Transportation Planner II or III
METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
IMMEDIATE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Transportation Planner II or III
Starting Salary: $61,417 - $89,239 Planner II
$68,173 - $99,055 Planner III
The Department of Transportation Planning of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) seeks a Transportation Planner II or III (Depending on Qualifications) for the Planning Data and Research Team to lead and perform professional-level planning activities that support primarily the Continuous Airport System Planning (CASP) program as well as other elements of the Planning Data and Research Program. The successful candidate will play a key role supporting the planning and operations of the biennial Baltimore-Washington Regional Air Passenger Survey, analyzing data for transportation planning studies, authoring and presenting technical and policy-oriented reports to the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) and COG committees and subcommittees, and staffing the TPB Aviation Technical Subcommittee.
• Support program management activities of the CASP program, including developing annual grant applications, preparing project programming documents, tracking open grants, identifying future project opportunities, and staffing the Aviation Technical Subcommittee.
• Conduct project management of CASP planning studies, including developing project scopes, schedules, and milestones, and monitoring progress toward completion.
• Prepare and present CASP planning studies, including the results of the WashingtonBaltimore Regional Air Passenger Survey, Regional Air System Plan updates, and other specialized ground access studies undertaken as part of the CASP program.
• Prepare agendas, minutes, and other materials for the Aviation Technical Subcommittee, as well as other committee and subcommittee meetings, when assigned.
• Analyze demographic, economic, land use, transportation and spatially-referenced data for use in airport ground access and transportation planning studies.
• Participate in developing specialized analytic methods and forecasting techniques for transportation and land use studies and plan evaluations.
• Write and prepare memoranda, technical and policy-oriented information reports.
• Make oral and graphic presentations of data, issues, findings and recommendations to TPB and COG committees and subcommittees, including the Aviation Technical Subcommittee.
• Participate in the planning, operations, and analysis of transportation surveys. • Coordinate and work with federal, state, local and regional transportation and aviation agencies to obtain data, reports, and documentation required to support the development of ground access planning studies and other CASP information products.
• Respond to requests for information, data and technical reports from federal, state, local and regional transportation agencies, consultants and citizens.
No direct staff supervisory responsibilities but may be involved in recruitment, supervising interns, and/or oversight of consultants during air passenger survey operations and other data collection activities. Such responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training interns; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and demonstrated skill in critical thinking, judgment, data analysis, member services, and applied regional transportation planning. This candidate will also have a strong academic background in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field. The candidate will have experience with computer software packages used for database development, statistical analysis, and reporting; knowledge of the use of survey and other data in regional transportation planning activities as well as airport systems and ground access planning, and experience with GIS (ArcGIS) and visualization software.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
To be considered for the Transportation Planner II position, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field, and up to three (3) years of directly applicable work experience.
To be considered for the Transportation Planner III position, candidates must possess a master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Statistics or a related field, and more than three (3) years of directly applicable work experience.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, analytical and writing skills and abilities will be considered.
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), statistical software (SAS preferred), ArcGIS, data management, and data visualization software.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common planning, scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal and policy documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from members, regulatory agencies, community leaders and citizens. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. Ability to work collaboratively with Board and committee members to develop meeting agendas and provide staffing support for committee meetings.
MWCOG is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices.
Please send a cover letter and resume highlighting the skills and relevant experience you would bring to this position, writing sample and salary requirement to:
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street, NE
Suite 300 - Attention: OHRM
Washington, DC 20002-4239
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