Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Bike-Related Jobs in Tristate Area (New York and New Jersey)

Three new jobs have come to light and we are posting them here for the community. In the future all new job openings will be posted on CyclistsInternational. But until then, here are some juicy ones:

--Bike Mechanic needed for the Piermont Bicycle Connection, in Piermont, NY.  Enjoy riding to your job every day (what a way to lose weight and get in shape) to Piermont, NY, some 15 plus miles from New York City and the George Washington Bridge. Please be an experienced mechanic!  Duties include: Perform service work on bicycles (including road, hybrid, mountain and children's bikes). Provide technical services ranging from basic adjustments to tune-ups and overhauls. Be a part of a positive, energetic working environment where respect and professionalism for your co-workers and customers is required. Give us a call at the shop for more details. 845-365-0900. Thanks, Glenn & Steve Piermont Bicycle Connection, 215 Ash Street, Piermont, NY 10968, Online Catalog

--Research Project Coordinator II (2 positions available) The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks qualified candidates to fill two project coordinator positions.  The center’s research portfolio includes projects that address a broad range of transportation planning and policy areas, including: transit-oriented development, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, transit planning, freight policy, human services transportation, transportation finance and transportation security. The project coordinators will provide project management and research support to the center’s project managers and principal investigators on designated projects. Responsibilities include: 
-       Conduct research and assist with the analysis of data;
-       Assist with the preparation of project reports, topical newsletters, technical memoranda, and other work products;
-       Plan and implement focus groups, workshops, committee meetings and conferences, including meeting logistics and content development related to events and meetings; and
-       Assist in the oversight of student research assistants and project consultants.

-       Bachelor's degree in city and regional planning or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project coordination activities, report preparation and data analysis, writing, and outreach. 
-       Basic knowledge of the key concepts and terminology used in the field of transportation planning and policy;
-       Good written and oral communication skills and computer literacy. 

Master's in city and regional planning or closely related field is preferred. Subject matter expertise in quantitative/qualitative research methods and design; geographic information systems; transit planning, bicycle and pedestrian planning, and/or transportation operations/evacuation planning is also desirable.

Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience.  Interested candidates should apply via the internet through the Rutgers University Office of Human Resources at the following link:

New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 07857
Visit the New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center at

And we learned of this wonderful position based outside of the Tristate area, but within reach for most New Yorkers and New Jerseyians who would not mind moving:

TRA Project Analyst

Transportation Resource Associates, Inc. is a Philadelphia-based company providing operations, management, and technical consulting services to the public transportation industry. TRA specializes in transit and railway operations, transit safety and security, maintenance, and related areas.

Project Analyst is TRA’s base-level technical support position. The position is based in TRA’s Philadelphia office, and will include some travel. Responsibilities focus on supporting TRA’s consulting staff and their highly varied, technical field work.

Specifically, the Project Analyst will be responsible for report- and proposal-writing; editing and normalizing others’ writing; provision of data, information, information, and analysis for use by project managers; and presentation development. The position answers primarily to TRA personnel, but also will involve some interface with TRA clients in both public and private sectors. TRA’s Project Analysts are virtually always involved in multiple projects, with multiple groups of coworkers, at any given time.

Project Analyst Job Qualifications
A bachelors degree is required. Advanced degree is preferred and compensated appropriately. TRA has found that candidates with experience in transportation, engineering, planning, or similar disciplines, are most successful, however applicants with similar or parallel backgrounds will certainly be considered.

Project Analyst candidates must be consistently detail-oriented, organized, and flexible. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, strong ability for critical thinking, and excellent capacity to analyze, understand, and incorporate technical information. Candidates must also be able to think creatively about data and presenting it as useful and engaging information, both for external client reports and for internal TRA use. Because of the high level of interaction with diverse technical staff, successful Project Analysts must be outgoing, engaging, and social, and must actively look for ways they can help the TRA team. A TRA Project Analyst must be proficient in use of Microsoft Windows, and must have ninja-like skills with MS Office programs.

TRA’s Project Analysts work at the company’s Philadelphia headquarters, but short-term travel is required, as dictated by current consulting projects. Position is salaried, and is based on an approximately 50-hour work week. Schedule and total hours will vary depending on current assignments. Job progression opportunities are available.

Qualifications (preferably electronic submissions), including a cover letter detailing your skills that are relevant to public transportation technical consulting and your resume should be sent to:

Project Analyst Position
via email:
or via facsimile: 215.546.9120 Transportation Resource Associates
Suite 1602
1608 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19103

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