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

There are no RFPs posted at this time.

Jobs

Full-Time Staff Opening: Bikeshare Director

Ithaca, NY 

Are you interested in leading the launch of a community-run bikeshare in Ithaca? This is an opportunity to join the Center for Community Transportation and provide a key service for local bicycling accessibility. This is an opportunity for a confident person with a professional outlook to join a local mission-focused organization in a leadership role. The CCT envisions a community where travel by shared and active transportation is healthy, safe, affordable, and convenient for all, through our mission of enhancing transportation access in our community while reducing its negative environmental and economic impacts.

 

Starting salary range is $45,000-$52,000 plus benefits.  Applicants with experience working in diverse communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Full details at www.the-cct.org.

Deputy Commissioner of Planning

Orange County Government

Department of Planning

 

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Deputy Commissioner of Planning. The Deputy assists the Commissioner in planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Planning Department through its Environmental, Grants, Land Use, Transportation and Transit Units.

 

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 Deputy Commissioner in this position will primarily be assigned to the OCTC work program under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Planning who also serves as the Director of the MPO. The work involves considerable contact with public officials, professionals, civic organizations and others relative to developing and administering a county planning program. 

 

This position relieves the Commissioner of considerable detail in the implementation of planning programs for the county to achieve established goals and objectives.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Commissioner of Planning with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment.  Supervision is exercised over department personnel in the coordination of internal departmental activities.  This position acts on behalf of the Commissioner of Planning during his/her absence or incapacity.

 

Suggested Standards

 

Master’s or Bachelor's degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering or related field and three (3) to five (5) years of experience in municipal, metropolitan, county or regional planning, one (1) year in a supervisory capacity responsible for the planning of a major project.  Experience in transportation policy and analysis encouraged but not required.   American Institute Certified Planner (AICP) certification preferred.

 

Salary range: $66,771 - $109,444 depending on experience.  Competitive benefits package includes comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance, long term disability insurance, and NYS Retirement.

 

FINAL CANDIDATE MUST SUBMIT TO A FINGERPRINT CHECK AND CRIMINAL HISTORY AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION.  COSTS RELATED TO SUCH INVESTIGATION SHALL BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

 

SEND RESUME BY MAY 13, 2022 TO:

Commissioner of Planning    

Orange County Department of Planning

124 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924

 

Or via email to:

 erussell@orangecountygov.com

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

www.orangecountygov.com

 

 

Transportation/GIS Analyst with the Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC)

 

Description


The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for New York’s Capital Region based in Albany, New York. CDTC works with our State, regional and local government partners to plan for and implement a safe, resilient, and modern transportation system. CDTC is seeking a Transportation/GIS Analyst to join our team. Responsibilities will include developing, maintaining, and analyzing spatial data and using GIS to support transportation planning for various transportation modes and planning programs, including safety planning. Additionally, the Transportation/GIS Analyst should have an understanding and interest in the basic principles of transportation planning and other urban systems. The Transportation/GIS Analyst will be supervised by the Executive Director and Director of GIS/Data Services and is expected to be a self-starter, capable of managing multiple tasks concurrently. The successful candidate will be well organized, detail-oriented and meet these additional qualifications:


Minimum Qualifications

 

  • Master’s degree in GIS, geospatial sciences, geography, planning, data science, or a related field, or a GIS concentration or certificate within transportation planning, urban and regional planning, or a closely related field with two (2) years of workplace experience using GIS technologies; OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geospatial sciences, geography, planning, data science, or a related field, or a GIS concentration or certificate within transportation planning, urban and regional planning, or a closely related field with four (4) years of workplace experience using GIS technologies; OR

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


Relevant Skills

 

  • Experience with ESRI software products including: ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products and Adobe Suite products

  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Hub, ArcGIS Mobile Apps, ArcGIS Network Analyst, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, Open source GIS software, such as QGIS, and mapping grade GPS field and office software

  • Experience with mapping grade GPS Units, and/or, tablets

  • Experience in automating mapping, GIS modeling, or geographic analysis processes using Python, R, or similar programming languages and/or statistical analysis is a plus

  • Have a keen sense of document composition and aesthetics in documents and map design

  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow directions and procedures

  • Be effective in analyzing spatial information and communicating that information

  • Proficiency in data management, including compiling, importing, reviewing, editing, and checking GIS, transportation, and other data from a variety of sources

  • Possess strong technical skills and have the ability to read and comprehend technical information

  • Have a strong ability to both work independently and collaboratively and to interact effectively with others


Responsibilities

 

  • 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

 

Benefits


CDTC employees participate in the New York State and Local Retirement System and receive fringe benefits similar to state employees including medical and dental insurance; and vacation, personal, and sick leave.

 

Salary range begins at $60,000.

 

CDTC is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

Send cover letter and resume by May 6, to:


Sandra Misiewicz, AICP
Executive Director
Capital District Transportation Committee
One Park Place, Albany, New York 12205
or email cdtc@cdtcmpo.org

Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council
Planning Positions: Entry, Mid and Senior
February 2022


The Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC) is seeking qualified applicants for two to three transportation planning 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
The positions require an experienced (for non-entry level) 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 and/or leading transportation planning studies, meeting the needs of the SMTC’s member agencies, and fulfilling requirements of the MPO process. The position(s) require considerable 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 highly desirable.


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). A high level of proficiency with MS Excel is necessary; 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- and senior-level positions 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 and staff management: For mid- and senior-level positions, candidates should have experience managing planning projects from scoping through final report completion, including a public engagement process. Candidates at the senior level should have previous experience managing a team of more junior-level staff members.

 

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

 

  • Entry Transportation Planner: $44,424 - $53,778

  • Mid-level Transportation Planner: $54,947 – $61,962

  • Senior Transportation Planner: $62,545 - $73,652

 

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. Entry level positions should have some 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.


Senior Transportation Planner should have 5 years of directly related relevant experience OR (b) a master’s degree in any of the above fields plus at least 2 years of directly related relevant 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. Part-time employment will be considered for the Senior Transportation Planner position (at least 20 hours per week) if the candidate prefers.


The position(s) is open until filled.


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