Contribute to the Future of Yakima Valley:
The Associate Transportation Planner plays a key role in supporting regional decision makers in planning for the future of all of those that live, work, and visit Yakima Valley. It is an exciting time specific to how this region addresses land use, transportation, and human services.
ABOUT THE YAKIMA VALLEY CONFERENCE OF GOVERNMENTS
Established over 50 years ago, the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (“YVCOG”) was then and is today, a group of community members who are committed to working together on land use, transportation, environment, and other common issues that impact the quality of life for the communities of the Yakima region. Yakima Valley COG serves as an intermediary between the communities it represents and the state and federal government entities that are responsible for ensuring the decisions made at the local level are aligned with state and federal laws, and that government resources are managed. The overall mission of Yakima Valley Conference of Government membership is to improve the valleys’ livability and secure its future.
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION PLANNER POSITION
The Yakima Valley COG is a small group of highly professional and committed professionals committed to making a difference in the Yakima region. Although the primary focus of the current position will be planning specific to transportation, there is an opportunity for this individual to work with colleagues assigned to perform other duties as needed.
The successful applicant is required to have their own transportation and be able to travel frequently around the region; including night meetings, events, and / or throughout the state for trainings. The Associate Planner will possess the knowledge for principles and best practices of Transportation Planning. The successful applicant will have outstanding written and oral communication skills, complete projects and tasks on time, and provide detailed reports when requested. The Associate Planner will work multiple tasks at any given time and must be able to prioritize work.
Link to apply: https://www.yvcog.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/