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Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is Seeking a Senior Transportation Planner

Job Position


Senior Transportation Planner



The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC)/Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) is looking for a Senior Transportation Planner to support metropolitan planning for the regional transportation system. The successful candidate will assist with transportation, comprehensive and subarea planning projects addressing complex transportation, land use, geospatial, economic, environmental and land use issues. The Transportation Planning and Data Section is responsible for the long-range transportation plan, transportation improvement program, freight plan, active transportation, congestion management, transportation safety, transportation equity and transportation-land use planning, data initiatives and management, specific community plans and special planning projects. The Transportation Planning and Data section also performs transportation, geospatial, land use and economic impact analyses, reviews proposed developments, community ordinances and plans for transportation impacts and supports the Planning Commission and Transportation Study boards. As the LVPC/LVTS is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization, the Transportation and Data Team supports and manages the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study committees and actively participates in associated efforts, including trail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, traffic, environmental, equity and freight groups in the region, statewide and nationally.

Transportation Planning and Data Team Members act as community consultants and work collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation, neighboring regions and the State of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley municipal and county governments and a variety of community groups, private sector companies and the public to plan for and manage the region’s infrastructure network. The Transportation Planner will have a high degree of independence and provide direct guidance to the LVPC leadership, other LVPC sections, boards and commissions, and the public. The Transportation Planner will be responsible for project outcomes, representing the LVPC in meetings and is expected to work independently when executing project plans, while receiving overall guidance from the Director of Transportation Planning and Data.

To view full job description and directions on how to apply, please visit: https://lvpc.org/employment.html



General Knowledge of: Principles of land use and long-range planning; regional transportation planning; Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and other federal transportation programs; transportation innovations and trends; fiscal and financial budgeting; nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques, and computer software used in planning, mapping, and statistical analysis as applied to land use; principles of record keeping and records management.

Skills in: Researching and analyzing the factors affecting transportation and the economy; organizing, evaluating, analyzing and presenting data and information; preparing reports and checking designs, details, estimates, plans, and specifications of planning projects; use and interpretation of a variety of data sets for supplementing existing research; analyzing planning issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings; maintaining accurate and interrelated technical records; project management.

Ability to: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; work within a team environment and lead teams; manage projects; communicate effectively in verbal written, and graphic forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers, elected and appointed officials, community groups and the public; develop an understanding of transportation and land use regulations, transportation planning processes, community engagement, city, county state and Federal laws codes and regulations pertaining to transportation planning; cultivate knowledge in research techniques for land use trends and regulations; install and maintain various data collection equipment using various hand and power tools. Perform other duties as assigned

How to Apply 


Only e-mail submissions to jobs@lvpc.org will be accepted and must include:

  • Current resume detailing your education and experience.
  • Letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you would like to be considered. Please address this letter to, Becky Bradley, AICP, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, 961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18109.
  • Minimum of three (3) references with names, address, telephone number, e-mail and relationship information for each person.

Position open until filled. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately.