[ Public Involvement Specialist—Transportation Planning ] [ Transportation Planning Interns (Full Time) ]
Public Involvement Specialist--Transportation Planning
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is seeking a Transportation Planner – Public Involvement to lead public involvement activities in the regional transportation planning process. Leads the administration of the Public Participation Panels (Panels), including communications, membership appointments and meeting facilitation. This person serves as the liaison with the Panels, SPC member government staff and planning partners such as PennDOT, FHWA, FTA, municipalities, transit providers, etc. Leads the agency’s public participation process, including the Panels, public review and comment periods, public meetings and meeting notices, and public comment and participation reports.
Creates and disseminates agency social media, video and other media content messaging. Designs and conducts public input survey research. Facilitates public meetings, workshops, open houses, focus groups and webcast meetings. Applies federal and state transportation planning regulations in the development of communications concerning the agency’s program activity internally and externally via oral and written communications.
Education / Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Mass Media, Marketing, Public Affairs, Regional/Urban Planning, or other closely related field required. Masters degree preferred.
- At least 5 years of experience in a regional council/metropolitan planning organization and/or public involvement/public affairs experience, including meeting and group discussion facilitation.
- General computer skills with particular skill in social media, video production, spreadsheets and the ability to learn new software applications.
- Foreign language skill helpful.
- Local travel and evening hours required occasionally. Valid PA driver’s license required.
Position is open until filled. Email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Transportation Planning Interns (Full Time)
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region including the City of Pittsburgh and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland.
SPC is seeking interns (May-August) for various transportation planning projects including traffic counting, transport modeling, traffic operations studies, freight planning, safety studies, pedestrian and bicycle planning, data collection and related activities. The work environment will vary for different projects. Most positions will include both indoor and outdoor assignments. Interns will be assigned to one of five primary project areas depending on their interests and aptitudes:
Interns may be asked to assist with projects outside their primary project areas. Preferred candidates would be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Geography, Planning, Civil Engineering or a related field. Access to a vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license will be required for some positions.
Hourly rate is $12.50. Travel will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $0.535/mile.
Additional information about SPC can be found at http://wwwspcregion.org.
Email response preferred. Send letter of interest and resume in confidence to email@example.com or by mail to Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3451.
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