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Transportation Planner / Sr. Transportation Planner

Ada County Highway District
Garden City, Idaho
Ada County Highway District is now accepting applications for the position of Transportation Planner / Sr. Transportation Planner in the Planning & Programming Department. This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary range of $59,488 – $76,752, DOQ. This position includes an excellent benefit package with medical, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). Primary Responsibilities: • Conduct the District’s planning and programming efforts, including outreach to area agencies and the general public and perform other job-related duties as required. • Responsible for the District’s project development process, including initial project scope definition and budget, concept design, coordination with area agencies and prioritization. • Responsible for the District’s medium and long-range transportation plans, integration of transportation and land use planning, and coordination with area agencies on other planning initiatives including Comprehensive Plans and transit planning. • Manage appropriate planning projects, including but not limited to scoping, budgeting, consultant selection and oversight, public outreach, and presentation before the public and elected officials. • Serve as liaison to agency partners, including weekly night meetings. • Participate in multi-disciplinary project teams to develop complex transportation projects. • Serves as a technical resource to District employees and other agencies/organizations involved in the various transportation programs. Qualifications: • Must have proven ability to facilitate constructive dialogue related to complex policy and planning issues. Must have knowledge of: Transportation projects, including technical aspects, planning, budgeting, construction, and scheduling; Regulations as related to transportation planning specific job tasks; transportation planning methodologies; Federal, state and local government structures; Engineering principles and practices; Technical writing methods; and Land use planning. • Project management experience is a plus. • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is a must. Knowledge of ArcGIS and Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) is a plus. • A Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Engineering or a related field is preferred. Sr. Transportation Planner level must have three years of relevant experience and AICP is preferred. • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be acceptable.