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Job Title: Transportation Planner/Regional Planner/Planner 1
Department: Transportation and Environment
The Southern Georgia Regional Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Regional Transportation Planner I. Position is responsible for assisting Senior Planners and other staff with assistance to member local governments in transportation planning and other regional planning activities. This entry level position will assist other Senior Planners, the Transit Manager, and Department Director in implementing work programs and scopes of work through various multi-modal transportation planning activities. This is a full time (37.5 hours/week), salaried position based in our Valdosta office. Starting salary range is $33,000 – $43,000 dependent upon experience. Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and SGRC application to: Corey Hull, SGRC, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Driver’s License, MVR, background check, and drug test required. EOE. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
The SGRC is a regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency providing services in transportation, environmental, and local community planning; workforce training; aging services; GIS mapping; small business loans; and community and economic development. The program areas of the SGRC Transportation and Environment Department include: metropolitan and rural transportation planning, transit and freight planning, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure planning, transportation safety, SGRC Regional Public Transit System, administrative assistance of regional transportation funds, and regional water quality initiatives.
Candidate will be assisting senior planners in carrying out the following duties among other tasks that may be assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
A successful candidate will present excellent ability and use of the following knowledge and skills:
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Transportation and Environmental Director and other Senior Planners assign work in terms of general instructions and provides guidance throughout the project as necessary. The supervisor reviews completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include various local government Comprehensive Plans, applicable state and federal codes, laws, and regulations. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application of relevant contracts, and SGRC/Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization procedures, roles and responsibilities.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied duties in planning, coordination, and administration. The volume of work contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this assignment is to provide professional planning support for member governments and assist with other transportation planning activities. Successful performance contributes to an improved quality of life for area residents within the region and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Contacts are typically with co-workers, representatives of member governments, relevant state and federal agency officials, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:
Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, provide services, and resolve problems.
The work is typically performed while sitting/standing at a desk or table.
The work is typically performed in an office. Occasional time will be spent traveling to meetings with local governments and stakeholders. There will be occasional night meetings. Some overnight travel will be required for training.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in planning, urban studies, public administration, geography, environmental studies, transportation engineering or a closely related field OR at least one year professional experience in public administration, local planning, grants administration, legislative analysis, budget analysis or a closely related field.
Successful candidate must have excellent ability to produce written narrative, speak publically in front of audiences, be a self-starter, and be willing to work in teams. Candidate should have excellent computer skills. Successful candidate should review and be familiar with all of the SGRC programs and our transportation activities found on our website at www.sgrc.us prior to an interview.
This is a full time (37.5 hours/week), salaried position based in our Valdosta office. Starting salary range is $33,000 – $43,000 dependent upon experience. Candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and SGRC application to: Corey Hull, SGRC, via email at email@example.com. Driver’s License, MVR, background check, and drug test required. EOE. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.p >