SALARY RANGE: Low $60,000s to Low $70,000s (position level & salary commensurate with education & experience)
LOCATION: Office of Safe Streets; Multimodal Planning, Transportation Planning
CLOSING DATE: When position is filled
AREAS OF CONSIDERATION: All sources
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is the Philadelphia region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). We believe DVRPC provides a stimulating environment that values diversity, innovation, and collaboration, where conscientious professionals can contribute to the betterment of society. If your background and experience overlap the needs of the following vacancy, we would like to hear from you.
DVRPC’s Office of Safe Streets (OSS) is focused on advancing Regional Vision Zero 2050 through planning studies, data analysis, and coordination with regional partners. OSS manages its own set of annual safety-focused projects and programs, and frequently collaborates with other DVRPC offices on joint efforts, especially from within DVRPC’s Multimodal section as the goals of safety, accessibility, and multimodalism are complementary. OSS embraces the Federal Highway Administration’s Safe System Approach which promotes broad consideration of road safety and shared responsibility in designing, maintaining, and using the road network.
This year DVRPC was awarded a federal grant from the Safe Streets and Roads For All discretionary program, established as part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). DVRPC, in collaboration with regional partners, is creating a regional vision zero action program designed to identify safety priorities, advance improvement recommendations for implementation, and elevate safety culture. This grant award creates new tasks specifically focused on advancing the Regional Vision Zero program (RVZ), which will be balanced with engagement on all OSS work. We are seeking a motivated planning professional with strong analytic, communication, and organizational skills to collaborate on this project and lead specific tasks. The work of the Office of Safe Streets involves technical tasks as well as engagement activities. Typical day-to-day activities include research, data analysis and interpretation, report writing, preparing and giving presentations, setting up and facilitating meetings, and working with regional partners at every level (municipal, county, state, and federal).
Work is performed in accordance with broadly-defined objectives and professional standards with the opportunity for independent judgment, subject to administrative and technical review by the Manager, Office of Safe Streets.
- In collaboration with the OSS team, facilitate and track the execution of tasks specific to RVZ, including development of the regional High Injury Network, development of safety improvement toolbox, partner coordination and public outreach.
- Analyze and visualize crash data and demographic data as needed for various projects.
- Conduct technical analysis for the regional Transportation Safety and Analysis Plan process, conducted every three years, and plan for its integration into RVZ.
- Collaborate on tasks supporting the multidisciplinary Regional Safety Task Force: plan meetings and track outcomes, lead special projects, and bring creativity and flexibility to the task force in pursuit of regional safety goals.
- Work on transportation safety initiatives including identifying problems, analyzing and interpreting data, developing recommendations, and effectively communicating in narrative form, presentations, and virtual platforms.
- Represent OSS as a team member on annual work program projects conducted in collaboration with other DVRPC offices; e.g.: FY23 projects include the Hunting Park Avenue Vision Zero Corridor Study, and PennDOT Regional Road Diet Prioritization. In response to partner needs, these efforts change with each work program update.
- Participate as appropriate in policy, regulatory, and technical discussions supporting federal transportation performance measures for safety, and conduct technical follow-through. Represent OSS on local, county, and state-level safety initiatives like county highway safety task forces, Philadelphia Vision Zero subcommittees, and emphasis area action teams for the New Jersey Strategic Highway safety plan, etc.
- Provide technical assistance as needed to regional partners developing and advancing safety infrastructure projects by fulfilling requests for data and analysis support, and facilitating coordination between local and state partners to access federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation and transportation safety planning, including the relationship of transportation and land development, and socio-economic factors that influence transportation.
- Experience with data-driven analyses employed to understand trends and develop recommendations to support roadway improvements; familiarity with the Highway Safety Manual and FHWA’s Proven Safety Countermeasures is helpful.
- Demonstrated ability to present concepts clearly and concisely in oral, written, and graphic form; ability to synthesize analysis results and prepare reports that are easy to understand and technically sound.
- Proven experience with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcGIS Pro preferred) and ArcGIS Online.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, planning officials, and the public; aptitude for listening and drawing conclusions; experience with facilitating discussions and building consensus.
- Proficiency in balancing tasks for multiple projects and supervisors; ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Experience & Training
To be classified as an RA II, a minimum of three years of professional experience in transportation or city/regional planning; and such training as may have been gained through graduation from a four-year college/university, with major course work in a planning-related discipline applicable to transportation planning is required. A minimum of five years of experience are needed to classify as an RA III. A Master’s degree can be substituted for one year of experience.
To learn more about our work culture and benefits, visit our website: www.dvrpc.org/HumanResources/.
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EMAIL: RESUMES@DVRPC.ORG; OR
FAX: 215-592-9125; OR MAIL: 190 N. INDEPENDENCE MALL WEST / 8TH FLOOR / PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-1520