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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 position of Transportation Engineer/Planner. 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:  February 13, 2015. 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK    The Transportation Engineer/Planner will perform routine professional work in the development, maintenance, and analysis of the HRTPO Transportation Improvement Program.  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
  • Active Transportation

CORE EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS   This position requires, at minimum, a Master’s 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.  Experience in developing and maintaining an advanced Transportation Improvement Program is a plus. 

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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.   


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The HRTPO maintains a drug and alcohol free workplace
Employees who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination