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Employment Opportunities at the HRTPO




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. 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 Peterson, Human Resources Administrator, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320, or via email to Equal Opportunity Employer

CLOSING DATE:  April 18, 2014. 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK    The Transportation Analyst will perform routine professional work in the analysis of transportation funding and legislation.  In addition, the successful candidate will be involved in other assignments in the areas of transportation planning and programming, including transportation finance and a variety of transportation studies.  This position requires 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 clearly 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.    

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

  • Transportation finance
  • GIS (ESRI products and Google Map)
  • Transit, rail, and non-highway modes

CORE EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS   This position requires, at minimum, a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or Urban Planning (transportation focus). A Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in local, regional, or state transportation planning 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 is required.   

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