The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) seeks a Director-Standards to lead APTA’s Standards Program and serve as the resource within the association on technical issues and best practices. The Director manages the standards-generation process, including oversight of staff and supporting consultants, prioritization of the standards projects, development of metrics to guide the standards program, and interfaces with the working groups and policy and planning committees involved in generating and maintaining standards. In addition, APTA periodically seeks grants from Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) under federal standards programs. If any such grants are awarded, the Director will be responsible for leading and managing the related work.
Duties include (but are not limited to the following): Bachelor’s degree or higher, coupled with a minimum of five years’ experience in transit or standards development. Prior involvement in APTA’s standards program or other national standards development organizations is a plus. Must have excellent leadership and program management skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with people and organizations as well as work independently and under pressure, meeting multiple deadlines. Must be willing to travel to support committee meetings and conferences.
APTA values the safety of our employees and in support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or you must request an exemption from the APTA HR Office. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working for APTA.
We offer a convenient Metro location, excellent benefits, and competitive salary. Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Principals Only
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