Job Alert: Program Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office @ USDOT – Washington, DC

July 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm


Come on board with us and take a journey that will challenge your mind and develop your career. The quality of our lives, the shape of our communities and the productivity of our Nation’s economy depend on our transportation systems. We recognize and value the importance of our workforce and the diversity of backgrounds and ideas that each employee brings.

The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program uses advanced computer systems and telecommunication technologies to improve the efficiency and safety of our Nation’s surface transportation system. The Department of Transportation (DOT) established the ITS Joint Program Office in 1994 to serve as DOT’s primary advocate and national leader for the ITS Research Program. It coordinates program components with the other DOT organizational elements (the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) to ensure that the Nation’s traveling public and the economy benefit from technology advancements that increase mobility and safety, i.e., faster, safer, and more reliable transportation.

Application deadline: August 22, 2012


  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date


The Program Director will influence the future of the nation’s ITS program. The selectee uses expert knowledge and experience with the application of advanced computer information and/or telecommunications technologies to the delivery of surface transportation to establish the strategic direction for the ITS program; advises the Research and Innovative Technologies (RITA) Administrator and the ITS Management Council on ITS policy, program strategy, and budget allocation; and represents the Department’s ITS program interests. As an advocate for the Joint Program Office’s Department-wide role in administering the ITS program, the selectee maintains contact and coordinates with the technology industry, automobile industry, and transportation interests, both public and private, and exhibits independent innovation in leading the ITS program. The Program Director oversees Federal ITS research and development, operational tests, and deployment projects and activities being conducted by DOT modal administrations and directs the development and maintenance of the National ITS Architecture and standards.

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