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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.

RFPs

Request for Quotations

Orange County Department of Planning

Technical Assistance to Prepare Conceptual Site Plans, Graphics, Applicable Design Details and Cost Estimates

 

The County of Orange (“County”), by and through its Department of Planning (“OCPD”), seeks quotes, from qualified, experienced offerors, to prepare conceptual site plans, graphics, applicable design details, and cost estimates for the development of targeted trails, corridors, intersections and other identified locations.


A quote, together with all requested documentation and a statement of qualifications, experience and references, must be submitted via fax or email to the attention of Alan J. Sorensen, Commissioner of Planning at: (845) 291-2533 or asorensen@orangecountygov.com, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2024.

The Request for Quotations and associated documents can be viewed below:

RFQ

Project Area Map

Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) Map

Pay-to-Play Law and Forms

Agreement for Consultant Services

Request for Proposals

Metropolitan Transportation Plan Development Services

issued by

Capital Region Transportation Council

Albany, N.Y.

April 15, 2024

The Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) carrying out federal requirements for cooperative transportation planning and project programming in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties (except for the Town of Moreau and the Village of South Glens Falls) in New York State. The Transportation Council is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms or individuals to provide Metropolitan Transportation Plan Development Services.


The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is a long range (20+ year) regional plan that guides transportation planning and project programming decisions made by the Transportation Council. The plan will be known as In Motion: The Plan to 2050 with services needed in the areas of graphic design, photo and video collection, scenario planning, assessment of infrastructure needs, and financial planning.


The Metropolitan Transportation Plan Development Services project is being funded by the Transportation Council through its 2024-2025 Unified Planning Work Program. The project has a fixed budget of $250,000 for consultant services. The Transportation Council will administer the consultant contract and the project shall be completed by September 2025.


Sandra Misiewicz will serve as the project manager and will be the primary contact for technical and administration questions. Contact Latanya Sellie at the Transportation Council for a complete copy of the RFP. Both Sandra and Latanya can be reached by calling 518-458-2161 or emailing info@capitalmpo.org.


Proposals are due at 5:00 PM EST on Friday, May 10, 2024 via email to info@capitalmpo.org or on a USB flash drive to the Capital Region Transportation Council, 1 Park Place, Suite 101, Albany NY 12205-2676. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Submission Due:        May 10, 2024

Contract Term:           Through September 2025

Contact:                       Sandra Misiewicz, Executive Director                                    

                                      Capital Region Transportation Council                                     

                                      One Park Place, Suite 101                                     

                                      Albany, NY 12205                                     

                                      518-458-2161                                      

                                      info@capitalmpo.org

Request for Proposals

Driver Mode Shift Survey for New York's Capital Region

issued by

Capital Region Transportation Council

Albany, N.Y.

March 25, 2024

The Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) carrying out federal requirements for cooperative transportation planning and programming in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties (except for the Town of Moreau and the Village of South Glens Falls) in New York State. The Transportation Council is requesting proposals from qualified firms or individuals to undertake the Driver Mode Shift Survey for New York’s Capital Region.


The project purpose is to design, implement, and analyze the results of a regional Driver Mode Shift Survey to identify factors that motivate drivers’ mode choices and under what circumstances those choices may shift. The survey will support regional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) planning and program development. This RFP was revised since its January 8, 2024 release to remove requirements related to oversampling and administering the survey in multiple languages.


The study is being funded by the Transportation Council through its 2024-25 Unified Planning Work Program. The survey has a fixed budget of $60,000 for consultant services. The Transportation Council will administer the consultant contract and would like to see this study completed within 8 calendar months from the date of contract execution.


Rima Shamieh will serve as the project manager and will be the primary contact for technical and administration questions. Contact Latanya Sellie at the Transportation Council for a complete copy of the RFP. Both Rima and Latanya can be reached by calling 518-458-2161 or emailing info@capitalmpo.org.


Proposals are due at 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 via email to info@capitalmpo.org or on a USB flash drive to the Capital Region Transportation Council, 1 Park Place, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12205. Paper submissions will not be accepted.


Submission Due:        April 23, 2024
Contract Term:           Eight Months
Contact:                       Rima Shamieh, Transportation Planner
                                      Capital Region Transportation Council
                                      One Park Place, Suite 101
                                      Albany, NY 12205
                                      518-458-2161
                                      info@capitalmpo.org

Request for Expressions of Interest

Central Avenue West Corridor Study

issued by

Capital Region Transportation Council

Albany, N.Y.

