Director of Planning

Topeka Metro   Topeka, KS   Full-time     Management
Posted on October 30, 2020

Director of Planning

This position is responsible for developing and analyzing transit service planning, scheduling, capital planning, data reporting and analysis, improvements and innovative projects for near-
term and intermediate range service plans using traditional transit service delivery options.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Familiar with local, state, federal laws and regulations governing public transit system operations and transportation grant funding.
• Knowledgeable in modern transit system operating principles and practices.
• Experience working with ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. Prefer experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Remix planning software, DoubleMap CAD software and TransLoc Architect.
• Experience in grant writing.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills to interpret complex Excel datasets.
• Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written, strong analytical skills, and understanding of service cost and budget impacts.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Topeka Metro staff, members of state/federal agencies, local government, and the general public.
• Proficient with statistical principles and survey techniques.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data regarding ridership, demographics, traffic surveys, maps, costs, and revenues.
• Proficiency in quality assurance methods used in schedule production.
• Ability to exercise independent judgment in the analysis and solution of complex route and schedule problems, using logical reasoning and prudent judgment.
• Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in urban planning, transportation, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
• Two years of experience in transportation planning, public transit operations, or closely related field.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Topeka Metro offers a great benefits package and is a KPERS employer. 

Topeka Metro is a Drug Free Workplace and EOE.