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Published
December 4, 2019
Location
Juneau, Alaska
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Job Description

ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY!

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), Program Development and Statewide Planning is recruiting for a flexibly staffedPlanner I/II/IIIposition to join our Statewide Systems team and help usKeep Alaska Moving!

This Planner I/II/III position is responsible for managing transit administrative requirements and funding streams for public and human service transportation grant programs administered through the Alaska Community Transit (ACT) Office. This position also serves as the Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator.

Transit related work includes: monitoring projects;funding and completion of annual reports;providing program technical assistance and trainingto grant applicants; and ensuring compliance with federal and state requirements. There is an emphasis on coordination of services among community agencies providing and/or using transit services with the goal of providing increased rides at a lower cost by sharing resources.This position acts as liaison for the ACT office to representatives of community, State and/or Federal Government agencies and other organizations for the purpose of researching and identifying problems, analyzing needs, and ensuring delivery of services.

The Statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator is responsible for coordinating active transportation efforts across all DOT&PF regions, interested agencies, and the public. This includes implementing the recommendations of the Statewide Active Transportation Plan such as collecting and tracking performance measure data, mapping state owned pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and tracking investments in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. Additionally, there is an emphasis on public outreach including involvement in Safe Routes to School Programs, bike/walk to school/work activities, and other community engaged activities.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing program of needed public and human service transportation projects for communities and non-profit organizations as derived from each community's locally-developed coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.
  • Administering reimbursable grant funding agreements to assist communities and non-profits in the implementation of public and human services transportation projects.
  • Developing, refining, and administering process for cyclical application, evaluation, and distribution of transit grant funds and transportation alternatives program funds.
  • Providing monitoring and oversight assistance to communities in meeting their funding requirements and obligations.
  • Tracking fiscal activities.
  • Delivering training to grant recipients and coordinating with partners to disseminate information about the program and improve service delivery.
  • Providing technical assistance to project managers, planners, engineers, local governments, and the public related to active transportation planning efforts.
  • Attending and presenting at conferences and engage in other public outreach activities to communicate statewide active transportation efforts.
  • Recording and reporting active transportation performance management data including non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries, miles of state owned active transportation facilities, and percent of commute trips completed by walking or bicycling.
  • Working with the Alaska Highway Safety Office and other agencies/groups to develop and implement active transportation safety and education projects and programs.
  • Maintaining web pages with active transportation information, highlights, and links.

The ideal candidate will possess all or some of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience:

  • One year of experience managing grant programs;
  • Experience communicating complex information to the public in-person, over the phone, and through written correspondence;
  • Proficient knowledge and abilities of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook;
  • Working knowledge of web page management and GIS mapping interfaces;
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to be organized;
  • Ability to work closely with peers in a team atmosphere;
  • Ability to file documents electronically within an established structure for shared use and recordkeeping;
  • Experience working withbudgets;
  • Experience with a large-scale, online accounting system is also desired; and
  • Experience organizing and conducting workshops and conferences, working independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously, and technical and/or descriptive writing is preferred.

Note: Occasional travel and presenting technical information to groups is necessary for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

Planner I

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college.

SUBSTITUTION:
Four years of any combination of post secondary education (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) AND work experience performing planning functions will substitute for the required degree. Examples of qualifying experience in planning functions are sub-professional or paraprofessional work in environmental, transportation, or community development; architecture; civil engineering; landscape architecture; urban design; historic preservation; geography; geographic information systems; housing administration; grant administration; accounting; business management; or research.

Planner II

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college;
AND
One year of entry-professional level planning experience.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Four years of any combination of post secondary education (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) AND work experience performing planning functions will substitute for the required degree. Examples of qualifying experience in planning functions are sub-professional or paraprofessional work in environmental, transportation, or community development; architecture; civil engineering; landscape architecture; urban design; historic preservation; geography; geographic information systems; housing administration; grant administration; accounting; business management; or research.

Graduate education in urban or regional planning, urban design, geography, community development, transportation planning, environmental and natural resources planning, economic planning and development, or closely related field, will substitute for the required experience (2 semester/3 quarter hours equal one month).

Special Note:
"Planning" experience must include all of the following elements:
1. Definition of the objective.
2. Establishment of policies and methodology to be used in reaching the objective.
3. Specification of information needed, which may include securing and/or gathering the required information.
4. Analysis and interpretation of information in view of validity and relevance to the objective.
5. Presentation of recommendations, forecasts and/or conclusions.

Planner III

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college;
AND
Two years of professional experience in planning of which at least one year was at the full-proficiency level.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Four years of any combination of post secondary education (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) AND work experience performing planning functions will substitute for the required degree. Examples of qualifying experience in planning functions are sub-professional or paraprofessional work in environmental, transportation, or community development; architecture; civil engineering; landscape architecture; urban design; historic preservation; geography; geographic information systems; housing administration; grant administration; accounting; business management; or research.

Graduate education in urban or regional planning, urban design, geography, community development, transportation planning, environmental and natural resources planning, economic planning and development, or closely related field, will substitute for up to two years of the required experience (2 semester/3 quarter hours equal one month).

