MPO Program Manager
City of Grand Island
Grand Island, NE
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Level||Mid I (1-4 years)|
Perform a variety of professional transportation and administrative activities as required of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as per its contract with the Policy Board of the Grand Island Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (GIAMPO) for the provision of transportation planning activities in the study area in order to comply with the planning provisions of the current Federal Transportation Bill.
Propose and prepare documents for MPO related transportation studies, including safety study requests submitted to the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) and Requests for Proposals (RFQ).
Coordinate related communication, meetings, and selection committees to ensure timely completion.
Prepare and manage MPO related documents required by state and federal regulations and laws including the Uni-fied Planning Work Program (UPWP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Public Participation Plan (PPP), Annual Performance and Expenditure Report (APER) and the Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP), including their timely submittals to the Technical Committee, the Policy Board and state and federal agencies for their review and approval.
Prepare MPO budget, closely monitors expenditures, prepare expenditure estimates as needed, and ensure that expenditures remain within budget.
Perform support for all meetings of the GIAMPO Policy Board and the GIAMPO Technical Advisory Committee, including scheduling, required public notices, compiling agendas, ensuring proper record keeping, etc. and advising of administrative, technical, and regulatory requirements.
Analyze problems, needs, changes, and enhancements and make recommendations based on findings.
Perform or ensure the performance of tasks necessary to maintain compliance with the requirements of the current Federal Transportation Funding Bill as interpreted by the regional office of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the NDOR.
Coordinate and provide support for the various transportation studies and projects associated with the MPO. Re-main familiar with all City, County and State road and drainage projects in the MPO area to ensure they are consid-ered in MPO activities. Maintain a map of recent, active, and proposed projects and ensure it is accurate, up to date and available.
Gather and manage the data required for multimodal traffic modeling analysis. Develop transportation models, complete traffic system studies, identify issues and/or potential improvements, and suggest projects for consideration.
Develop or assist in the development of the scope of services for work to be outsourced, including the hiring of qualified consultants, negotiation of fees, undertaking project management responsibilities to monitor their progress, timeline, budget, quality assurance, and acceptance of final deliverables.
Organize and coordinate public involvement process in compliance with state and federal regulations and laws by implementing the PPP. Provide public information by producing brochures and reports and providing information through public speaking engagements and media interviews.
Develop and maintain travel demand model for the GIAMPO region.
Prepare and conduct transportation related studies and analyses in an efficient and effective manner.
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Provide general information and support to governmental officials, sponsors, users, and the general public.
Stay abreast of policies, procedures, and legislation.
Prepare and make presentations at conferences and to local groups on topics/issues related to transportation planning.
Display honest, trustworthy, and ethical behavior when dealing with internal and external customers. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Regular attendance that is punctual and dependable is required.
Perform related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must have one of the following:
A Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university;
A Bachelor’s degree in transportation planning, urban planning or a closely related field from an accredited college or university with experience in transportation planning with a MPO, Council of Governments, local government, state or federal agencies involved in regional transportation planning.
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
Endorsed Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).
Certified American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
Certified Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certified by Institute of Transportation Engineers.
|Contact Name||Amy Hall|
|Postal Address||100 E 1st St
Grand Island, NE 68801