Principal Transportation Planner/MPO Coordinator

NASHUA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, NASHUA, NH

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission seeks an experienced transportation planner to join its tightly-knit, award-winning team.

The ideal candidate will possess strong background in transportation planning principles and practices including highway, bicycle and pedestrian and transit.  The MPO Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the MPO transportation planning program and compliance with Federal and State planning requirements.  The MPO Coordinator performs skilled, specialized activities on behalf of the Commission related to the execution of the transportation planning program including coordination of the Region’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Plan, Intelligent Transportation Systems, transportation project planning and providing local technical assistance.  The MPO coordinator manages the activities of the transportation planning staff, the transportation work program, develops the transportation program budget, and manages complex planning projects utilizing staff and consultants.

This position requires considerable knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices, state and federal transportation planning regulations, state and federal transportation funding programs, and grant administration and management.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in City, Urban, and/or Regional Planning, Geography, Public Administration, Natural or Environmental Sciences (other closely related fields may be considered); plus three years’ experience in a local or regional planning environment or consulting firm or a Bachelor’s degree plush five years of experience. Applicants should be adept at working in a variety of software platforms, including Microsoft Office Suite and Access, Synchro traffic planning and analysis software, and ArcGIS.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

The Nashua Region is a vibrant landscape of rural, suburban and urban communities located just 40 miles from Downtown Boston.  The Commission enjoys extensive relationships with its 13 member communities as well as partners spanning the transportation, public health and wellness, human services, business, and philanthropic fields and the selected candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work on a variety of creative and cutting edge projects.  The Commission fosters a work environment that is both personally and professionally fulfilling and encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply: please forward a resume and cover letter to: Jay Minkarah, Executive Director, Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH 03054 or via e-mail to karenb@nashuarpc.org.

This position is open until filled.  Nashua Regional Planning Commission is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.  If hired, a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, must be completed at the start of employment.

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