Salary Range: $55,000-$100,000 (depending on qualifications) with a competitive benefits package
Location: Hybrid work environment in Sandy Hook, CT
Closing Date: Open until filled or closed
The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is a metropolitan and regional planning organization that provides transportation, environmental, economic development, GIS and other planning services to 18 municipalities in western and southwestern Connecticut.
Job Description and Responsibilities
WestCOG seeks a qualified, experienced, and highly-motivated person to serve as a planner or project manager. The ideal candidate will provide support on a variety of transportation planning activities, including freight, transit, and congestion mitigation planning. Job responsibilities may evolve over time and are expected to include:
Development of local and regional transportation studies and plans; and
Assist with state and federal transportation programs; and
Management of consultant-led planning studies; and
Conduct data collection and statistical analysis; and
Prepare reports and related planning documents for technical and non-technical audiences; and
Communicate with local, state, and federal transportation officials; and
Assist with project solicitation, review and prioritization; and
Assist with procurement processes, including Requests for Proposals/Qualifications; and
Facilitate public and stakeholder engagement, and
Other tasks as assigned
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The ideal candidate will be/have:
Strong project management skills
Transportation planning experience
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent time management skills to handle multiple assignments simultaneously on-time
Ability to pay attention to detail
Outcome-oriented, with strategic execution and good follow through to deliver on assignments
Ability to work within government structure and protocol
Ability to work independently, while maintaining strong working relationships with supervisors, staff, elected officials, committee members, consultants, and members of the public
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the job.
The ideal candidate will have a high level of proficiency in:
Spoken and written English
Computer software and systems
Regional government and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)
Project, grant, and consultant management
The ideal candidate will be reliable, able to work independently, have a high level of professionalism, be an innovative and creative thinker.
Salary and Benefits
Title to be determined commensurate with experience, and corresponding salary of $55,000-$100,000, depending on qualifications.
WestCOG offers a competitive benefits package including: health and dental insurance; retirement contributions; vacation time; personal time; sick time; flexible work schedules; telecommuting opportunities; and employer-paid professional accreditations, memberships and conferences.
This position provides an opportunity to work in a collaborative, supportive, and motivating work environment. The employee will be stationed in WestCOG’s office located in Sandy Hook, CT, with the possibility of a hybrid work schedule (partial remote work). This area of Connecticut combines the rural charm of a small New England town with the sophistication and amenities of metropolitan suburbs and offers:
• High quality of life
• Close access to major cities, universities, world-class healthcare, cultural and recreational attractions
• Excellent school systems
• Access to recreational trails and many leisure activities
Applying for the Position
To be considered, applicants must have a driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and be legally able to work in the United States.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to Mr. Francis R. Pickering, Executive Director at email@example.com. Selected candidates may be asked to provide additional information or to appear for a personal interview. This position will remain open until filled or closed.
WestCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Link to job posting: https://westcog.org/about/employment-opportunities/