Transportation Policy Specialist

at CDM Smith in Rutland, Vermont, United States

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*This position has the flexibility to 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

-12 years of related experience

-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


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CDM Smith


Rutland, Vermont 05702
United States

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Job Posting: JC181648351

Posted On: Apr 17, 2021

Updated On: Jun 19, 2021