Transportation Planner I-II

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
September 23, 2022
Dayton, Ohio
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The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission is accepting applications for the Transportation Planner position.  Under the direction of the Director of Transportation Planning and Funding, this position would share work duties between the MPO and the RTPO transportation planning programs.  The position would involve ownership of certain tasks but also provide support and contribute to the overall transportation planning team.

Duties include the development of the first RTPO regional transportation plan, including coordination with member jurisdictions and regulatory agencies as well as public participation activities.  Additional duties include collecting, maintaining, and analyzing transportation and land use data under a GIS environment, technical data analysis, report writing, and the ability to effectively summarize the data for presentations.  Positions will involve significant local travel.

MVRPC serves an innovative multi-county region of approximately one million people in the area surrounding Dayton, OH (southwest Ohio).  The agency provides planning services to member jurisdictions, and also functions as the MPO for the Dayton area and is currently in the process of becoming a Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) for Darke, Preble, and Shelby Counties.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Considerable knowledge of transportation and land use planning; skill in the use of GIS software (ArcMap).
  • Must possess demonstrated experience with: research and technical writing skills; ability to gather, organize, and analyze information/data of a technical nature.
  • Effective oral/written/presentation communication skills; ability to deal effectively with the public.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite products, Word, Access, and Excel.
  • Must possess a valid current driver’s license (field work required and significant local travel involved).
  • Experience with a public agency is strongly preferred.

Minimum qualifications include:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, planning, urban studies, geography, or related field; with a minimum of one (1) years of related experience

Preferred qualifications:

Two (2) years related experience for the Planner II position.

Starting salary will be determined based on qualifications, $40,000 to $65,000. Submit a cover letter and resume via e- mail to [email protected] or via regular mail to Personnel, Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, 10 North Ludlow, Suite 700, Dayton, OH 45402.

To learn more about Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, visit our website MVRPC offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, plus inclusion in the State of Ohio public retirement plan. Relocation expense reimbursement is negotiable.

Application deadline: September 9, 2022 or until filled.

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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