Associate Transportation Planners

Employer: Spokane Regional Transportation Council
Job Title: Associate Transportation Planners
Location: Spokane, WA
Opening Date: 12/21/2018
Closing Date: 01/22/2019 

Job Description: SRTC is hiring two associate planners. We are looking for professionals who enjoy challenges, have great communication and project management skills, and enjoy working in a team environment. The ideal candidates for the Associate Planner positions will have exceptional technical planning and communication skills. They will enjoy applying data to support complex planning and policy questions and have enthusiasm for finding new ways to tackle dynamic problems. The positions will support a wide variety of transportation planning tasks including all facets of long range regional planning, short term programming and project prioritization, performance-based planning and target setting, active transportation and transit planning coordination with Spokane Transit Authority, corridor and system analysis, and freight and economic strategy development.

The Associate Planners will conduct data analysis, visualization, and mapping using a variety of data sets. These positions will focus on collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing data; conducting statistical analyses in a variety of areas including demographic, land use, economic, housing, transportation, and to prepare projections. The positions are ideal for planners with strong GIS skills. One of the planners will manage the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and should be comfortable with databases and preparing reports in usable formats. Familiarity with federal/state transportation regulations, project and programming requirements, and travel demand modeling processes is beneficial.

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Engineering, Geography, or related field; and
  • Three years of professional transportation planning experience, or any combination of training, education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills
  • AICP Certification Preferred, or ability to obtain AICP certification within 2 years of hiring
  • Demonstrated experience in data analytics, visualization, and mapping of planning related data; graphic design skills desirable
  • Ability to apply statistical, spatial and other technical skills to analyze data to answer planning and policy questions
  • Demonstrated proficiency with software packages used to analyze and transform planning related data such as Access, ArcGIS, Excel or Tableau
  • Knowledge of commonly used demographic, land use or other transportation data including census, population, housing, parcel/assessor, zoning, local comprehensive plans, travel surveys, traffic counts, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of planning and policy issues related to growth management, transportation, economics and regional governance is highly desirable
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined problems
  • Understanding of applicable local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing transportation policies, procedures, and funding
  • Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings

How to Apply: To be considered for this position applicants should electronically submit the following application package:* Cover letter* Resume with references* Two writing samples* Two visual work samples (map or graphic design)* Affirmative Action Form.
Please send application materials to [email protected]. Hard copies may be sent to 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA 99201. A full position description can be found online