The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is seeking energetic, creative candidate(s) to join its urban and transportation planning staff. The Commission has immediate openings at its Charlottesville, Virginia office, located steps away from Charlottesville’s award winning downtown pedestrian mall. The Thomas Jefferson Planning Commission is a Regional Planning body that provides planning services to a six county region in Central Virginia. The office’s work environment offers opportunities for people interested in engaging in a variety of urban and rural planning tasks.

Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Planning, positions offer the motivated individual(s) opportunities to develop and expand his or her professional capacities through research and development of varied innovative planning and modeling applications that support the agency’s transportation and land use programs, including but not limited to: development and integration of travel demand modeling with GIS analysis; development of mesoscopic models for urban corridors and subareas; high capacity transit analysis; and evaluation of ITS applications.

Flexibility in program and project assignments offer the opportunity to work in various areas of the TJPDC’s programs and projects.  Areas of work include pilot street demonstration planning and implementation, transportation modeling, small area land use planning, hazard mitigation and solid waste planning, economic development planning and travel demand management programs including bike/pedestrian programs. Project management could occur in housing and aging programs.

Planners will provide staff support for standing and ad hoc transportation and environmental committees. Tasks include preparing agendas, attending meetings, preparing minutes, coordinating with chair persons and developing other meeting materials.

Requirements

Minimum requirements; Master’s Degree in urban/city planning, transportation planning, engineering or related field. Preferred requirements; Master’s Degree in Planning with a minimum of 4 years’ experience; experience using statistical analysis software, traffic analysis software, and other spreadsheet, database, and word processing packages; experience using geographic information systems software such as ArcGIS; familiarity with Census and American Community Survey datasets; and a valid driver’s license.

Starting Salary Range

$38,000 Minimum Requirements to $52,500 Preferred Requirements

To Apply

Resume, cover letter, and completed job application are required for consideration. Applications may be submitted to Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, 401 East Water Street Charlottesville, VA 22902, or by email at info@tjpdc.org. No phone calls please.