Job Alert: Director of the Office of Transportation Analysis – U.S.DOT Research and Innovative Tech. Administration @ Washington, DC

April 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) seeks a senior executive to serve as the Director for the Office of Transportation Analysis within the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). This is a permanent position and it is based in Washington, D.C.

BTS promotes coordinated collection, comparability, and quality standards of transportation data; and facilitates in the closing of important data gaps. Over the years of its existence, BTS established itself with a focus in three key areas, each mandated by legislation;

1) compiling, analyzing, and publishing a comprehensive set of transportation statistics;

2) making statistics readily accessible; and,

3) implementing a long term data collection program.

Under the leadership of the BTS Director, the successful candidate will direct the planning and initiation of a broad and significant range of programs to:

1) identify and address major issues in transportation;

2) identify data gaps and inconsistencies;

3) implement strategies to meet data gaps; and,

4) conduct cross-sectional and trend analyses that can be used to inform decision-making.

RITA is looking for an experienced manager who has experience in developing multi-faceted transportation statistics analysis programs and managing teams with diverse skill sets. The Office of Transportation Analysis has two principal programs — Freight Statistics Analysis and International Transportation Statistics. The Office compiles essential and continuing statistics and key indicators on the Nation’s transportation system to inform policy development and investment decision by DOT, Congress, federal, state, and local governments and the private sector. The Office conducts analysis and prepares special reports on strategic performance measures of all modes of transportation. The Office leads the preparation of several annual, monthly, and quarterly reports and data releases including those legislatively mandated for BTS.

If you know someone interested in this Washington, D.C., based position with relevant experience and a history of proven results please encourage them to apply under the attached vacancy announcement.  The U.S. DOT is  looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates.

This announcement is posted to the Public and to Merit Promotion eligible applicants on Please know that Merit Promotion announcements are the vehicle through which Federal employees generally apply for Federal positions.