The Position: MAG is seeking an experienced transportation professional to manage the MAG five-year capital-investment program, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The ideal candidate will have experience with the range of federal transportation funding sources, processes, policies, and regulations. Duties include: managing all aspects of the TIP development process including the annual Transportation Programming Guidebook that documents the policies, procedures and schedules; tracking federal projects to ensure timely project obligation; assisting in the development of financial forecasts for federal transportation funds; oversight of the transportation project database; facilitation of the process to prioritize and select projects for federal funding; and issue resolution for transportation funding and policy implementation. The TIP Supervisor also will provide technical support for the development of other certification documents, such as the Regional Transportation Plan, and Air Quality Conformity; and other activities as needed. The TIP Supervisor may be responsible for managing up to three (3) team members, and will be responsible for prioritizing and assigning tasks; monitoring work, developing staff skills, and evaluating performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues. The Candidate: The ideal candidate will have experience in federal transportation funding programs, processes, policies, and regulations. The candidate will be proficient in presenting complex financial information to a diverse set of stakeholders, including members of the public and policy makers. The candidate should be collaborative, well organized, ability to multi-task, act proactively, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Essential Qualifications and Skills:
Demonstrated knowledge of federal transportation funding sources, processes, policies and regulations
Ability to find solutions to complex problems
Strong work ethic and desire to be a part of a high performance environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences, including the MAG policy and technical committees.
Proficiency working with spreadsheets and databases
Experience managing staff
Experience and Education The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five (5) years of relative professional experience in the field of transportation planning and/or transportation finance. Candidates should be highly effective communicators, experienced at presenting in front of a variety of audiences. A Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Finance, Economics, Civil Engineering, or related field, required. Master’s degree preferred.
About MAG The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a group of local governments working together on issues that touch the lives of every resident. We are a regional planning agency that develops solutions in areas such as transportation, air quality, economic development, and programs that meet the human needs of the region. MAG serves a thriving region of more than 4 million people. Our members include 27 cities and towns, three Native nations, Maricopa County and Pinal County. Our planning area encompasses more than 10,000 square miles. MAG is a council of governments and the designated metropolitan planning organization for transportation planning. MAG conducts extensive applied research to help frame public policy and further our core mission of strengthening the Greater Phoenix region. Through innovative tools such as our interactive online maps, we make data accessible to the public for a broad range of uses. Relocation assistance may be available. Visit www.azmag.gov to learn more. MAG is a great place to work. We are an equal opportunity employer and provide an excellent benefits package.