The Council of Governments' (COG) Department of Transportation Planning (DTP) is seeking a Plan Development and Coordination Program Director to
direct and coordinate the development and execution of the Transportation Planning Boardís (TPB) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and lead an 8-
person team of professional staff in carrying out major elements of this work program.
The Plan Development and Coordination Program Director will:
- Serve as an adviser to the DTP Director on TPB planning and programming activities and requirements.
- Meet regularly with the DTP Director, other DTP program directors and managers to ensure overall program coordination.
- Work with federal and state transportation to secure and obtain approvals of funding for UPWP work activities.
- Plan, coordinate and direct the development of agendas and materials for TPB and TPB Technical Committee meetings
- Make presentations on significant work activities to the TPB, the TPB technical committees and to COG and non-COG groups.
- Keep up-to-date on federal and state MPO planning requirements and ensure fulfillment of these requirements.
- Provide guidance to designated staff members working on development of the TPB Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRP), Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP), and Public Participation Plan (PPP).
- Provide guidance to designated staff members working on budget monitoring and the preparation of financial reports.
- Supervise preparation of UPWP monthly progress reports and invoices for state transportation agencies and monitor DTP budget details to ensure
that dollar resources stay in line with project needs.
- Serve as the DTP Directorís alternate liaison for TPB activities involving federal, state, regional and local jurisdiction member agencies and
COG departments and offices.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Masterís degree in in Transportation Planning or related field and eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in the
coordination and management of transportation planning activities, with at least three years supervisory and management experience
- Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with a broad range of transportation planning subjects, including development of long-range plans and
transportation improvement programs, cost and financial analyses, Title VI requirements, public participation and program monitoring and evaluation.
- Thorough and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of federal regulations and requirements related to metropolitan planning and programming
- Strong understanding of regional transportation policy-making, planning issues, technical methods and procedural requirements.
- Strong organizational and planning skills.
- Strong inter-personal skills and ability to secure cooperation of others.
- Ability to manage several complex, multi-part programs.
- Ability to speak and write with clarity and effectiveness.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.