Washington-based trade association seeks a Director-Rail Transit to serve as APTA’s subject-matter expert on rail transit issues, including light rail transit (LRT), streetcar, and heavy rail.  The candidate will support APTA’s rail transit system operators; provide expertise on rail transit policy and technical issues; support programming for conferences; support APTA business members; interface with Federal regulatory agencies; and manage and direct APTA’s standards development work for the rail transit industry.

Bachelor’s degree in technical specialty coupled with 8 years (minimum) of actual experience in rail operations or equipment engineering is preferred. Demonstrated equivalent experience in rail system management or rail engineering will be considered. Should also have familiarity with current FTA and other federal programs.  Knowledge of, expertise in, and ability to articulate the technology supporting software and smart phone applications relating to mobility, mapping, travel planning, fare payment, and websites is preferred.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people and organizations as well as work independently and under pressure, meeting multiple deadlines.  Must be willing to travel to support reviews, committees and conferences.  Convenient Metro location.  Excellent benefits/competitive salary.  Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at [email protected]EOE Principals Only