GiS Data Planner
Professional Area: Planning/GIS/Database
Closing Date: July 31, 2019
The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has an exciting opportunity for a talented GIS planning professional to join our team as a GIS Data Planner. This MPO position will work closely with Broward County staff in support of Broward’s recently passed Penny for Transportation surtax. The MPO is providing staff level support to: review, rank and prioritize hundreds of municipal projects to be funded by the new surtax; develop and support an annual process to allow municipalities to submit eligible projects for consideration; and ensure coordination between surtax (local) project funding and MPO (state and federal) funding programs. The GIS Data Planner will be a key team member in support of the MPO’s effort, in close coordination with the County and municipalities, to create analytical processes, methodologies, on-line tools, databases, maps, reports, project readiness criteria, and other Surtax supportive activities. Key to success is development of collaborative working relationships with municipal and county staff to ensure continued and effective communication. The MPO will work with municipalities to ensure projects are supported locally at both elected and public levels, are technically sound, ready to receive funding, and monitor progress. This position is expected support the technical development of new processes, coordinate Surtax efforts with existing MPO plans and programs, prepare reports and presentations, work with databases, and manage complex transportation planning projects and programs for the Broward MPO in a fast paced and evolving environment. This position reports to the Manager of Surtax Services.
About Broward MPO
The MPO provides essential multimodal transportation planning services to over 30 municipalities and Broward County, while also working with partners in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties to plan for the Southeast Florida region. The thriving region is home to almost six million residents, with almost two million in Broward County alone, and another two million anticipated to call Southeast Florida home in the next 20 years. Our region is the fourth largest urbanized area in the United States with a diverse population and opportunities for both urban and suburban lifestyles.
The Broward MPO is nationally recognized for its innovation in transportation planning. Our recently renovated and technology focused office is located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, close to world famous attractions and recreational activities including Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Florida Keys, Everglades, fishing, boating, beautiful beaches, and Orlando and its theme parks. Our office is served by bus and rail transit as well as highway and bike/pedestrian facilities for easy commuting options.
The MPO embraces diversity and is a place where employees are appreciated, respected and cultivated with excellent opportunities for professional development and growth. We foster a collaborative environment and encourage innovation and efficiency among employees. Our family atmosphere balanced with a highly motivated team of professionals, who support the success of the agency as well as the individual, make it an ideal place to work.
The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with background in GIS, databases, on-line applications, and programming languages. The successful candidate will have experience in the development, integration and automation of complex analysis and evaluation tools using GIS, databases, and original programming. The successful candidate will have strong problem solving skills and enjoy working in a team environment to identify technically feasible solutions to complex technical analysis needs. This person will have a strong technical skill set and interest in working in a fast-paced environment, often as part of a team. Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills. This person will have a desire to grow their career with a progressive goal-oriented organization focused on expanding transportation options for the public.
The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Planning, Architecture, or related field plus two (2) years of progressive responsible experience. A Master’s Degree with some experience is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job should apply.
The Broward MPO offers a generous compensation package. Benefits include:
- Medical (paid for employee and subsidized family coverages)
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Generous paid time off (PTO)
- 10 paid holidays
- 3 personal holidays
- Bereavement and jury duty leave
- Florida Retirement System (FRS)
- 457 deferred compensation plan
- Employee development opportunities
- Flexible work schedules
Please visit http://browardmpo.org/index.php/employment-opportunities
This position is funded by Broward’s new Penny for Transportation Surtax.