The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 |

RESEARCH ANALYST I/II
Job Recruitment #14-06

OPENING DATE: November 2014
SALARY RANGE: Low to Mid $40,000's (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)
LOCATION: Offices of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning
CLOSING DATE: When position is filled
AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: All sources


Job Description

DVRPC is seeking a planner who is enthusiastic about Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian work and has a project portfolio that demonstrates the ability to bring together complex tasks into a cohesive project deliverable.
DVRPC's Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning conducts planning studies on topics that often require an integrated approach, including transportation, land use, design, and analysis (see www.dvrpc.org/TransitBikePed/ for examples of the work we do). This is an urban planning and analysis position with a focus on public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian studies. Focus is also on integrating these Active Transportation modes with one another, along with their community and development context.

Typical project elements include finding patterns in available transportation and demographic data, collaborating with diverse stakeholders, and preparing reports that summarize study findings in a clear and professional way and that include creative design, mapping, and illustration work. This work benefits from the ability to think analytically, visually, and spatially. It requires a strong interest in livability, "green" transportation, and an affinity for data analysis. It also requires excellent computer skills including competence with mapping and design software.

Work is performed in accordance with broadly defined objectives and professional standards with the opportunity for independent judgment, subject to administrative and technical review by supervisory planner(s) in the unit and the Manager, Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning during progress and upon completion.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations, including text, tabulations, maps, charts, and other appropriate graphics.
  • Present findings and conclusions to a steering committee, technical advisory committee, and the general public, as appropriate.
  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of specific TransitBikePed proposals, including station area and access studies, bicycle facilities and networks, and proposals for new or improved public transit services.
  • Represent the Office at internal and external meetings including presentation of technical analyses and reports.
  • Perform related planning work as required.

Qualifications

  • Prepare reports summarizing findings and recommendations, including text, tabulations, maps, charts, and other appropriate graphics.
  • Present findings and conclusions to a steering committee, technical advisory committee, and the general public, as appropriate.
  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of specific TransitBikePed proposals, including station area and access studies, bicycle facilities and networks, and proposals for new or improved public transit services.
  • Represent the Office at internal and external meetings including presentation of technical analyses and reports.
  • Perform related planning work as required.

Minimum Experience and Training

ONE TO THREE YEARS of professional experience in transportation planning or city/regional planning and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four year college/university, with major course work in a planning-related discipline and applicable to transportation planning. A master's degree in city or regional planning is preferred. Recent graduates with an equivalent combination of education and professional experience/internships in urban planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, public outreach, or urban design will be considered. A strong project portfolio is encouraged.

To Apply

Forward a cover letter and resume to: resumes@dvrpc.org.

DVRPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full consideration will be given to all eligible, qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliation, disability or marital status. Minority, female, and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.
Employment is contingent upon ability to comply with Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations which states when offered employment "identity and right to work in the United States" must be produced.
EOE M/F/D

http://www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/openings/1406.htm