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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is North America’s foremost organization dedicated to the advancement of public transit. APTA is a nonprofit international association of over 1,500 member organizations which include transit systems, planning, design, construction and finance firms, product and service providers, academic institutions, and state associations and departments of transportation.
The American Public Transportation Association offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are on the orange/blue and red Metro lines. To apply for any of the positions listed below, please send resume with salary history and cover letter to:
American Public Transportation Association
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1666 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
or email it to email@example.com or fax to 202-496-4326
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Experience executive assistant to work with our President & CEO. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative affairs of the president’s office, scheduling all appointments, conferences and speaking engagements and other commitments; handles changes or cancellations as deemed necessary and/or appropriate. Provides the president with background information, meeting summaries and/or supporting documents in preparation for scheduled appointments, meeting, and speaking engagements; coordinates with other departments as necessary for speeches and communications for preparation of specific engagements and maintains and tracks detailed priority list of projects and engagements. Individual must have a minimum of two years college training and a minimum of five years of combined executive-level administrative support experience. Must possess effective communication and analytical skills, both oral and written. This position requires a high level of discretion, tact, judgment, and poise and must have a solid aptitude for customer service. Duties are highly confidential and require compre¬hensive knowledge of the policies and operations of the organization. The individual works indepen¬dently under general instructions on a wide variety of special projects. At the same time the individual will exhibit to a high degree an ability to work well with other staff, Association members and other individuals and organizations. High degree of skill in grammar, spelling and punctuation are essential. Requires excellent computer skills. Familiarity and experience with spreadsheet software also desirable. Individual must have some college training and possess 5 or more years of administrative and executive secretarial experience. Effective communication and analytical skills, both oral and written, are essential for the successful candidate.
Program Manager-Policy & Planning
Polished, high-energy transportation professional to be responsible for managing, building and energizing the overall participation in the National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates (NAPTA), as well as enhancing the NAPTA website and APTA’s local coalition grant program. Must possess the ability to support committees, workshops and other association meetings. Bachelor’s degree in public administration or policy, transportation or related field, two year’s work experience with programs related to public policy, familiarity with federal transit policies and programs as well as major issues and priorities in public transportation, strong writing and communications skills.
Program Manager- Techical Services (2 Openings)
Entry level engineering professional to serve as a member of our standards team. The APTA Technical Services team provides engineering support to a variety of transportation technologies including: electronic payment systems, traction power, wireless technology, railway and transit signaling and vehicle technology. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in an engineering discipline appropriate to the mission of technical services (mechanical, electrical preferred). Must exhibit the ability to acquire project management skills and possess oral and written communications skills, working effectively with people and organizations. Familiarity with current computer operating systems is essential. Must be able to work independently and under pressure with multiple deadlines. The successful candidate will demonstrate interest in a wide range of transit technologies and a willingness to learn the intricacies of this industry.
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
American Public Transportation Association is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Association's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment. The company strives to employ and promote the best qualified person for each job and in so doing will comply with all legal requirements.
It is the Association's policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, appropriate provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the federal Executive Orders in connection with, but not limited to, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer or demotion, recruiting, advertising or solicitation, compensation, training, layoff or termination, participation in social and recreational functions, and use of employee facilities. Further, it is APTA’s policy to maintain and promote nondiscrimination regarding race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, gender, physical or mental handicap or other status protected by law unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, religion, political philosophy, unfavorable discharge from military service or age in all phases of employment practices in accordance with all applicable laws and Executive Orders.
It is also the Association's policy to provide equal employment opportunity in compliance with the DC Human Rights Act of 1977.
Periodic analyses of all personnel actions will be conducted to ensure fair employment practices are followed. Breach of these policies by any employee will be grounds for disciplinary actions.
A Diversity Plan has been adopted to reaffirm the Association's longstanding and continuing commitment to diversity goals that result in diversity being encouraged, promoted and celebrated throughout all levels of the Association during the normal course of the Association's business and programs.