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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRPDC/HRTPO).  The HRPDC/HRTPO is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Executive Director to lead the agency in expanding discussion and effecting increased regional cooperation and policy development in a number of areas including land use, transportation and environmental planning. The HRPDC/HRTPO area, consisting of seventeen (17) member local governments is located in Southeastern Virginia, has a population of about 1.7 million people and is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States. Residents enjoy a high quality of life in a coastal area known for its history, scenic beauty and well managed, progressive and environmentally conscious governments. The HRPDC currently serves as fiscal agent for the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization and provides administrative support services for the HRTPO.  Salary:  Negotiable DOE/DOQ.  Equal Opportunity Employer 

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The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) is seeking a candidate for the above referenced position. The HRTPO serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and serves over 1.6 million people in 13 jurisdictions. A complete position description can be found below. Starting salary range is $41,000 to $49,000 DOQ. Qualified applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

Send cover letter and résumé to Kelli Arledge, Human Resources Administrator, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320, or via email to karledge@hrpdcva.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer

CLOSING DATE:  December 5, 2014 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK    The Transportation Engineer/Planner will perform routine professional work in handling a variety of assignments in the areas of transportation planning in a regional planning office.  The position will have two broad areas of focus.  You will be part of a team developing a multi-modal long-range transportation plan for the region.  The position will also require the use and support of the region’s travel demand forecasting model for project evaluation, corridor studies, and as a tool for evaluating the region’s transportation system. This position will require the ability to work well with stakeholders, as well as professional and support staff.  In addition, excellent communication and time management skills, including the ability to interpret and communicate technical analyses via written reports and presentations (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) are required.

The successful candidate must exhibit knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of transportation planning/engineering and analysis, as well as applicable federal and state transportation regulations, and have a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Urban Planning with a focus on transportation.    

The following are desirable areas of experience. 

  • Travel demand modeling  (Citilabs software)
  • Transit and other non-highway modes (bicycle/pedestrian)
  • Landuse and demographics
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple and diverse stakeholders
  • GIS (ESRI products)
  • Communication of technical analyses via written reports and presentations (Microsoft Office products:  Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Lack of experience in some areas is acceptable, given that the candidate has the aptitude and desire to learn.  Knowledge of CUBE, GIS is a definite plus.

CORE EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS   This position requires, at minimum, a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or Urban Planning (transportation focus) with 1-3 years of progressively responsible experience in local or regional transportation planning and experience in working on transportation policies, plans or major projects. A Bachelor’s degree with higher experience will be considered in lieu of a Masters degree.  Strong quantitative abilities and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to follow a supervisor’s instructions.  The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as needed is expected. 

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The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, a regional planning agency, representing the interests of the 1.7 million residents in the 17 localities of Hampton Roads is seeking a Senior Water Resources Planner/Scientist.   Candidates should have expertise in stormwater and water quality regulatory programs. Applicants must possess strong communication, research, writing, analytical, and computer skills. GIS knowledge and experience desirable. Requires MS/MA/MPA in Planning, Environmental Science, or closely related field and a background in stormwater, water quality, and environmental policy.  A BS/BA with at least 5 years of experience may substitute for an advanced degree.  Full description is available at http://hrpdcva.gov/page/employment.  Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to Kelli Arledge, Human Resources Administrator, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320, or via email at karledge@hrpdcva.gov.  Review of applications will begin November 17, 2014. EOE.