The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Transportation Products Program Specialist, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.
Nature of the Position:
The Transportation Products Program Specialist supports AASHTO’s National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP). Under the direction of the Program Director, the Program Specialist is responsible for supporting AASHTO members as the liaison for several NTPEP technical committees. Additionally, the Program Specialist may provide support for AASHTO’s Committee on Materials and Pavements (COMP). Tasks include the following:
Maintain working knowledge of assigned technical committees’ work plans, testing protocols, and structure
Communicate regularly with manufacturers interested in participating in NTPEP along with reviewing and accepting applications in DataMine, the online repository used to input and access all data NTPEP publishes.
Track product progress through DataMine, from the application phase to data release
Gather feedback from manufacturers, test facilities, and state DOTs and facilitate any necessary responses
Assist committees in making changes to work plans, DataMine, and testing protocols
Facilitate quarterly conference calls/virtual meetings and assist with agenda creation and document distribution
Attend the annual NTPEP meeting and provide support for associated technical committees
The incumbent also assists with the Committee on Materials and Pavements as AASHTO support as needed. Tasks would include the following:
Provide AASHTO support to technical subcommittees and assist with mid-year webinars
May attend the annual COMP meeting and provide support for associated technical subcommittees
Help facilitate feedback and suggestions for improvements to applicable standards and specifications
The successful candidate will have three years of professional work experience, preferably in a technical or engineering related field. A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related technical or scientific discipline is desirable.
The candidate must have excellent written, speaking, and presentation skills; a self-starter with good time management skills; ability to manage several different projects and prioritize tasks; and intermediate to strong computer competence, particularly in Microsoft Office, webinar software, and an aptitude for learning new applications. Candidate must also have the ability to travel to meetings and other events and remain professional in different environments. Also, candidates should have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written, and to work cooperatively with contractors, staff, and task force members.
Applicants should submit a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 29th, 2021.