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The Senior Project Manager/ Senior Planner, under the direction of the Chief of Planning, Infrastructure and Development Officer, will assist with the development and implementation of short and long range plans, grant applications, service reports, and special studies for the transit authority. Coordinate with regional partners in the planning process to ensure the inclusion of multi-modal transportation into regional and local plans. Serve as the Authority’s representative on all committees and panels as assigned. Assist and make recommendations regarding transit -stop location and spacing, transit route alignment, and provides project management support for capital project developments.
The planning department is responsible for scheduling, capital programs, and intergovernmental coordination. The planning department prepares short range and long rage plans for the authority, prepares grant applications, and performs other analysis duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Political Science, Economics, or a related field of study. Master’s degree preferred.
Requires three to five years professional experience in transit planning or community planning, public administration, capital development project management or related duties. Preferred experience with one or more of the following: Transit/Transportation industry (agency or consultant), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), AICP, PE, or PMP certification is a plus.
Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read and write full reports and correspondence both for the public and for a technical audience. English required, bilingual skills (specifically Spanish) a plus.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written and oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in wide-ranging situations. Strong analytical skills required.
Advanced computer skills are required. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. Experience with ArcGIS, Remix Transit Planning software, or SPSS is a plus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
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.
**Please contact Alisa Anderson (Recruiter) if you have any questions. 912-629-3932.**p >