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Planner, Transportation Senior

Idaho Transportation Department

Open for Recruitment: May 7, 2018 - June 1, 2018
Announcement # 03670051015
Salary Range: *$25.92-$32.40 -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

 Our Mission: Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.

If you would like to join the award-winning, dynamic team of professionals dedicated to the mission of Idaho Transportations Department (ITD), this may be the perfect career opportunity of you!

ITD currently has an opening for a Transportation Planner, Seniorat our Headquarters Office inBoise, Idaho.The incumbent will perform statewide and/or regional long-range multimodal transportation planning in one or more of the following areas: urban, rural, highways, rail, public transportation, bicycle/pedestrian modes of transportation while participating in preparing and delivering the Idaho Transportation Investment Program(ITIP).The ITIPis a multi-modal program that includes highways, bridges, public transportation, railroads, aviation, and non-motorized transportation. Idaho's state and local transportation systems are a network of cross-jurisdiction routes that require cooperation, coordination, and continuous planning to operate, maintain, and improve. This may include; Developing and directing surveys of transportation users; Analyzing results to determine reasonableness and identify deficiencies and needed action; Researches methods of funding for items included in planning; Identifying training and technical assistance needs; Participating in planning, developing and presenting workshops and training conferences.

Some Responsibilities May Include:

  • Functioning as the department’s Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator;
  • Administer and manage the department’s Air Quality Program;
  • Participate in the development of the State’s Long-Range Transportation Plan;
  • Administer and manage data from the US Bureau of the Census;
  • Lead the development of the State’s Corridor Planning Process;
  • Analyze existing transportation systems, travel modes and transportation plans;
  • Plan and coordinate programs with state and federal agencies, local governments, sovereign tribal nations, regional organizations, city and county planning and zoning commissions and groups with special needs;
  • Evaluate economic growth potential and forecast requirements in terms of population, employment, transportation costs, and future land use;
  • Develop and recommend alternative transportation improvements which best reflect state and community needs;
  • Develop and administerconsultant agreements and programming documents for expenditures of planning funds;
  • Develop and analyze grant applications;
  • Establish methods of monitoring and evaluating projects;
  • Local coordination of transportation issues, prioritizing needs and facilitating projects;
  • Prepares agenda items for department board meetings;
  • Function as the Matter Expert on public involvement to others in the department including the Districts;
  • Develop public involvement procedures, guidelines, toolboxes as needed for department staff to manage outreach activities;
  • Manage the department’s grant administration and application process;


Minimum Qualifications:

Considerable knowledge of:

  • Principles and methods of transportation planning and forecasting techniques.

Good Knowledge of:

  • Concepts associated with transportation planning including identifying and evaluating economic, social, and land-use impacts related to transportation development and system adjustments
  • Federal, state and local government structures;
  • Data processing systems capabilities for forecasting and analytical purposes.

Desired experience:

  • Conducting public meetings;
  • Knowledge regarding bike and pedestrian planning;
  • Knowledge regarding air quality planning, modeling, data;
  • Specific knowledge in MOVES modeling;
  • Competency in management and demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Competency in managing administrative work groups;
  • Considerable experience managing a major program in a significant leadership role.

How to Apply: Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.

When updating your online application information, please select:

  • Idaho Department of Transportation under "Agencies"
  • Full-time under "Job Type/Shift"
  • Boise under "Cities"

Hiring Lists:
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When updating your online application information, you must complete/update all items in the Application Checklist to include: Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type. Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the
Idaho Transportation Department!




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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.