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Corridor Planning Director - Planning Director Transportation

Company: State of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

At MnDOT, we are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota's nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 11/19/2022
  • Closing Date : 12/16/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Transportation Dept / Transportation-MMA
  • Division/Unit : Investment Management / Transportation System Mgmt
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift
  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $36.72 - $52.79 / hourly; $76,671 - $110,225 / annually
  • Classified Status : Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 216 - Middle Management Association/MMA Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans. The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota. Job Summary **MnDOT -does not sponsor applicants for work visas or Optional Practical Training Extensions for STEM Students. Individuals must be legally authorized to work in the US at the start of employment. This position is located at Central Office in St. Paul. This position will have the option to telework; the employee will be required to complete a telework agreement. This position exists to supervise the professional planning efforts of the Office Transportation System Management's new Corridor Planning Unit. This includes leading the development of a prioritization and selection process for corridor plans on state highways. Leading the development of guidance to ensure consistency in how corridor and district plans consider transportation data and performance and implement policy direction from MnDOT's statewide multimodal transportation plan and other statewide plans. Coordinating corridor and district planning processes, including reviewing proposals for consistency with guidance, seeking leadership concurrence, and organizing and coordinating the involvement of the public, interest groups, and other state, regional and local agencies for inter-district planning efforts. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications Three years of professional supervisory (supervising professional employees) experience OR Four years of advanced professional transportation planning experience. Experience must also demonstrate the following:
    • Experience working as a project leader or lead worker, demonstrating the ability to successfully motivate and direct the work of other professional staff in transportation planning, urban planning or close-related policy analysis.
    • Experience using planning principles and practices sufficient to coordinate transportation planning processes.
    • Budget analysis experience sufficient to oversee section and staffing budget.
    • Advanced knowledge of the interrelationships and interdependencies among transportation, land use, community and economic development, environmental sustainability, community livability, and public health
    • Extensive knowledge of federal and state transportation planning legislation, regulations, and guidelines. Note: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Planning, Geography, Urban Studies, Sociology, Political Science substitutes for six months of advanced professional experience. Preferred Qualifications
      • Master's degree or graduate certificate in Urban Planning, Public Policy, or related field.
      • Advanced knowledge of MnDOT's statewide plans, particularly the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and 20-year Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan.
      • Experience leading corridor studies and plans. Additional Requirements **Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and criminal history check** It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components: SEMA4 Records Check, Criminal History Check, Employment Reference Check, Driver's License Check, Education/License Verification and Pre-Employment Physical. We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota. A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
        • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
        • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
        • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
        • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
          • Training and professional development
          • Paid vacation and sick leave
          • 11 paid holidays each year
          • Paid parental leave
          • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
          • Vision coverage
          • Wellness programs and resources
          • Employer paid life insurance
          • Short-term and long-term disability
          • Health care spending and savings accounts
          • This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, Saint Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees a subsidy for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The Rice/Capitol Station is located close by. Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the MnDOT Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: - ; or by calling Janet Miller at - tel:651/366-4720 ; or using MN Relay 711.

Keywords: State of Minnesota, St. Paul , Corridor Planning Director - Planning Director Transportation, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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