.

Examples of Recent/On-going Projects:

  • Support of NGA infrastructure taskforce;
  • Roundtables and guidance on energy assurance and infrastructure resiliency;
  • Workshops on alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure;
  • Institutes on state energy, water and transportation policy and technology innovations;
  • Retreats on innovative transportation financing and project delivery;
  • Policy Academy on helping states examine power sector modernization; and,
  • Retreats on state policy innovations to support energy efficiency and “lead by example” efforts to support clean energy in state facilities.

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have solid experience and content knowledge related to state-level policy in one or more infrastructure areas including transportation, water or energy, and in interest in working in all areas. A degree in public policy, environmental studies, energy or environmental law or relevant disciplines is required and a master’s degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience related to state policy is required to be considered (for instance at a state or federal agency, policy development organization, company or business entity).The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • An understanding of state policy and policy making and the role of governors in advancing states’ energy, water and/or transportation strategies;
  • Ability to identify and track key issues of concern to governors and develop initiatives to address those concerns;
  • Strong research, analytical and skills, including the ability to collect, analyze and use data to inform conclusions about policy and program effectiveness, to synthesize complex issues into clear and concise language, and to develop key policy considerations and recommendations for state decision makers;
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects, work with high-level state policymakers in a variety of settings, and respond effectively to their needs for information and technical assistance;
  • Strong communication skills including writing, speaking, listening and advising state officials;
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of colleagues, funders and state and federal officials as well as enthusiasm for collaboration and learning from colleagues;
  • Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility and take independent action and to work in a fast-paced and high profile policy environment;
  • Commitment to NGA’s bi-partisan mission and goals to constructively serve the needs of all governors; and,
  • Competency in the use of relevant software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc. and knowledge of electronic communications.

About The NGA Center for Best Practices:

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development organization that directly serves the nation’s governors. Through the NGA Center, governors and their advisors: learn what works, what doesn’t, and what lessons can be learned from other states grappling with similar challenges; obtain specialized assistance designing and implementing new policy programs or improving the effectiveness of current programs; receive up-to-the-minute information about what is happening in other state capitals and Washington, D.C.

Salary

The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000 per year, depending upon experience and salary history.

Physical/Sensory Demands:

Fast-paced working environment, extensive computer usage. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applications being considered for employment.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA JOB ALERT: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATE WITH BATTELLE

Battelle’s Transportation Business Line is currently seeking a Transportation Research AssociateThis position located in Arlington, VA.

Job Description:

Provide support with projects under contract with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board, State, and local entities.  The Junior Transportation Research Associate will help to support transportation research, analysis, data collection, and reporting activities. This position will support the development of technical documents for local, state, regional and/or national government initiatives that aim to influence and change behavior of the public and/or professionals (i.e., transportation engineers, state and local officials, planning and policy professionals).  This position requires some knowledge of transportation engineering principles and interest in research and development. The candidate is expected to work on a full-time basis and report to the main office location in Arlington, VA. Role requires some travel to project sites (within the US) to support meetings, including meeting preparation and facilitation, writing reports, and supporting web presentation.

  • Research on transportation topics including, but not limited to: transportation operations, work zones, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, freight, mobility, rail, and safety
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Report preparation/technical writing
  • Meeting preparation, attendance, and documentation
  • Interact daily with functional peer groups, project leads, and management
  • Interact with outside customers
  • Contribute to proposals and project development planning activities

THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or other relevant fields
  • Demonstrated understanding of surface transportation operation, policy, safety, and/or planning topics
  • Demonstrated research and analytical abilities
  • Self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented

To view the complete job posting, click here.