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Employment Opportunities

For more information on any employment opportunity, please contact the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission by mail at 14700 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, call (703) 583-7782 or e-mail us at Employment@OmniRide.com. In addition to employment opportunities at PRTC, this page also lists open positions at other area transportation agencies.

PRTC Announcements

Technical Projects Coordinator

PRTC seeks an organized, detail-oriented, tech savvy individual to coordinate/oversee technically-oriented projects related to bus service operations/planning and transit fleet-related activities. Experience with, and understanding of, project management and administration, specification development, procurement, vehicle maintenance oversight, public transit operations/planning, and emergency preparedness are highly desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills, and a high degree of office software and web proficiency are essential. Requires bachelor's degree in related field and three years directly relevant experience, or equivalent combination. Starting salary $55,404 to $73,687. Excellent benefits package. Submit resume/cover letter, and writing or project sample by mail, email, or fax to: M. Reid, PRTC, 14700 Potomac Mills Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192, mreid@omniride.com, 703-583-1377. Open until filled. Successful candidate will be subject to fingerprinting and background check. EOE.

PRTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VRE Announcements

Project Manager

The Virginia Railway Express, a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of an experienced rail Project Manager to direct railroad design and construction projects from start to finish. This position will function as the owner's representative overseeing contractors performing various infrastructure improvements to main line tracks, signals, passenger stations, yards, and other supporting facilities. Work experience in a rail operating environment is required along with a background encompassing design, environmental evaluation, and construction. Minimum of a PE license and Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related curriculum required along with at least 5 years of project management experience. Great benefits. Projected salary range: $74,000-$118,000, depending upon prior experience and education.

VRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks are performed on all new employees. Job description accessible at www.vre.org. No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad. Interested candidates should e-mail or mail their cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements and three verifiable/confidential references by close of business, April 18, 2014, to:

Personnel Specialist
1500 King St. Suite 202
Alexandria, VA  22314
E-mail: hr@vre.org

VRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

First Transit Announcements

First Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NVTC Announcements

Transit Projects Policy Coordinator

NVTC is seeking a Transit Projects Policy Coordinator.  For the full position description, please visit


Transit Fellowship

Want a chance to work on transit issues in one of the most innovative and dynamic multimodal regions in the country? The NVTC is accepting applications for its first group of Transit Fellows. This fellowship is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for mid-career transportation specialists as well as college graduates and graduate students.  Successful applicants will gain in-depth knowledge of transit policy, planning and funding issues as well as an understanding of the policymaking process through conducting research under the guidance of NVTC staff, collaborating with transportation experts on publications, and assisting in the execution of programs conducted by NVTC. Transit Fellows will work on specific projects which could include:

Conducting policy and legislative research
-Compiling and reviewing current planning efforts in the region as they relate to transitways and efficient use of existing transportation infrastructure to support high capacity transit
Writing NVTC case studies or profiles on the economic benefits of transit to business
Use census and geographic data to research the effectiveness of transit, provide perspective and analyze transit ridership data (including, but not limited to WMATA and VRE
Working with NVTC to plan and present events relating to the economic benefits of transit
-Developing infographics and other graphical representations of data related to transit usage and economic benefits of transit
-Developing a web-based tool that visually demonstrates the concentration of jobs around transit nodes in Northern Virginia

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications of a Successful Candidate for the Internship:
College graduates, graduate students or mid-career professionals;
Bachelor's Degree in transportation planning, public administration, economics, policy or related area;
Demonstrated interest in public transportation or transportation planning and policy development;
Strong writing and analytical skills; and
-Ability to work in a small office/team oriented environment.

Duration of the appointment is variable with a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 6 months with an option of extension. Start and end dates can be flexible as can schedules. Priority will be given to applicants who can begin their fellowship quickly. We anticipate appointing as many as three transit fellows to complete projects no later than September 1.

Who Should Apply

Fellowships are awarded to professionals with a strong understanding of transportation policy. Graduate students and mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply.


The fellow will receive compensation consistent with compensation guidelines of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and will be eligible for transit benefits.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Kelley Coyner at transitfellows@nvtdc.org The cover letter should state availability and describe the applicant’s objectives in pursuing the fellowship. Please highlight particular skills, knowledge, or interests as it relates to the project examples listed above.

Applications can also be mailed to:

Kelley Coyner
Transit Fellowship Program

2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 620

Arlington, VA  22201

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until a candidate is selected.

NVTC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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