February 13, 2024

The Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) carrying out federal requirements for cooperative transportation planning and programming in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties (except for the Town of Moreau and the Village of South Glens Falls) in New York State. The Transportation Council is requesting expressions of interest from qualified firms or individuals to undertake the Central Avenue West Corridor Study.


This project was proposed by the Town of Colonie and is intended to examine land use and transportation concepts for the Central Avenue (NY State Route 5) corridor from New Karner Road to the Colonie-Niskayuna boundary (3 miles). The study will develop a Corridor Concept Report that will include concepts for multimodal transportation improvements, access management, land use, traffic safety and operations, and more.


The study is being funded by the Town of Colonie and the Transportation Council through its 2023-2024 Community and Transportation Linkage Planning Program, an implementation program of the Transportation Council’s New Visions Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The study has a fixed budget of $150,000 for consultant services. The Transportation Council, on behalf of the Town of Colonie, will administer the Consultant contract and will jointly manage the study with the Town. The Transportation Council and the Town of Colonie would like to see this study completed within 12 calendar months from the date of contract execution.


Andrew Tracy will serve as the project manager and will be the primary contact for technical and administration questions. Contact Latanya Sellie at the Transportation Council for a complete copy of the REI. Both Andrew and Latanya can be reached by calling 518-458-2161 or emailing info@capitalmpo.org.


Letters of interest are due at 5:00 PM EST on March 12th via email to info@capitalmpo.org or on a USB flash drive to the Capital Region Transportation Council, 1 Park Place, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12205. Paper submissions will not be accepted.

Submission Due:         March 12, 2024

Contract Term:            Twelve Months

Contact:                        Andrew Tracy, Senior Transportation Engineer                                 

                                       Capital Region Transportation Council                                     

                                       One Park Place, Suite 101                                     

                                       Albany, NY 12205                                     

                                       518-458-2161                                      

                                       info@capitalmpo.org

Jobs

Capital Region Transportation Council

Transportation Planner

 

Location: Albany, NY
Position: Full-time (Onsite)
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000
Benefits: Paid Time Off; Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, New York State and Local Retirement System
Application Deadline: June 14, 2024


Description
The Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Capital Region based in Albany, New York. The Transportation Council works with State, regional, and local government partners to plan for and implement a safe, resilient, and modern transportation system. We are seeking Transportation Planners to support the development and implementation of the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan, support community planning studies, work with geospatial data and use GIS, and to implement Clean Cities programs. Clean Cities is a US Department of Energy program with a network of coalitions that provide educational and networking opportunities on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuel vehicles. The Transportation Council hosts the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition. Transportation planners will be supervised by the Executive Director and senior staff and are expected to work in a team environment, capable of managing multiple tasks concurrently. Ideal candidates are excellent communicators, self-starters, motivators, and leaders.


Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Master’s degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, GIS, geospatial sciences, geography, environmental planning, or a related field; OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban and regional planning, GIS, geospatial sciences, geography, environmental planning, or a related field with two (2) years of workplace experience; OR

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined above.


Relevant Skills

  • Understanding of transportation planning principles and best practices.

  • Understanding of sustainable transportation principles and practices. A foundational understanding of technical issues related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies (e.g., idle reduction, energy efficiency, etc.) is a plus.

  • Understanding of the connection between land use, transportation, and community design.

  • Strong technical, written and presentation skills. A writing sample is required.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and experience with Adobe Creative Suite products.

  • Experience with ESRI software products including ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. Familiarity with ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Network Analyst, and ArcGIS Spatial Analyst is a plus.

  • Experience with public participation and the use of social media.

  • Experience with data collection in the field.

  • Experience with map design in ArcPro. A map sample may be requested.

  • Experience analyzing spatial information and communicating that information.


Responsibilities

  • Supporting the implementation of the Clean Cities work plan including promotion of alternative fuel vehicle technologies, fuel-efficiency practices, organizing training and workshops, and assessing the infiltration of alternative fuel vehicles in the regional fleet.

  • Supporting the development of major Transportation Council planning products including the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

  • Assisting with public participation activities.

  • Drafting technical memos and assisting with the preparation of planning documents including text, tables, and graphs.

  • Supporting senior staff in managing consultant led planning activities including developing project scopes of work, reviewing consultant proposals, and reviewing draft products.

