Five County Association of Governments seeks transportation planner

ST. GEORGE — The Five County Association of Governments is currently accepting applications for a transportation planner to plan a variety of specialty services, programs and projects related to rural and urban transportation planning in southwest Utah (Washington, Iron, Beaver, Garfield and Kane counties).

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Job duties:

  • Under the direction of the transportation program director, supervise and conduct comprehensive and detailed research of proposed transportation opportunities for the St. George metropolitan area.
  • Promote the development, enhance the efficiency and increase the safety of regional transportation systems.
  • Develop cooperative relationships with community entities to engage in mutually beneficial projects.
  • Collect, review and analyze data and traffic project designs; develop project design options, coordinating staff meetings to review options, prepare master plan amendments.
  • Prepare written recommendations related to project development priorities.
  • Represent the agency with various governmental agencies and jurisdictions.
  • Present analysis and reports on various project or program issues, needs assessments, strategies, trends and options; serve as a technical and professional resource.
  • Create and prepare maps, GPS outputs, graphs, illustrative drawings, websites and photographic presentations.
  • Create public displays utilized to apprise and inform the public.
  • Provide professional direction for the development of master plans and project procedures.
  • Receive and coordinate the distribution of information related to various projects; develop public education materials and collect feedback from the public on transportation initiatives.

Required experience and attributes:

  • A bachelor’s degree in urban and rural planning, transportation planning, civil engineering or some other field directly related to transportation and three years of responsible experience performing the above and related duties; specific experience in transportation planning or traffic engineering or an equivalent year-for-year combination of education or experience.
  • Knowledge of community and economic issues and legislative processes as well as federal and state funding mechanisms for transportation.
  • General knowledge of website design and editing, data management and basic understanding of transportation demand modeling and geographic information system (GIS) programs and functions.

Wage and working conditions:

  • Starting wage will be $50,000 to $55,000 per year; based on experience.
  • Benefits include full health, vision, dental and life insurance as well as paid sick leave, paid vacation leave, paid holidays and a retirement plan with the Utah Retirement System.
  • Monday-Friday; 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
  • Employment will include a six-month introductory period.
  • Worksite address is 1070 W. 1600 South, Bldg. B, St. George, Utah 84770.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, and resume to:

Five County Association of Governments / Human Resource Department, 1070 W. 1600 South, Bldg. B, St. George, Utah 84770 or via email to [email protected].

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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