Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) is seeking two Associate Transportation Planners to join our team. We are looking for professionals who enjoy challenges, have great communication and project management skills, and enjoy working in a team environment.
SRTC is dedicated to tackling challenges that transcend municipal boundaries. Challenges we face together, such as transportation choices, quality housing, and good jobs require regional solutions. SRTC is the lead agency for transportation planning for the area covered by Spokane County, Washington. SRTC is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and a Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO). MPOs and RTPOs serve the same basic transportation planning functions – develop a long-range plan, coordinate transportation planning within a region, distribute federal transportations funds, and prepare a transportation improvement program. SRTC conducts multi-modal transportation studies, travel demand modeling, performance-based planning and programming, air quality conformity and analyses, and data visualization.
The ideal candidates for the Associate Planner positions will have exceptional technical planning and communication skills. They will enjoy applying data to support complex planning and policy questions and have enthusiasm for finding new ways to tackle dynamic problems. The positions will support a wide variety of transportation planning tasks including all facets of long range regional planning, short term programming and project prioritization, performance-based planning and target setting, active transportation and transit planning coordination with Spokane Transit Authority, corridor and system analysis, and freight and economic strategy development.
The Associate Planners will conduct data analysis, visualization, and mapping using a variety of data sets. These positions will focus on collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing data; conducting statistical analyses in a variety of areas including demographic, land use, economic, housing, transportation, and to prepare projections. The positions are ideal for planners with strong GIS skills. One of the planners will manage the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and should be comfortable with databases and preparing reports in usable formats. Familiarity with federal/state transportation regulations, project and programming requirements, and travel demand modeling processes is beneficial.
Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Engineering, Geography, or related field; and
Three years of professional transportation planning experience, or any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills
AICP Certification Preferred, or ability to obtain AICP certification within 2 years of hiring
Demonstrated experience in data analytics, visualization, and mapping of planning related data; graphic design skills desirable
Ability to apply statistical, spatial and other technical skills to analyze data to answer planning and policy questions
Demonstrated proficiency with software packages used to analyze and transform planning related data such as Access, ArcGIS, Excel or Tableau
Knowledge of commonly used demographic, land use or other transportation data including census, population, housing, parcel/assessor, zoning, local comprehensive plans, travel surveys, traffic counts, etc.
Ability to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing
Knowledge of planning and policy issues related to growth management, transportation, economics and regional governance is highly desirable
Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined problems
Understanding of applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing transportation policies, procedures, and funding
Additional Salary Information: A robust benefit package is offered including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, sick & vacation leave, and retirement benefits.