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Program Manager, Transportation System Operations Policy

By November 13, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Washington, DC
  • December 11, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Program Manager, Transportation System Operations Policy, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.

Nature of Position:

The Program Manager, Transportation System Operations Policy, provides program management support, outreach and engagement, and collaboration on cross-cutting themes related to policy and research for AASHTO operations-related activities for the Committee on Transportation System Operations (CTSO) and the Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience (CTSSR). In addition to directly supporting these two committees, the incumbent will provide technical, budget, and contract support for the Operations contract, the Cooperative Automated Transportation Coalition, and the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE).

With regard to AASHTO committees, the incumbent gathers, synthesizes, and communicates information on various operations policy issues to operations staff, AASHTO staff, and members of AASHTO’s committees.  Principal responsibilities of the incumbent include developing draft policies in operations-related areas; preparing policy research, background papers, presentations, memos, and issue briefs on State and Federal transportation issues for AASHTO members and staff; drafting responses to requests from federal agencies and/or congressional committees; and coordinating with other AASHTO departments on policy issues.  The incumbent also assists in the organization and staffing of AASHTO committees and other meetings. The incumbent will also be responsible for contract management, outreach and engagement, and funding scenarios for all operations subcommittees.

The incumbent develops and maintains working contact with individuals and organizations in the transportation community, including associations, government agencies, academia, and the private sector.  The incumbent must be able to set priorities and achieve them independently in a timely manner.

The incumbent will be responsible to directly manage the following CTSO Subcommittee on Operations working groups:

  • CTSO Subcommittee on Operations
  • CTSO Working Group on Freight Operations
  • CTSO Working Group on Operations Implementation
  • CTSO Community of Practice on Road Weather Management
  • CTSSR Working Group on Emergency Management

The incumbent will be responsible to collaborate with the following working groups and programs within AASHTO Committees and other AASHTO led initiatives:

  • CTSO-CPBM Subcommittee on System Mobility and Emerging Technology
  • CTSO Research Coordinators
  • CAT Coalition
  • TRB Resilience Section
  • RSTS Technical Service Program
  • Center for Environmental Excellence
  • FHWA Operations IDIQ, specifically tasks for freight operations projects and road weather management

The incumbent will be responsible to serve as lead liaison role with the following working groups and programs within AASHTO Committees and other AASHTO led initiatives

  • AASHTO CDMA Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
  • FHWA Traffic Incident Management Executive Leadership Group
  • NCHRP Projects related to road weather management, work zone operations, TIM, security, and emergency management
  • AASHTO Inter Committee Working Group on Work Zones

The details of these programs and other pertinent particulars are provided in AASHTO CTSO Operations Guidelines and can be found at https://transportation.org/systemoperations/

Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will 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 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 Monday, Dec 4th, 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 positions 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