Transportation Planner II/III (Arterial Life Cycle Program)
Maricopa Association of Governments
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $60,000-102,000 DOE
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
MAG is seeking a qualified transportation planner to support its efforts in the Transportation Policy and Planning Division. The primary duties of the position will be managing all aspects of the Arterial Life Cycle Program (ALCP).
This position requires a high level of responsibility, motivation, and ability to work independently. The person in this position will coordinate all aspects of arterial program projects beginning with project evaluation of eligibility and project performance expectations, data collection, financial analysis, programming (funding) of projects, development of intergovernmental agreements, execution of contract agreements, and coordination with multiple stakeholders. Major responsibilities include intergovernmental coordination, generation of reports, maintenance of program policies and procedures, and other related items as appropriate. This position will also assist with the management of other regional programs and special projects.
The ideal candidate will have: a technical knowledge of federal and regional transportation systems, transportation finance and funding; the ability to provide public meeting presentations and be comfortable holding coordination or working group sessions; and be proficient working with MS Windows, and MS Office Suite. Experience with financial analysis, tracking, and quality control management for regional transportation projects is required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are also desirable, especially those with a keen eye to detail.
Experience with elected officials or political settings a plus.
Education and Experience Requirements:
The preferred candidate will have at least 3 years of transportation planning, transportation project management, local capital improvement program (CIP) management, or engineering experience with Bachelor’s degree, or 1 year of experience with a Master’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Engineering, or equivalent is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.
MAG is the regional air quality planning agency and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation for Maricopa County. This includes the Phoenix area and the neighboring urbanized area in Pinal County, containing the Town of Florence and City of Maricopa.
MAG provides regional planning and policy decisions in areas of transportation, air quality, water quality, and human services. MAG was formed in 1967 when local elected officials recognized the need for long range planning and policy development on a regional scale. They realized that many issues such as transportation and air quality affected residents beyond the borders of their individual jurisdictions.