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COMMUNITY PLANNER

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 1.7 million people in 15 jurisdictions. A complete position description can be found below. Starting salary range is $41,000 to $47,000 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.  HRTPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The position is open from October 20 2014 through November 3, 2014

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK    The Community Outreach Planner will assist in the implementation of public outreach activities to engage the general public and key business stakeholders to enhance and improve the work of the HRTPO.  Primary responsibilities include assisting in the implementation of outreach strategies and activities included in the HRTPO Public Participation Plan and HRTPO Title VI and LEP Plan.  Additional activities will include assisting in the development and implementation of a civic engagement process, programs and projects to support the mission of the HRTPO.  Work will be performed under the supervision of the Public Involvement & Title VI Administrator.  This position requires a highly motivated individual, available for more than a traditional work day, with the ability to work well with stakeholders, as well as professional and support staff.  Excellent communication and time management skills a must. 

The successful candidate will assist in the facilitation of civic engagement activities for the HRTPO, including efforts to provide information to and engage traditionally underrepresented populations, implementation of specific outreach processes tailored to maximize the involvement of unique Hampton Roads populations, and provide staff support to the HRTPO Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee. 

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge in:

  • Transportation planning & programming
  • Title VI
  • Environmental Justice
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Public outreach
  • ARC/GIS

CORE EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS   This position requires, at minimum, a Bachelors Degree in a Planning or Communications discipline such as Public Involvement, Public Outreach, Public Affairs, Public Administration, Sociology, Urban Planning or Government; Master’s preferred.  Strong communications skills are required as well as knowledge of electronic communications capabilities.  Must have the ability to follow a supervisor’s instructions and work both independently and collaboratively.  Experience in urban or transportation planning, civic engagement or communications with a public agency is a plus.

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Emergency Management Grants & Project Manager - Starting salary range: $58,000 – $65,000, DOQ/DOE 

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission is seeking a candidate for the position of Emergency Management Grants & Project Manager.  The HRPDC, one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing the local governments in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and serves over 1.7 million people in 17 jurisdictions. This is a 16-month grant-funded position, with the possibility for renewal, that supports the HRPDC and stakeholders within the Hampton Roads region in addressing emergency management and homeland security initiatives.  Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in emergency management and homeland security, finance, project management or other related field preferred.  Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in emergency management or related field will be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.  Emergency management planning certifications and/or grants administration experience a plus.  Full description is available at http://www.hrpdcva.gov/Employment.asp.

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

Closing date: Open until filled.  First review of résumés begins November 7, 2014.

 

 


PRINCIPAL TRANSPORTATION ENGINEER / PLANNER

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 1.7 million people in 15 jurisdictions. A complete position description can be found below. Starting salary range is $73,500 to $100,500, DOQ/DOE. 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, Regional Building, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320, or via email to karledge@hrpdcva.gov.     Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date:  Open until filled 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:  The Principal Transportation Engineer / Planner will lead a team developing a multi-modal long-range transportation plan for the region, subject to Federal requirements of metropolitan planning.  Must perform complex professional and administrative work under the general supervision of the HRTPO Deputy Executive Director.  This will require the ability to work with stakeholders through developing committee agendas, working with the HRTPO Board, possessing excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to manage the work of others.    Communication of technical analyses via written reports and presentations (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required.

The position will also require the use and support of the region’s travel demand forecasting model (using Citilabs software) as a tool for evaluating the region’s transportation system.  The successful candidate must exhibit a thorough understanding of basic transportation engineering / planning concepts and principles and have a Masters degree in Civil Engineering or Urban Planning with a focus on transportation. 

In addition to the above required skills, experience in any of the following areas is desirable:

  • Land use and demographics
  • Transportation finance
  • Air quality conformity analysis
  • Transit, Rail, and non-highway modes
  • Freight transportation
  • Public outreach

CORE EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Urban Planning with a focus on transportation and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience.  Strong quantitative abilities and communications skills are required, as well as the ability to manage the work of others.  The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as needed is expected.  Professional Engineer (PE) or Certified Planner (AICP) registrations are a plus. 

Visit our website at WWW.HRTPO.ORG for more information about our organization.