  • Collecting, researching, managing, and analyzing transportation planning and infrastructure data, including demographic data (ACS, CTPP, & 2020 Census), crash data for safety planning, and data related to performance measures.

  • Building, enriching, and maintaining databases and geodatabases.

  • Creating maps and reports to support regional and local planning studies.

  • Developing web maps and data dashboards

The Transportation Council is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.


Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample by June 14, 2024, to:


Sandra Misiewicz, AICP
Executive Director
Capital Regional Transportation Council
1 Park Place, Suite 101, Albany, New York 12205
or email info@capitalmpo.org


If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us and we will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

 

Center for Community Transportation

Executive Director

 

The Center for Community Transportation (CCT) in Ithaca, New York, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance community access to transportation while reducing its negative environmental and economic impacts. The CCT includes three major programs: Ithaca Carshare, Ithaca Bikeshare, and Bike Walk Tompkins (BWT).


We’re hiring a full-time Executive Director.


We have a hybrid work environment, with regular staff duties in and around Ithaca, New York.
This is an exempt, full-time position with flexible hours, and occasional evening and weekend work required.


If you’re an excellent communicator and a strong leader, have experience in nonprofit business management and fundraising, and have an interest in transportation equity or micromobility advocacy, we’d love to talk with you!


The Center for Community Transportation is a certified Living Wage employer. We’re committed to values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We seek a reflection of our community’s diversity in our staff and membership.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategy and visioning of a multi-faceted non-profit organization with three distinct programs and various sources of funding. With support from the program directors, this person will prepare and implement an annual budget, help ensure funding for the organization, and lead future sustainable growth to more fully implement the CCT’s mission.


We’re looking for someone with excellent leadership and administrative skills, who can take the helm of a dedicated team, with three program directors as direct reports. You can see an organizational chart here. The Executive Director will work with and report to the CCT Board of Directors.
Excellent communication skills are a priority, as the person in this role will not only lead a growing organization with diverse staff needs, but will also be primarily responsible for cultivating ongoing positive relationships with the CCT board, local and regional elected officials, funders and donors, sponsoring businesses, government officials, and transportation agencies.


This person will serve as the face of the CCT and represent the organization in public as needed.


PRIMARY ROLES
Organizational Leadership & Program Support (60%):

  • Work closely with program directors on overall organizational planning, finances & fundraising, and advocacy.

  • Provide support to program directors who oversee daily transportation operations that include two 24/7 services, a community bike shop, and various events throughout the year.

  • Provide mediation and conflict resolution in the event of conflict or mismanagement between program directors and staff.

  • Build and maintain strong supportive relationships with program directors and other reports, through regular check-ins (in-person or virtual).

  • Ensure strong communication throughout the organization’s staff team, (e.g., lead monthly all-staff meetings).

  • Assist with board member recruitment, and support the board in running board meetings (in person and/or remote).

  • Ensure strong positive mission-supportive relationships are developed and maintained with external stakeholders, including funders, elected and other governmental officials, community members, other local leaders, and individuals as appropriate.

  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records in a shared digital file system.

 

Financial Management (15%):

  • Work with program directors to develop and implement an annual fundraising strategy that includes grants, individual contributions, sponsorships, and fundraising events.

  • Apply for and manage multi-year grants, and maintain relationships with funders.

  • Develop financial policies and procedures for the overall budget, including PTO and payroll policies for staff.

  • Oversee management of daily cash flow, budget development and billing in conjunction with an accounting firm.

  • Lead organization-wide financial planning and reporting.

  • Prepare quarterly financial reports for program directors and the board.

  • Stay on top of each program’s financial needs, offer technical assistance and advice, and ensure positive cash flow for the programs.

 

Human Resources (25%):

  • Oversee and manage Human Resources functions to ensure effective and mission-supportive operations. Some responsibilities include hiring and firing decisions, processes for onboarding new employees, making updates to the Employee Handbook, creating and implementing policies (compensation policies, staffing plan), setting salary structures, making decisions about paid time off (PTO) and employee benefits, and

  • understanding labor laws.

  • Handle annual performance reviews of program directors; support directors in managing program staff (including program-specific policies, hiring, firing, and performance reviews).

 

Required Qualities and Skills

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in nonprofit program management and administration, including direct supervision of staff and budgets.

  • Able to work remotely and in person in our Ithaca office.

  • Able to communicate and empathize effectively with people of all ages, abilities, races, cultures, genders, and economic status.

