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Transportation Planner I/II

City of Billings
Billings, MT
Job Summary: This position will be supervised by the Transportation Planning Coordinator and is primarily responsible for supporting administration of the Transportation Planning Process which includes all related Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) business in accordance with state and federal law, and managing projects related to the expenditures of federal planning (PL) funds. This position will work on transportation planning projects, be familiar with the financial operations of the PL funding program, and work with the Transportation Planning Coordinator to support the MPO and Yellowstone County, the City of Billings, Yellowstone County Board of Planning and the Montana Department of Transportation as well as all associated boards and commissions. Scope of Responsibility: The Transportation Planner is responsible for high level project management on transportation planning projects that may involve multiple jurisdictions, local, state and federal agencies, and diverse stakeholders. The position is responsible for assisting in the drafting of various documents including transportation project scopes of work, contracts, tracking project budgets, and working with the Transportation Planning Coordinator on reimbursement documentation for the PL program. This position should become familiar with various data analysis including traffic patterns, growth areas, and other pertinent data related to transportation planning. The position should be very familiar with the current Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). This position works closely with the Transportation Planning Coordinator, Active Transportation Planner, and other planning staff to implement the policies and programs of the MPO. The Transportation Planner also provides staff support to the Yellowstone County Board of Planning, the Billings City Council, the Yellowstone County Board of County Commissioners, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Policy Coordinating Committee (PCC) at the direction of, or in the absence of, the Transportation Planning Coordinator. Requires regular interaction to communicate important transportation issues, requiring considerable tact, sense of timing and the ability to engender trust, plus sensitivity to diverse audiences, where relationships involve cooperation within the overall organization and/or directly interfacing with individual customers or vendors.