Performs position duties in a manner that promotes the cooperative and collaborative nature of the Albany Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO). Engages in effective working relationships with member agency staff and staff of the Cascades West Area Commission on Transportation (CWACT) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Demonstrates positive acceptance of constructive feedback and suggestions, in an effort to strengthen work performance. Contributes to a positive, respectful and productive work atmosphere. Regular attendance is required to meet the demands of this job and to provide necessary services.
Prepares and manages the MPO’s adopted plans and policies, including the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Public Participation Plan (PPP).
Prepares, manages, and monitors the AAMPO budget and UPWP, including preparation of quarterly reports. Provides at least quarterly updates to the Policy Board on progress on UPWP activities and tasks.
Coordinates with CED Director to reflect AAMPO budget as part of overall departmental budget.
Evaluates future budgetary requirements and presents funding options to the AAMPO Policy Board.
Provides liaison with local, regional, state, and federal agencies, and community groups on funding issues, transportation planning issues, project priorities, regulatory mandates and limitations, and coordination concerns.
At the direction of the Board, collaborates with other transportation and related endeavors of the OCWCOG which have implications for AAMPO.Project Management
Coordinates specific projects tasks, including , budgets and timelines, in coordination with CED Director
Determines, with the direction of the AAMPO Policy Board, tasks to be contracted and coordinates process to select contractors and monitor their work.Transportation Planning Management
Prepares and assists with implementation of the MTP and other planning programs or project initiatives for the MPO, including surveys, studies, estimates, forecasts, and modeling.
Analyzes and verifies compliance with federal, state and local mandates impacting program and project implementation and completion.
Evaluates traffic model parameters and outputs for environmental analysis, traffic impact studies, and congestion management analysis.
Prepares long-range planning studies for transportation facilities.
Participates in multi-jurisdictional planning projects and programs related to transportation and community development.
Advocates for the interests of the AAMPO and participates in the development of state policies and procedures, as appropriate.
Prepares reports and makes presentations to the AAMPO Board, committees, member jurisdictions, special interest groups and the general public.
Graduation from a four-year college or university with emphasis in transportation planning, public administration, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum five years progressively responsible transportation planning experience preferably within an MPO agency, with at least three years in a planning or management position; OR, a satisfactory combination of equivalent education, training and experience which demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform duties of the job.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, & OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a Valid Oregon Driver’s License, or have the ability to obtain reliable transportation in order to travel throughout the three-county area.
Must successfully complete a criminal background check.
Additional Salary Information: Plus a generous benefit package.
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments assists communities across the region to collaborate and solve problems; connects member governments, businesses, and individuals with a wide variety of resources.
OCWCOG programs include public safety; public health; emergency preparedness; senior and disability services; economic and community development; transportation; and much more. Visit www.OCWCOG.org for more information