  • A knowledge of, and interest in, micromobility issues, active transportation, bicycle and pedestrian issues, and advocacy.

  • Able to think strategically and able to plan for and manage sustainable growth furthering CCT’s mission.

  • Efficient and detail-oriented, with solid time and task management skills.

  • Reliable and able to work autonomously, as well as collaborate effectively with others.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Proficient with a computer and smartphone.

  • Proficient with, or willing to learn, Google Drive, MS Office, Quickbooks, Slack, and other common office software.

  • Can spend prolonged periods of time working on a computer, and is able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

  • A strong leader, able to clearly articulate the vision of a multi-faceted transportation organization.

 

Desired Qualities:

  • Experience writing grant applications from the public and private sectors.

  • Excited about working for a dynamic organization that serves a cross-section of the Ithaca community.

  • Personable, with strong interpersonal communication skills, willing to step out of their comfort zone in respect of co-workers and community members.

  • Confident, able to problem solve quickly, and able to balance multiple priorities.

  • Familiar with Ithaca and excited about active and shared transportation modes.

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and willing to learn and grow in the position.

  • Skilled and strong with management, and firm but fair with staff, volunteers, and users of our services.

  • Familiar with, and/or has lived experience with, a broad range of transportation options.

  • Familiar with shared mobility and committed to efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses from transportation personally and professionally.

  • Experienced in bringing a diversity of voices into a conversation, especially Black, brown, and other people of color, women, youth, seniors, the LGBTQ2IA+ community, and people with disabilities, and committed to anti-racism efforts personally and professionally.

  • Comfortable with the flexible duties and schedule that come with being part of a small but strong team.

  • A valid driver's license with a clean driving record, eligible for Ithaca Carshare membership (see guidelines here).

 

Job and Application Details
This is an exempt position with a salary range of $90,000-95,000/year depending on the combination of education, skills, and experience. Benefits include paid time off, employer-paid individual health insurance, a mobility package including Ithaca Carshare membership, Ithaca Bikeshare use, and TCAT bus pass, and a SIMPLE IRA with 2% employer contribution.

 

How to Apply:

  • Please submit a 1-page cover letter outlining what makes you a great fit for this role, and 1-2 page resume as a PDF attachment to: executivedirectorsearch@the-cct.org

  • Use the subject line: CCT Executive Director Application

  • Address your cover letter to: CCT Executive Director Search Committee 

 

Questions about the position and application process will be fielded by the hiring committee at the email address above. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with an ideal start date in May 2024.

Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council

Planning Positions: Entry and/or Mid Level

January 2024

The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC) is seeking qualified applicants for one to two positions. The SMTC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Onondaga County and small portions of Madison and Oswego Counties.


Desirable Skills and Abilities
These positions require an experienced (mid-level position) and motivated transportation and/or planning professional with an ability to interpret data and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


The major work areas for the position(s) include participating in transportation planning studies, meeting the needs of the SMTC’s member agencies, and fulfilling requirements of the MPO process. The position(s) require knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of transportation and land use planning and the municipal planning process. Documented knowledge of current planning trends and strong writing skills are expected. Experience with and understanding of MPO operations and processes is a plus.


The ideal candidate(s) will have some combination of the skills below; all skills not expected.

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of transportation and land use planning and the municipal planning process. Documented knowledge of current planning trends and strong writing skills.

  • Traffic and Data Analysis: Familiarity with traffic analysis concepts and data will be beneficial. Working knowledge of software relevant to transportation planning and how it is applied to projects is also a benefit (i.e. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), HCS, Synchro, or TransCAD). Proficiency with MS Excel is expected; experience with MS Access is desirable.

  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially the ability to convey technical information and data in a way that is easily understood by a non-technical audience. Candidates for mid-level position should have demonstrated public speaking skills. Experience with public engagement such as presentations, focus groups, small-group forums, open houses, etc., (both in-person and using virtual public involvement tools) is a plus.

  • Visualization: Preferred candidates should possess a basic level of user proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud.

    • Candidates with a demonstrated ability to create more advanced graphics, illustrations, and photo simulations, especially for transportation-related projects, in Illustrator and/or Photoshop, and ability to complete reports in InDesign are highly desirable.

  • Project management: For mid-level position, candidates should have some experience/familiarity with managing planning projects from scoping through final report completion, including a public engagement process.


