Transportation Planner II or III (Transportation Improvement Program) Depending on Qualifications
Maricopa Association of Governments
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $56,000-97,000 DOE
Civil - Project Management
Civil - Transportation
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
2 openings available.
Post-date: November 5, 2021
Closes: The position is open until filled
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary: Level II: Grade 32 $56,273-$84,410;
Level III: Grade 35 $65,144-$97,716, Depending on Qualifications
Location: Maricopa Association of Governments, downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
MAG is seeking an experienced transportation professional to support its efforts in the Transportation Policy and Planning Division. The position will assist in the oversight and management of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Duties include: working with member agencies to ensure timely project obligation, providing technical assistance to member agencies and MAG staff, assisting in the development of policies and procedures; assisting in the development of financial forecasts for federal transportation funds; oversight of the transportation project database; assisting in the prioritization and project selection process for federal funding; ensuring compliance with federal requirements; assisting with the MAG Street Committee, coordinating with the Arizona Department of Transportation and other key stakeholders. This position also will provide technical support for the development of other certification documents, such as the Regional Transportation Plan, Annual Report on the Status of the Implementation of Proposition 400, and Air Quality Conformity; and other activities as needed.
The ideal candidate will have: a technical knowledge of federal and regional transportation systems, transportation finance and the range of federal and regional transportation funding; the ability to provide public meeting presentations, be comfortable holding coordination or working group sessions; and be proficient working with MS Windows, and MS Office Suite. The candidate should demonstrate strong analytical abilities and critical thinking, be highly motivated and comfortable both working independently and within a dynamic team; have excellent written communication and organization skills, with a keen eye to detail; be able to convey complex, technical information in a clear and concise manner; and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Experience with financial analysis, tracking, and quality control management for regional transportation projects is required.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
Demonstrated knowledge of federal and regional transportation funding sources, processes, policies and regulations
Ability to find solutions to complex problems
Strong work ethic and desire to be a part of a high performance environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences, including the MAG policy and technical committees.
Proficiency working with spreadsheets and databases
MAG serves a thriving region of more than 4 million people. Our members include 27 cities and towns, three Native nations, Maricopa County and Pinal County. Our planning area encompasses more than 10,000 square miles. MAG is a council of governments and the designated metropolitan planning organization for transportation planning.
MAG conducts extensive applied research to help frame public policy and further our core mission of strengthening the Greater Phoenix region. Through innovative tools, we make data accessible to the public for a broad range of uses.
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Education and Experience Requirements:
The preferred candidate will have at least three (3) years of transportation planning, transportation project management, local capital improvement program (CIP) management, or engineering experience with Bachelor’s degree, or one (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.