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 cover letter and resume to aptajobs@apta.com.

American Public Transportation Association
ATTN: Human Resources Department
1300 I Street NW
Suite 1200 East
Washington, DC 20005

Senior Legislative Representative

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) seeks an individual to assist the organization in developing and communicating the public transportation industry’s positions on federal legislative issues to APTA members, Members of Congress, Congressional committees, the Executive Branch, other organizations, and the public.

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Legislative Representative

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has an immediate need for an individual to assist us in communicating the public transportation industry’s positions on federal legislative issues to APTA membership, members of Congress, the Executive Branch, coalition partners, and the public.

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Policy Analyst

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has an opening for a Policy Analyst who understands the role that public transportation and effective mobility can have on people’s lives, the productivity of businesses, and the sustainability of communities. This individual is also cognizant of the practical political and fiscal realities that affect policymakers’ decision-making.  APTA’s Policy Analyst plays an integral role in collecting data and helping tell the stories of public transportation and its vital role in communities.  Duties include planning and executing data collection studies and research as well as writing briefs, position papers, testimony, and other products.

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Membership Operations Manager

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) seeks a Membership Operations Manager who will be responsible for oversight of the association management system and the implementation of the annual dues process. This individual will also support the Director-Membership with implementing retention and recruitment programs designed to enhance and increase the association’s membership.

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Program Manager – Standards Development Program

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) seeks a Program Manager-Standards Development Program to serve as the lead coordinator for its Standards Program.  The individual in this position will maintain standards documents, develop, and maintain metrics for the program, update the APTA standards webpage as well as manage and advise a few standards development working groups by coordinating meetings to achieve document production.  Duties also include helping to conduct workshops and conference sessions for the Technical Services & Innovation Department.

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Program Manager -Technical Services

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) seeks a Program Manager-Technical Services to perform work related to initiatives in support of APTA members’ bus and rail operations. This position is also responsible for a broad range of committee and standards development facilitation and administration, support of APTA workshops, confer­ences, and peer reviews, as well as other project support as assigned.

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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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