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Program Manager for Policy and Government Relations (Freight)

By January 6, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
  • January 30, 2023

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Program Manager for Policy and Government Relations (Freight), a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.

The Program Manager for Freight manages technical and policy activities related to freight transportation, under the supervision of the Program Director for Multimodal Transportation.

The Program Manager for Freight monitors, gathers, synthesizes, and communicates information on freight transportation policy, legislative, regulatory and technical matters to the members of AASHTO’s freight committees though robust means of information collection, synthesis, and dissemination. The incumbent should have knowledge and experience in transportation policy, transportation planning, transportation operations and management and transportation technology.

In performing the above responsibilities, the incumbent provides staff support to the Council on Rail Transportation, Council on Water Transportation, Special Committee on Freight and the AASHTO Rail Resource Center. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating preparations for committee meetings including preparation of meeting agendas, dissemination of meeting materials and oversight of meeting logistics.

The Program Manager for Freight develops and maintains working contact with individuals and organizations in the freight transportation community, including associations, individual companies, and government agencies. The incumbent prepares presentations, background papers, memos, issue briefs, and provides coordination for member and staff testimony on freight transportation subjects.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of professional experience of progressively responsible, professional experience in the transportation sector with a focus on transportation policy and freight issues. In addition, a successful candidate will prior experience in project management. A bachelor’s of arts or sciences degree is required, and evidence of a higher degree of professional development, such as postgraduate education, is desirable.

The candidate must demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between private and public sectors in the areas of freight policy and logistics, public-private partnerships, innovative finance, federal agencies and all other related transportation association advocacy groups. The incumbent must have a broad knowledge of the administrative, legislative, and regulatory processes and issues at the federal and state levels; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent research and organizing skills, and the ability to establish work program priorities and carry them out independently. Incumbent must be able to travel 20 to 30 days per year.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Monday, January 30th, 2023.

Who We Are:

AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing transportation departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. We represent all transportation modes including: air, highways, public transportation, active transportation, rail, and water. Our goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system that is safe and efficient for every individual. We strive to educate the public and key decision makers about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation.

The culture displayed at AASHTO is one of inclusiveness. AASHTO fosters a supportive working environment for staff and focuses on both the professional and personal successes of employees. Additionally, employees benefit from a collective workplace that genuinely cares about them and what they do.

Perks and Benefits:

This position would primarily report out of our Washington, DC office located in Metro Center. AASHTO offers employees hybrid work flexibilities and this role may be approved to work remotely up to 2-3 days per week.

Additionally, as a full-time employee, you are eligible for:

  • A retirement plan with a highly competitive matching and contribution structure
  • Comprehensive health insurance benefit
  • A robust transit benefit
  • Generous leave accrual
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer. AASHTO has a COVID-vaccination policy in place which requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an approved religious or medical accommodation.

To apply for this job email your details to recruiter@aashto.org