Community Planner- FHWA, Providence & Cambridge

The position serves as a Community Planner with the Federal Highway Administration. The position is responsible for providing leadership, program expertise and technical support for the implementation of FHWA’s Planning program with an emphasis on transportation planning, programming, and project development. The position is also responsible for providing technical assistance to FHWA staff, State and local agencies, and other parties in the development.

As a Community Planner, you will:

Be responsible for coordinating work efforts within FHWA, USDOT, Census Bureau, other federal agencies, national cooperative programs, universities, State DOTs, and local government agencies. Represent the FHWA and the Federal Government to outside agencies and stakeholders as an authoritative source on Transportation Planning. 

Structure and guide research programs and projects to build understanding and advance Transportation Planning programs of states and MPOs. Develop programs and strategies to deploy innovative data collection and analysis capabilities for use by FHWA, FTA, EPA, States and local planning agencies.

Provide authoritative guidance to Federal, State and local governments on Transportation Planning issues. Identify program issues and capability gaps using formal evaluations and contacts with professional and stakeholder groups. Develop new program directions and initiatives in response to capability gaps; designs, develops, and directs studies to be undertaken in-house or by outside contractors to resolve these gaps. Evaluates work results and implications with respect to overall program objectives and policy implications.

The Ideal Candidate is a senior level executive who possess a mastery of Transportation planning and project management techniques and an in-depth knowledge of Transportation Planning processes, guidance, and policy. In addition, the ideal candidate should be an expert public speaker with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

Degree: community planning; or related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance.

Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.

Salary: $131,178 - $176,300 per year

Full job description and application are here.

Job closing date: 10/28/2022

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