Washington, DC-based trade association seeks an individual to assistwiththedevelopment and communication of the public transportation industry's positions on federal legislative issues to its members, Members of Congress, Congressional committees, the Executive Branch, other organizations, and the public.
Duties include, but are not limited to: Communicating APTA’s positions on legislative issues; Developing and executing a strategies to advance APTA’s priorities as well as an advocacy strategy to build public awareness and support for public transportation; Serving as a staff advisor to legislative committees; Preparing Congressional testimony on relevant topics and speeches for APTA officers and executive staff; Representing APTA at industry meetings and events; Attending media briefings and hearings to interpret for APTA members; and Planning and implementing the Business Member Fly-In and Annual Legislative Conference; and Performing other duties as directed.
Successful candidate will have a minimum of four years of experience in a legislative staff position in Congress or a government affairs position in the Executive Branch or with a trade association, public transit agency, corporation, or consulting lobbying firm. A bachelor’s degree is required. A law degree or master’s degree in public policy, public administration, or similar field is considered a plus. Knowledge of federal transit policies and programs, major issues and priorities in public transportation, and the federal legislative process, including authorization and appropriations issues, is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are also required.
We offer a convenient Metro location (orange, blue, silver, and red lines), competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a hybrid work model. Our hybrid work environment currently consists of two specific days, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, while granting you the flexibility to select your third in-office day. The remaining two days of your work week can be conveniently worked remotely, offering you a balanced work model. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Principals Only
APTA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. Benefits to our members include advocacy for federal funding and policies, research, technical expertise and consulting services, workforce development programs, educational conferences and seminars, and 135 subject-matter working committees.
APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada ride APTA member systems.
Our membership is engaged in every aspect of the industry – from planning, designing, financing, constructing and operating transit systems to the research, development, manufacturing and maintenance of vehicles, equipment and transit-related products and services. Additionally, academic institutions, transportation network companies, transit associations and state departments of transportation are APTA members.