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Senior Regional Transportation Planner

Metropolitan area Planning Council (MAPC)


Boston area regional planning agency seeks a Senior Regional Transportation Planner. The Metropolitan area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Our regional plan, MetroFuture, guides our work as we engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future. The MAPC Transportation Department works at the local, regional, and state level to create a transportation system that is accessible, equitable, environmentally sound, and supports the growth of housing and jobs in locations that will produce fewer auto trips.

Duties include: conduct place-based and regional studies that combine transportation and land use recommendations to advance smart growth goals of mixed-use development near transit with streetscapes that are walkable and bikable. The Senior Planner will be expected to work collaboratively with other staff as both a project manager and in providing task specific planning to support the work of other project managers and departments. The position also participates in regional and state-wide working groups and supports MAPC’s work with the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree plus 10 year of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree plus 6 years relevant experience, in transportation planning, city/regional planning, engineering, public policy, or a related field. Ideal candidates would have experience with regional transportation planning, corridor studies, combined land use and transportation planning, transit oriented development, parking planning, public meetings, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and working with state or local government.

Compensation is consistent with experience. Starting salary ranges from $60,000 to $70,000 depending on experience. MAPC employees receive an excellent state employee benefits package, including group health insurance. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.

MAPC is an EOE/AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT (Jobs at MAPC) AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Please attach a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled. Posted 11-4-15. Barbara Wooten, Manager of Human Resources.