Oregon Department of Transportation Operations – Urban Mobility Office
Toll Program Portland
Do you have experience managing complex transportation projects? Are you knowledgeable of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)? Our Urban Mobility Office is seeking a dynamic planner to join our team in historic downtown Portland. In this role, you will serve as the lead planner as tolling projects are developed and undergo environmental review and extensive stakeholder and public engagement. The Toll Program is currently evaluating locations on both I-5 and I-205 to effectively manage congestion and raise revenue.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Provide lead planning oversight of activities necessary to ensure Toll Program is moved through the project development process.
Work with federal, state, regional and local governments to further define and develop the Toll Program.
Responsible for the work scopes and budgets for planning studies, reconnaissance studies and environmental review documents.
Lead multi-disciplinary project teams and identify project disciplines needed to accomplish project objectives.
Prepare and manage an agency coordination plan in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and as required by NEPA.
Determine policy, plans and strategies on issues of statewide significance and integrate policy and plans with other agency planning efforts.
Draft proposals for approval and review and comment on draft plans and respond to questions from agency planning staff from other jurisdictions and agencies.
Lead, design and manage local government and stakeholder involvement in agency planning efforts.
Advise Oregon Transportation Commission and agency leadership of situations and recommended actions.
Advise local government on state policy and technical requirements related to tolling and pricing.
Represent ODOT in public involvement events and respond to outside requests for information or comments.
Represent agency on project advisory/steering committees and lead committees in developing purpose and need statements, goals and objectives, policy direction and proposed actions.
Support project manager for projects including tracking and reporting on project schedules, scopes and budgets.
Moderate amount of travel and overtime will be required.
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What’s in it for you:
Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
A bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field and four years of planning experience related to the job. Note: A master's degree in community, urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience. OR Eight years of planning experience related to the job. Note: Coursework in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two (2) years of the progressively responsible experience.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Internal Number: REQ-56086
About Oregon Department of Transportation
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