A master's degree in urban or regional planning, urban design, geography, community development, transportation planning, environmental and natural resources planning, economic planning and development, or closely related field will substitute for the bachelor's degree and two years of planning experience

Special Note:
"Planning" experience must include all of the following elements:

1. Definition of the objective.
2. Establishment of policies and methodology to be used in reaching the objective.
3. Specification of information needed, which may include securing and/or gathering the required information.
4. Analysis and interpretation of information in view of validity and relevance to the objective.
5. Presentation of recommendations, forecasts, and/or conclusions.

Additional Required Information

**NOTE: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY**

THIS RECRUITMENT IS FOR ALASKA RESIDENTS ONLY
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents Only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time. Non-Alaska Residents Need Not Apply.

COVER LETTER AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
A brief cover letter is required and serves as an opportunity to explain why this position interests you and why you would be the best candidate.

The 'Supplemental Questions' included in this announcement is your opportunity to tell us about your qualifications. You may preview the questions by selecting the 'Questions' tab on the job posting.

In addition, your application package will be reviewed to determine if you possess the experience, strengths and characteristics we are seeking in an employee.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
At time of application, you are required to attach the following items:
NOTE: Omission of any required documentation listed below will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Complete Supplemental Questionnaire
  4. Copy of academic transcripts, to verify post-secondary education used to meet the Minimum Qualifications. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that your full name and the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts)

It is imperative that the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work product, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, and Desired Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the work experience section of the application. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants.

FLEXIBLY STAFFED
This position is flexibly staffed. This vacancy may be filled at either the Planner I, II, or IIIlevel depending on the applicant's training and/or experience. Please respond to all of the minimum qualification questions.

SALARY INFORMATION
Base salary for:

  • PlannerI ..... $4,175.00/Monthly
  • Planner II .... $4,803.00/Monthly
  • Planner III ... $5,536.00/Monthly

WORK EXPERIENCE
When utilizing work experience not already documented in your Applicant Profile, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment and whether full-time or part-time within your cover letter. Applications and Resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

EDUCATION
If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

RECRUITMENT NOTICE
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

EEO STATEMENT
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

Workplace Alaska NOTICE
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to apply using a hardcopy (paper) application, please follow the instructions on the Workplace Alaska website "How to Apply."

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095.

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Eric Taylor
[email protected]
Phone: (907) 465-8958


Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefits

The following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.

For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)

Insurance Benefits

  • Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental
    • The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information.
      • AVTEC
      • Confidential
      • Correctional Officers
      • Marine Engineers
      • Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers
      • Supervisory
      • Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union
      • Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining)
  • The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information.
    • General Government
    • Labor, Trades and Crafts
    • Public Safety Employees Association
    • Masters, Mates & Pilots
  • Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)
  • Optional Insurance Benefits
    • Group-based insurance premiums for
      • Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents)
      • Long-term and short-term disability
      • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
      • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)
      • Supplemental Survivor Benefits
  • Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expenses
  • Retirement Benefits

    • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS)
    • Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees)
    • Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees)
    • Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security
    • Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program
    • Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment options
    See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information

    Paid Leave & Other Benefits

    • Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served
    • Eleven paid holidays a year
    • Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.

    See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information

    01
    Please explain your experience/education in program or project management.

      02
      What is your experience leading or working on a team project.

      • NONE: I have no experience working as part of a team
      • BASIC: I have worked as a member of a team where my work contributed to successful team outcomes
      • INTERMEDIATE: I have worked as a member of a multi-month project team with start and completion date and key milestones
      • ADVANCED: I have led a multi-month project team with start and completion date and key milestones
      03
      Please explain your experience working with grants and working with multiple funding sources.

        04
        Please explain your experience/proficiency conducting workshops and providing training to other individuals.

          05
          Please explain your experience as it relates to comprehending, interpreting, applying, and explaining laws and regulations.

            06
            What is your proficiency level with Microsoft Excel?

            • NOVICE: I do not have enough skills to meet the definition of the Basic level.
            • BASIC: Create basic worksheets; create basic formulas; use basic functions; modify and format a worksheet; print workbooks
            • INTERMEDIATE: Use advanced formulas; organize tables and worksheets; create and modify charts; analyze data using Pivot tables; insert and modify graphic objects in a worksheet
            • ADVANCED: Create and edit macros; conditional formatting; apply data validation criteria; able to protect, share and merge files; trace cells and troubleshoot formula errors; use data list outline; consolidate data and link workbooks; export and import text files
            07
            What is your experience with electronic filing and record keeping?

            • NOVICE: I have little or no experience with filing in a shared work setting
            • BASIC: I have experience assigning filenames and filing electronic records so that they can be readily identified and retrieved for viewing by others
            • ADVANCED: I have experience in disposition of older files for archiving or deletion according to agency protocol
            08
            Do you have professional experience or a degree in Planning such as city/rural/regional/community planning, transportation planning?

            • Yes
            • No
            09
            Travel is required to fulfill the duties of this position. Are you willing to travel 2-3 times per year (in-state) and once per year out-of-state?

            • Yes
            • No
            10
            Which level(s) of Planner would you like to be considered for? Please check all boxes that apply. (PLEASE NOTE: If you do NOT mark a level, you certify that you would like to NOT be considered at that level.)

            • Planner I
            • Planner II
            • Planner III

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