Associate-Senior Transportation Planner
PAY RANGE: Associate level: $54,897 to $82,346/year / Senior level: $64,699 to $97,049/year
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)—created in 1969 by a Compact between the states of Nevada and California, then ratified by the U.S. Congress—protects and restores the environment of Lake Tahoe. The Agency is the nation’s first and oldest Bi-State regional environmental authority. TRPA is a one-of-a-kind organization; not purely federal, state, or local, but a unique hybrid organization. The Agency works at the intersection of private and public interests to protect and restore Lake Tahoe, its environment, and its communities for generations to come.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ASSOCIATE/SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER
Under the general direction of the Principal Transportation Planner, this position will coordinate regional plans, projects and programs that implement the transportation planning program. This position will work closely with internal departments and external partners, including local jurisdictions, local transit agencies, California and Nevada departments of transportation and other agencies that implement projects.
Collaboration is essential for success and will require frequent interaction with the public, local jurisdictions, non-profits, and various other partners to carry out the MPO transportation planning process. The ability to work in a dynamic planning environment while ensuring projects and programs support regional transportation goals and policies.
The Transportation Planner responsibilities may include:
- Leading the preparation of regional transportation plans, forecasting used to support transportation planning and analysis, multi-region coordination, sub-regional corridor planning, and demand management programs
- Implementing transportation planning tools and techniques including administering MPO regional funding programs, grant preparation and implementation, oversight of transportation improvement program, and associated project tracking
- Coordinating measuring and monitoring of the transportation system, including development and reporting on regional and federal performance measures
- Additional responsibilities may include plan writing, grant writing, research, supervision, contract and budget management.