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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. 

Essential Functions:

  • 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. 

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • PA Floodplain Manager Certification desired.

Please send letter of interest, resume and salary history to mzulick@spcregion.org.

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Transportation Planner / Civil Engineer (Full-Time)

General Purpose: Assist with the development, implementation, and administration of programs within the Transportation Planning Department

Essential Functions:

  • 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 hr@spcregion.org

Physical Requirements: 75% Sitting, 10% Walking, 15% Standing, 80% Use of hands, 5% Reaching 90% Talking / Hearing; Lifting < 10 lbs.; Near vision, Color vision
Skills:  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
Knowledge:  Mathematics; Sociology; English Language
Abilities:  Written & Oral Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Written & Oral Expression
Work Environment: Works in an environmentally controlled clean office.

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