The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – an equal opportunity employer – is beginning recruitment for two positions, both full-time, at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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The first is for program manager-transportation system operations policy, which works with the AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations (CTSO) and the AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience. In addition to directly supporting those two committees, this job position helps provide technical, budget, and contract support for AASHTO’s Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition and the National Operations Center of Excellence or NOCoE.
Principal responsibilities for this position include developing draft policies in operations-related areas; preparing policy research, background papers, presentations, memos, and issue briefs on state and federal transportation issues; drafting responses to requests from federal agencies and/or congressional committees; and coordinating with other AASHTO departments on policy issues.
Applicants should have about seven years of professional experience in transportation. A bachelor’s degree in transportation or public policy-related discipline is required, and evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as a postgraduate education or professional registration, is preferred.
The second opening is for the director of NOCoE; a position that reports to the AASHTO program director for operations and that also serves as a liaison to the various technology and Transportation Systems Operations and Management programs within the AASHTO CTSO.
The NOCoE director is responsible for overall management of the NOCoE program, managing the NOCoE cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration and the Operations Technical Services Program, and representing AASHTO in its signatory partnerships with the Institute of Transportation Engineers and Intelligent Transportation Systems of America to provide staff and resources to operate the NOCoE.
Applicants should have 10 years of professional experience in the transportation sector, demonstrating professional growth and increasing responsibility relating to systems operation, ITS, and/or telecommunications.
A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a transportation or public policy-related discipline, and candidates must demonstrate a broad understanding of the technical and policy aspects of transportation systems operation, ITS, and connected and autonomous vehicle issues, and possess expertise in federal rulemaking process. Business travel for this position is expected, totaling no more than 30 days per year is anticipated.