Employment Opportunity: Director of Planning & Transportation

Director of Planning & Transportation

The TJPDC is seeking an experienced Director of Planning and Transportation to oversee multiple planning areas including the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO), rural transportation program, regional transit, environmental, and land use planning programs.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with staff, Commissioners, consultants, elected and appointed officials, partner agencies, and the general public.
  • Manage overall functions of planning, transportation, and environmental programs and supervise approximately five (5) departmental staff.
  • Implement and oversee planning projects, ensuring that all projects are delivered on time and within budget and the scope of work.
  • Oversee all activities of the CA-MPO and serve as staff lead to the CA-MPO Policy Board.
  • Develop program budgets with staff and the Executive Director.
  • Develop program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures with staff and the Executive Director.
  • Oversee reimbursement request preparation and submission for programs with external funding sources.
  • Represent the TJPDC at meetings and special events; prepare and give presentations.
  • Ensure that the Executive Director is kept fully informed on the condition of the department and about any trends, events, or emerging issues of significance to the programs’ success.
  • Research, identify, and recommend new state and federal grant opportunities related to TJPDC programming, as needed.
  • Manage the development of grant proposals, applications, and project scopes of work for local, state, and federal funding; Work with the leadership team to finalize awarded agreements and contracts.
  • Serve as departmental liaison between local governments and state and federal agencies and represent the TJPDC on state/regional/local boards, as required.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer