Job Details

Senior Transportation Planner

Metro, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 11/12/2019

Senior Transportation Planner
Planning and Development
Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon

Application deadline: November 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT

$77,396.80 - $103,708.80 annually

Metro, the regional government for the Portland metropolitan area, works collaboratively with communities to ensure a healthy environment, strong economy and great quality of life for all of our region's residents. Metro provides a diverse set of services, including stewardship of over 17,000 acres of parks, trails and natural areas; land use planning and management of the region's urban growth boundary; regional transportation planning; oversight of the region's solid waste system; and operation of regional visitor venues, including the Oregon Zoo and Oregon Convention Center.

Metro's Planning and Development Department provides a wide range of planning services for the region, including ongoing management of the region's urban growth boundary, the regional transportation plan and many other land use and transportation planning efforts. This work helps shape growth of our region in a way that seeks to preserve our unique livability and quality of life. Regional planning is Metro's core mission in our voter-approved charter and a central focus for the agency.

About the position
The Senior Transportation Planner performs highly skilled professional transportation planning and development work involving a variety of the agency's most critical and complex transportation planning and analysis projects. A Senior Transportation Planner is part of Metro's Planning and Development Department team and has complex assignments in policy formulation and project management and they are recognized as technical specialists in a specific program or functional area. Their assignments have visibility and impact across the region and involve engagement with policy makers representing Metro, local city and county governments and state officials.

Exceptional writing and speaking skills are required for this position, as this person will have extensive work with the general public, other public agencies and Metro committees. Exceptional project management skills are also required in order for this person to work independently and effectively lead a project team.

Metro hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all our employees can thrive.

•Bachelor's degree in planning and/or related field
•Three (3) years of technical transportation planning/modeling with extensive computer experience, or
•Any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Project management experience which include experience working independently and experience leading a team.

To apply: Visit our web site at: for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.
Application requirements:
1) Electronic application, 2) answers to supplemental questions, 3) a resume and 4) and a cover letter describing your qualifications as they relate to the duties of this position.

About Metro
Led by an elected council, this unique government gives all residents of greater Portland a voice in shaping the future and provides parks, venues, services and tools at a regional scale. We find solutions for our area’s garbage and recycling that protect clean air and water; help plan land use and development to provide jobs and safe transportation; manage local venues that provide a connection to arts and culture and help keep the economy growing; protect 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, and run the Oregon Zoo, to keep nature close to home.

Diversity, equity and inclusion
Metro is committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the diversity of our communities, and to creating welcoming workplaces. We know diverse voices make the region better and help us fulfill our public mission.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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