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Transportation Planner | TDM Coordinator | Regional Planning Internships

Transportation Planner

General Purpose

Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation (SPC), Southwestern Pennsylvania’s metropolitan planning organization, seeks a Transportation Planner/Public Administration Professional to assist with the development, implementation, and administration of transportation programs within the Transportation Program Development Department. Position reports to the Transportation Program Development Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and administration of various regional transportation programs, including the 4-year regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the regional Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
  • Apply knowledge of federal and state transportation funding to identify and project revenues that are reasonably assumed to be available in the future for use in developing SPC transportation plans and programs.
  • Maintain and enhance data models and systems, predominately in MS Excel, for financial planning, funding projections, investment planning, historical funding level tracking, asset condition tracking, and transportation needs documentation.
  • Research, analyze, and coordinate technical financial, and policy area information pertaining to transportation issues and how it relates to SPC transportation program activity.
  • Produce technical memorandums and white papers related transportation funding, financial analysis, investment planning, transportation funding needs, and funding program comparisons.
  • Apply federal and state transportation planning regulations to the development of SPC programs and assist in communicating the agency’s related transportation program activity to SPC members, other planners, PennDOT officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor developments at the federal and state agency and legislative levels pertaining to transportation infrastructure investments and funding.
  • Process/summarize input and communications from the public, other planners, and transportation agencies for consideration into the region’s transportation planning process.
  • Assemble, extract, and analyze transportation data and financial data needed for the development of specialty areas within the region’s TIP.
  • Provide technical support and expertise to member jurisdictions with transportation funding elements and system needs identification.
  • Assist with development and screening of candidate projects for SPC transportation programs.

Qualifications:

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, or other closely related field.
  • Over 5 years of experience in planning, public administration or transportation planning preferred.
  • Must have exceptional communication, organization, and analytical skills.
  • Must have computer skills including proficiency in conducting data analysis in Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with bridge/roadway data methodologies/applications and federal transportation performance measures a plus.

To Apply

  • Email letter of interest and resume to: hr@spcregion.org
  • EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
  • SPC provides competitive compensation, including an excellent benefits package, flex time, mileage reimbursement, holiday/vacation pay and more.

Transportation Demand Management Coordinator

General Purpose:

Supports, develops and implements the efforts of the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program services including the outreach to employers, employees, schools, and the general public to provide information on travel demand management strategies and alternate modes of transportation.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the developing and implementing work plans for various TDM services/initiatives.
  • Collaborates with regional partners to develop TDM Programs to meet regional needs. This includes coordination with the region’s Transportation Management Associations.
  • Answers and logs ridesharing calls – produces and distributes match lists and program reports as needed.
  • Maintains files of program activity, including managing the ridesharing software and database of information to provide connectivity between businesses, clients and poolers.
  • Serves as a liaison with the public, businesses and associations developing and maintaining partnerships promoting the TDM program’s services and presents and explains the program to various audiences.
  • Performs initial and follow-up contact with inquires to determine program utilization.
  • Develops, reviews and edits select reports and memorandums.
  • Plans, makes preparation for, and staffs both technical and specialty meetings.
  • Participates in special events and programs to promote TDM.
  • Coordinates/maintains/updates TDM program’s social media/website efforts.
  • Assists with the implementation of the regional TDM Plan.
  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Associates degree from a two-year college or technical school; Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business or Marketing preferred; and 0-5 years of related experience or training; or combination of experience and education.
  • General computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications
  • Valid PA Drivers License
  • Ability to operate (for demonstration purposes) all vehicles used in the program.

To Apply:

  • Email letter of interest and resume to: hr@spcregion.org
  • EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer
  • SPC provides competitive compensation, including an excellent benefits package; flex time, mileage reimbursement, holiday/vacation pay and more.

Regional Planning Intern – Models & Data Analysis

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 an intern (May-August) for its Models & Data Analysis Unit to assist with various ongoing projects in need of transport modeling, data collection, data management, database development, data analysis, and related activities.

Based on the candidate’s aptitude and interests, work activities could include:

  • Assist in coding of scripts (R, Python, etc.) to automate current manual processes.
  • Help develop and review content for SPC’s Regional Data Center webpage.
  • Database management to integrate data from new sources into existing libraries.
  • Data analysis including preparation of charts, maps, and infographics in support of other SPC Departments and projects.
  • Data entry and analysis to develop and update GIS layers to visualize characteristics of the region’s transportation network including roads, bridges, and freight facilities; public transportation routes and service levels; and bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
  • Assist with analysis of data from the US Census Bureau and other public data providers.

Preferred candidates would be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in Regional/Urban Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, Information Science, Data Analytics, or related field with interests in Programming, Transportation Planning, Geographic Information Systems, and Transport Modeling.Working knowledge and application of programming languages (such as R, Python, or similar) as well as ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online and completion of a college-level GIS course is strongly preferred. Excellent written/oral communication and computer skills are also preferred.

The work environment is primarily in an office setting, although some work may lend itself to be performed virtually.

The position is expected to be full-time (37.5 hour work week) at an hourly rate of $15.00.  Start and end dates are somewhat flexible but expected to run from around mid-May through August. Email response preferred. Send letter of interest and resume in confidence to hr@spcregion.org or by mail to Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA  15219-3451.

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