Job Openings

The CSPDC has the following job opportunities:

Transit Manager.  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 Manager to oversee the BRITE Public Transit Service. This position is responsible for the management of the BRITE Transit service, and for coordinating transit 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 Manager 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.  Effective knowledge of transit operations, FTA/DRPT funding and reporting requirements, and MPO planning is required.  The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and political sensibilities with the ability to coordinate and interact with a variety of individuals and organizations; and must possess the ability to work independently, to meet deadlines, and to work well with local, state, and federal staff and the general public. Strong oral and written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc. is required.  A Master’s degree in a related field preferred, along with five years experience in transit service delivery.  Salary range:  $57,394 - $67,609 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 bonnie@cspdc.org.  Position open until filled.

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Senior Transportation Planner. The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC), a regional planning organization located in Staunton, VA and serving the local governments in the Central Shenandoah Region, seeks applicants for a full-time transportation professional 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 will be varied and include writing and administering grants, developing transportation studies and regional plans, preparing reports, disseminating information, 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 and guidance 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. A master’s degree in planning or related field and 2-5 years local and/or regional planning experience is preferred (or an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted). Salary:  $52,476—$61,814 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 bonnie@cspdc.org. Position opened until filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Transportation/Regional Planner. Professional member of a regional planning staff.  Responsibilities are varied and include writing and administering grants, developing local and regional plans and preparing reports, disseminating information, and assisting member jurisdictions with local contract services. Must have strong project management skills and must be able to meet deadlines. Duties include staffing advisory boards, councils, and committees and making presentations to elected officials, boards, committees, and outside organizations. Applicants must possess the ability to carry out planning projects independently and to coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as the general public. Strong oral and written communication skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.  Requires a master’s degree in planning or related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Local and/or regional planning experience a plus.  Salary:  $44,000 - $62,000, 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 bonnie@cspdc.org.  Positions opened until filled.

 An Equal Opportunity Employer