Development Specialist / Water Resource Planner (Full-Time)
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking a Development Specialist / Water Resource Planner to develop, implement and administer community & economic development related programs, with an emphasis on water resource planning and stormwater management.
Serve as a liaison with the public, municipalities, county planning organizations various government agencies and partners promoting storm water management and regional development initiatives.
Research, compile, analyze and coordinate technical, financial, policy area information pertaining to the agency’s program activity.
Apply federal and state development guidelines and regulations in the development of communications concerning the agency’s program activity.
Maintain and update files and databases on program activity.
Review and edit reports and memorandums.
Plan, prepare for, and staff both technical and specialty meetings.
Provide technical assistance/coordination within the 10-County region for the completion of/updates to PA Act 167 Stormwater Management Plans.
Develop, implement, and administer work plans for regional water resource management initiatives. Initiatives include but are not limited to: Act 167 Planning, MS4 program compliance.
Development of educational/outreach materials such as fact sheets, technical guidance documents and work with key staff on maintaining and expanding the Water Resource Center’s website.
Assist with the development of newsletters and other materials.
Coordination of regional trainings/meetings on various water-related topics.
Apply knowledge of public and private funding to acquire and maintain funding and grant programs. Assist with grant applications.
Conduct field work/data collection as needed.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental Biology or other closely related field.
3-5 years of experience in water resource planning/community/economic development.
Experience in resiliency planning, PA Act 167 Stormwater Planning, MS4 program, Green Infrastructure and other stormwater best management practices.
Experience in program management, water resource planning and knowledge of public sector regional planning, municipal governments and state & federal grant research & management.
Must have exceptional communication, writing, organizational, analytical and database/computer skills. GIS skills a plus.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple economic development projects and work with federal & state officials on a regular basis.
Self-starter. Ability to work independently and also as part of a team.
Experienced in outdoor data collection, comfortable working outdoors in inclement weather and a variety of environments. Use of engineering survey equipment for data collection is a plus.
Must have access to a reliable vehicle for in-region travel and a valid driver’s license.
General Purpose: Assist with the development, implementation, and administration of programs within the Transportation Planning Department
Liaison with the public and various government agencies promoting regional transportation planning
Update, maintain, and manage data associated with the Congestion Management Program
Assist with the studies developed by the Regional Traffic Signal Program
Assist in the development of the Regional Operations Plan
Participate in Regional Road Safety audits
Research, compile, analyze, and coordinate technical, financial, and policy information pertaining to the agency’s program activity
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 reports
Maintains and updates files and databases on program activity
Reviews and edits select reports and technical memorandums
Processes and summarizes input and communications for possible inclusion in plan and program development
Plans, makes preparation for, and staffs both technical and specialty meetings
Develops and maintains partnerships with other planning agencies within the region
Applies knowledge of federal and state transportation funding to secure and/or maintain grant programs
Discuss purpose of transportation projects with planning officials
Advise planning officials on feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, and alternative recommendations for project
All other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager
Education / Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Engineering, or other closely related field required. Masters degree preferred.
At least 4-6 years of experience in traffic engineering or transportation planning
Must have exceptional communication, organization, analytical and database/computer skills
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects and work with federal and state officials on a regular basis
Please submit letter of interest, resume, and salary history to email@example.com
75% Sitting, 10% Walking, 15% Standing, 80% Use of hands, 5% Reaching 90% Talking / Hearing; Lifting < 10 lbs.; Near vision, Color vision
Reading Comprehension, Information Gathering, Critical Thinking, Information Organization, Synthesis/Reorganization, Active Listening, Writing, Speaking, Problem Identification, Coordination, Judgment & Decision Making, Idea Generation & Evaluation, Systems Perception
Mathematics; Sociology; English Language
Written & Oral Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Written & Oral Expression
Works in an environmentally controlled clean office.
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