Associate / Senior Regional Planner - Assessment and Monitoring
Southern California Association of Governments
Los Angeles, CA
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Transportation Planning|
|Job Level||Mid II (4-8 years)|
|Salary Range||$58,780 to $84,073|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity to work on varied planning subject areas ranging from environment, land use, to transportation, from an integrated assessment perspective in an era of performance-based planning. Under general direction of the Program Manager, perform a variety of professional level work in a collaborative environment such as: conduct monitoring and assessment of regional performance with respect to regional goals, examine the effectiveness of local and regional strategies to implement regional policies, analyze and communicate various policy implications, and coordinate with local governments and stakeholders.
• Conduct literature review and planning-related data in issue areas such as environment, land use, transportation, housing, economy, public health and environmental justice.
• Analyze and interpret planning-related data and trends with respect to regional goals.
• Conduct research on the effectiveness of implementation strategies and track the local implementation of regional plan and strategies.
• Participate in the preparation of monitoring and assessment reports such as the State of the Region Report and Local Profiles.
• Participate in the development of a monitoring system and new performance measures.
• Manage projects including developing requests for proposals, prepare project budget, and manage consultant contracts.
• Participate in and present information to the committees, task forces and stakeholder groups.
• Manage or participate in grant preparation and administration.
Education, Experience and Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban and regional planning, environmental, and transportation planning, or a related field. Master’s degree is desirable. Associate: Three years of professional planning or policy experience. Senior: Five years of professional planning experience.
Knowledge of: Principles of urban and regional planning, policy process and the roles of monitoring and assessment, sources of information related to tracking regional performance, research methods, working knowledge of GIS. In addition, the Senior level requires knowledge of: Best practices in monitoring and assessment; applicable planning laws and regulations; and methods and techniques of project management.
Ability to: Analyze policy and technical information related to monitoring and assessment; synthesize information to develop policy implications, and prepare clear and effective reports. In addition, the Senior level requires the ability to: Plan and coordinate multi-disciplinary projects; analyze complex problems and identify logical solutions; independently investigate planning problems; and perform professional planning work with a minimum of supervision.
Special Requirements: Ability to work in a standard office environment; ability to travel to different sites and locations; possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
|Postal Address||818 W. 7th treet, 12th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017