DENVER REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
OPEN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Planner (Short Range Transportation Planning)
ABOUT LIVING AND WORKING IN THE DENVER REGION
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Denver region is one of America’s most beautiful areas. Blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, it is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and to take in mountain views. The mountain panorama is 120 miles long and includes nearly 200 named peaks. Here you’ll find the nation’s largest city park system, 90 golf courses, and an incredible 850 miles of paved bike trails. DRCOG’s office is located within downtown Denver, a lively area centered around a mile-long pedestrian promenade; a restored historic district filled with dining and entertainment options; a collection of museums, galleries and shopping opportunities; the second- largest performing arts complex in the nation; three college campuses; and even a unique downtown amusement park.
ABOUT THE DENVER REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (DRCOG)
Since 1955, the Denver Regional Council of Governments has been bringing local governments together for the benefit of our region. A nonprofit through which 59 leaders from ten counties collaborate to make life better. DRCOG establishes guidelines, sets policy and allocates funding in three key areas: regional growth and development, transportation and personal mobility, and aging and disability services.
ABOUT THE POSITION OF Assistant Planner (Short Range Transportation Planning)
• Conducts research on routine to more complex projects, gathers information and identifies issues impacting assigned projects; collaborates on and coordinates project communication materials with other positions within this series and management.
• Assists with the successful completion of projects assigned to the team; coordinates and communicates with project team members; assists in preparing draft and final project documents.
• Plans and coordinates public engagement and training events; assists with management and facilitation of meetings; develops meeting materials, including evaluation approaches; attends committee meetings.
• Responds to information requests; performs research and gathers requested information; prepares correspondence and presents findings.
• Updates and maintains files, records, data, and content for website and social media posts.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
• Participating in the development and evaluation of the Regional Transportation Plan and its elements, e.g., Pedestrian, bicycle, transit, roadways, and air quality;
• Assisting in the development and maintenance of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
• Assisting in a variety of transportation planning research activities including field surveys and data analysis;
• Assisting in the preparation of public involvement materials, participating in public involvement activities, and maintaining DRCOG’s transportation web site and public engagement document;
• Conducting crash and safety planning activities;
• Maintaining Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and preparing UPWP amendment materials and status reports.
Education and experience requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, geography, public administration or directly related field. No specific experience is required. OR Bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning, geography, public administration or directly related field. No specific experience is required.
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The hiring salary range for this position is $4,523 – $5,067/month or $2,261.50 – $2,533.50/semi-monthly depending on qualifications.
To view the full job description, a complete listing of benefits, and to apply for this position, please visit our website at https://drcog.org/drcog-job-openings.
This position is open until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, August 17, 2020.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: M/F/D/V