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The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is looking for experienced Technology Policy Analysts to support the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center’s Advanced Transportation Technologies Center. RITA coordinates the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) research programs and is charged with advancing rigorous analysis and the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our Nation’s transportation system. The positions are located in the Kendall Square area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Volpe Center seeks multiple Technology Policy Analysts, GS-0101-11/12 and GS-0101-13 in the Technology Innovation and Policy Division, (RVT-91) within the Advanced Transportation Technologies Technical Center. This division provides the technical and analytical support for research initiatives and decision-making at all levels of government and industry supporting all modes of transportation. The Technology Policy Analysts primary duty is to participate as a member of a team that conducts research and applies analytical methodologies on a broad set of topics as a means of developing, comparing, and evaluating policy options in support of successful transition of technologies (e.g., connected vehicles, automated vehicles, new transportation applications, or vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, among others) from research into adoption and use.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in an environment with little policy precedence and where policy options have to be developed and created concurrently and iteratively with transportation related technology development. This position is not focused on application of existing policies to IT or other systems, but is focused on the objective and rigorous development of new policies for new and emerging transportation technologies.
If you know someone interested in this position with relevant experience and a demonstrable record of proven results please encourage them to apply. We are looking for a diverse pool of qualified candidates.
The announcement is posted to the Public and to Merit Promotion eligible applicants onhttp://www.usajobs.gov/. Please know that Merit Promotion announcements are the vehicle through which Federal employees generally apply for Federal positions.
Application deadline: July 11, 2013
GS-13-Open to Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/346367000
GS-13 Open to Status: (Merit Promotion) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/346367700
GS-11/12 Open to Public: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/346366700
GS-11/12 Open to Status: (Merit Promotion) https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/346366200
Informational briefing: Friday, June 28, 2013, from 11:00-11:30 in conference room 1-4-33A at the Volpe Center, Cambridge MA (conference call no. 1-877-336-1839/access code 6481986). Ryan Harrington, Chief, Technology Innovation and Policy Division will hold an information session at this time to describe the job and to answer any questions interested candidates may have. Mary Hughes from Human Resources will be there to answer questions about the application process.
Please direct any questions to Mary Hughes, Volpe Human Resources, at 617-494-2526.