Civil - Transportation, Civil - Urban and Community Planning, Civil Engineering
4 Year Degree
SEMCOG seeks a candidate who can understand regional planning issues, conduct research and perform data analysis to describe their implications. The candidate will be expected to use the results of said analyses to help advance regional transportation planning in Southeast Michigan by developing policies, education and planning materials for audiences ranging from elected officials to organized planning partners to the general public.
The selected candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and skills of planning;
Knowledge of the principles and skills of research and data collection;
Ability to conduct research, collect and analyze data, both tabular and spatial, across a range of datasets;
Ability to use critical thinking skills to arrive at solutions and suggest improvements to processes;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work;
Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure that deadlines are met;
Ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise records and reports.
Candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact and work with a range of external stakeholders such as federal, state, county, and local agencies. Must have effective writing, verbal, and presentation skills. Must have good organizational and time management skills, and be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal staff. Technical skill, including GIS (geographic information systems) and relational database experience, are desired.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) supports local planning through its technical, data, and intergovernmental resources. The work SEMCOG does improves the quality of the region's water, makes the transportation system safer and more efficient, revitalizes communities, and spurs economic development.