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Located in the culturally diverse and academically rich city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. DOT's Volpe Center attracts motivated, talented professionals who put their expertise to work in the service of others and address the nation’s most pressing and complex transportation challenges.

A national transportation organization with an international reputation, Volpe offers a stimulating environment where employees research, develop, and deploy state-of-the-art transportation technologies and help shape innovative policies and programs to resolve real-world transportation issues. Volpe is a unique federal agency that is 100 percent funded by sponsor projects, which makes it agile in its approach and entrepreneurial in its nature.

Benefits and Job Openings

We offer our employees competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, and a flexible and family-friendly work environment.

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Volpe is committed to fostering an all-inclusive diverse workforce where employees feel valued for their unique backgrounds and qualities and have a sense of belonging and engagement in helping to advance transportation for the public good.

Volpe maintains a model federal work environment that is free of discrimination. Volpe ensures equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, or protected activity.

Updated: Monday, June 29, 2020