Thursday Job Market

Looking to hire a smart, qualified person for a position in transportation planning, engineering, IT, or advocacy? Post a listing on the Streetsblog Jobs Board and reach our national audience of dedicated readers.

Looking for a job? Here are this week’s listings:

Project Director, Reconnecting America, Washington, D.C.
Reconnecting America is looking for a project director to help manage projects in the Technical Assistance program of Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (CTOD).

Transportation Planner, AC Transit, Oakland, CA
AC Transit is seeking a transportation planner with experience in transportation planning or systems analysis in a large urban public transportation system. The position participates in policy development and implementation of service enhancement projects.

Open Source Software Engineer, OpenPlans Transportation, Anywhere
OpenPlans’ Transportation Group is looking for multi-talented software engineers to build open-source tools that help people make more informed transportation decisions.

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