Requisition Number: 03024310 Final Filing Date: 07-24-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: PROJECT/POLICY ANL 4 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $65,600-$99,900/YR Appointment Type: Contract Appointment Description: 100% M-F, 8-5 THIS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT ENDS 2 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF HIRE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR CONVERSION TO CAREER. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: INST OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES - 061822 Department Description: The NCST is one of many Centers and programs administered through ITS-Davis. The NCST is a part of the University Transportation Centers Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The NCST is led by UC Davis in a consortium made up of University of Southern California, Georgia Tech, University of Vermont, UC Riverside, and Long Beach State University. Its goal is to transform the transportation system to improve environmental sustainability nationwide by mobilizing innovative and accomplished research teams and partnering with influential individuals and stakeholder groups. The NCST supports a wide array of activities in the areas of research, education, and engagement, and has an annual budget of $2.8 million in federal funding and $2.8 million in matching funds from state agencies and other sources.
The PSR UTC is administered through the University of Southern California METRANS Transportation Center. The PSR UTC is also part of the US DOT University Transportation Centers Program. The PSR UTC is led by USC in a consortium made up of UC Davis; UC Irvine; UCLA; Long Beach State University; the University of Hawaii; Northern Arizona University; and Pima Community College. The goal of the PSR UTC is to improve the mobility of people and goods throughout the region. ITS-Davis supports the PSR UTC through an array of activities in the areas of research, education, and engagement. ITS-Davis receives an annual budget of approximately $300,000 in federal funding via USC, and $300,000 in matching funds from state agencies and other sources.
In FY 2017-18, the Institutes of Transportation Studies of the UC system (UC ITS) began receiving an ongoing $5 million annual allocation as directed in the Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB1) passed April 2017. The UC ITS SB 1 funding is split roughly equally among the four ITS branches with ITS-Davis receiving approximately $1.3 million per year. ITS-Davis allocates approximately $700,000 per year for research projects and selects projects through a competitive RFP process. All proposed projects must address transportation policy questions in California and must identify a government agency champion. Additionally, approximately a quarter of the funds will be used for 'rapid response' activities that will allow ITS to be responsive to the questions and needs of local, regional, and state governments in California and the Legislature throughout the year.
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: Reporting to the faculty Director of the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), the faculty Director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and the UC Davis Associate Director of the Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center (PSR UTC), the Policy Director (PD) will have the primary responsibility for the external engagement activities of the NCST, ITS-Davis Senate Bill 1 research program, and the PSR UTC at UC Davis, particularly linking policymakers to appropriate expert researchers at UC Davis and the NCST partners. The PD will be in charge of organizing and running policy forums, webinars, briefings, and symposia to deliver research findings to the policy-making community and practitioners. Will manage the development and dissemination of policy-relevant communication materials (e.g., policy briefs) and research reports. Will contribute to various websites and social media accounts. Will also work closely with NCST funders to ensure Center research benefits their agency and the broader policy-making and practitioner community.
Work Environment: Work may occur outside standard 8AM-5PM schedule.
Some in-state and out-of-state travel required.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Broad understanding of and professional experience with transportation systems, policies, and challenges.
Experience developing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with various partners such as stakeholders, Universities, industry, government, non-profit sector and the community.
Previous successful program and project management.
Strategic planning and evaluation skills to analyze, define, and assess problems, issues, and needs, and define needed actions.
Excellent writing skills to create presentations, informational documents, and correspondence.
Excellent public speaking and presentation experience.
Experience complying with reporting requirements.
Basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentations, electronic mail, and internet.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree in engineering, planning, geography, policy, public administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Professional experience in the transportation field in the public and/or private sector.
Extensive experience with transportation stakeholders such as state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning offices (MPOs), and transit agencies.
Direct experience and familiarity with the university research culture and public agency research culture, and ability to bridge them effectively.
Expertise in using social media and other policy / engagement platforms.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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