DUTIES: Performs routine (journey-level) planning and research work. Work involves developing local, regional, or state zoning, urban, transportation, emergency management, or site plans and programs; preparing implementation plans; and assisting in the development of policies and procedures for plans and programs. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Work requires contact with departmental managers, local government officials, and the general public. Prepares and may oversee the operations of the Travel Demand Model and completion of the federally mandated transportation planning tasks. Keeps governing body informed of the previously mentioned programs; Assists in managing delegated contracts from start to conclusion; Assists in managing delegated transportation research projects; Participates in and may supervise socio-economic data collection and analysis; Assists in completing planning documents (i.e., Transportation Improvement Program, the Unified Planning Work Program, and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan), Contract Administration, and insuring compliance with state and federal transportation planning funding rules; Assists the HCMPO Director in providing technical assistance to local government members; Performs technical analysis, calibration and validation of the Travel Demand Model, works on and may supervise the coding of road and transit networks, performs alternatives analysis modeling and collects and prepares data for the Travel Demand Models; Prepares materials for and assists with meetings of the technical and policy committees; Prepares memorandums and reports; Makes oral and/or written presentations to the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s technical and policy committees; Works with the public in a professional and courteous manner; Attends seminars and workshops as needed and approved; and Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by the HCMPO Policy Committee.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in well-lighted, air-conditioned office. Requires attendance at periodic night meetings. Some overnight travel is required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and Experience in Transportation and/or city/county planning in Cameron County. Demonstrable knowledge of federal and state funds and requirements; working knowledge of transportation planning and modeling; experience with transit planning grants; working experience and competency with GIS applications. Project management experience (grant application preparation); demonstration of knowledge of FHWA and FTA rules and regulations; and demonstrated knowledge of ADA and Clean Air Acts. Need to have working knowledge of data and data sources that support the transportation planning process and knowledge of computer software (i.e., spreadsheets, word processing, database, presentation production).
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in geography, urban planning, or a related field; and three (3) years of related experience; demonstrable Travel Demand Modeling skills are desired. A transcript is required. A Master’s Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, or Urban Planning may be substituted for some of the transportation planning experience. Demonstrable transportation planning skills are essential. Experience may not be substituted for minimum education level. Training from the Texas Engineering Extension Services, the National Highway Institute, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Transportation Institute, or Federal Transit Administration training courses in transportation planning or modeling courses are a plus. Any training provided from USDOT or any DOT will be considered. Certificates of proof of completion are mandatory.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid/Current Texas Driver’s License
AICP is desired
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
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