Capital Program Coordinator | Planetizen Job Board
This is a professional position responsible for activities supporting the development and maintenance of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (PIT). DVRPC brings together a wide range of partners across Greater Philadelphia to inform and facilitate data-driven decision making. One of our main responsibilities is the development and maintenance of a TIP, which lists regionally agreed priority highway and transit projects, as well as bicycle, pedestrian and freight related projects. . The TIP uses performance-based planning to ensure efficient use of resources, public funding and other assets in the region.
The Office of Capital Programs works with member agencies to create a new TIP every cycle (every even year for NJ, every odd year for PA), including a number of meetings and the preparation of materials. Once the TIP is in place, there are requests for amendments and modifications through the DVRPC’s monthly meeting cycle, in addition to a number of competitive funding programs. The employee will help identify and advance priority transportation plans and projects and improve the efficiency of the region’s transportation system. The position also involves assisting with project development and analytical activities in both states.
Work is performed in accordance with broadly defined professional objectives and standards and is subject to administrative and technical review by a seasoned professional.
- Assist in the development of the PA and NJ councils. Duties may include seeking input from state, county, and transit operator representatives, as well as other DVRPC staff, using established criteria to evaluate new project applicants, preparing various project listings and financial summaries, researching project details and funding eligibility, and assisting in the preparation of public documents. Other duties include updating the project database with current cost estimates, schedules, descriptions and limiting the program proposal to available funds.
- Assist in conducting public outreach efforts to gather feedback on the TIP development process and feedback on draft TIPs, including the development and maintenance of a database/inventory of public information for transport projects.
- Participate in the TIP amendment and modification process. Duties will include helping to maintain the TIP databases by updating current database records and posting them to the website. Duties include researching and following up on requested actions to determine eligibility for funding, project details, then preparing and presenting documents explaining TIP requests to the RTC and Board.
- Provide support to staff for the evaluation, selection and development of projects. Communicate and coordinate to solicit, consolidate and track input from internal DVRPC staff “Subject Matter Experts” and external partners on transportation projects and proposals. Duties may also include coordinating and facilitating meetings and preparing meeting notes.
- Provide staff support to competitive CMAQ, TASA, competitive bridge programs and local project development processes. Duties may include preparation of application and guidance materials, preparation of financial information spreadsheets, review of applications, coordination of program analysis for applications and preparation of summaries, providing letters of support as required, assisting in deliberations and making recommendations to the Board for projects to be funded under these programs and preparing minutes of meetings.
- Participate in performance-based planning and programming responsibilities, including asset management, transportation performance metrics, goal setting and tracking, development and application of performance evaluation criteria project, as well as the environmental justice and equity analysis of the TIP project.
- Coordinate with planning partners for project development and implementation, such as I-95 Planning Assistance, PennDOT Connects, and NJ Concept Development.
- Participate in public education efforts regarding the TIP as required, including presentations to various groups and providing technical assistance to member governments, the public and other DFOs.
- Prepare special data reports as required.
- Perform related work as required.
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team of diverse staff in office and remote environments.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planners and elected officials, and the general public.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet strict and frequent deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to organize, synthesize and communicate information clearly and concisely.
- Proficiency in MS applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) with emphasis on data analysis, reports and presentations. Extensive experience and knowledge of relational databases, database software (including MS Access) and spreadsheets (MS Excel), and the ability to perform analysis and produce reports using these management tools of data. MS Access capabilities to design queries and reports, and to create and manipulate tables are required.
- Knowledge or knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of transportation planning and the ability to relate this knowledge to the development of a regional transportation system is useful, as is knowledge or knowledge of programming, development and/or the delivery of NJDOT projects and PennDOT processes.
Experience & Training
To be classified at the RA I level, one year of professional experience in transport or land use planning is required. To be classified at RA II level, a minimum of three years is required. Such experience may have been gained through a combination of experience and training. Training may have been acquired through graduation from a four-year program from an accredited college or university with major course work in transportation planning or a related discipline. A master’s degree or a full year of in-house or co-op teaching experience may replace one year of experience.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the metropolitan planning organization for the Philadelphia region. We believe DVRPC is a place to work, learn and build careers in a professional and stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation and giving your best at work. To learn more about our work culture and benefits, visit our website: www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/
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