Senior Transportation Planner

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Montgomery County Pennsylvania

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Norristown, PA

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Senior Transportation Planner 
Montgomery County Pennsylvania - Norristown, PA
$48,829 - $54,153 a year - Contract
The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is located in a diverse and 
historic suburban community of over 800,000 people located directly northwest of
Philadelphia. We are an award-winning agency with a well-earned reputation as 
an innovator of cutting edge planning concepts and strategies. Our mission is to
provide professional planning services that provide effective solutions to 
community challenges. We are looking for an outgoing, technically proficient, 
and highly motivated individual to join our dynamic team of professional 

SALARY: $48,829 - $54,153 (depending on relevant experience) 

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Section Chief of Transportation Planning, the Senior 
Transportation Planner performs various professional transportation related 
tasks including the preparation of specialized transportation analysis; 
assistance with the Montgomery County Transportation Authority; external 
coordination with DVRPC (regional MPO), transit agencies, municipalities, and 
PennDOT staff on various projects and regional transportation programs and 
policies; and internal coordination on County Assets and Infrastructure 
projects. Additionally, this position will have oversight of and advocacy for 
planning and implementation related to various bicycle, pedestrian, transit, and
multi-modal initiatives. The employee in this position will attend and make 
presentations at various night meetings to local appointed and elected 

Involvement in county-level planning, technical issues, and policy formation on 
all types of transportation projects with an emphasis on transit, bike, and 
pedestrian improvements
Work collaboratively with municipal staff, governing boards, partner agencies 
including DVRPC, SEPTA, PennDOT, GVF Transportation (GVFTMA), Partnership TMA, 
Turnpike Commission, and county departments (such as Assets & Infrastructure and
Roads & Bridges) to:
? Implement the recommendations of the county’s comprehensive plan, as well as 
its specialized bicycle and pedestrian plans 
? Represent the county on a variety of regional bicycle and pedestrian-related 
planning subcommittees and grant initiatives 
? Manage and perform work tasks for short and long range planning for various 
transportation modes 
Author and produce specialized transportation planning study reports and 
Manage consultant contracts for planning studies and project engineering
Collect and analyze various transportation data to produce reports and inform 
county policy development
Help manage county transportation grant programs and track other agencies’ 
transportation grants
Create presentations and present information to the public, partner agencies, 
Planning Commission board, and Transportation Authority board
Participate in daytime and evening public meetings
Read and review traffic impact studies

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must
be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions. 
Master’s Degree in Planning, Urban Design, Transportation Planning, Engineering,
or related degree
Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional planning experience
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the 
knowledge and abilities necessary to be successful in the position
Must have evidence of work experience that includes examples of data analysis, 
writing, collaboration, and project management capabilities.
Knowledge of planning issues in the subjects of complete streets, walkability, 
bicycling, trails, and public transit
Knowledge of federal, state, regional and local transportation policies / 
funding / issues affecting southeast Pennsylvania
Experience with and knowledge of regional, county, and municipal planning in 
Experience with and knowledge of the transportation capital project planning and
delivery process in Pennsylvania
Good analytical, organizational, logical thinking and problem-solving abilities
Excellent communications skills and public speaking ability
Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and organize information
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Knowledge of essential professional office computer software to perform word 
processing, database analysis, spreadsheet analysis, and presentations
Knowledge of ArcGIS and transportation modeling or simulation software is 
Have a valid driver’s license

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of 
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential 
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable 
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to 
stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Walking is required in field conditions with 
uneven terrain to perform site visits, acquire information, and perform 
inspections or to attend meetings. The employee is occasionally required to use 
hands to handle or feel objects. The employee is also required to kneel or 
crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance 
vision, color vision and depth perception. 
The employee must be able to drive to various locations during the day or night 
and attend meetings that may last several hours. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are 
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential 
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable 
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. The noise level
in the work environment is usually moderate. 
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