Ridesharing Specialist

General Purpose

Supports, develops and implements the efforts of the CommuteInfo ridesharing 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. Reports to Ridesharing Program Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in the developing and implementing work plans for various CommuteInfo services/initiatives.
  • 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 CommuteInfo 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 ridesharing.
  • Coordinates/maintains/updates CommuteInfo 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 preferred; and 1-2 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.

Government Contract Procurement Program Manager

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) in Pittsburgh, the region’s economic development district, seeks a Government Contract Procurement Program Manager to assist with the development, implementation and administration of all programs and projects designed to provide information and technical assistance to promote small businesses seeking government contracts.  Position reports to the Planning and Development Director.

Typical Assignments:

  • Research and maintain information resources that identify current government contract opportunities and supportive data.
  • Applies knowledge of government contract procurement regulations and procedures in the development and implementation of training and marketing programs.
  • Provides consultant services to small businesses seeking government contracts.
  • Applies knowledge of public and private funding to secure and maintain funding / grant programs.
  • Assists in developing programs including budgets and work plans.
  • Builds partnerships with funding agencies and program centers thru networking and other focus type events.
  • Manages compliance with funding agencies.
  • Develop and conduct informational/promotional workshops and seminars.
  • Maintains and updates files and records on program activity.
  • All other duties as assigned by Supervisor/Manager.

Qualifications/skills and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration or closely related field required.
  • At least 2 years of related experience.
  • Experience of working with government agencies of all levels.
  • General computer skills with the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Experience using Client Relationship Manager Programs (NeoSerra and/or Executive Pulse) preferred.
  • Valid PA Drivers License.

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.

SPC President and CEO

Dr. James Hassinger, SPC President and CEO, advised the Board in February of last year that he planned to retire from SPC in 2020 and the board hired the firm of Krauthamer and Associates to conduct the executive search process to find his successor. During Jim’s tenure, the organization expanded to one of the largest regional councils of its kind serving both urban and rural areas in transportation and economic development. SPC has been recognized nationally for innovative strategic planning approaches directed by Jim including extensive use of public engagement and technology. For more information about the position please see the following link: http://narc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SPC-President-and-CEO.pdf

Regional 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, GIS, transport modeling, data collection, database development -data analysis 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 primary project area depending on their interests and aptitudes:

  • Traffic Data Collection (primarily outdoor work);
  • Transportation Models & Data Analysis (primarily indoor work);
  • Operations and Safety (both indoor and outdoor work)
  • Active Transportation Planning

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, Information Science, Data Analytics (with experience in programming languages such as R, Python or similar) 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 $13.00. Travel will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate of $.575/mile.

Additional information about SPC can be found at http://wwwspcregion.org.

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.

EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer