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Transportation Planner, Hennepin County
The Transportation Project Delivery Division of Hennepin County's Transportation Department is seeking a strategic, flexible, and creative thinker to join our team as a transportation planner. This position will assist with division-wide planning activities, technical analysis, and implementation programs for improving the county's transportation system. The Hennepin County transportation vision is to promote economic vitality and enhance residents' quality of life by developing and operating a safe, environmentally responsible, and comprehensive multi-modal transportation system.
- One of the following:
- Master's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, research methods, statistics, behavioral/social science, public health, computer science/MIS, management science, urban/city planning, or a field appropriate to the area of specialization.
- Bachelor's degree in one of the fields listed above and one or more years of relevant planning analyst experience.
- Bachelor's degree in any field and a minimum of two courses in research methods, analysis, statistics, project management, planning or evaluation and 18 or more months of relevant planning analyst experience.
- A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
- Two or more years of experience in transportation planning, urban/city planning, or geography.
- Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or eligibility for certification within twelve months of hire.
- Experience using geographic information systems software such as ArcGIS®.
- Experience using computer aided design software packages such as AutoCAD® or MicroStation®.
- Proficiency in the use of word processing and spreadsheet software.
- Ability to:
- Prepare plans and reports for project and program goals, implementation, and evaluation of results.
- Analyze and evaluate operational effectiveness; collect, analyze, and interpret data.
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with county team members, consultants, vendors, contractors, other public agencies, private utility companies, affected property and business owners, interest groups, and the general public.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
How to Apply
Apply online by November 26, 2019.
Interagency Rail Director, MnDOT
MnDOT is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the State of Minnesota’s Interagency Rail Director in providing leadership, management, and coordination of government relations and policy functions with MnDOT, the governor’s office, Minnesota Legislature, state and federal agencies, and other railroad stakeholders. This is an opportunity to establish consensus between government, industry, and communities to address rail system needs, risks, and opportunities. Other duties include:
- Responsible for serving as the primary expert and chief strategist for managing cross-agency railroad issues in Minnesota.
- Provide leadership in the development of MnDOT’s Statewide Rail Plan.
- Serving as a liaison to the rail industry and the Federal Rail Administration.
- Supporting the Governor’s Council on Freight Rail and leading the Interagency Rail Group to address strategic issues so rail activities benefit Minnesota’s economy without compromising the safety and health of its citizens or the environment.
- Provide support for the growth of rail services in Minnesota as a sustainable, energy-efficient transportation option.
- Advising policy makers regarding strategies to advance rail legislation that will improve Minnesota’s rail activities and programs.
- Work with communities and economic development officials to leverage rail as an economic development asset.
The duration of this position is expected to be up to three years.
To qualify for this position, applicants must have extensive experience in strategic planning and public policy sufficient to design and implement policies related to railroad transportation. Experience must demonstrate:
- Knowledge and experience with state and federal laws and legislative processes related to the government’s roles in railroad transportation; transportation funding mechanisms; and the ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules and regulations related to state and federal rail policy.
- Prior experience working with or collaborating with a legislative body, governor’s office and state agencies.
- Knowledge and experience with strategic planning, public policy and administrative principles.
- Advanced leadership and human relations skills to build effective working relationships, work collaboratively, and build consensus with a variety of stakeholders.
How to Apply
Visit the State of Minnesota jobs website and search for Job ID #36852. When prompted for your Referral Source, please list: "Other – CTS." Application deadline is December 6, 2019.