Transportation Planner. The CSPDC is seeking interested applicants for a full-time transportation planner with experience in planning and administration of regional transportation and public transit planning programs to become a member of its staff. The CSPDC Transportation Program administers and staffs two Metropolitan Planning Organizations; a rural transportation program that covers five counties and two cities; a regional public transit program; and works to promote bicycle and pedestrian modes for transportation, recreation, and tourism throughout the CSPDC region. Responsibilities include developing transportation studies and regional plans, preparing reports, disseminating information, writing and administering grants, and assisting member jurisdictions with local contract services. Other duties include organizing, staffing, and presenting at meetings with local elected officials, boards, committees, and outside organizations on a variety of transportation related programs. The qualified candidate will possess an effective knowledge of the transportation planning process, traffic and travel demand modeling processes, and federal and state regulations related to transportation programs and funding, including planning and programming for highways, bicycle and pedestrian modes, and public transit. Applicants must possess the ability to manage planning projects and consultants independently, to develop and administer program budgets, and to work well with local, state, and federal staff and the general public, and coordinate work with other agencies especially VDOT, DRPT, FHWA and FTA. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office and ArcGIS. A master’s degree in planning or related field and 2-5 years of experience is preferred (or an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted). Salary:  $45,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications. To apply, send a resume with references to Bonnie S. Riedesel, Executive Director, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, 112 MacTanly Place, Staunton, Virginia  24401 or rita@cspdc.org. Position opened until filled.

Transit Program Administrator.  The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, a regional planning organization located in Staunton, VA and serving the local governments in the Central Shenandoah Region, seeks an experienced Transit Program Administrator to oversee the BRITE Public Transit Service. This position is responsible for the administration of the BRITE Transit service, and for coordinating public transportation planning for the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization. This position prepares and manages budgets for the transit program; develops and administers grants through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT); provides contract administration for a turn-key transit contract; insures compliance with all federal and state transit related requirements including civil rights and transit related procurements; and coordinates transit related planning studies. The Transit Program Administrator will guide and support the Transit Advisory Committee, as well as any transit related stakeholder groups. Duties also include preparing reports and making presentations to elected officials, boards, committees, and outside organizations, including outreach and coordination to transit funding partners. Experience planning projects involving complex technical analysis and policy development required. Knowledge of transit operations, FTA/DRPT funding and reporting requirements, and transportation/transit planning is required. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with the ability to develop rapport with partners and stakeholders and to network with diverse community members. Must possess the ability to work independently, to meet deadlines, and have strong oral and written communication skills. A bachelor’s degree in a related field required; a master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. Position requires experience in transit service delivery. Salary range:  $49,500 - $69,300 with benefits. To apply, send a resume with references to Bonnie S. Riedesel, Executive Director, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, 112 MacTanly Place, Staunton, Virginia  24401 or rita@cspdc.org. Position open until filled.    An Equal Opportunity Employer