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Senior Transportation Planner

April 10, 2024

Senior Transportation Planner

Firm Name
Caltrans
Firm Location
Sacramento, CA
Firm Website
https://calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=423349

Description

Advancements in technology are bringing about a major change to the aviation transportation sector, including Advanced Air Mobility, electrification, and sustainable aviation fuels. These changes will create new impacts (positive and negative) to communities and the environment that should be studied and addressed at the State level. In addition, land use policies, aviation noise impacts, and environmental laws and regulations will continue to play a significant role in the planning and development of aviation transportation.

Under the general direction of the Caltrans Aeronautics Division Chief (Program Director), and in collaboration with Division staff, the Senior Transportation Planner will administer California’s airport noise regulations and oversee the Division’s environmental reviews for projects at or around airports. The incumbent will also be the Division lead on sustainable fuels and equity considerations for aviation. Duties include developing policies, procedures, guidance, and performing public engagement on these topics.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  04/16/2024
Start Date
  06/01/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Matt Friedman
Contact Email
matthew.friedman@dot.ca.gov
Contact Phone
(916) 521-4743

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Environmental Planning, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Transportation Planner II

April 8, 2024

Transportation Planner II

Firm Name
Buncombe County Planning & Development
Firm Location
Asheville, NC
Firm Website
https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/Planning/

Description

Job Title: Planner II

Department: Planning

Hiring Range: $60,720.30 – $74,635.40

Compensation Grade: 3005

Compensation Pay Range: $60,720.30 – $94,116.46

Posted Internally and Externally

Job Posting End Date: April 14, 2024

Buncombe County offers in-office, hybrid, and remote positions. Employees in positions that are approved for remote work must work at a location within a 2-hour drive from the position’s assigned Buncombe County facility.

The primary purpose of this position is to perform professional transportation and transit planning work within the Buncombe County Planning Department to ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local ordinances.

Purpose of the position:

The purpose of this position is to perform advanced level technical and professional work in the performance of planning assignments in program planning and research or program administration.

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience (required at time of hire): Bachelor’s degree in a planning or related field and two (2) years of experience in planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Training and Experience: Knowledge of NCGS zoning and land use enabling legislation and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certified preferred.

Essential Functions of the position:

  • Participate in long-range planning activities including development of budgets for capital projects, facilities planning and allocation, design concepts for new facilities and renovations, locates space for lease and negotiates lease contracts.
  • Review zoning permits for residential and commercial developments; maintain data to track permits and cases.
  • Complete plat reviews and approvals inclusive of applicable requirements.
  • Prepare grant applications and contracts; coordinate contracting agencies; prepare paperwork on existing state and federal grants; compile information for and assist in the preparation of grant proposals upon request.
  • Coordinate all components of the Buncombe Specialized Transportation System; update and amend the Transportation Development Plan; coordinate Request for Proposal and bid process for system operation; promote and publicize the transportation system.
  • Conduct public meetings and prepare public presentations; answer inquiries regarding planning functions; assist in the implementation of general planning projects.
  • Maintain records and prepare periodic and special reports; prepare charts, maps, graphs, and other illustrative material for presentation to elected officials, appointed boards, community groups, and concerned citizens.
  • Create zoning complaint cases and provide follow up.
  • Assist with drafting the annual Sustainability Plan update.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of rural and urban planning.
  • Knowledge of governmental programs, laws, grants, and services pertinent to the planning process.
  • Knowledge of the environmental and socioeconomic implications of the planning process.
  • Knowledge of management techniques as applied to local government administration.
  • Knowledge of research techniques and reporting methods.
  • Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of planning specialization.
  • Skill in the collection, analysis, and presentation of technical data and planning recommendations.
  • Ability to organize and conduct complex planning and research studies and to formulate substantive recommendations based on such studies.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Skill in conflict resolution and tact.
  • Ability to work with the public and articulate planning issues and requirements to a wide variety of audiences.

