Transportation/Community Planner (Lehigh Valley Planning Commission)
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania - Harrisburg, PA

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Transportation/Community Planner

Starting Salary: $38,000 - $45,000, commensurate with qualifications and educational background. Excellent benefits.
• Health Insurance – Capital Blue Cross, PPO
• Dental Insurance – United Concordia PPO
• Vision Insurance – National Vision Administrators
• AFLAC Insurance
• Group Life/AD&D – Sun Life
• Long-term Disability – Sun Life
• Pension
• Deferred Compensation (457b Plan)
• Vacation
• Personal Business
• Floating Holiday
• Company Holidays – 10 days per year
• Sick Time – 15 days per year
• Compensatory Time – Granted for evening meetings Job Description: Entry-level transportation planner or community planner. Collect and analyze transportation data. This may include field work. Perform studies to evaluate/recommend congestion and safety improvements on Lehigh Valley highways. Assist in the development of transportation plans and programs. Qualifications: B.S. in Transportation Planning, Community Planning or Engineering preferred; a Masters Degree in planning or a related discipline is desirable; AICP is a plus; solid analytical and quantitative skills; familiarity with data analysis and system evaluation; ability to effectively present results of research and technical analyses in oral, written and graphic form. Submit Resume to: Michael N. Kaiser, AICP, Executive Director, LVPC, 961 Marcon Blvd, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18109. Fax: 610-264-2616; e-mail: als@lvpc.org. Include the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter. EOE ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION… The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission was formed by Lehigh and Northampton counties in 1961 to create a comprehensive plan to guide orderly growth in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Since our creation we have been dedicated to providing the best planning possible to the counties and 62 municipalities in the Lehigh Valley. We maintain a professional staff that is able to provide a wide variety of planning services to municipalities in the region. The purpose of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Lehigh Valley region in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. In addition, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission declares the following purpose: - To provide the orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the Lehigh Valley in accordance with the long-term objectives, principles and standards that are in the best interest and welfare of its inhabitants and political subdivisions. - To coordinate and integrate the plans for orderly growth, development and redevelopment of the Lehigh Valley. - To improve the social and economic climate of the region. - To encourage appropriate land use through implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Plan. - To encourage the maximum utilization of the existing infrastructure and to plan for new infrastructure as needed to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Regional Comprehensive Plan. - To promote the conservation of energy, land, water and air in the Lehigh Valley and the preservation of unique historic and natural features. - To promote and assist in achieving improved traffic and transportation flow. - To collect and distribute useful regional data. The Commission is made up of 37 members who are appointed by each county government. They include elected and appointed officials and county citizens. The professional staff is responsible for operating the LVPC on a day-to-day basis. To learn more about the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission please visit our website at www.lvpc.org. ABOUT THE LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY … The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lehigh and Northampton counties. The role of the MPO is to promote transportation projects, plans, programs, and policies that are consistent with the locally adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Lehigh Valley Transportation Plan (LVTP). LVTS was created in 1964 through a legal agreement between the Cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton; the Counties of Lehigh and Northampton; and the Department of Highways of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (now the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). The LVTS was founded in response to the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which stated, in part, that any urban area with a population of more than 50,000 must maintain a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning process in order to be eligible to receive Federal funds for transportation projects. LVTS is made up of two committees — the Technical Committee and Coordinating Committee. The Technical Committee reviews projects brought before the group and recommends actions to the Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee is the policy body which formally adopts items reviewed by the Technical Committee. LVTS Technical Committee membership consists of representatives from PennDOT Central Office, PennDOT District 5-0, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC), Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) and the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA). The Coordinating Committee membership consists of representatives from PennDOT Central Office, PennDOT District 5-0, Lehigh County, Northampton County, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, LVPC, LANTA and LNAA. The transportation planning staff of the LVPC, in cooperation with PennDOT and LANTA, serves as technical staff for the LVTS. LVPC receives Federal and State funding for work under contract with PennDOT.

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