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Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Seeking a Transportation Planner

Job Position


Transportation Planner



The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is looking for a Transportation Planner to provide regional transportation planning services for the Lehigh Valley community. The successful candidate will assist with comprehensive and subarea planning projects addressing complex transportation and land use issues. The LVPC Transportation Planning and Data Section is responsible for the Long-Range Transportation Plan components of FutureLV: The Regional Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Freight Plan, Walk/RollLV: Active Transportation Plan, among other specific plans and projects. The Transportation Planning and Data Section also, performs transportation impact analyses, reviews proposed developments, community ordinances and plans and supports the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. The Transportation Planner also support the federally designated Lehigh Valley Transportation Study committees and actively participates in associated efforts, including: trail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, traffic, and freight groups.

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 transportation, land use and long-range planning; regional transportation planning; transportation innovations and trends; fiscal and financial budgeting; nomenclature, symbols, methods, practices, techniques, and computer software used in
planning, drafting, 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; 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; communicate effectively in verbal written, and graphic forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with coworkers, 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. 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.