View the full job listing here: https://buncombecounty.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Buncombe_County_Careers/job/Asheville-NC/Planner-II_R03715?shared_id=8e7af7a4-eb53-4f22-b57a-b90cf956721a

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  4/14/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
William High
Contact Email
william.high@buncombecounty.org

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
GIS, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Planning Manager, Comprehensive Planning

April 1, 2024

Planning Manager, Comprehensive Planning

Firm Name
City of Raleigh Planning and Development
Firm Location
Raleigh, NC
Firm Website
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/raleighnc/jobs/4346126/planning-manager

Description

This Planning Manager is the lead member of the Comprehensive Planning team, which primarily manages long-range citywide, neighborhood, and corridor planning projects and staffs the rezoning, annexation, and demographic programs. Comprehensive Planning is a 12-member team that includes two supervisors, a principal planner, six senior planners, and two planners in addition to the advertised position. Current projects include station area planning for Raleigh’s western and southern BRT corridors and an upcoming new comprehensive plan.

View the full job posting here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/raleighnc/jobs/4346126/planning-manager

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  04/19/2024
Start Date
  06/04/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Bynum Walter
Contact Email
bynum.walter@raleighnc.gov
Contact Phone
(919) 996-2178

Job Category:
Land Use, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Northern Virginia Transit Planner (VA Dept. of Rail and Public Trans.)

March 26, 2024

Northern Virginia Transit Planner (VA Dept. of Rail and Public Trans.)

Firm Name
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Firm Location
Alexandria, VA
Firm Website
https://drpt.virginia.gov

Description

The Northern Virginia Transit Planner position serve as a Planner and Project Manager for DRPT transit planning projects, performance data, Geographic Information Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and other tasks as assigned. The candidate of choice may be asked to provide technical support, input and leadership during the conduct of corridor-specific and/or regional planning studies, transit development plans, transit strategic plans, feasibility studies, statewide transportation planning efforts, alternatives analyses and environmental studies. This position may also be called upon to share technical expertise and participate in planning activities in other regions of the Commonwealth as needed.

The Department of Rail and Public Transportation offers a generous total compensation package. Well qualified candidates will be eligible to negotiate Exceptional Recruitment Incentives. New external candidates of the Commonwealth will be eligible to negotiate cash and leave bonuses upon hire. Existing State employees will be eligible to negotiate leave bonuses

 

You can find the job posting here

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  04/19/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Jen Monaco
Contact Email
jennifer.monaco@drpt.virginia.gov
Contact Phone
(804) 219-3076

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Other, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Program Analyst (Regional Civil Rights Officer)

March 18, 2024

Program Analyst (Regional Civil Rights Officer)

Firm Name
Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights
Firm Location
Washington DC, Philadelphia, or New York City
Firm Website
https://www.usajobs.gov/job/781971900

Description

As a Program Analyst, you will:

  1. Manage a portfolio of FTA funding recipients.
  2. Develop collaborative relationships with recipients to support their civil rights programs.
  3. Independently and proactively analyze and evaluate recipient operations, projects, and plans for compliance with federal civil rights requirements in the areas of Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and the USDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.
  4. Provide direct and extensive advice and technical assistance to recipients to support correct and timely interpretation and application of federal civil rights laws, regulations, and guidance.
  5. Provide guidance, support, and technical expertise to FTA staff on civil rights matters.

The ideal candidate has public transit or civil rights experience supporting and applying the requirements to recipients of federal funds. They should have experience working on significant programs or projects, knowledge of civil rights and public transportation, maintaining relationships with stakeholders, and demonstrating leadership, communication, collaboration, and analytical skills.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  03/27/2024

Contact Information

Contact Name
Nate Seeskin

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Other, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Senior Planner – Capital Projects

March 18, 2024

Senior Planner – Capital Projects

Firm Name
GoTriangle
Firm Location
Durham, NC
Firm Website
https://gotriangle.applicantpool.com/jobs/1079537

Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB DUTIES

The Senior Planner is an integral member of the team responsible for planning, development and implementation of transit capital projects including new facilities, joint developments, and facilities with adjacent transit-oriented development. The Senior Planner executes efforts in support of the agency’s capital program and supports efforts to strategize and initiate activities to secure the agency’s full participation in the support and development of transit in our region. The Senior Planner contributes to integration of capital planning functions with other agency departments. This position reports to the Director of Planning and Engagement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads planning-related activities to support delivery of capital projects during the planning, design and construction phases of project delivery.
  • Serves as project manager during the project development phase of capital projects through schematic design.
  • Supports project manager of design during preliminary engineering/bridging phase and environmental review.
  • Coordinates with transportation and service planning to ensure projects align with agency plans.
  • Manages cross-functional teams during the planning phase.
  • Facilitates visioning workshops, charrettes, and other stakeholder meetings.
  • Conducts research, monitors best practices, and coordinates with peer agencies.
  • Monitors federal policies and procedures related to transit capital projects.
  • Develops stakeholder engagement materials in coordination with public engagement.
  • Develops progress reports and briefing updates.
  • Supports sustainability rating submissions, such as Envision or LEED.
  • Executes departmental and agency priorities in coordination with and with direction from the Manager of Project Development and Chief Development Officer.
  • Supports and manages the development and implementation of plans by preparing requests for services, scopes of services, work plans, independent cost estimates, and procurement documents; facilitates selection of consultants; supports negotiation of consultant contracts.
  • Supervises consultant work, including active management of project scope, schedule, budget, risks, and quality management.
  • Manages cost, schedule and other project controls data and maintains files through direct input of this project-related information, correspondence and documentation in the e-Builder system.
  • Oversees work conducted by transportation planners, land use planners, and technicians.
  • May perform technical planning tasks including GIS analysis, mapping, and document production.
  • Develops materials and makes presentations to the GoTriangle Board of Trustees, other elected and appointed Boards, business, community and other groups.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with senior technical staff and administrative staff and elected officials of regional local governments and appropriate State and Federal officials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Senior Planner may specialize in one or more of the following technical planning disciplines:

Transit Facilities Planning

  • Manages consultant-supported fleet and facilities planning and feasibility studies (park-and-rides, mobility hubs, transfer centers, operations and maintenance facilities, fleet expansion and electrification.

Transit-Oriented Development / Land Use / Site Development Planning

  • Manages economic development, land use, and station-area planning tasks for major capital projects, including joint developments and/or or adjacent transit-oriented development.
  • Works with municipalities and stakeholders in developing plans and policies such as land use plans and zoning ordinances that support transit oriented development.

Environmental / Sustainability Planning

  • Manages consultant-supported preparation of federally required environmental documents for implementation of major capital projects (e.g. EIS/EA)
  • Develops environmental documents for implementation of smaller capital projects (e.g. environmental checklists, categorical exclusions).
  • Develops materials to submit for sustainability related certifications, such as LEED or Envision.
  • Coordinates with FTA Region IV Environmental staff during environmental review.
  • Coordinates with planning, capital development, facilities and operations for zero emissions activities.
  • Coordinates agency participation in environmental planning processes led by others in the GoTriangle service area.

Grants

  • Monitors grant programs and identifies upcoming opportunities aligned with agency priorities.
  • Manages development and submission of grant applications.
  • Oversees consultant work to develop grant applications.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college. Coursework in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Public Administration, Public Policy, Sustainability, or related field is desirable. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • AICP certification is preferred.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in a state or local transportation organization, consulting firm, or similar.
  • Familiarity with the project lifecycle for transit projects from planning, environmental review, design, property acquisition, construction and start-up.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas effectively.
  • Familiarity with transit-related best practices, standards, policies, and procedures preferred.
  • Analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage complex projects in fast-paced environments.
  • Familiarity with local, state and federal requirements applicable to transportation planning and consultant procurement.
  • Ability to develop program objectives and work independently to advance several program objectives at once in coordination with departmental management.
  • Advanced level of interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate with government officials, staff, and the general public.
  • A working understanding of PCs, including advanced skills in SharePoint, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
  • Experience using GIS.
  • Experience using project management software such as e-Builder is preferred.

 

An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the above stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.

 

Working Conditions:

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting GoTriangle operating facilities, during which the incumbent should observe all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and use all protective clothing and devices provided.

 

Physical Requirements:

Works in an environment where there is minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature. May be moderately exposed to unpleasant working conditions to include dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products, and chemicals while visiting operating facilities, properties, construction sites, and potential properties during which the incumbent should observe all policies and procedures, safety precautions and regulations, and use all protective clothing and devices provided.

 

EEO Statement:

GoTriangle is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and employment practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, protected veteran and military status or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

Accommodations:

 

GoTriangle is firmly committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and to a program of achieving total equality of opportunity for all applicants. If you require reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact 919-485-7448. Please indicate the specific assistance needed.

 

Salary – $57,036 – $106,645

The job posting can be accessed here: https://gotriangle.applicantpool.com/jobs/1079537

Job Details

Job Type
 Public
Paid Y/N
  Paid

Job Category:
Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Transit Fellow: Zero-Emission Buses

March 18, 2024

Transit Fellow: Zero-Emission Buses

Firm Name
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
Firm Location
Arlington, VA
Firm Website
https://novatransit.org/

Description

The Transit Fellow Program is an opportunity for current or future students with an interest in the transit industry to gain valuable, real-world experience. The Fellow will work closely with the Transit Technology Senior Program Manager to implement the strategies of NVTC’s Northern Virginia Zero-Emission Bus Strategic Plan. They will also assist other staff, as needed. We are seeking applicants to begin the Fellowship in late spring or early summer, with a flexible start date based on school calendar. This Fellowship can be extended into the fall.

You can read the full job description, including directions on how to apply, here: https://novatransit.org/employment-opportunities/transit-fellow-spring-2024/

Job Details

Job Type
 Internship
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Application Due
  03/19/2024

Contact Information

Contact Email
opportunities@novatransit.org

Job Category:
Resiliency, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Part-Time Planner

February 26, 2024

Part-Time Planner

Firm Name
City of Brevard
Firm Location
Brevard, NC
Firm Website
https://www.cityofbrevard.com

Description

The City of Brevard Planning Department is currently a small team of five but is looking to expand with a part-time person to handle a variety of planning functions. This position is new, and we expect it to evolve based on the breadth of experience, education, and overall strengths of the candidate, which should generally fall in one or more of the following areas: long-range planning, development code amendments, grant writing and administration, affordable housing, GIS, floodplain administration, architecture, transportation planning, development plan review, and zoning administration.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fast-paced environment where your work will cross all disciplinary boundaries from zoning administration to long-range planning and joining a dynamic planning team. Throughout our work, we strive to make connections between people, places, urban form, nature, and the built environment by continually evaluating and updating adopted plans and refining land use regulations and Code of Ordinances. The department relies on teamwork to work toward common goals and encourages independent thinking and initiative and the ability to use theoretical and practical aspects of urban planning to benefit the organization and the citizenry at large. Hours are flexible, but some evening meetings may be required.

See PDF for full job description.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid
Position Details: View complete job listing

Contact Information

Contact Name
Aaron Bland
Contact Email
aaron.bland@cityofbrevard.com
Contact Phone
(828) 885-5630

The contact is a Carolina Planning alum.

Job Category:
Community Development, GIS, Housing, Land Use, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

System Development Internship

February 21, 2024

System Development Internship

Firm Name
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Firm Location
Jacksonville, FL
Firm Website
https://secure-web.cisco.com/1EKBjFBdhd44SPqtvP1GPqcXxmOd62yWRBJuQz4ugl5FM9O_tHa-ogiRXFiEKoJDbGfcErYKcUi5OhOn1Vqnc-v8XcxuyovngI_hHuBbR5kxsOJ6V2D1VVqmO-9_-ah7H2KzjIz7sgmxP0PUzNKnB2zwqJmIzHq95hFZOSNYbsjzzatN5FBt7cNi6No-1qHIoj9haKPON_FMg-ORcYN27hII-FpHNv7fv6f1nQEBAG5sa4Q2E0NK6-FDrHM63Di_N/https%3A%2F%2Fxvenemp-pjtai.jtafla.com%2FOA_HTML%2FOA.jsp%3Fpage%3D%2Foracle%2Fapps%2Firc%2FcandidateSelfService%2Fwebui%2FVisVacDispPG%26OAHP%3DIRC_EXT_SITE_VISITOR_APPL%26OASF%3DIRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY%26akRegionApplicationId%3D821%26transactionid%3D1456993616%26retainAM%3DN%26addBreadCrumb%3DRP%26p_svid%3D12934%26p_spid%3D644094%26oapc%3D20

Description

This position is part of the System Development Division.

2024 Summer Internship Opportunities with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Program Date: June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024

System Development Division

Detailed Description

Looking for an exciting opportunity to gain practical experience in the transportation industry? Look no further than the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)! JTA is currently seeking talented and motivated individuals to join us as interns within our four main divisions: Administration, Operations, Finance, and System Development.

As an intern, you will have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals in your field of interest and learn valuable skills that will prepare you for a successful career. You will be given meaningful projects and responsibilities that will allow you to apply the knowledge you have gained in the classroom to real-world situations.

At JTA, we are committed to providing our interns with a supportive and inclusive environment. As an intern, you will receive mentorship and guidance from your supervisor and other JTA leaders. You will also have opportunities to network with other professionals in the transportation industry and attend trainings and workshops to further enhance your skills.

The available internship opportunities are as follows in the System Development Division:

  • Automation & Innovation
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • AV Technology, Electrical, Mechanical, Software Engineering
  • Skyway
    • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
    • Data Science
    • IT Software
    • Business
  • Planning & Sustainability
    • Planning
    • Sustainability
    • GIS
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Office of Small Business & Community Impact

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled as a junior or senior in high school, trade school, college undergraduate, or a graduate student in an accredited College or University program.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during the internship period.
  • Applicants must be able to pass a security background check.

To apply, please submit your application, resume, and cover letter to JTA’s Human Resources department. In your cover letter, please indicate which division and department you are most interested in and why.

Join JTA and be part of the transportation revolution that is transforming the city of Jacksonville! We look forward to hearing from you.

Additional Details

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is a public transit service provider governed by requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).

Due to the nature of some work performed at the JTA/JTM some jobs are classified as ‘Safety Sensitive’ and are subject to random testing for drug and alcohol use. All offers for employment are required to undergo pre-employment and possible random drug testing. If test shows a positive result your application for employment will be rejected, or if hired, employment may be terminated.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

View the application using the link here: Job Details (jtafla.com)

Job Details

Job Type
 Internship
Paid Y/N
  Paid

Contact Information

Contact Name
Eric Houston
Contact Email
EHouston@jtafla.com

Job Category:
Internship, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public

Planner II

February 20, 2024

Planner II

Firm Name
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Firm Location
Jacksonville, FL, US
Firm Website
https://xvenemp-pjtai.jtafla.com/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=13248&p_spid=660088&p_lang_code=US

Description

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager – Strategic and Regional Planning, responsible for transportation planning, project management, project development, planning analysis and forecasting, environmental analysis, and GIS and data analysis activities for the Planning and Sustainability division.

 

See link for more details about the position and for how to apply.

Job Details

Job Type
 Permanent
Paid Y/N
  Paid

Contact Information

Contact Name
Eric Houston
Contact Email
ehouston@jtafla.com
Contact Phone
(904) 630-3122

Job Category:
Community Development, Economic Development, Other, Transportation
Job Sector:
Public