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Program Manager, Transportation - Planning & Development Manager

Are you ready to make a difference for the citizens of Idaho while working for an award-winning state agency? 

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is recruiting for a Program Manager, Transportation - Planning & Development Manager located at our current Headquarters location in Boise. The primary purpose of this position it to oversee statewide planning efforts and administration of federally funded transportation programs and guidelines. This position will be a critical part of the Highways Development management, consisting of; the highways development administrator, ITIP Program Manager, Highway Design Engineer, Environment Manager, Right of Way Manager, and State Bridge Engineer.

Example of Duties

General Supervision:
  • Establish methods of monitoring and evaluating projects
  • Local coordination of transportation issues, prioritizing needs and facilitating projects
  • Prepares agenda items for department board meetings
  • Develop public involvement procedures, guidelines, toolboxes as needed for department
  • staff to manage outreach activities
  • Participation in AASHTO planning sub-committee
  • Conference Management
  • Uniform Management of all federal aid programs and requirements
  • Manage and approve the budget (state and federal) and expenditures (state and federal) for planning and development program

Statewide Highway Planning and Coordination with local planning organizations:
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning
  • Air Quality Planning
  • Coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Local Highway Districts, Cities, Counties, and other public agencies
  • Adjustments of the State Highway System
  • Administer and manage data from the US Bureau of the Census
  • Corridor Planning
  • ADA

Freight Planning:
  • Analyze existing transportation systems, travel modes and transportation plans
  • Evaluate economic growth potential and forecast requirements in terms of population, employment, transportation costs, and future land use
  • Develop and recommend alternative transportation improvements which best reflect state and community needs
  • Develop and administer consultant agreements and programming documents for expenditures of planning funds

Railroad and Utility planning and coordination

Broadband planning and coordination

State planning and research

Grant Management:
  • Manage the department's grant administration and application process
  • Develop and analyze grant applications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Managing a program or major project including the development of scope, goals, work plans, timelines and implementation strategies;
  • Supervising staff; developing operating policies and procedures; preparing an operating budget;
  • Writing narrative reports outlining conclusions and making recommendations for consideration by top-level management.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with internal and external customers
  • Must be able to understand ITD policy but be able to meld that with constraints and look for ways to get to "yes" in new and innovative ways
  • Experience presenting information to groups in a professional atmosphere
  • Credential with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Licensed Professional Engineer or other related discipline desired, but not required.