Salary range
The position(s) are expected to be filled at either the entry or mid-level, depending on qualifications and applicant pool. The current salary ranges are:

 

  • Entry Transportation Planner: $47,859 - $58,160

  • Mid-level Transportation Planner: $59,425 - $69,175


Starting salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.


The SMTC provides a competitive benefit package including Medical and Dental Insurance, participation in the NYS Retirement System, and an optional Deferred Compensation Plan.


Minimum Qualifications


At minimum, the ideal candidate shall have a four-year degree in Planning (Urban and Regional or Transportation), Geography, Landscape Architecture, Civil/Traffic Engineering, or a closely related field.
And:

 

  • Entry level position: preference to relevant internship or similar relevant experience.

  • Mid-level Transportation Planner should have 3 years of directly related relevant experience OR (b) a master’s degree in any of the above fields plus at least 1 year of directly related relevant experience (quality internships qualify as experience).


How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements and three (3) professional references to: Director, SMTC, 100 Clinton Square, 126 N. Salina Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, New York 13202, or e-mail to jdagostino@smtcmpo.org.


Notes
All applicants should be eligible to work in the U.S. without VISA sponsorship. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to provide a writing sample and will be encouraged to provide a sample of previous graphics/report layout work if applicable.

 

Should an employment offer be made, position(s) require physically working in the SMTC office.
 

The position(s) is open until filled.
 

For a description of the SMTC please visit our website at www.smtcmpo.org.

Program Manager - Transportation Improvement Program

Genesee Transportation Council

Job Summary: The Program Manager – Transportation Improvement Program is primarily responsible for overseeing the development and on-going management of the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Genesee Transportation Council (GTC). This is a full-time position and additional planning responsibilities will be based on staffing needs. GTC is the federally-required Metropolitan Planning Organization for the nine-county Genesee-Finger Lakes Region, which includes the Rochester, New York metropolitan area and is comprised of Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. The Region is home to 1.2 million residents with nearly 30,000 establishments within its borders that provide 545,000 jobs. The surface transportation system includes approximately 27,000 federal-aid eligible lane miles, 1,600 bridges, public transit services in eight of the nine counties, extensive deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 340 miles of multi-use trails, and two Class I and several short line railroads.

REPORTS TO:  Deputy Director for Administration & Operations

 

SUPERVISES:  Periodically supervises student Interns for select projects

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversee the development of and the on-going management of the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

  • Represent GTC with community groups, partner agencies, and local project sponsors.

  • Review and comment on project development activities to ensure positive outcomes for stakeholders.

  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of projects under the Transportation Alternatives Program, the Congestion Management and Air Quality Improvement  Program (CMAQ), and other funding opportunities.

  • Ensure that programs and projects address all ages, abilities, incomes and equitably serve all people and neighborhoods throughout the region.

  • Identify trends and best practices to develop new initiatives and projects that are integrated with and support other regional programs and policies.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and evaluate analytical and quantitative tools to monitor, track and assess program performance in collaboration with other performance-based planning activities of GTC.

  • Procure consultant services to conduct plans and studies funded through the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), including those on behalf of local communities, utilizing established procurement and contracting procedures.

  • Oversee consultant activities on plans and studies funded through the UPWP, including those conducted on behalf of local communities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Worked within or in consultation with a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of transportation policies, practices, and associated federal metropolitan and statewide planning regulations.

  • Ability to present to large and small groups.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office suite.

  • Proficient in the use of Ecointeractive (SaaS).

  • Functional competency with ArcGIS desktop.

  • Ability to work within a small team environment.

  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.

  • Communication skills (written and oral) that are effective and persuasive with a wide range of audiences.

  • Ability to analyze data, define problems, identify potential solutions, develop implementation strategies, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently set workload priorities and work with demanding and competing deadlines.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Worked within or in consultation with a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

  • Comprehensive knowledge of transportation policies, practices, and associated federal metropolitan and statewide planning regulations.

  • Ability to present to large and small groups.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment.

  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office suite.

  • Proficient in the use of Ecointeractive (SaaS).

  • Functional competency with ArcGIS desktop.

  • Ability to work within a small team environment.

  • Ability to effectivhttps://ecode360.com/14083604ely work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.

  • Communication skills (written and oral) that are effective and persuasive with a wide range of audiences.

  • Ability to analyze data, define problems, identify potential solutions, develop implementation strategies, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently set workload priorities and work with demanding and competing deadlines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit while using hands to use a computer or other technologies.

