Transportation Planner II – Position Description
General Description: This position is a professional and technical position in planning, working with land use planning, zoning, and corridor studies related to the transportation planning process. Work involves assisting the Executive Director and/or Principal Planner with program and policy development and providing advanced technical expertise and project management direction. The employee will be responsible for the execution, development and implementation of work programs, projects and studies. Work is performed with independence and initiative under the general direction of supervisor.
General Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assist in the research and preparation of annual work programs and budgets.
- Compile statistical data in such areas as demographics, transportation funding, travel trends and land use.
- Conduct research to secure a variety of economic and statistical data to make projections for long-range plans.
- Utilize Census data to identify trends and develop forecasts.
- Conduct research of land use, population density and trends, economic and social factors, transportation facilities and natural resources.
- Utilize GIS to map proposals and research findings as an effective means of providing the information to partners and the public. Similar graphic representation and presentation methods are appropriate for project documentation.
- Assess and analyze transportation data, problems, issues and solutions, and their social and environmental impacts.
- Define and evaluate alternatives to address research/study problems.
- Coordinate planning activities and policies throughout the MPO region and with other MPOs.
- Help build consensus among community leaders, advocates, and other affected parties on transportation issues.
- Represent the MPO at meetings, conferences, and workshops as requested.
- Participate in general agency operations as requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Thorough knowledge of general planning principles and practices.
- Thorough knowledge of sources of information, current literature and recent developments regarding transportation and urban planning.
- Thorough knowledge of research techniques.
- Present reports and research findings at MPO and public meetings.
- Involve and educate citizens and public officials via seminars, workshops, conferences, newsletters, assessments, and analytical reports.
- Must be able to work well in a small team environment.
- Attend daytime and evening meetings as required. Some weekend work may be required.
Required Experience, Training and Education: The successful candidate must have a degree from a regionally accredited college or university in planning, geography, public policy, civil engineering, environmental studies or related discipline, and three years experience in a similar position. A master’s degree in an identified discipline may be substituted for one year of experience. As an alternative, to recognize the potential to gain the skills required while on the job, a minimum of eight years experience as a planning tech may be substituted for the required education and experience. Possession of an AICP is a plus.
Hiring Range: $46,000 – $50,000
Dover/Kent County MPO offers a highly competitive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, 5% employer-match retirement plan, and a flexible work environment.
Submit cover letter and resume to Michelle Vinson, Executive Assistant, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application review will begin October 20, the position will remain open until filled.