About MAGThe Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a group of local governments working together on issues that touch the lives of every resident. We are a regional planning agency that develops solutions in areas such as transportation, air quality, economic development, and programs that meet the human needs of the region. The PositionMAG is seeking a bright, driven, team-oriented professional to support its efforts in the Transportation Division. MAG is a vibrant, dynamic work environment with a variety of activities. The ideal candidate will have a broad range of multimodal planning experience and knowledge, with specific experience in roadway and corridor planning. Responsibilities will include working as part of a professional team to discuss, plan, generate and support transportation planning projects and activities. These activities are undertaken with an emphasis on high quality work, close internal communication, and providing a benefit to MAG member agencies and partners. The CandidateCandidates should be highly effective communicators, experienced in presenting in front of a variety of audiences and at ease facilitating meetings or leading projects. They should also be self-motivated, innovative, have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, and be able to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:· Strong analytical and project management skills · Ability to conduct research, studies and analysis as it pertains to the issues independently and as part of a team· Ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of people of differing skill and knowledge levels· Ability to find solutions to complex problems and exemplary critical thinking skills· Familiarity with transportation, engineering, and planning documents· Strong work ethic and desire to be a part of a high performance environment· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail· Proficiency in public speaking· Ability to analyze and interpret guidelines, procedures regulations and governmental manuals· Familiarity with data visualization techniques Technology Skills:· Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, including Microsoft Office· Working knowledge of TransCAD as well as geographic information systems and visualization/communication software is preferred. Experience and EducationA Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, civil engineering, public administration or related field with a minimum of at least three (3) to five (5) years of experience in transportation planning or engineering required. A Master’s degree is preferred. Project management experience is strongly desired.