The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) seeks an individual whose key responsibility is to assist APTA’s Government Affairs and Advocacy team with researching legislative issues and federal agency activities and communicating the public transportation industry's position on federal legislative issues to APTA members, Members of Congress, the Executive Branch, and other surface transportation organizations.
Duties include, but are not limited to: Analyzing and organizing information on federal legislation and regulations to facilitate understanding and to assist in the development of APTA’s policies; Preparing legislative alerts, updates, and summaries; Tracking, analyzing and monitoring new legislative summaries and policy, and regulatory proposals; Preparing memoranda, speeches, and talking points to assist APTA officers and executive staff to communicate public transportation views on relevant issues; Preparing statements and reports on matters of interest; Researching and writing APTA testimony; Communicating APTA’s positions on legislative and policy issues; Attending meetings, press briefings, and hearings; Updating the department’s section of the APTA website; and Performing other duties as directed.
Successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Transportation, Public Policy, or Public Administration with at least one to two year’s work experience on Capitol Hill or programs related to public policy. Familiarity with federal legislative process including transportation authorization, budget, and appropriations issues is desirable. Must have strong writing and communications skills.
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.