  • The employee frequently is required to see, talk, and hear. 

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually light.

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.

Contact:

Jim Stack, Executive Director
Genesee Transportation Council

Email: JStack@gtcmpo.org

Phone: (585) 232‑6240

Application Link: https://myrts.acquiretm.com/job_details_clean.aspx?ID=1867&iframe=0

Job Opening: Transportation Planner (specializing in Sustainable Transportation Planning)

Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council)

Description
The Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for New York’s Capital Region based in Albany, New York. The Transportation Council works with State, regional, and local government partners to plan for and implement a safe, resilient, and modern transportation system. We are seeking a transportation planner, specializing in sustainable transportation planning, to support the development and implementation of the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan, development of a Carbon Reduction Strategy, and implementation of Clean Cities programs. Clean Cities is a US Department of Energy program with a network of coalitions that provide educational and networking opportunities on alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuel vehicles. The Transportation Council hosts the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition. The transportation planner will be supervised by the Executive Director and senior staff and is expected to work in a team environment, capable of managing multiple tasks concurrently. The transportation planner will spend a minimum of 50% of work time on Clean Cities initiatives. Ideal candidates are excellent communicators, self-starters, motivators, and leaders.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in transportation planning, environmental planning, urban and regional planning, environmental policy, public policy, geography, public administration, or in a closely related degree field; OR

 

  • Bachelor’s degree transportation planning, environmental planning, urban and regional planning, environmental policy, public policy, geography, public administration, or in a closely related degree field with two (2) years of experience in sustainable transportation planning; OR

 

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined above.


Relevant Skills

  • Strong understating of sustainable transportation principles and best practices.

  • A functional understanding of technical issues related to alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies (e.g., AFVs, idle reduction, energy efficiency, etc.) is a plus.

  • Strong technical, written and presentation skills. A writing sample is required.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in the use of GIS, graphic design software and analytic tools is a plus.

  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite products.


Responsibilities

  • Implementing the Clean Cities work plan (this task will comprise 50% of work time) including:

    • Collaborating with relevant government agencies to help them understand how alternative fuel and energy efficient transportation technology can support agency goals.

    • Evaluating applicability and implications of various federal, state, and local laws and other regulatory or policy activities on the Capital District Clean Communities Coalition’s current operations and future activities.

    • Educating the public to promote fuel-efficiency practices and influence current driver trends.

    • Motivating coalition members to attend regular meetings and participate in steering committees and working groups (stakeholders may include city, county, state, and federal government fleets; private fleets; utility fleets; businesses; trade associations; nonprofit organizations; and schools)

  • Supporting the development of major Transportation Council planning products.

  • Assisting with public participation activities.

  • Organizing workshops, webinars, and related events on sustainable transportation planning topics.

  • Conducting research, data gathering and analysis.

  • Drafting technical memos and assisting with the preparation of planning documents including text, tables, and graphs.

  • Supporting senior staff in managing consultant led planning activities including developing project scopes of work, reviewing consultant proposals, and reviewing consultant developed products.


Benefits
Transportation Council employees participate in the New York State and Local Retirement System and receive fringe benefits similar to state employees including medical and dental insurance as well as vacation, personal, and sick leave.


Salary range begins at $63,110.


The Transportation Council is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Send cover letter and resume by November 3, 2023, to:
Sandy Misiewicz, AICP
Executive Director
Capital Regional Transportation Council
1 Park Place, Suite 101, Albany, New York 12205
or email info@capitalmpo.org

 

IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY

GIS Technician

Grade 12

Orange County Government Department of Planning

The Orange County Department of Planning is now accepting applications to fill the position of GIS Technician. This position is allocated in the Competitive Class. The nature of the appointment is provisional pending outcome of the Civil Service Examination Process. Civil Service Examination will be announced at a later date.


This work involves responsibility for performance of technical work related to geographical information systems including collecting and reviewing source data, updating and maintaining central GIS database, and assisting in the completion of various GIS mapping in support of County and municipal needs and services. The work involves the use of multiple GIS software programs in performing tasks. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level official in accordance with established policies and procedures with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:

  1. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree, or higher, in Urban, Regional or Municipal Planning, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Cartography or related field; OR

  2. Completion of sixty (60) and two (2) years experience developing and maintaining geographical information systems.


Note: Your degree or credits must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree or credits were awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies who provide this service can be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee.
 

