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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
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006

or email it to or fax to 202-496-4326

Video Production/Multimedia Specialist


Fast-paced trade association seeks an accomplished video production specialist/multimedia specialist for its marketing and communications department. Primary responsibilities include video script writing, conducting interviews, shooting original video content, and video editing. Must be a self-starter that can work independently. Will also support production of various projects within the department and the association and develop visual presentations which will include, but not limited to, charts and PowerPoint presentations. Undergraduate degree in journalism, marketing, communications, multimedia production or related discipline required, two years of experience with video production. Outstanding grammar, writing and proofreading skills required.

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Human Resources Specialist

Washington-based trade association has an immediate opening for a dynamic, self-directed Specialist to join our team. Responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining effective employment programs for exempt and nonexempt employees of the Association to include recruiting, interviewing, testing, and reference checking in a diverse environment. This effort will include being responsible for vacancy announcements and position descriptions which includes placing advertisements internally/externally on approved sites as well as APTA’s partners. Maintains job descriptions for each position in the Association. Successful incumbent will also assist in developing and managing the employee benefits package. Knowledge of Federal and state laws a must. Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Administration, Business Administration or a related field strongly preferred. 3 to 5 years of Human Resources experience as a recruiter. Understanding of core Human Resources processes. Excellent oral and written communication skills. High degree of proficiency in MS Office to include Word, Excel, and Power Point. Experience with an HRIS. Must be proactive, collaborative and team-orientated. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees and able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff both orally and in written form. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. SHRM certification a plus.

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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.


 Benefits available to all full-time employees

  • Bereavement Leave
  • Education Assistance
  • Fitness Center
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Jury Duty
  • Legal Resources
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Military Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Tax Deferred Savings 401(k) Plan
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Travel and Accident Insurance
  • Unpaid Leave of Absence
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zipcar
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