The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC), a regional planning organization located in Staunton VA, and serving the local governments in the Central Shenandoah Region, is seeking interested applicants for a full-time Transportation Planner with experience in planning and administration of regional transportation and public transit planning programs to become a member of its staff. The CSPDC Transportation Program administers and staffs two Metropolitan Planning Organizations; a rural transportation program that covers five counties and two cities; a regional public transit program; and works to promote bicycle and pedestrian modes for transportation, recreation, and tourism throughout the CSPDC region.
Responsibilities include developing transportation studies and regional plans, preparing reports, disseminating information, writing and administering grants, and assisting member jurisdictions with local contract services. Other duties include organizing, staffing, and presenting at meetings with local elected officials, boards, committees, and outside organizations on a variety of transportation related programs. The qualified candidate will possess an effective knowledge of the transportation planning process, traffic and travel demand modeling processes, and federal and state regulations related to transportation programs and funding, including planning and programming for highways, bicycle and pedestrian modes, and public transit.
Applicants must possess the ability to manage planning projects and consultants independently, to develop and administer program budgets, and to work well with local, state, and federal staff and the general public, and coordinate work with other agencies especially VDOT, DRPT, FHWA and FTA. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS. A master’s degree in planning or related field and 2-5 years of experience is preferred (or an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted). Salary: $45,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications.
To apply, send a resume with references to Bonnie S. Riedesel, Executive Director, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, 112 MacTanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Position opened until filled. The CSPDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.