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Job Opportunities with VRE

SUMMATION OF NEED FOR:
INTERN
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Office of Development requires an Intern to perform services related primarily to GIS maps and data visualization. The Intern will work under the general supervision of the Planning Program Administrator, Sonali Soneji.

As soon as possible following commencement of this Agreement, the Intern will meet with VRE staff in its Alexandria General Offices in order to determine the most effective approach to the assignment. The Intern is generally expected to perform all services described herein in the VRE General Offices.

Specific tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developing a well-crafted, data-driven presentation that illustrates the types and magnitude of benefits that VRE service provides to the region. The Intern will strive to explore VRE and regional data sources, uncover or highlight trends, drive home key insights, and tell the story about the significant role played by VRE in providing mobility and access in Northern Virginia.
  • Analyzing data and developing visualizations using a range of software, including ESRI GIS and MS Office suite. Results will be presented as a narrative that includes visualizations such as tables, charts, graphs, maps, animations, and video.
  • Producing versions of the presentation tailored to various audiences, ready to be delivered in various formats.
  • Other duties as requested to assist VRE staff in accordance with the scope of services for this Agreement.

Required Skill Sets

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • GIS analysis using ESRI products
  • Data mining and visualization
  • Statistical analysis
  • Writing and graphic skills
  • Interest in commuter rail operations and planning

Based on the level of education and experience required, the Intern would be paid $15 per hour for services rendered to VRE. The level of effort is estimated to be 37.5 hours per week for 8 weeks between the months of May and September 2015, with continuation after that time as needed. Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter and resume by close of business, May 20, 2015 to:
Human Resources Administrator
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
E-mail: hr@vre.org

 


The following is posted as a courtesy to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission:

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - PROJECTS AND POLICY MANAGER

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission seeks a resourceful, transportation professional skilled in bringing teams together across transportation agencies on technology projects and planning efforts. This position will work with NVTC’s jurisdictions which include Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.  Combine your skills in project management and knowledge of policy and planning to support regional efforts to expand capacity, improve connectivity and ensure high quality transit service in Northern Virginia. The Projects and Policy Manager will coordinate a regional working group on the New Electronic Payments Program, other contracts and state and federal grants as well as support regional planning activities.

NVTC has a small staff located in offices in the 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, Virginia Railway Express (a commuter rail service), six bus systems including MetroBus, Metrorail and the Vanpool Alliance.

The job will remain open until filled.  NVTC is an equal opportunity employer. Please provide a complete resume including your salary history and requirements, as well as a letter describing your qualifications and interest in this specific position. Please describe examples of your relevant experience, include links to or attachments of relevant work product:

Email: opportunities@nvtdc.org
Director, Programs and Policy
NVTC
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 620
Arlington, VA 22201

 

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
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.


Compensation
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 transitfellows@nvtdc.org.
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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