VRE requires two (2) Planning Interns during the Summer of 2018 to support policy and project development, primarily by helping with research and writing, GIS mapping, and data analysis/visualization. The Planning Interns are expected to work under the general supervision of the Planning Program Administrator. The Planning Interns are generally expected to perform all services described herein in the VRE General Offices in Alexandria, VA. Occasional local travel to meetings is anticipated.
Specific tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Collaborating with VRE Operations staff to analyze VRE ridership and survey data to develop maps and visualizations that illustrate trends in rider demographics and multi-modal access 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.
- Exploring VRE and regional data sources, uncover or highlight trends, drive home key insights, and tell the story about VRE’s contributions towards regional connectivity and economic development.
- Developing a white paper and a well-crafted data-driven presentation tailored to various audiences that illustrate the trends and opportunities to expand ridership, customer convenience, and multimodal access to VRE stations.
- 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
- Writing and graphic skills
- GIS analysis using ESRI and other products
- Data mining and visualization
- Interest in commuter rail operations and planning
Each intern will be paid $15 per hour for services rendered to VRE. The level of effort is estimated to be 37.5 hours per week on average for each intern for 6 weeks between the months of May and August 2018. Transportation on our trains during scheduled service hours is included.
Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or first class mail a professional styled cover letter, resume and 3 references as soon as possible (but no later than close of business, May 4, 2018), to:
Human Resources Administrator
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
HUMAN RESOURCES INTERN
The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington, DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of college level intern to work in our Human Resources department long term, Monday – Friday, part time during the school year with the availability of full time hours during breaks and summer months. This intern will assist in a variety of tasks and activities, with general assignments to include reorganization and maintenance of personnel files, relocation into appropriate storage systems, scanning of documents, filing of time sheets, etc. Other tasks will include data entry, assistance with SharePoint setup of policy manual, employee handbook, company policy manual as well as customer service, processing invoices, answering phones, etc.
- Must be enrolled in college and still working toward achieving a degree or certification
- Preferably enrolled in a human resources or business administration program
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to conduct online research.
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.
- Self-motivated and directed.
- Keen attention to detail.
- Analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Salary: $11.65 per hour plus transit benefits.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit a professional styled cover letter and resume (highlighting relevant experience and skills) to:
Human Resources Administrator
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314
The following is posted as a courtesy to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
NVTC has a full-time staff of approximately 10 individuals, with its transit accessible office located in the Court House area of Arlington Virginia.
Founded in 1964, in part to represent the interests of the Commonwealth during the establishment of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Agency (WMATA), NVTC is charged with the funding and stewardship of WMATA and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which it co-owns. NVTC is the recipient of a regional gas tax dedicated for WMATA, the grantee and agent for state transit assistance for its members’ local systems and share of WMATA, and a designated recipient for FTA funds. NVTC is also the recipient of toll revenues, and manages the I-66 multimodal program. In addition, NVTC manages various projects and studies, and serves as a regional forum for discussion and analysis of transit issues that are critically important to our economy and quality of life.
NVTC member jurisdictions include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church.
NVTC staff are expected to maintain a 40-hour work week, with some flexibility in work schedules based on NVTC policy. Teleworking arrangements may be available.
Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. Interviews will be scheduled with those candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.
How to Apply
The position will remain open until filled. NVTC is an equal opportunity employer. Please provide a resume with salary history, and a letter describing your qualifications, interest in the position, specifically describe relevant qualifications, and salary requirements. Applications should be submitted via email to: email@example.com
Applications may also be mailed to:
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission Attn: Colethia Quarles
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 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.
Send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kate Mattice at firstname.lastname@example.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:
Transit Fellowship Program
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 620
Arlington, VA 22201
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until candidates are selected.
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