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Professional Development Fellow

OmniRide is seeking a candidate for our Professional Development Fellow program. This program is designed to promote and develop careers in public transportation and commuter assistance.

The position entails professional work related to planning, monitoring, analyzing, and project management associated with OMNIRIDE’s local and express bus programs, as well as commuter rail and ridesharing. This position undertakes both routine and special project assignments working with multiple departments within the agency. Primary tasks will emphasize data gathering and analysis.

The successful candidate will gain extensive knowledge of multiple transit modes by concentrating on planning, operations, and organizational dynamics. The intern will also develop an understanding of intergovernmental relations between local, regional, state, and federal agencies. This experience will cover traditional modes of public transportation including commuter rail and commuter bus, as well as ridesharing applications. The successful candidate will also be exposed to innovative services such as route deviation bus service (flex-route) using Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and electronic “smartcard” technologies. This position performs regularly supervised professional management and administrative work.  The duration of the position is generally six months to one year.

Applicant may have any combination of education and experience equivalent to a recent college graduate or upperclassman preferably with a major in planning, government, political science, public administration, business, transportation, geography, or a related area. Interest in public transportation and strong written, oral, and computer skills (MS Office) are required, GIS experience is desired.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to: 

OMNIRIDE/PRTC, ATTN:  Human Resources
14700 Potomac Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA  22192
Email:  HR@omniride.com
FAX:  (703)583-1377