Washington, DC-based trade association has an immediate need for an individual to assist us in communicating the public transportation industry’s positions on federal legislative issues to members of Congress, the Executive Branch, coalition partners, and the public.
Duties include, but are not limited to: communicating APTA’s positions on legislative issues to members of Congress, Congressional Committees, the Executive Branch and others; working in a team to develop and execute strategies to advance legislative priorities; preparing statements and fact sheets on matters of interest to the transit and passenger rail industry; supporting the execution of advocacy programs to build public awareness and support for public transportation as well as support for APTA policies; serving as staff advisor to APTA Legislative Committees and Subcommittees; assisting in the preparation of Congressional testimony on industry topics; preparing speeches for APTA officers and executive staff; attending meetings, media briefings, or hearings and interpreting the events for APTA membership through written and oral communication; and assisting with the planning, managing and execution of the Annual Legislative Conference.
The Legislative Representative will have two to four years of lobbying experience with a trade association, public transportation agency, corporation or consulting lobbying firm, or an equivalent level of experience as legislative staff in a congressional office or in the Executive Branch. A Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration, or similar field is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is considered a plus. Knowledge of federal transit and passenger rail policies and programs, major issues and priorities in public transportation, and the federal legislative process, including authorization and appropriations issues, is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required.
APTA values the safety of our employees and in support of these values, if you are selected for this job, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or you must request an exemption from the APTA HR Office. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working for APTA.
We offer a convenient Metro location, excellent benefits, and competitive salary. Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. Principals Only
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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.