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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 1.7 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

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.