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Transportation/Traffic Engineer - Bi-State Regional Commission - Rock Island, Illinois (posted 7.7.17)

Starting salary from $4,166.67/mo. or higher DOQ and PE status.
Responsibilities: Prepare/maintain MPO travel demand model, including calibration/validation, and trip forecasting for MPO Long Range Transportation Plan in team environment. Present results in written documentation, plans and presentations. Participate in urban and regional transportation planning–performance measures, ITS architecture, travel time and congestion analyses, crash analysis, long range planning, technical analyses for traffic and safety. Use variety of data sources/standards, Internet, documents, reports, surveys and personal contact to facilitate travel demand model development and analysis. Ability to independently evaluate, select and apply standard techniques, procedures and criteria, using judgment in making adaptations and modifications to produce best results. Prepare and disseminate information in suitable format through extensive interaction with internal and external contacts.

Successful candidate will possess strong organizational, planning, verbal and written communication, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills. Two to three years previous experience with transportation modeling and analysis, and proficiency with TransCAD or CUBE, GISDK scripting, ArcGIS is preferred. Minimum BA/BS in Transportation, Traffic or Civil Engineering required. Excellent benefits, merit review program.

For more details, visit http://bistateonline.org/careers. Send detailed resume to cconnors@bistateonline.org or mail to 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Carol Connors at (309) 793-6302, ext. 125.

 

Community Development Director - Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) - Atlantic, Iowa (posted 6.29.17)

Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), a regional council of governments located in Atlantic, Iowa, seeks a community development director. This is a supervisory position that reports directly to the executive director. The incumbent is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of a very diverse set of services to our member communities. These services include, but are not limited to: grant writing, grant administration, housing development and rehabilitation, planning, small business loans, municipal code development and enforcement, and administering a regional transportation planning affiliation. The successful candidate will supervise a staff of five with a diverse set of responsibilities. A demonstrated history of positive staff supervision is required along with a strong desire to live and work in a rural setting. This is a middle management position and a minimum of four to eight years of experience is required. Applicants from a variety of disciplines will be considered, and those with experience managing state and or federal grant funds are especially encouraged to apply. A masterís degree in a field related to public administration, business, or regional planning or a bachelorís degree with commensurate is preferred. Residency within the SWIPCO region is required within four months of hire.

Applicants are encouraged to review the SWIPCO website at www.swipco.org, where a full job description is located and to contact the executive director, John McCurdy, AICP at john.mccurdy@swipco.org with questions. SWIPCO provides a generous benefits package and is an IPERS employer. To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references, and SWIPCO application and EEO form electronically to john.mccurdy@swipco.org. Review of resumes will begin on June 28, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. SWIPCO is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

 

Executive Director - Mo-Kan Regional Council - St. Joseph, Missouri (reposted 7.17.17)

Mo-Kan Regional Council, St. Joseph, Missouri – the six-county bi-state regional planning commission in Northwest Missouri and Eastern Kansas – is seeking an executive director. The executive director is the chief administrative officer of the organization and reports to a board of directors comprising local elected officials and appointed representatives.

Mo-Kan is an EDA-designated Economic Development District; a primary planning partner in Missouri’s Statewide Transportation Planning Framework; and, the key community & economic development planning agency for the region. Other council programs include: SBA small business loan programs, GIS mapping services, workforce development, and grant administration of other state/federal/not-for-profit programs and projects.

Candidates should have familiarity in the program areas listed above and should have knowledge of the organization of local governments and federal nonprofit regulations. Must demonstrate strong administrative, communication and marketing skills and show past successes in working with state and/or federal agencies. This position requires frequent attendance at evening meetings, monthly travel to Jefferson City, and occasional travel out-of-state. A bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or related field is required. Salary range is $60-70,000 DOE/DOQ.

To be considered for the position, please submit a resume with three professional-related references, salary history/requirement, to: Gary@Mo-Kan.org or Gary Miller, Mo-Kan Regional Council, 224 N 7thStreet, St. Joseph, MO.