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LVPC Seeking Director of Transportation Planning

Job Position

Director of Transportation Planning

Job Description

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is seeking a candidate for Director of Transportation Planning to lead a team developing and managing the implementation of the regional multi-modal long-range transportation plan, and implementation of this plan, subject to Federal and state requirements of metropolitan and county planning. The Director of Transportation Planning performs complex professional, stakeholder development and administrative work under the general supervision of the LVPC Executive Director. The Director of Transportation Planning also, works closely with the community, Lehigh Valley Planning Commissioners and Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Board. As such, possessing excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to manage the work of others is key. Communication of technical analyses via written reports and presentations (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) is also required.

The position will entails understanding of and management of staff operating the region’s travel demand forecasting model (using Citilabs and REMI software) and Geographic information Systems with the support of the Assistant Director of Transportation Planning. The successful candidate must exhibit a thorough understanding of transportation planning and principles and have a Master’s degree in Urban, City, Regional or Transportation Planning or Civil Engineering.

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In addition to the above required skills, experience in any of the following areas is desirable:

  • Land use and demographics
  • Transportation finance
  • Air quality conformity analysis and performance measurement
  • Transit, pedestrian and bicycle modes
  • Freight transportation
  • Public outreach and engagement

Job Requirements 

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, practices, and procedures involved in transportation planning, engineering, metropolitan planning organization operations, and management
  • Methods, practices, and procedures involved in regional and/or local government transportation planning
  • Traffic and safety laws
  • Modern business financial principles and practices
  • Record keeping practices
  • Community engagement concepts
  • Contract administration
  • Computer programs, including Microsoft Office

Ability to:

  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Work in a team environment and assist other LVPC sections
  • Interact with citizen groups, elected officials and high level administrators
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities
  • Establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public
  • Provide leadership in formulating and directing policies and programs and engendering a creative environment
  • Prepare clear and concise reports
  • Prepare grant proposals and administer grants

Minimum Job Requirements
A Master’s degree in Urban, City, Regional or Transportation Planning, Engineering, or related field plus eight years or more of experience in a related field. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary and Benefits
Highly competitive. Dependent on experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits, generous paid vacation and time-off package. Collegial environment where innovation is supported and encouraged.

How to Apply

Complete job description available at www.lvpc.org

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 the letter to Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Executive Director, 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

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission/Lehigh Valley Transportation Study is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format, may call (610) 264-4544.