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Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization: Two Open Positions

The Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking:

1. Transit Analysis and Planning Group Manager

The Central Transportation Planning Staff of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking a Manager for the Transit Analysis and Planning Group. Requirements for this position include nine years of experience in transit analysis and planning (or a closely related field) in large urban environments and a master’s degree in planning, engineering, or other relevant subject. Five years of staff and/or project management experience is also necessary.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Ability to manage staff, time, and budgets to ensure efficient use of resources
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, clients, and representatives from other agencies
  • Strong analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of the MBTA system; or demonstrated ability to understand the operations of a large urban transit system
  • Understanding of and interest in policy issues, including those relating to Title VI/Nondiscrimination compliance

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing a staff of seven to eight full-time professional transit planners, as well as 12 part-time data-collection field staff and, for special survey efforts, up to 50 temporary field staff
  • Providing oversight for a variety of planning projects from inception to completion, while managing the group’s work flow
  • Working closely with other group managers and their staffs to coordinate efforts that cross group and modal boundaries
  • Reviewing the staff’s products to ensure quality
  • Evaluating staff performance
  • Working as a member of the management team to formulate and implement agencywide objectives
  • Performing various administrative functions

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter that address the ways in which their educational, professional, and life experiences qualify them for this position in terms of the job requirements and responsibilities presented above.

Our office is friendly, diverse, and professional. Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’ fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer which takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Director
CTPS
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
or
Fax: 617.570.9192
or
Email: recruitment@ctps.org

2. Manager of Data and Analytics

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a Manager to oversee the Data and Analytics Group. The selected candidate will oversee a staff of several transportation planners and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts who support the MPO’s planning process. The work consists of developing, acquiring, maintaining, analyzing, mapping, and publishing data sets, and assisting other staff members in these functions.

The Data and Analytics Group is responsible for providing data development services to internal and external clients. These services include GIS analysis, cartography, database design and development, and software development. Within CTPS, the group provides strategic vision on all aspects of data management. In addition, the group is responsible for responding to data requests from other government agencies, consultants, and the general public.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, data science, or a related field, with nine years of experience managing data and GIS services in a comparably sized agency; or a bachelor’s degree in urban planning, data science, or related field, with 12 years of experience managing data and GIS services in a comparably sized agency
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to master new technologies quickly
  • Experience working with large amounts of data
  • Experience managing staff, projects, and budgets
  • Attention to detail; ability to complete tasks and prepare technical documentation accurately and consistently
  • Familiarity with working in a hybrid computing environment that includes a mix of Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems
  • Patience when engaging with users who have a wide range of technical expertise
  • Experience working with:
  • Enterprise databases, such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server
  • Office suite data applications, including Access and Excel
  • Several GIS applications, including ESRI’s ArcGIS software and QGIS
  • Internet GIS and data services, including server- and client-side scripting and OGC web mapping
  • Task automation using scripting
  • Cloud-based services, such as Google BigQuery

Familiarity with the following is desirable, but not required:

  • Transportation modeling software, such as Caliper’s TransCAD
  • Programming languages, such as R, JavaScript, and Python

Our office is friendly, diverse, and professional. Salary contingent upon qualifications; excellent employee benefits package. All candidates must have legal authorization (citizenship or visa) to work in the USA. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is CTPS’s fiduciary agent and legally employs its staff. MAPC/CTPS is an EOE/AA employer which takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply.

Respond with resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Director
CTPS
State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116-3968
or
Fax: 617.570.9192
or
Email: recruitment@ctps.org

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