USDOT to Hire Director, Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking to hire a new Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation.

The Office of Transportation Policy is responsible for recommending overall surface transportation policy initiatives to the Secretary as well as reviewing all proposed Department of Transportation (DOT) rulemakings, legislation, testimony and reports to Congress.  Additionally, the office is responsible for reviewing economic analyses of air safety regulations, reviewing airport infrastructure programs, and planning air freight policies.

The Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation develops DOT-wide financially efficient policies to improve transportation infrastructure, creates new initiatives to finance this effort and analyzes the cost and benefits of transportation rulemakings.  The Director will serve as the program manager for the $3.6 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.  The Director provides oversight of the life cycle of over 120 infrastructure grants administered and advises the Secretary. The Director consults with the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, the Under Secretary and the Secretary while providing executive direction in the formulation and recommendation of policies pertaining to the development of nationally significant projects that utilize efficient pricing mechanisms and/or new approaches to leveraging private sector resource expertise.

In addition, the Director will guide the $6.7 billion Transportation Infrastructure and Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program and the $2.1 billion Private Activity Bond (PAB) Program.  These programs are critical in helping the Department create policies, programs and regulations promoting more efficient transportation infrastructure pricing and finance alternatives.  For more information, see www.dot.gov.

For more information on this opportunity, view the position announcement and organizational chart.


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