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CDM Smith Transportation Policy Specialist in Bozeman, Montana


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Job Description:

*This position can be based anywhere within the United States

As a member of this team you will contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

-Working with multi-disciplinary teams to help clients identify, analyze, and solve public policy issues and challenges in transportation, including but not limited to funding, technology, energy, emissions, equity, and regulatory reforms. Examples of specific work tasks include:

-Analyzing stakeholders including policy positions, influences, priorities, and authorities

-Designing and conducting stakeholder and community outreach to solicit input on policy proposals

-Researching, analyzing, and summarizing statutes and regulations

-Researching, tracking, and analyzing bills

-Support the design and setup of special-purpose commissions, task forces, and working groups to address policy issues and challenges including process design, invitation design, content preparation and presentation, and facilitation

-Coordinating input on policy proposals from task forces, working groups, and other stakeholders as directed by clients

-Designing policy proposals and solutions to address client and stakeholder objectives and constraints

-Authoring papers and memoranda that frame policy issues including alternative solutions, trade-offs, and considerations

-Drafting bill language to align with client priorities for policy proposals

-Presenting findings and recommendations to working groups, task forces, legislative committees, other public bodies, and the public

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Transportation Policy Specialist



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Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban, Community or Regional Planning or related discipline. AICP, PTP, PE, CEP or approved certification in a related field. Or Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban, Community or Regional Planning or related discipline

-12 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree or 11 years of experience with a Master's degree

-Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands

Preferred Qualifications:

-Public policy experience including analysis and formulation of creative policy concepts and proposals

-Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in Public Policy or similar degree

-Legal experience including understanding of statutory interpretation, constitutional law, and/or tax law (law degree a plus)

-Excellent analytical skills including stakeholder awareness and analysis, legal analysis, and policy analysis

-Working understanding of top transportation public policy challenges facing U.S. federal, state, and local governments, including funding, technology, energy, emissions, and equity

-Fluency with financial analysis including ability to read and analyze agency and legislative budgets, financial statements, and financial projections

-Understanding of transportation technology and innovation trends

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

United States - Nationwide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.