REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of regional planning principles and practices including the socio-economic implications of planning.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the use of data, technical methods and computer technology in planning activities.
- Knowledge of statistical methods, forecasting techniques and survey methodologies
- Knowledge of geographic information systems.
- Skill in applying information technology and technical methods to the analysis of transportation and land use planning issues.
- Skill in directing research and analysis programs and activities.
- Ability to secure cooperation of others in executing plans.
- Ability to speak and write effectively.
- Ability to present technical results in terms understandable to policy officials and staff.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in in Transportation Planning or related quantitative, technical, planning or management discipline and eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in the development, analysis and interpretation of demographic, economic, land use, transportation and spatially referenced data for use in transportation planning and/or related fields.
At least three years supervisory/management experience in similar environment. Local government and/or nonprofit experience desirable.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
This position is responsible for a team of 10 professional staff in carrying out major elements of work programs assigned to this unit. The Program Director performs daily supervisory responsibilities, performance management and will also be responsible for other similar supervisory duties including personnel, budgeting, contracts management and other administrative duties.
Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of this unit. Also, directly oversees the work of contract and temporary personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing; hiring, training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
Computer Knowledge and Skills
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Familiarity with statistical analysis packages; GIS System, database management, report generator; computer graphics, presentations and desktop publishing.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To apply, please submit your cover letter, salary requirement, & resume to:
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
777 North Capitol Street, NE
Suite 300 - Attention: OHRM
Washington, DC 20002-4239
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our website at: www.mwcog.org
An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Minorities and Women are Encouraged to Apply