Assistant / Associate Regional Planner - RTP/SCS
Southern California Association of Governments
Los Angeles, CA
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Environmental and Natural Resources Planning|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
|Salary Range||$50,419 to $76,419|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
This position will support the land use, scenario planning, and local technical assistance functions of the Southern California Association of Governments. Assignments will include drafting sections of the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), developing land use, transportation and infrastructure scenarios for testing and public dialogue, designing public outreach programs, and administering planning assistance provided to local member agencies. The position will work closely with member agencies, including sub-regions of SCAG to coordinate on plan components.
The position is part of the Sustainability Department of the Land Use and Environmental Planning Division, responsible fro developing the land use portions of the RTP/SCS, and for administering the Sustainability Program, which provides technical assistance and other resources to member agencies. The department further has other on-going initiatives related to alternative fuel vehicles, open space conservation, and other subjects. The successful candidate will be able to function in a team setting, and provide support to all functions of the department, as assigned.
• Evaluate land use, transportation and Greenhouse Gas reduction strategies, and incentives to promote development in High Quality Transit Areas (HQTA).
• Perform technical and policy research and analysis for Sustainability Department programs, including land use and scenario planing, open space, alternative fuel vehicles and other.
• Supervise and/or assist with the supervision of technical consultants and provide technical direction and functional supervision to subordinate staff.
• Prepare technical reports, presentations, and material for public outreach purposes.
• Assist in the administration of consultants contracts and grant filing requirements.
Minimum Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, policy analysis, political science, engineering, economics or a related field. Transportation/land use/housing planning emphasis is highly desirable. A Master's degree may substitute for one year of required experience.
Experience: Assistant - One year of urban or regional planning or policy experience. Associate - Two years of professional urban or regional planning experience.
Knowledge of: Transportation, housing, and land use planning principles; research methods and sources of information related to transit, urban transportation development, and planning; government organizations, functions, and operating methods; policy development; applicable laws and regulations; principles of economics or transportation planning; methods and techniques of project management.
|Postal Address||818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017