The City of Cleveland, Tennessee is accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Transportation/Long Range Planner.
The Transportation/ Long Range Planner will have a role in the development and maintenance of the planning documents and processes for the MPO, including the Unified Planning and Work Program (UPWP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The Transportation/ Long Range Planner’s work will include collecting and analyzing data and preparing maps, reports and other planning documents; for the purpose of making recommendations and providing information to the MPO Coordinator and others for use in the MPO’s transportation planning process. The Transportation/ Long Range Planner will participate in transportation corridor studies and other duties as assigned. In addition to preparing written reports, the Transportation/ Long Range Planner will be able to represent the MPO in meetings of technical staff, transportation officials, and others, and assist with the MPO’s public participation efforts and performs other duties as assigned.
Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter and three references to the City of Cleveland Human Resources Department Office, PO Box 1519, Cleveland, TN 37364-1519 or submit by email to Kimberly Spence, HR Director @ firstname.lastname@example.org who may be contacted at (423)472-4551 for questions. The anticipated starting salary range is approximately $45,024 to $50,427, depending upon qualifications. The City offers a competitive benefits package. The position will be open until filled.
Qualified applicants will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in community planning, transportation planning, public administration, engineering, landscape architecture or other related field. A minimum 2-4 years of transportation planning related experience is desirable. A related Master’s degree and/or AICP certification are desired and may be considered as a partial substitute for experience.
Experience with GIS is required and experience with TransCad transportation modeling software is desirable. Experience with website maintenance and social media communication is desirable. Experience in the collection and analysis of data relevant to issues in passenger and freight transportation issues is important, as is experience in multi-modal transportation planning issues. Understanding of the relationships between land use and economic development and transportation planning is important. Proof of education and experience is required. Valid Tennessee driver’s license required.
Additional Salary Information: The anticipated starting salary range is approximately $45,024 to $50,427, depending upon qualifications.
About City of Cleveland, TN
The City of Cleveland, Tennessee is located just north of Chattanooga in Bradley County along I-75. Cleveland is a city of approximately 50,000 population. Cleveland has a strong manufacturing base with major employers including Whirlpool Corporation, Wacker-Chemie, Olin Chemical, M&M Mars, Duracell, and others; it is also very near Chattanooga's Volkswagen assembly plant. It is "The Gateway to the Ocoee", offering a area of outdoor recreation opportunities in adjacent Polk County which is part of the Cleveland MSA. It sits astride the I-75 connector to the new intermodal Georgia inland port facility on U.S. 411. It is the core community within the Cleveland Urban Area MPO which serves portions of two counties and a population of over 100,000. The City is working to revitalize its downtown and become a more walkable community. Citizens prize the greenway system which has grown to several miles in length, connecting schools, parks, shopping areas, and other attractions. The City has a transit system which it is also seeking to improve.