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Director of Planning

Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority

Topeka, KS United States

This position is responsible for developing and analyzing transit service planning, scheduling,
capital planning, data reporting and analysis, improvements and innovative projects for near- term
and intermediate range service plans using traditional transit service delivery options.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Familiar with local, state, federal laws and regulations governing public transit system operations and transportation grant funding.
  • Knowledgeable in modern transit system operating principles and practices.
  • Experience working with ArcGIS and Microsoft Office. Prefer experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, Remix planning software, DoubleMap CAD software and TransLoc Architect.
  • Experience in grant writing.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills to interpret complex Excel datasets.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, oral and written, strong analytical skills, and understanding of service cost and budget impacts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Topeka Metro staff, members of state/federal agencies, local government, and the general public.
  • Proficient with statistical principles and survey techniques.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data regarding ridership, demographics, traffic surveys, maps, costs, and revenues.
  • Proficiency in quality assurance methods used in schedule production.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in the analysis and solution of complex route and schedule problems, using logical reasoning and prudent judgment.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with major coursework in urban planning, transportation, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in transportation planning, public transit operations, or closely related field.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Topeka Metro offers great benefits and KPERS. Salary will commensurate with experience.

Submit cover letter, resume and references to:

Topeka Metro
201 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS 66603
Email: resumes@topekametro.org

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Drug Free Workplace and EOE.

Experience Level
Mid I (1-4 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Transportation Planning
Salary Range