Announcement: ODOT17-1561oc Senior Region Planner – Planner 3 Highway Division – Region 2 Planning and Development Corvallis
The senior region planner is responsible for working with a variety of internal and external partners (federal, state, and local agencies) to create comprehensive long-range transportation system development solutions, which respect and balance the needs and concerns of all affected parties.
The person in this position is responsible for coordination with the Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO). Duties in this role include interpreting federal and state requirements impacting MPOs, representing ODOT on MPO technical advisory committees, serving as the alternate ODOT representative on the MPO policy committee, evaluating the MPO's proposed Unified Planning Work Program, and authorizing payment for work performed by the MPO. The person also is responsible for coordination with the Cascades West area Commission on Transportation (CWACT), including interpreting applicable federal and state requirements, representing ODOT on the CWACT technical advisory committee and serving as the alternate ODOT representative at CWACT.
This position also participates in the Region 2's development review processes, assessing the potential impacts of private development proposals. Additionally, this position supports Region 2's project delivery efforts, obtaining local approvals, and permits for ODOT projects.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Additional Details: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist region planning and development manager, area manager, and district manager in determining program priorities.
Select contractor teams to accomplish transportation planning and solution projects and activities, including preparing solicitations for contractor services, preparation of work programs, developing, executing, and managing contractor contracts in support of transportation planning and solution projects and activities. Evaluate the work quality, completion of work tasks, and authorize payment for work performed by contractor teams.
Lead project teams consisting of internal and external partners in a collaborative manner, in transportation planning, and solution projects conducted in long-range multi-modal transportation corridor and system planning and community development activities. This includes plans for entire transportation corridors, as well as detailed plans for urban transportation system plans, interchange management plans, access management plans, Special Transportation Area management plans, expressway management plans, and other detailed plans developed through refinement planning.
Incorporate the findings of collaborative planning processes into local comprehensive plans and ordinances.
Represent ODOT during local government land use proceedings in reviews of proposed comprehensive plan amendments and site developments.
Participate in project development teams for construction projects.
Coordinate with the Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO), including serving on the Technical Advisory Committees, evaluating the MPO Unified Planning Work Programs, and authorizing payment for MPO work activities.
Coordinate with the Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation (CWACT), including serving on the Technical Advisory Committee.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field; AND Three (3) years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job. Note: A master's degree in regional planning, public administration, social Science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Six (6) years of planning experience related to the job. Note: Course work in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) year of the progressively responsible experience. A copy of your transcripts must be attached to your application to receive credit.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.
Knowledge of Oregon land use laws, administrative rules, and ODOT modal and topic plans and policies.
Advanced knowledge of transportation planning and community development principles.
Experience in interpreting and working with local government codes and ordinances, to support ODOT long-range planning activities and project delivery efforts.
Proficiency in consensus building and, at all times, exercise tact, diplomacy, and patience.
Ability to communicate and build relationships and trust, informally and formally, with a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external technical staff and subject matter experts.
Demonstrated experience successfully working with minimal supervision on difficult and controversial issues.
Experience working with and making presentations to elected and appointed boards, councils, and commissions at the state and local level.
Experience with contract management, developing and managing project scope, schedule and budget.
Experience working with consulting firms and managing projects that involve consultants, agency staff, federal, state, and local staff.
Experience developing, implementing, and managing project and/or policy-related public involvement programs.
Skilled with a wide range of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, databases, and some specialty transportation planning and analysis software.
Experience working on a wide range of transportation issues (roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, rail, air, and seaport).
Experience with demand management and system management issues and programs.
Experience related to National Environmental Protection Act federally funded transportation planning projects.
Significant amount of travel throughout Region 2 is required, including occasional overnight stays.
Responsible for representing the department in public forums and must occasionally make presentations to unreceptive audiences.
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