USDOT to Hire Director, Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation

The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to hire a new Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation.

The Office of Transportation Policy is responsible for recommending overall surface transportation policy initiatives to the Secretary as well as reviewing all proposed Department of Transportation (DOT) rulemakings, legislation, testimony and reports to Congress.  Additionally, the office is responsible for reviewing economic analyses of air safety regulations, reviewing airport infrastructure programs, and planning air freight policies.

The Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation develops DOT-wide financially efficient policies to improve transportation infrastructure, creates new initiatives to finance this effort and analyzes the cost and benefits of transportation rulemakings.  The Director will serve as the program manager for the $3.6 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.  The Director provides oversight of the life cycle of over 120 infrastructure grants administered and advises the Secretary. The Director consults with the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, the Under Secretary and the Secretary while providing executive direction in the formulation and recommendation of policies pertaining to the development of nationally significant projects that utilize efficient pricing mechanisms and/or new approaches to leveraging private sector resource expertise.

In addition, the Director will guide the $6.7 billion Transportation Infrastructure and Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program and the $2.1 billion Private Activity Bond (PAB) Program.  These programs are critical in helping the Department create policies, programs and regulations promoting more efficient transportation infrastructure pricing and finance alternatives.  For more information, see

For more information on this opportunity, view the position announcement and organizational chart.

Riverside County Transportation Commission Hiring Toll Project Manager

Under the general direction of the Toll Program Director, the Toll Project Manager will directly manage delivery of toll projects from the environmental phase through design and construction; supervise the work of project management staff, support staff and consultants; represent RCTC in meetings and presentations; manage project budget, schedule, and scope; perform other related work as necessary.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), established through Assembly Bill 1246, oversees funding and coordination of all public transportation services within Riverside County. The RCTC serves as the tax authority and implementation agency for Measure A, a voter-approved ½ cent sales tax, first passed in 1988 and in 2002 was renewed by voters through 2039. The RCTC is a small office with a staffing component of 40 full-time positions that supports a governing board of 33 elected officials and 1 governor’s appointee throughout Riverside County.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply by March 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A completed RCTC application must be submitted with a resume and salary history. A RCTC application is available through the website or by calling the office at (951) 787-7141. Completed applications and resumes can be submitted to the RCTC, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 12008, Riverside, CA, 92502-2208; hand delivered to 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside; or faxed to (951) 787-7906.

For more information, view the job flyer.

North County Transit District in San Diego, California Seeking to Hire General Counsel to Board of Directors and Executive Staff

The North County Transit District (NCTD) in Oceanside, California is seeking to hire a dynamic and experienced attorney to serve as General Counsel to the organization’s Board of Directors, and Executive Staff. The General Counsel reports directly to the NCTD Board of Directors and is responsible for performing all legal services for this progressive public transportation agency. 

NCTD employs nearly 700 people, including more than 100 direct employees and 600 contract employees. Overseeing the organization is the NCTD Board of Directors which consists of nine members all of whom are elected officials representing specific cities and the county in which NCTD operates. Reporting directly to the Board is the President/Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for managing all services and operations of the District. The annual operating budget is approximately $81 million and the capital budget is approximately $10 million.  NCTD funding relies on local sales taxes, state funds, federal grants and operating revenues.

The General Counsel provides legal services to the NCTD Board of Directors, its Chief Executive Officer and senior staff. NCTD transit services are contracted out to private contract providers. A key responsibility of the General Counsel will be to prepare and approve contracts and other related documents concerning these services. The General Counsel also represents NCTD in all related court matters and legal forums, conducts legal research, provides legal opinions and interpretations, resolutions and other legal documents.   

Other General Counsel responsibilities include establishing, and implementing the goals, objectives of the office; organizing and directing the activities of the Office of General Counsel including hiring, training, evaluating, and counseling department staff; maintaining close contact with city attorneys, County Counsel, and member agencies and arranging for outside counsel on matters as required. 

If you have a Juris Doctor or equivalent from an accredited school of law plus ten (10) years of broad and extensive experience as a practicing attorney, including progressively responsible management or supervision, and experience working with a public transportation agency, contact Jack Leary at You must also be an active member in good standing with the California State Bar Association. 

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Job Opportunity for Director, Electronic Fares Program

The national search for the position for Director, Electronic Fares Program for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is currently underway to identify top individuals to consider this newly created position. This exciting role provides leadership in support of MTC’s formidable mission that spans an array of complex electronic fare programs that impact millions of people in the region.

The Director, Electronic Fares Program will join a leadership team committed to innovation, creativity, and transforming local transportation methods through entrepreneurial ideas and practices. The top candidate will have strong communication skills complemented by a unique combination of people skills and technical expertise. This uncommon individual will be seen as both the administrative manager and the technical advisor for this important specialty operation; one who has a natural curiosity and comfort level in dealing with an organization that is continually striving to implement best practices. With an emphasis on providing outstanding customer service, as the cornerstone of this position, the Director will plan, develop and implement sound strategies and solutions in an organization that places a high value on excellence.

The first review of resumes will begin the second week of April 2012.  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately or prior to April 9, 2012. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. Interested candidates are encouraged to email their comprehensive resume, compelling cover letter, five (5) professional references and current salary to

Candidates should be aware that references will not be contacted until mutual interest is established. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred. Alternatively, candidates may submit via regular mail or fax to:

Ralph Andersen & Associates
5800 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite #410
Rocklin, California 95765
Fax: (916) 630-4911

TIFIA Office Hiring Lead Negotiator and Financial Analyst

USDOT’s TIFIA Office is hiring a new lead negotiator/financial policy advisor and a financial analyst.  Both positions are based in Washington, DC, and applications are due September 21st. 

The ideal candidate for the lead negotiator position will be a senior finance expert who has negotiated transportation finance and/or infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets.

For the financial analysts role, the ideal candidate is a mid-level professional with experience in the financial operations and practices of corporate business organizations, U.S. capital markets and transportation finance.  

Questions about either position should be directed to