An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure.
MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth.
MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization.
MassDOT’s goal is to provide employees with greater flexibility in when and where they work while continuing to execute MassDOT’s Safety and Customer Service Mission. Furthermore, MassDOT will be doing our part to lead by example in reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by minimizing overall workplace commuting travel during peak hours through telework and schedule flexibility.
This position has a high degree of remote flexibility once established in the role. The selected candidate will be expected to follow a hybrid work model that consists of both in-office and work from home days, as needed.
The selected applicant will be assigned to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Activities section of the Office of Transportation Planning and will work in collaboration with our MPO regional partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinating with the Manager of MPO Activities, MPOs, regional planning agencies (RPAs), regional transit authorities (RTAs), other MassDOT offices, other state agencies, and outside stakeholders to support regional transportation planning and project programming.
- Working with MPOs to develop a prioritized program of transportation projects based on sound technical planning.
- Assisting with the tracking of key federal milestones and MPO tasks; developing, tracking, and communicating schedules effectively to MPOs, RPAs, RTAs, and MassDOT units; and tracking and communicating progress/status of various tasks and milestones.
- Supporting and monitoring transportation program planning activities by MPOs.
- Participating in the development of contracts with MPO staffs, including development and continual improvement of provisions, protocols and practices related to contract development, contract renewal, invoice review, contract amendment review, and resolution of contract-related issues with the RPAs.
- Resolving any outstanding contract issues and/or other matters related to funding.
- Reviewing and processing invoices in an accurate and timely manner.
- Assist with the monitoring of relevant federal transportation programs, funding activities, and projects and providing information to key parties.
- Assist with the monitoring of issues related to federal transportation authorization, federal discretionary funding programs, federal funding obligations, and deadlines for federal actions, and working with OTP staff to ensure that appropriate actions are taken.
- Supporting, when requested, the various capital planning functions performed within OTP.
- Performing any other duties and tasks required for the effective and efficient functioning of the Office of Transportation Planning.
- The applicant will attend meetings of MPOs, MassDOT meetings related to regional planning and project prioritization, and other meetings as necessary. Some of these meetings will occur during the evening hours.
In addition to meeting the minimum entrance requirements, it is desirable that candidates have strong written, oral, and visual communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; analytical and computer skills; experience with regional planning; familiarity with the requirements of Title 23 and Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); the 3CPlanning Process and Fixing America’s Transportation System (Fast Act).
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in urban planning, regional planning, land use planning or transportation planning, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in urban or regional planning or transportation, civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Graduate degree with a major in urban or regional planning or transportation, civil or environmental engineering may be substituted for the required experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License may be required.
For Non-MassDOT Applicants: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in urban or regional planning, transportation, civil or environmental engineering for this position.
For MassDOT Employees: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree, or higher, in urban or regional planning, transportation, civil or environmental engineering for this position, or hold a position in the department in the next lower title than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder.
All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered.
· For questions regarding the job posting, email email@example.com.
· For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722.
· For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo – (617) 851-9447.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.