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Principal Transportation Planner (Tolling)

Oregon Department of Transportation
Portland, OR
United States
Professional Areas: 
Transportation Planning
Experience Level: 
AICP Certification: 
Not required
$5,568.00 - $8,225.00 monthly

Planner 4 – Principal Transportation Planner (Tolling)
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery

ODOT is following the direction of the Governor's Office to help slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are recruiting for agency critical positions at this time using virtual tools and processes such as video and phone interviewing to support social or physical distancing. We are also continuing to evaluate the situation and may extend or place recruitments on hold as appropriate. Current applicants for affected positions will be notified. Visit our COVID-19 web page for more information. For information about the statewide response, visit the Governor's COVID-19 web page.

The role:  

Do you have experience managing complex transportation projects? Are you knowledgeable of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)? Our Urban Mobility and Mega Projects Office is seeking a dynamic principal transportation planner to join our team in historic downtown Portland. In this role, you will serve as the lead planner as tolling projects are developed and undergo environmental review and extensive stakeholder and public engagement. The Tolling Program is currently evaluating locations on both I-5 and I-205 to effectively manage congestion and raise revenue. 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:

  • Provide lead planning oversight of activities necessary to ensure Tolling Program is moved through the project development process.
  • Consider the implications of agency objectives, legal requirements, program needs and stakeholder interests while maintaining awareness that proposed answers may establish precedent with considerable future impact.
  • Work with federal, state, regional and local governments to further define and develop the Tolling Program.
  • Responsible for the work scopes and budgets for planning studies, reconnaissance studies and environmental review documents.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary project teams and identify project disciplines needed to accomplish project objectives. 
  • Responsible for preparing and managing an agency coordination plan in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and as required by NEPA.
  • Determine policy, plans and strategies on issues of statewide significance and integrate policy and plans with other agency planning efforts.
  • Draft proposals for approval and review and comment on draft plans and respond to questions from agency planning staff from other jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Lead, design and manage local government and stakeholder involvement in agency planning efforts.
  • Responsible for interagency coordination, including building consensus and managing necessary approvals to move tolling projects through the project development process.
  • Advise Oregon Transportation Commission and agency leadership of situations and recommended actions.
  • Advise local government on state policy and technical requirements related to tolling and pricing.
  • Represent ODOT in public involvement events and respond to outside requests for information or comments.
  • Represent agency on project advisory/steering committees and lead committees in developing purpose and need statements, goals and objectives, policy direction and proposed actions.
  • Support project manager for projects including tracking and reporting on project schedules, scopes and budgets.
  • Moderate amount of travel and overtime will be required.
  • 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.
  • Multimodal 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 four years of 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.
Eight years of 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!  

  • Proven experience managing complex transportation projects.
  • Ability to oversee and manage large consultant teams.
  • Understanding of NEPA and transportation policy.
  • Understanding of tolling and congestion pricing principles, policies and best practices.
  • Experience explaining technical information to a wide variety of audiences.

Learn more and apply:

This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 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:
May 1, 2020 - 3:48pm
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