The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a qualified individual to develop, implement, and monitor transportation projects in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The selected candidate will join the MPO planning team to coordinate auto, freight, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and trail system planning. This individual will work closely with local governments, transportation providers, public and private advocacy groups, neighborhoods, and local constituents. The MPO is the legally designated organization responsible for developing state and federal transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the two-county area as well as the local needs of the partner jurisdictions.
Bachelor’s degree in an analytical field such as Transportation Planning, Urban/Regional Planning, Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. At least two years of related experience in the areas of federal, state, or local planning and/or working with government agencies and community groups is required.
A Master’s degree in Urban/Regional Planning is preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
The MPO will identify the best-qualified person for the position while following the organization’s nondiscrimination policy. The MPO will not deny the benefits of, exclude from participation in, or subject to discrimination anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion or family status.
Additional information is available in the attachments. Target entry salary: $42,744 -$46,500 depending on education and experience. Applications will be accepted until October 22, 2021.