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Associate Transportation Planner

Oregon Department of Transportation
Portland, OR
United States
Professional Areas: 
Transportation Planning
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$4,364.00 - $6,445.00 monthly

Planner 2 – Associate Transportation Planner
Operations – Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery

The role:  

Are you passionate about multimodal transportation? As an associate transportation planner on our team, you will support the Urban Mobility and Mega Projects Office and the Tolling Program, which advances projects for further study on both I-5 and I-205 to raise revenue and manage congestion. This role provides high-level support for planning and environmental review, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and will provide research and policy analysis on tolling and multimodal transportation topics. Apply today!

Click here to learn more about Region 1 Portland Metro projects.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.


A day in the life:

  • Collaborate with project manager and principal planner to support activities necessary to ensure the Tolling Program is moved through the project development process.  
  • Prepare summaries and narrative statements from conclusions based on analyses of technical facts in project studies.
  • Determine sources of and collect, analyze and report on demographic, economic, historic, legal and other data.
  • Prepare and review technical documents to support planning and environmental processes.
  • Assist in developing an agency coordination plan.
  • Maintain appropriate communication with team, consultants and other stakeholders including agencies.
  • Conduct research regarding transportation planning and policy related to tolling, congestion pricing and regulatory requirements.
  • Compile research findings and make recommendations for project teams.
  • Monitor progress on assignments against scope and scheduled due dates.
  • Organize and advertise public information meetings and publish press releases.
  • Respond to public inquiries and Ask ODOT requests.
  • Represent ODOT in external and internal agency meetings, public meetings and one-on-one contacts with citizens and businesses.
  • Assist with stakeholder involvement resources, such as databases and websites.
  • Coordinate project team meetings.
  • Provide technical and administrative project support and serve as a resource to advisory committees.
  • Click here to view the position description, including the full list of duties and working conditions.

What’s in it for you:

  • Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
  • Colleagues who are passionate about public service and multimodal transportation.
  • Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
  • Multi-modal ride sharing! Get There is Oregon’s easy-to-use carpool matching tool and trip planner that will get you where you need to go.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon

What we need:

A bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field and one year of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
Note: A master's degree in community, urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Four years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
Note: Coursework in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) years of the progressively responsible experience.

Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.

What we’d like to see:

If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!  

  • Experience supporting multimodal urban transportation projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and communicate with diverse audiences and perspectives.
  • Understanding of NEPA and transportation policy with preference given to understanding of tolling and congestion pricing.
  • Experience explaining technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2020.

Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.

For questions about the job announcement or online application, please call 503-986-7146 or email [email protected].

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Published on:
February 7, 2020 - 3:54pm
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