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Senior Transportation Planner, open until filled

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) seeks qualified applicants for a Senior Transportation Planner

Interested parties are required to fill out an official PAG application.  Job descriptions and applications are available at PAG, 1 East Broadway, Ste 401, Tucson, AZ, or on the PAG website:

PAG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and Native Americans are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must complete and submit an official PAG application form. Applications and complete position descriptions are available from:

Pima Association of Governments
1 E Broadway Blvd, Suite #401
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 792-1093 or

The standard application form must contain comprehensive and detailed information in order to be properly evaluated; additional material may be submitted with the official form.

Applications and supplemental information will be evaluated to determine each applicant's qualifications. Those applicants’ best qualified in terms of relevant education and experience will be invited for an interview. Final appointment will be made by the Executive Director.

Applications may be submitted to:
Pima Association of Governments
1 E Broadway Blvd, Suite #401
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Fax: (520) 792-1815

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of an application that was submitted electronically, please contact PAG's Human Resource Department to confirm your application was received.

(Note: Employment with the Pima Association of Governments is contingent upon continuing receipt of planning or program support from federal, state and local funding agencies.)


  • HEALTH AND DENTAL INSURANCE: Several plans are available for both health and dental care.
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO): 16 days first year, increasing by years of service.
  • PAID SICK TIME OFF (PST): 5 Days per year.
  • PERSONAL DAYS: 2 days.
  • HOLIDAYS: 10 paid holidays.
  • CREDIT UNION: Full-service, including savings, checking and loans.
  • RETIREMENT: Arizona State Retirement System; ICMA/RC Deferred Compensation

(These benefits are currently in effect, but are subject to change.)


General Description:

Under general supervision, is responsible for work of moderate difficulty in the collection, analysis and presentation of data and in the development and implementation of various studies and plans.
Assists in the formulation, modification and implementation of related transportation studies and plans.
Provides technical assistance to various PAG committees, subcommittees and task forces as assigned.   
Work requires considerable personal initiative, sound independent judgment and ability to develop consensus among diverse stakeholders in resolving regional transportation planning and programming issues.
Must possess knowledge of Federal, State and local regulations pertaining to transportation planning and programming.
Must maintain effective working relationships.
Must demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to the structure, role, and interests of PAG member jurisdictions and associated decision-making bodies.
Serves as project manager for assigned projects.

Examples of Duties:

Develops and performs research and/or specialized analyses to prepare technical reports and briefings.
Attends and/or represents PAG at meetings, hearings and conferences related to this position.  
Acts as project manager and/or primary support staff and/or provides support and assistance for projects as assigned, such as, but not limited to:

  • The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • The Regional Mobility and Accessibility Plan (RMAP), the region’s long-range transportation plan
  • Freight, rail planning and economic development transportation issues
  • Title VI issues and regional compliance
  • Fiscal constraint and development of financial estimates
  • Alternate transportation modes planning
  • Performance-based planning and programming
  • The Congestion Management Process (CMP)
  • Transportation operations planning/coordination including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), regional signal coordination and pavement management programs
  • Transportation safety and security planning

Provides technical assistance to potential applicants in the preparation of grant proposals.
Performs related work as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises staff as assigned.

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:

At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties AND EITHER a graduate degree in a related field with two years experience, OR an undergraduate degree with four years of related experience, OR equivalent.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to conduct research necessary to directly support responsibilities for regional transportation planning studies.
Ability to collect, compile and analyze material and present it to a variety of different audiences, in a variety of formats.
Ability to work independently with general supervision and to provide guidance to subordinate staff.
Ability to perform quantitative analyses, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
Possess outstanding communication skills both orally and in writing. 
Possess outstanding organizational skills.
Ability to manage assigned projects from concept to completion. 
Familiarity with local development patterns and history, especially as they relate to the location, travel patterns, and social services needs of special population groups.
Capable of staffing a variety of meetings including coordination of jurisdictional representatives, preparation of agendas, and summarizing of meeting content.

Computer Skills:

Considerable knowledge of computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases to prepare documents, reports, and perform quantitative analysis. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee is frequently required to drive to locations and participate in outreach events outside of normal work hours.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is required to carry promotional materials to events.


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