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Job Title:
Chief of Planning, Infrastructure & Development Officer

Job Location:
Savannah, Georgia

$120000.00 - $139000.00

Salary Frequency:

***COMPANY IS OFFERING A $1000 RECRUITING BONUS** SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to direct planning activities to improve bus and ferry services, overall ridership, and revenue. Planning activities include the development of expansion plans, service integration and optimization plans, strategic and policy plans, and short and long term capital and operations plans. This is accomplished by coordinating service planning and public activities, managing performance standards in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and directing and supervising staff. Other duties may include supporting capital projects and grant applications, participating in special planning work groups and committees, creating development guides, representing company in regional, state, or national forums, providing support to the executive leadership team, advising on plans, programs, and service delivery, ensuring technical competence of policy, planning, ridership forecasting, and modeling, staying abreast of regional demographics, and state/local activities as they relate to planning activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Supports capital projects by serving as the liaison with outside agencies; directing and supervising staff in special studies, analyses, and project reviews; reviewing and directing staff responses to public inquiries; providing status reports to management on current projects; and participating in joint planning meetings with stakeholders and other departments. * Provides direction and supervision of service planning by reviewing staff reports, initiating special studies and directing the analysis of transit use by bus and light rail; facilitating strategy meetings regarding route structure, ridership and performance indicators; making recommendations and suggesting modifications to management; reviewing impending grant requests for funding; researching and proposing project development grants for new capital projects; and supervising staff and contractors conducting planning studies and developing projects. * Manages short-range planning by reviewing analysis of transit use by bus and light rail, providing recommendations regarding service performance and planning; reviewing the relevancy of grant requests for funding, researching and proposing project development grants for new capital projects, and supervising staff and contractors conducting planning studies and developing projects. * Provides direction and supervision of strategic and long range planning by reviewing, modifying and approving staff reports and reviews regarding land use, transportation plans, routine development plans, regional general plans, special area plans; reviewing, modifying, and approving development, regional general and special area plans; facilitating strategy sessions regarding planning policy; reviewing the analysis of grant programs and grant requests, coordinating special studies, and writing, reviewing, and approving issue papers. * Oversees public support activities by developing strategy related to community engagement, coordinating staff participation and attendance; participating on special study panels and working groups; providing testimonies on transportation projects at meetings, and serving as the department representative for outside agencies. * Coordinates service planning by supervising line personnel in data collection, statistical analysis, and special surveys; reviewing the development and submission of information to the National Transit Database; analyzing the effect proposed route and service changes will have on ridership; finding the correlation between service planning activities and short and long-range projects, and reviewing staff reports and recommendations on route performance and changes, seasonal variations, and effects of special events. * Perform all other duties with excellence. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Transportation Planning or related field required (Master’s Degree preferred). AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification required. A minimum of 7 years of experience in multimodal planning, including 3 years of supervisory experience. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Read and write full reports and correspondence both for the public and for a technical audience. English required, bilingual skills (specifically Spanish) a plus. REASONING SKILLS: Apply understanding to carry out detailed written/oral instructions. Deal with problems involving several variables in wide-­ranging situations. Strong analytical skills required. COMPUTER SKILLS: Advanced computer skills required. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. Experience with ArcGIS, Remix Transit Planning software, or SPSS is a plus. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time; maneuver, manipulate and handle; communicate/converse; move about; regularly move up to 10 pounds and frequently move up to 20 pounds. DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so qualified. Employer is EOE M/F/DN; A drug-free workplace. When submitting a resume for this position, I understand that this information may be used to create a registration with the Georgia Department of Labor on Employ Georgia. #CBAH

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 84 Months

Special Requirements:
Applicant Must have a Bachelor's degree in Transportation Planning or a related field.
Applicant Must have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in multimodal planning, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Applicant Must have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Applicant Must be AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certified.

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