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Urban Development - MPO

Job Title:         Transportation Planner

Department:    Urban Development/MPO Division

Rate of Pay:     $36,000/year + (DOE) Non-exempt

Job Description:

  • Develops and updates transportation planning projects and studies.
  • Supports the planning and design of projects to enhance the City’s multimodal network.
  • Conducts or assists in the review/analysis of traffic issues, including traffic calming.
  • Assists in marketing plan implementation and oversight for transit system changes
  • Compiles information to create procurement files for the Transit Division.
  • Ensures procurement documents, contracts, and supporting information comply with applicable laws, rules, or regulations.
  • Plans, prepares and manages the procurement program in compliance with Federal Transit Administration, state, and city regulations.
  • Recommends and implements policies and procedures to ensure a compliant program.
  • Maintains a comprehensive list of FTA-assisted contracts, monitors contract deadlines, and coordinates with other divisions for renewals or rebids.
  • Evaluates comparative information regarding prices, specifications, and delivery dates of supplies.
  • Consults with other transit agencies in the procurement of services, researching scope, specifications, contract development and administration.
  • Reviews requisitions.
  • Prepares written solicitation documents including RFPs, ITBs, RFIs, and RFQs, quotes and contracts for approval by the City’s General Counsel and by the Director of the Urban Development Department
  • Schedules, coordinates, and facilitates meetings related to procurement.  Creates formats for group discussion and evaluation.  Prepares meeting materials and distributes.
  • Ensures the bid process is conducted in accordance with specifications.
  • Maintain accurate contract clauses and templates for inclusion in solicitations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation or regional planning, Geography, Public Administration, or closely related field
  • Master’s degree with coursework in transportation planning, urban planning, public administration, geography, environmental science, or a related field
  • Two (2) years of professional experience in transportation planning or a related field in a recognized planning agency
  • Two (2) years of experience with procurement and/or record keeping related to compliance with regulations of outside agencies.
  • Possession of or the ability to attain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License is required

Job-Based Competencies

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, City ordinances, and other regulations and requirements relating to municipal planning, zoning and related issues.
  • Knowledge of municipal government, boards, councils, commissions and similar bodies and their functions related to municipal planning, zoning and other codes.
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, systems, equipment and software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Skill in the development, management and manipulation of databases.
  • Ability to use a computer to access, interpret, and record information.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, other employees, volunteers, representatives of other organizations and the public.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a valid Mississippi driver’s license.

Posting Date: January 4, 2022

Position will be posted at a minimum until January 11, 2022 at 4:30 pm.


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