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    Steve Ressler

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    Washington, DC

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), which is part of USDOT’s Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), is charged with advancing rigorous analysis and the deployment of cross-cutting technologies to improve our nation’s transportation system. BTS was created in 1992, and became part of RITA in 2005. It has approximately 52 highly professional, and motivated staff members (plus approximately 43 contractors), and a budget of $30+ million. For more information, please see
    Under the executive direction of the RITA Administrator, the Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics is responsible for managing a team of transportation statistics experts and support staff toward the development of enhanced data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost effective use of the resources used to measure the performance of our nation’s transportation system. The Director shall lead the BTS program by demonstrating a vision for the future where the Bureau plays an integral part in the Department of Transportation which bases its significant investment and policy decisions on sound science and rigorous analysis, and by providing and implementing a roadmap for achieving this vision. The Director shall be appointed from among individuals who are qualified to serve as the Director by virtue of their training and experience in the collection, analysis, and use of transportation statistics.
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    · Serves as the Secretary of Transportation’s senior advisor on data and statistics
    · Provides data, statistics, and analyses to transportation decision makers that enable the Department as well as other federal, state, local and private sector stakeholders to base their decisions on sound science and rigorous analysis
    · Communicates with internal and external customers to identify their needs and meet expectations for high quality products and results
    · Develops mechanisms that lead to collaboration across RITA program offices and other mechanisms that encourage and lead to collaboration with other DOT modal administrations (e.g., Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration)
    · Collects, compiles, analyzes, and publishes a comprehensive set of transportation statistics on the performance and impacts of the national transportation system
    · Makes statistics accessible to the public
    Professional and Technical Qualifications (PTQs):
    Each response should be one page in length.

    · Experience that reflects the ability to provide national executive leadership for planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive, relevant program for the collection and analysis of statistical data relating to the performance of the national transportation system.

    · Demonstrated ability to work in cooperation with internal and external partners and stakeholders to ensure that accurate, reliable, relevant and accessible data are available for statistical and economic analysis for use in policy, program and regulatory decisions.

    · Leadership experience that reflects an ability to promote cross-office collaboration and lead, manage, and inspire a diverse workforce towards goal achievement.

    Education: Bachelors degree required; Masters or PhD in an analytical discipline highly preferred.

    Compensation: Up to $179,700 plus eligibility for performance bonus

    EEO: All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

    Deadline: To be considered, applications must be received no later than midnight, November 15, 2010.

    Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship required.

    Barbara Blim
    JDG Associates, Ltd.
    1700 Research Boulevard
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 340-2210
    [email protected]

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