Responsible for performing technical transit planning work focusing on both short and long-range planning. Assist with federal government transit programs, grants administration and working with project managers to ensure appropriate compliance. The Planner will provide support to project managers, conduct research, compile information, and coordinate with other METRO departments and area agencies to implement METRO’s plans and programs. Assists with all financial obligations of the division including contract management, budget development and forecast. Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.
Responsibilities and Specific Duties:
Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Urban or Transportation Planning or Public Administration or related fields.College internship experience in planning, technical analysis and coordination, etc. Experience or knowledge in research and data collection, budget cost controls, project coordination desirable.Ability to interpret technical data, prepare professional reports and perform budgetary analysis. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites – specifically MS Word, Power Point and Excel. GIS knowledge and skills are desirable. Strong verbal and written communications skills are required. Must be a self-starter interested in improving public transportation. Bilingual is a plus. Valid driver's license is required.