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Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Seeking Planner

Job Position


Transportation Planner

Job Description


Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of transportation planner. The Commission provides regional and county planning support for a diverse area of about 550,000 people and is the lead planning staff for the Harrisburg Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which facilitates the implementation of a $230 million, 4-year transportation improvement program.

The successful candidate will collect, compile and analyze transportation and socio-economic data for use in preparing technical studies and reports; assist in updating long range transportation plans; assume leadership responsibilities for the MPO congestion management, safety, travel demand modeling, and air quality processes; and provide support for on-going transportation activities as well as other requirements necessary to maintain federal program compliance.

Subdivision/land development, sewer module, zoning, and other local plan reviews can be expected as part of the job. Attendance at evening meetings to support the local planning assistance program will be required and the successful candidate will be expected to provide personal transportation to these meetings, mileage for which will be reimbursed as provided under the IRS code.

Job Requirements


The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in transportation planning, a functioning knowledge of GIS, be comfortable working with databases, and hold a degree in planning. Strong written/oral communication skills, a working knowledge of planning concepts and trends, GIS and computer proficiency are expected. Familiarity with the PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) and MPO regulations is a plus.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of education, experience, communication skills, and computer proficiency. The starting salary for this position is negotiable based on experience and the qualifications noted above.

TCRPC offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision and employee life insurance coverage. New employees are afforded 10 paid holidays, 10 sick days annually, as well as four days of paid time off and 10 days of vacation. Additional leave is given based on evening meeting hours. The Commission also offers a defined contribution pension plan after six (6) months of employment.

How to Apply


Please submit a resume with cover letter by 4 pm on August 18, 2017 to treardon@tcrpc-pa.org, or mail a hard copy to:

Timothy P. Reardon, AICP
Executive Director
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
112 Market St, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101