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Program Analyst, Mobility

By January 30, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Washington DC
  • February 21, 2024

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is currently hiring a Program Analyst, Mobility, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.

Nature of Position:

The Program Analyst assists the Director for Safety and Mobility and primary staff liaisons to ensure AASHTO members are cognizant of key technical, operational, legislative, regulatory, and policy issues related to emerging mobility technologies and concepts, and coordinates with state DOT members to discuss and respond to proposed federal actions.  The Program Analyst develops and maintains professional relationships with individuals and organizations in the transportation community, including government agencies (e.g., US Department of Transportation and US Department of Energy), private entities, academia, and various transportation industry associations.  The incumbent may inform and clarify AASHTO’s policy goals in meetings, task forces and workshops, as directed by the Director.

In supporting the inter-committee emerging area working groups and various councils and committees, the Program Analyst is responsible for monitoring and assessing developments in the assigned emerging mobility areas; organizing, developing and moderating  working group virtual and in-person meetings as assigned; coordinating discussions among member states on industry developments including proposed federal actions; drafting policy positions and external communications and formal submissions; assisting in planning and implementation of training workshops, webcasts, webinars and meetings with state DOTs and external stakeholders; supporting research efforts that enhance the state of practice at state DOTs; receiving and answering inquiries from members and the public, and managing working group and technical service websites.

Working closely with the Director for Safety and Mobility, the Program Analyst is responsible for gathering, assessing, synthesizing, and communicating information to the working groups, AASHTO staff, and members of AASHTO committees.  Specifically, these responsibilities may include:

  • Reviewing developments with input from working group members to recognize trends, policy implications, and threshold triggers which may result in alerts and responses
  • Producing periodic updates for DOT CEOs and managers on the state of the technology/concept
  • Drafting issues and options white papers, and coordinating policy position papers in response to legislative, regulatory, and market developments
  • Monitoring technical and market developments in emerging mobility areas of
    • Connected and Automated Vehicles
    • Uncrewed Aerial Systems / Advanced Air Mobility
    • Shared Use / Mobility on Demand / Mobility as a Service
    • Electric Vehicles and Alternative Fuel / Propulsion Systems
    • Other new mobility concepts that may emerge

In addition to these specific responsibilities, the incumbent performs a wide range of routine tasks such as drafting correspondence to stakeholders, conducting surveys and tabulating results, coordinating meetings, webinars and teleconferences.

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will have about four years of professional experience in transportation. A bachelor’s degree in transportation or public policy-related discipline is required. Evidence of an advanced degree in a transportation policy-related discipline may substitute for years of experience.

The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent research and organizing skills; and the ability to establish work program priorities and carry them out independently. The incumbent must also have well-developed computer skills, including demonstrated competence with word processing, web site use, and presentation development. The candidate should also have a broad knowledge of transportation issues, as well as a working knowledge and/or experience in transportation operations programs.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@aashto.org by Wednesday, February 21st, 2024.

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 benefits
  • A robust transit benefit
  • Generous leave accrual
  • Flexible work schedules and telework options

AASHTO is an equal opportunity employer.

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