The New York State Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (NYSAMPO) is a coalition of the fourteen MPOs in New York State, which have committed to work together toward common goals. We are a diverse group of organizations, representing very large, urban areas like New York City as well as small, urban areas like Elmira. Nevertheless, we have common interests and believe that working together on planning and research initiatives can help our organizations provide high quality transportation planning expertise to the public throughout the State.

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RFPs & Jobs

This section has been created to convey information about job and business opportunities with the 14 MPOs in New York State. As with other pages on this site, we will do our very best to provide you with current information but we also encourage you to look at each agency's website for their up-to-the-minute postings.



There are no advertised solicitations at this time.​


Capital District Transportation Committee - Senior Transportation Engineer

Full-time position located in Albany, NY


Transportation engineering experience, preferably some experience with infrastructure and operations planning, capital program management, and project management. Strong technical skills, writing skills, and presentation skills are important, as well as strong organizational skill. Demonstrated success in budgeting for an d managing engineering tasks are required. CDTC's work environment requires every staff member to display sound judgment and initiative in working with limited supervision. The individual selected will be expected to independently develop task work programs, conduct technical work, engage with stakeholders and the public, manage consultant assistance and complete successful engineering and planning efforts in a timely fashion.

Interested individuals should possess a Master's degree in engineering, or related field and two years related experience/or equivalent combinations of education and experience. Must also have necessary educational requirements for eventual P.E. license.


  • Undertakes large scale regional or sub-regional transportation studies with minimum supervision on an individual basis or as a team leader

  • Supervise subordinate professional staff within assigned areas of responsibility

  • Meet with Executive Director to review staff progress on current tasks and outline upcoming work assignments

  • Prepare work programs (including scope of project, task outlines, staff and resource allocations and schedule) for proposed studies or work activities

  • Responsible for development (under overall supervision of Executive Director) of one or more major CDTC planning elements such as TIP, RTP, UPWP, TSME, etc.; including maintenance and updating

  • Represent CDTC at various public and technical meetings

  • Prepare administrative reports as required by the Executive Director


The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York, and the employees of the Capital District Transportation Committee are not state employees. However, CDTC employees to participate in the New York State and Local Retirement System, and do receive fringe benefits that are similar to state employees, including medical and dental insurance; and vacation, personal, and sick leave.

Salary range is $81,089 - $100,550. Opportunities exist to advance to a Principal Transportation Engineer.


Send cover letter and resume before July 12, 2019 to:

Capital District Transportation Committee

One Park Place

Albany, NY 12205



Republic Airport – Airport Director
Republic Airport (KFRG) is a general aviation public-use airport located in East Farmingdale, New York. The Airport is owned by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and is currently operated by an airport management company. In addition, capital projects at the Airport are managed under a separate capital management contract. The airport operations and capital management companies are supervised by an Airport Director employed directly by NYSDOT.  NYSDOT is seeking the services of a qualified individual with airport management, marketing, and development experience to fulfill the responsibilities of the Airport Director.  The successful incumbent will be responsible for representing New York State’s interest in any and all Airport management and business development activities at Republic. The official station for this position will be at Republic Airport. The Airport Director will report directly to the Assistant Commissioner for the Policy and Planning Division and will work cooperatively with NYSDOT’s Aviation Bureau in Albany, NY.
Job duties and minimum qualifications can be found at: https://statejobs.ny.gov/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=64911
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume no later than April 5, 2019, to:
NYS Department of Transportation
Lisa Snow, Director, Human Resources Management
Attn:  Dawn Ferrier
50 Wolf Road, 1PL
Albany, NY 12232
Email: dot.sm.mo.hr.personnel@dot.ny.gov  

Highland Planning – Senior Planner
Highland Planning is a growing community development consultancy that encourages teamwork, uses technology creatively, and aims to ever improve our professional planning practice. Our firm specialties are public outreach, market analysis, commercial district revitalization, and research management. We are seeking a full-time Senior Planner to manage up to nine research projects over the next two years. This position will also provide support to our public engagement projects. This is a professional position that requires effective facilitation skills, strong writing skills, and the ability to develop, build and maintain working relationships with oversight panel members from across the county, as well as other consultants, firm colleagues, clients, and the general public. We are a creative and collaborative team, and we are seeking someone who matches our firm culture. The firm’s key values are:

  1. Honor people

  2. Go to them

  3. Make it sparkle

  4. Listen

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research and assemble panel of experts based on defined criteria

  • Convene and facilitate panel meetings in Washington DC to define research scope of work, select a consultant, and review contractor work

  • Coordinate contract development with selected consultants and client

  • Organize teleconferences between topic panels and consultants

  • Manage consultant level of effort, schedule and deliverables

  • Review and comment on synthesis reports at different stages of development

  • Arrange for final approval, publication, and dissemination of reports

  • Coordinate and communicate with client to assure success of the research program

  • Monitor project budgets and consultant contracts, and develop progress reports

  • Cultivate relationships with new and existing clients and consultant partners

  • Respond to requests for proposals and develop marketing materials

 Skills & Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in communications, urban planning, public policy, and/or business management or equivalent amount of education and experience

  • Five to seven years of experience in a relevant planning sector, such as public relations, urban planning, or communications

  • At least five years of experience with public engagement and meeting facilitation

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively deliver presentations to small and large groups

  • Strong writing skills with ability to write at both a technical level and strategic level for program updates, consulting reports, PowerPoint presentations and funding applications

  • Excellent project management skills with experience organizing and managing large committees, and developing project consulting scope of services, budget monitoring and progress reporting

  • Exceptional client liaison skills, with ability to maintain regular and effective engagement with key stakeholders, clients, and prime consultant Project Managers

  • Desire and ability to work independently in a self-directed environment, prioritizing workload to meet deadlines

  • GIS, graphic design skills and knowledge of effective public outreach strategies using social media, electronic surveys and other web-based formats or applications are a plus

  • Experience with transportation infrastructure, housing, and community development is a plus

  • Willingness to travel

To Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample that describes your public engagement philosophy to Tanya Zwahlen at tanya@highland-planning.com.  Please specify “Senior Planner Application” in email title. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.