Merced County Association of Governments
Job DescriptionThe Associate Planner is the journey level class in the professional planning series in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned duties. Incumbents in this position work independently in the research, analysis, and administration of transportation plans and programs. This classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Assistant Planner by the assignment of more complex duties and lead supervisory responsibilities for specific programs and projects. This position participates in and leads transportation and related planning studies; assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring of federal and state long term planning documents; manages funding allocations for assigned program areas; coordinates and implements environmental review procedures; performs planning and funding research; works directly with and oversees the activities of consultants; assists in the development of both short and long range transportation plans; assists in travel demand and air quality modeling and processes. The Senior Planner is the advanced journey level class responsible for the development of assigned programs. The incumbent also has responsibility for leading and assisting in the work of assigned planning staff. This class is distinguished from the next lower class of Associate Planner in that the Senior Planner is often a project or program lead, including administrative and budgetary duties, and may supervise other staff and consultants. This position participates and leads in the development and maintenance of the Regional Transportation Plan, Federal Transportation Improvement Program, and other major documents; makes recommendations on planning policies, procedures, and programs; develops proposals for and coordinates new programs and methods for accomplishing planning goals with the Director of Planning and Programming and Executive Director.
Required Skills / Experience / EducationAny combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for an Associate Planner. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of two years of experience in regional/municipal planning or grant administration, and a bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, or related field. A wide variety of bachelor’s degrees can contribute to planning work; many degree types will qualify. Graduate work may be substituted for one year of experience. Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Senior Planner. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of experience in regional/municipal planning, and a bachelor’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, or related field. A wide variety of bachelor’s degrees can contribute to planning work; many degree types will qualify. Graduate work may be substituted for one year of experience.
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$72,924.80 - $107,723.20
Other BenefitsAgency paid benefits: 100% of health benefits for employee and qualified dependents. 100% of disability benefits 14 holidays 2 weeks' vacation and more!
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369 W 18th St
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