MPTA Members Are Hiring

Transit providers, Metropolitan Planning organizations across the state are working to fill positions in their organizations.  If you are an experienced transit/transportation professional, or looking to break into the industry, check out the open positions below.

St. Joseph Transit – St. Joseph, Missouri

MPO Transportation Planning Manager

The MPO Transportation Planning Manager is responsible for assignments that are highly complex and sensitive in nature, where substantial judgment and initiative are essential in making recommendations and resolving problems. This position manages planning, corridor studies, environmental planning, other regional planning projects, facilitates community outreach efforts, and represents the Transportation Authority on technical and policy advisory groups. The duties specified below are characteristic of the range of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position, and not intended to be a comprehensive listing.

Opening Date/Time: Tue. 01/15/19 12:00 AM Central Time

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 02/18/19 11:59 PM Central Time

Salary: $50,850.17/Year

Mid-America Regional Council – Kansas City Metropolitan Area, Missouri

Planner I-III — Complete and Green Streets Planner

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), the Kansas City area’s association of city and county governments and metropolitan planning organization, is seeking a qualified professional in the Transportation & Environment department as a Planner I up to a Planner III, depending on qualifications.  MARC looks to advance Complete and Green Streets programs which seek to achieve the region’s vision of a safe, balanced, regional multimodal transportation system that is coordinated with land use planning, supports equitable access to opportunities and protects the environment. Further, MARC seeks to continue to develop, maintain and implement regional planning strategies which advance active transportation mobility to foster increased regional bicycle and pedestrian travel as a share of all trips in the greater Kansas City region.

The successful candidate will plan, perform, and support professional transportation planning duties within the agency’s transportation program and department including: regional policy and plan development; coordination and planning with local and state governments and transportation stakeholders; public participation activities to engage and involve the broader community; and assisting with ensuring the agency fulfills its responsibilities as the region’s federally and state-designated metropolitan planning organization and responds to transportation needs throughout the MARC area.

Starting salary ranges, depending upon qualifications:

  • Planner I $40,725 – $50,385
  • Planner II $46,709 – 58,385
  • Planner III $53,488 – $66,857

City Utilities – Springfield, Missouri

Transportation Planner

The Transportation Planner position works directly under the direction of the Director-Transit or designee, develops short range and long range service plans, facilities planning, and special project planning, and requires a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in urban or transportation planning, information technology, business, public administration, geography, or related field from an accredited college or university is required.  Three years’ recent and progressively responsible experience in public transportation, planning, or information technology is required.  Experience with bus security camera systems and/or IT networking, wireless and cellular connectivity is preferred.  Interested candidates must have good customer and employee relations skills with ability to communicate effectively with the public and employees.

Minimum:  $1,034.59 per week

Midpoint:  $1,293.25


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