The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn, and create a career in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and bringing your best self to work. If your background and experience match the following vacancy, we would like to hear from you. This is a professional transportation planning position responsible for performing support activities for two high-profile offices within the Transportation Programs division. The Office of Transportation Operations Management (TOM) focuses on Transportation Systems and Management and Operations (TSMO) planning efforts that improve the operational efficiency of the region's transportation system frequently advocating lower cost operational and multimodal approaches that are coordinated between technologies and agencies to make better use of existing transportation facilities. The Office of Capital Programs is responsible for project development activities as well as development and maintenance of the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which represents the priority transportation infrastructure investments for the region.
In addition to working as part of staff teams, the position requires working with member and local governments, operating agencies, state and federal agencies, and emergency responders. The employee will help to identify and advance priority transportation plans and projects, and to improve the efficiency of the region’s transportation system. The employee will be responsible for assisting in the overhaul of the Interactive Detour Route Mapping (IDRuM) program; advancing incident management, emergency management, and traffic operations programs; and participating in plans for the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The employee will also be responsible for assisting in the development and maintenance of the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for PA and NJ by helping to coordinate communication and feedback about transportation projects among DVRPC staff and member governments by entering and managing project information, and posting summaries to the DVRPC website. Work is performed in accordance with well-defined objectives and professional standards and is subject to close administrative and technical review by senior professionals.
Experience and Training
To classify as a level RA I, a minimum of one year of professional experience in transportation planning, or in social science research work is required. Such experience may have been gained from a combination of experience and training. Training may have been gained through graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with major coursework in Urban Planning. A Master’s degree or a full year of intern or co-operative education experience can be substituted for one year of experience.