The Federal Transit Administration, USDOT is hiring a Director for Research Management.
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stellar candidates! Closes on October 9.
About the Agency
You will serve as the Director, Office of Research Management in the Federal Transit
Administration's (FTA) Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation (TRI). This
office is responsible for overseeing FTA's cooperative research program, technical
assistance and workforce development programs, national training programs; and performing
day-to-day research program management, to include data management, developing and
managing cooperative agreements, overseeing contractors, implementing research performance
metrics, and program evaluations and reporting. As the Director, you will oversee a
professional staff and work closely with several institutional research and training
partners, such as the National Transit Institute (NTI); the Transit Cooperative Research
Program (TCRP); the Transit Research Board (TRB) and other partners. These relationships
include planning and implementing the programs, disseminating information to the transit
industry, the general public, Congress and other stakeholders.
This office is responsible for several discretionary programs and the annual research
program planning processes. You will also represent FTA on several intra and interagency
working groups or committees as a result of FTA's role in partnered research, capacity
building and training for the transit industry.
This position requires demonstrated ability and skill in planning, developing, and
implementing tools to foster the deployment and management of TRI research, evaluation,
training, capacity building and international activities, as well as working with industry
groups to improve the capability of the transit industry to deliver high-quality
Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation (TRI) Federal Transit Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590
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