Company: Federal Highway Administration
Title: GS 11/12 Community Planner
Job Description: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524431100
Provide guidance and technical assistance to Division staff and state Department of Transportation and MPO staffs on current Federal planning requirements, policies, procedures, and guidance.
Oversee the development of transportation planning processes, programs and products and assess the adequacy of State and/or Metropolitan Planning processes to meet Federal transportation planning requirements.
Explain requirements, negotiate working agreements, exchange and review information; and resolve problems with state Department of Transportation and/or MPO officials and other interested parties.
Promote developing and applying strategic and effective transportation planning management systems and lead in the implementation of new transportation planning program requirements and best practices.
Serve as a point of contact for the functional area of Environment.
Perform work related to transportation that encompasses the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project development process and ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The ideal candidate for this position is a midcareer professional in transportation planning who has the skills and abilities to effectively represent the agency to Federal, state, and local officials and the general public. This candidate is someone with good communication, negotiation and partnering skills who desires to work in a challenging, complex, innovative environment.
Required Experience/Skills: In order to qualify for this series, you must meet the following education/experience requirements:
You must have completed a full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in community planning or a related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance, from an accredited college or university.
Note: Applicants with degrees in related fields, such as those listed above, who do not have the 12 semester hours of specified course work must have had at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner.
You must have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major in one of the above disciplines, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the above disciplines of which at least 12 semester hours were in the planning process, and socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
Years Experience: Have at least 1 year of work experience in community planning acquired under the supervision and guidance of a community planner
Travel: Some travel is involved
Compensation: $61,674 to $96,099 per year