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Transportation Planner – CMRPC, Worcester

Experienced Transportation Planner

The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) is seeking a mid level Transportation Planner with strong database, ArcGIS, analytical and project management skills to join its transportation planning team. CMRPC serves 40 communities in southern Worcester County, with a population of about 500,000. CMRPC provides services in roadway and transit planning, technical assistance in land use and Smart Growth techniques, regional services, homeland security assistance, GIS, and grant administration. Job duties include:

  • Analyzing transit & roadway datasets using database and GIS methodologies.
  • Working with various data layers and databases; integrating data from various software packages and providing GIS outputs.
  • Developing analysis and plans for various transportation planning focus areas, including coordination of planning activities that involve the integration of roadway and transit concerns with land use, economic development, environmental, and environmental justice concerns.
  • Working with staff and public officials to develop data-driven solutions to specific transportation problems.
  • Working in the community to assess applicable uses of CMRPC transportation resources.

The preferred candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Perform analytical analysis of data sets, particularly with regard to transit, roadway, bike and pedestrian travel.
  • Technical expertise in transportation planning analysis and strategic study management.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS is required and Microsoft Access or other database and transportation planning packages is a plus.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write technical reports and non-technical letters and memos.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills, including the ability to make presentations, work with state, local officials, and the public to address specific transportation problems, and facilitate discussions at committee meetings.
  • Problem solving skills, ability to research, and ability to learn new software are required.
  • Inter-personal skills to work with other members of a planning team, including developing consensus on solutions, facilitating public participation, and implementing action plans.
  • Working knowledge of Title VI, Environmental Justice, and Limited English Proficiency desired.
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish, Vietnamese, other) preferred.
  • Conduct planning analysis using transportation planning procedures, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other tools.

Minimum Bachelor degree in Urban/Transportation Planning, or Civil/Transportation Engineering preferred with minimum of three years experience in transportation planning. Salary $40,000-$53,000 commensurate with experience. Competitive fringe benefits. Send resume and cover letter by September 26, 2014 to Lawrence B. Adams, Executive Director, CMRPC, 2 Washington Sq, Worcester, MA 01604, or email cmrpc@cmrpc.org. CMRPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in employment or the provision of services. AA/EEO

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