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American Public Transportation Association

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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


Assistant Vice President 

Washington DC based Association is seeking a dynamic Assistant Vice President to lead our public transportation safety, security, operations and technical services area. Duties will include oversight of activities and program development for Rail Safety Audit program, Commuter Rail Safety program as well as the Bus Safety Management Program. This work also includes oversight to the Association’s standards development program. Provides guidance and support to committees and conferences. Must be able to set budgets and manage staff. Consensus building and strengthening the Association’s working relationships with relevant government agencies and Congressional Committees will be vitally important for this role. Successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in transportation, engineering, business management, planning or related field; 10 or more years’ professional experience required. Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior management level in public sector transportation agencies, preferably with responsibility for, or oversight of, transportation operations. Project/program management experience also required. Must have strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills with knowledge of transportation policy development.

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Program Manager-Standards Support


Washington DC based Association is seeking a dynamic, self-starter project-orientated person to maintain our established standards program. Duties of the position will entail maintaining and updating standards, webpages, and assisting with organizing and facilitating of webinars, conference calls, meetings, workshops and conference sessions. This position will take an active role in creation and review of standards from an editorial perspective and provide quality control. Requirements include an undergraduate degree with a minimum of five years of project or technical support experience in public transportation, other industry associations, or a related field. Must have effective interpersonal and written communication as well as demonstrated ability to effectively work with people and organizations. Must also have demonstrated project and document management skills and experience and proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Sharepoint. Must be able to work independently and under pressure with multiple deadlines.

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Sr. Program Manager-Rail Standards


Washington DC based Association is seeking a dynamic, self-starter, project-orientated engineer to work on the Associations standards development program. Duties will include development of new standards as well as updating existing standards, participating in industry technical working groups and committees. Position will support conference planning activities and will act as a liaison between industry partners and institutions. Requirements include a BS degree in Engineering, Transportation, Communications, or other related field; or a minimum of five years of project or technical management experience in the public transportation rail industry, standards development, or a related field; or have a equivalent combination of college education and industry work experience. Must possess project management, oral and written communications skills and be able to effectively work with people and organizations. Website design and maintenance experience required. Must be able to work independently and under pressure with multiple deadlines. Abilities to perform with limited supervision within guidelines and to facilitate groups of individuals with diverse interests to come to consensus are required.

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Program Manager-Communications


Fast-paced Communications and Marketing Department of public transportation association seeks an accomplished writer/editor with the professional temperament and time-management skills to balance multiple tasks and deadlines. Candidate will be part of a close-knit small team that values collaboration. As Program Manager-Communications, this person will be responsible for writing a variety of communication pieces, in particular PowerPoint presentations/speeches for the President, brochures, newsletters/articles, and other type of facts sheets, as well as to produce a brief bi-weekly electronic newsletter. Strong writing and editing skills, political judgment, and knowledge of html are essential. Undergraduate degree in Journalism, English, or Communications and at least seven years of experience required. Outstanding grammar, writing, editing and proofreading skills required. Candidate should be proficient with MS Word and have an eye for design in creating PowerPoint presentations. Strong research and interviewing skills are essential. Familiarity with public transportation is 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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