The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 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 (SM Director) 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 SM 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 regular inter-committee 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 SM Director, 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 include:
Monitoring technical and market developments in emerging mobility areas of
Connected and Automated Vehicles
Unmanned Aerial Systems / Urban 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
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
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.
The successful candidate will have four or more 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 public policy, planning, or general transportation. An advanced degree in the area of transportation policy, transportation, or related area is an acceptable substitute for the required years of professional experience.
The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent research and analysis skills, and the ability to establish work program priorities and carry them out independently. A broad knowledge of state and federal transportation programs; state, national, and local transportation policy issues; federal government programs and agencies; and Congressional committees with authority for highways, transit, and aviation desired. Project management skills including planning and tracking project budgets and deliverables are required. Ability to organize survey responses, prepare PowerPoint presentations, and research effectively to prepare reports with minimum supervision is also necessary.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 21, 2020.