Senior Manager, Customs, Immigration & Cross-Border Operations

80 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA Req #197
Friday, January 13, 2023
The vision of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), is to be the recognized leader in transportation advocacy representing the safest, most responsible and financially successful motor carriers. Our mission is to effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members.

The American Trucking Associations is looking for a dedicated and resourceful Senior Manager, Customs, Immigration & Cross-Border Operations to join their International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations team. The Senior Manager executes policy on behalf of ATA members doing cross-border and international business with government agencies dealing with customs, immigration, other operational and safety cross-border issues, as well as trade policy.

The primary role of this position is to represent ATA and the motor carrier industry on technical customs issues at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Secondary tasks include working with CBP on non-customs issues, like Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. This position also monitors and tracks legislative and regulatory activity in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on issues impacting cross-border freight movements.


Education & Experience -

  • BS/BA required in a relevant discipline (public administration, political science, international trade, etc.).
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience is required, including previous experience dealing with U.S. customs issues.
  • Knowledge of Canadian and/or Mexican customs is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory rulemaking process, including filing comments, is preferred.
  • Experience in international trade and immigration policy preferred but not required.
  • Understanding of U.S. visas programs and the visa application process is a plus.

Skill Requirements -

  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and have the ability to prepare comments and reports to government agencies throughout North America.
  • Working knowledge of the agencies this position interacts with is preferred.
  • Experience in the transportation industry is not required.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.

To serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice; to influence Federal and State governmental actions; to advance the trucking industry's image, efficiency, competitiveness and profitability; to provide educational programs and industry research; to promote safety and security on our nation’s highways and among our drivers; and to strive for a healthy business environment.

  • ATA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
  • We are located in Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the Navy Yard metro station.
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule.
  • Education assistance.
  • Various retirement plans with employer match.
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits at affordable cost.
  • HSA and FSA plans with employer contributions.
  • Robust vacation & sick time package that includes all Federal Holidays.

The American Trucking Associations is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

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  • 80 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA