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Transportation Policy Associate



Boston area regional planning agency seeks Transportation Policy Associate. The Transportation Policy Associate will work closely with municipal officials, state agencies, and advocacy groups to conduct research, evaluate alternatives, and develop policy recommendations that will advance the MetroFuture goals of MAPC. The Associate will be expected to participate in regional and state-wide working groups and coalitions, and to maintain and advance relationships with numerous stakeholders. This position will support senior transportation planning staff and project managers on a variety of studies including parking management, traffic mitigation, transit-oriented development, and bike and pedestrian planning. Duties include: Research transportation issues and develop recommendations for shaping local and state policy; Provide technical assistance to cities and towns on a wide array of transportation issues; Support MAPC’s effort to improve transportation finance. Qualifications include: Bachelor’s degree plus one year of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree, in transportation planning, urban studies, city/regional planning, political science, public policy, environmental science, or a related field. Ideal candidate would possess 2+ years of experience in planning, policy research, or advocacy, including experience working with state or local government.

Compensation and benefits are consistent with experience and based on MAPC’s personnel policy. Salary ranges from $40,000-$55,000, depending on experience. MAPC employees receive an excellent state employee benefits package, including group health insurance. SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MAPC is an EOE/AA employer MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. Posted October 1, 2015. Barbara Wooten, HR Manager.