Civil - Environmental, Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
Announcement: ODOT17-0021oc Sr. Planner/ Scenic Area Coordinator – Planner 3 ODOT Highway – Region 1 Portland
Are you interested in doing meaningful work in one of Oregon's most beautiful places? ODOT Region 1, the Portland metro area, is recruiting for a senior planner/scenic area coordinator to coordinate all ODOT activities within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, including completion of the Historic Columbia River State Trail, addressing congestion and multi-modal needs, staffing the legislatively created Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee, and supporting the Columbia Gorge Express transit service. With an office location in Portland, this position requires regular travel to locations along the National Scenic Area to engage partners and the public in new initiatives and ongoing efforts.
The person in this position serves as the ODOT long-range planner for Hood River County. This includes working with local governments on planning projects that may affect the regional and state transportation system, either by changing the system itself or by changing planned land uses. This person also represents ODOT's interests in review of local land use decisions. Some of the major responsibilities of the position are:
Acting as the ODOT liaison for activities in the national scenic area.
Acting as staff to the Historic Columbia River Highway Advisory Committee
Engaging in long-rang planning for Hood River County and corridor refinement.
Participating in project delivery activities.
A bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field. -AND- Three (3) years of progressively responsible planning experience related to the job.
NOTE: A master's degree in regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field may substitute for one (1) year of experience.
Six (6) years of planning experience related to the job.
NOTE: Course work in urban or regional planning, public administration, social science, civil engineering, architecture, economics, geography or a related field can substitute for up to two years of the progressively responsible experience. A copy of your transcripts must be attached to your application to receive credit.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.
Knowledge of issues relating to the Historic Columbia River Highway and State Trail.
Expertise in balancing competing interests to come to a supported decision.
Expertise in developing solutions to multi-faceted challenges.
Successful experience writing grants or funding proposals.
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, road...s, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.