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION IS A REQUIREMENT FOR PERMANENT APPOINTMENT


STARTING SALARY:      New Employees - $28.8449; $52,497.72 annually
                                         County Employees - As per CSEA contract for Grade 12

 

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
Orange County Planning Department
124 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
ATTN: Ellen Russell
EMAIL: erussell@orangecountygov.com


Open announcement until position is filled


Employment applications can be downloaded from Orange County’s website. Please visit www.orangecountygov.com and follow the link to the Department of Human Resources page.


An Equal Opportunity Employer
www.orangecountygov.com​

Planner

Orange County Government

Department of Planning

Applications are now being accepted by the Department of Planning to fill a Planner vacancy. The Department of Planning is the host agency for the Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC), which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Orange County. The Planner in this position will primarily be assigned to the OCTC work program. The nature of the appointment is temporary substitute. Once the permanent holder attains status in another position, this position will become provisional pending outcome of Civil Service exam. Civil Service Exam is required for permanent appointment (exam date to be announced at a later date).


The work involves responsibility for assisting in the administration of OCTC programs and contributing to the preparation of studies, surveys and special planning projects as administered through the Orange County Department of Planning and OCTC. The Planner in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) development. The work is carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and involves the performance of a variety of planning activities. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Planning with latitude for independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. As incumbents gain planning work experience, supervision may be exercised over assigned staff. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:

  1. Possession of a Master’s degree in Community, Regional, Urban or City Planning; OR

  2. Possession of a Master’s degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Government, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or related field and six (6) months of experience in municipal, county or regional planning; OR

  3. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Community, Regional, Urban or City Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Government, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration or related field and two (2) years of experience in municipal, county or regional planning; OR

  4. One (1) year of experience as a Planner Trainee in the Orange County Department of Planning.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS PREFERED: Demonstrated understanding of multimodal transportation planning; Excellent written, verbal, and graphic communication skills; Strong attention to detail; Proficient in ArcGIS, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and Microsoft Office; Demonstrated time management & organizational skills; Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines; Adapts well to changes; Demonstrated success working with teams and coalitions, and working with diverse stakeholders. Preference to AICP certification.


Note: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies who provide this service can be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee.


CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION IS A REQUIREMENT FOR PERMANENT APPOINTMENT


2023 STARTING SALARY: $33.3176 per hour; $60,638.03 annually


SUBMIT RESUME AND APPLICATION TO:
Orange County Planning Department
124 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
ATTN: Ellen Russell
EMAIL: erussell@orangecountygov.com


Open announcement until position is filled.


Employment applications can be downloaded from Orange County’s website. Please visit www.orangecountygov.com and follow the link to the Department of Human Resources page.


An Equal Opportunity Employer
www.orangecountygov.com

Principal Planner

Orange County Government

Department of Planning

 

Applications are being accepted for the position of Principal Planner. The nature of this appointment is provisional pending outcome of a Civil Service Examination.


This supervisory position is responsible for specialized professional and technical work related to municipal, community, county, and regional transportation planning, especially as it relates to the federally mandated allocation of federal transportation and capital funds under the auspices of the Orange County Transportation Council, which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Orange County (MPO). Work is performed under the supervision of the Commissioner of Planning with latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out transportation planning activities. Supervision is exercised over subordinate professional, technical and clerical personnel. Does related work as required.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either:

  1. Possession of a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning, Planning or closely related field and four (4) years of experience where the primary function of the position was Regional, County, Municipal or Transportation planning activities, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in the field of transportation planning; OR​

  2. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Planning, Planning or closely related field and six (6) years of experience as outlined in (A) above, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity in the field of transportation planning.

 

2023 Starting Salary: County Employees – According to CSEA contract for Grade 18
New Employees – Grade 18, Step 02 - $45.8473/hr.; $83,442.09 annually.


Competitive benefits package includes comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance, long term disability insurance, and NYS Retirement.


CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION IS A REQUIREMENT FOR PERMANENT APPOINTMENT


SUBMIT RESUME AND APPLICATION TO:
Commissioner of Planning
Orange County Department of Planning
124 Main Street Goshen, NY 10924


Or via email to:
erussell@orangecountygov.com


Open announcement until position is filled


Employment applications can be downloaded from Orange County’s website. Please visit www.orangecountygov.com and follow the link to the Department of Human Resources page.


An Equal Opportunity Employer
www.orangecountygov.com

 

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