Regional Transportation Planner
The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) seeks a full-time regional transportation planner to join our innovative planning staff. Successful applicants will hold the values of professionalism, integrity, accountability, and transparency and will lead and support various projects in an environment where continued professional growth is strongly encouraged. Candidates should be adept at ‘learning as you lead’ and have strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
This full-time transportation planner will be responsible for supporting the daily administration of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO), supporting the Rural Transportation Program, and providing support and technical assistance to other departmental studies related to federal/state mandated planning activities and local initiatives, as assigned. No supervisory responsibilities. This position may include budgetary responsibilities for the CA-MPO and Rural Transportation program.
The successful candidate should possess the ability to:
• Work as a member of a team, both in-person and remotely.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with team members, consultants, vendors, contractors, affected property and business owners, interest groups, the general public, and local, state and federal staff and elected officials.
• Provide Geographic Information System (GIS) and technical support for studies and analyses regarding planning programs and initiatives of the agency.
• Support the development, management, and necessary amendments to various work programs and plans needed to support transportation planning for the region.
• Support the administration of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and rural transportation program by coordinating and organizing associated monthly committee meetings, including agenda development and general communication.
• Coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies/partners, as needed.
• Support the application, administration and management of local, state, and federal grants and contracts with strong financial management.
Follow Title VI requirements for project and program development and implementation.
• Assist the Director of Planning and Transportation in managing transportation projects and program budgets.
• Author and submit required reports to federal/state agencies.