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Transit & Major Projects Principal Planner
Planner 4 – Transit & Major Projects Principal Planner
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 1
Major Projects Unit
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Are you an experienced planner? Interested in working with transit and other multimodal features? Join our major projects unit in ODOT’s Region 1, which is engaged in complex and impactful initiatives that require understanding and managing policy implications. You will provide planning guidance to the region manager and other agency management on policy and project matters, while bringing your leadership talents to the major projects unit.
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.
If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday profile.
A day in the life:
Manage major regional transit and multimodal projects, overseeing agency and consultant staff.
Coordinate with agency technical staff on urban design elements related to transit, pedestrian and bike facilities.
Prepare staff reports and arrange public hearings and appeals processes.
Represent ODOT on committees, presenting recommendations and working toward consensus.
Contribute to project design. Prepare and manage a work plan for all assigned projects. This will involve schedules, budgets, contractor work orders, work scopes and environmental assessments.
Review drafts of legislative bills and regulations. Interpret and integrate policy issues.
Develop personal services contracts and intergovernmental agreements with various jurisdictions.
Work primarily in an office environment with opportunities to telework. May work outdoors at project sites.
Moderate travel will be required, with frequent contact and meetings with various parties.
Work a traditional workweek. A moderate amount of overtime will be required in this position. Night and weekend meetings may occasionally be required.
What’s in it for you:
Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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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;
Four (4) years of planning experience related to the job.
Note: A Master's Degree in 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 (8) years of planning experience related to the job.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know in your attached resume! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Experience with design and implementation of complex, urban, multimodal planning efforts, with an emphasis on transit.
Project management experience, preferably experience related to transportation planning projects.
Experience developing scopes of work, consultant contract management and negotiations.
Education related to planning, transit design, demand management and urban design principles.