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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Transit Fellowship with the NVTC

Want a chance to complete a transit project in one of the most innovative and dynamic transit regions in the country? We need your skills in public outreach, policy and financial analysis, and data visualization through infographics and other tools.

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is preparing to interview candidates for its second group of Transit Fellows. This fellowship is to provide a professional development opportunity for mid-career transportation specialists as well as college graduates and graduate students. Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transit policy, planning and funding issues as well as an understanding of the policymaking process through conducting research under the guidance of NVTC staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by NVTC. Transit Fellows will work on specific projects. Over the next six months NVTC is particularly interested in Fellows interested in the following projects:

 Developing and executing a public outreach plan for transit expansion
 Conducting policy and legislative research
 Working with NVTC to develop a series of policy forums
 Developing infographics and other graphical representations of data related to transit usage and economic benefits of transit
 Analysis of regional gas tax collections
 Update of emergency planning in relationship to regional transit networks

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications of a Successful Candidate:
 College graduates, graduate students or mid-career professionals;
 Bachelor’s Degree in transportation planning, public administration, economics, policy or related area;
 Demonstrated interest in public transportation or transportation planning and policy development;
 Strong writing and analytical skills;
 Ability to work in a small office/team oriented environment; and
 Proficient in Excel, including pivot tables.

Duration of the appointment is variable with a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of six months with an option of extension. Start and end dates can be flexible as can schedules. Priority will be given to applicants who can begin their fellowship quickly. We anticipate appointing as many as three Transit Fellows to complete projects no later than June 30, 2015; consideration will also be given to applicants interested in fellowships from May 15 through September 15.

Who Should Apply

Fellowships are awarded to professionals with a strong understanding of transportation policy,
finance and transportation funding and public outreach. Graduate students and mid-career
professionals are encouraged to apply.

The Fellow will receive compensation consistent with compensation guidelines of the
Department of Rail and Public Transportation and will be eligible for transit benefits.

To Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kate Mattice at
The cover letter should describe the applicant’s objectives in pursuing the fellowship. Please
highlight particular skills, knowledge or interests as it relates to the project examples listed
above. Please note your availability at the top of the cover letter.

Applications can also be mailed to: Kate Mattice
Transit Fellowship Program
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 620
Arlington, VA 22201

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until candidates are selected.

About NVTC
NVTC has a small staff located in offices in the vibrant Court House area of Arlington. NVTC is a leading expert on performance metrics and transit finance, coordinates regional planning studies and evaluations, partners with other regional entities including the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.  NVTC encompasses six cities and counties, a commuter rail service, six bus systems including MetroBus, Metrorail and the Vanpool Alliance.

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