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Transportation Planning Manager

Pima Association of Governments (PAG) seeks qualified applicants for a Transportation Planning Manager

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.

How 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.)

Job Class: Transportation Planning Manager
FLSA: Exempt
General Description Summary:
Under general direction of the Transportation Planning Director, develops and implements regional integrated planning efforts and projects focusing on technology-based transportation initiatives of the Overall Work Program (OWP)  for the PAG region including but not limited to the Regional Mobility and Accessibility Plan (RMAP), the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans, regional freight and logistics planning and other multi-modal long-range planning efforts. Collaborating with PAG Directors and staff to develop additional projects and initiatives that help integrate planning and implementation strategies to improve regional services and opportunities.
Work requires considerable personal initiative, technical knowledge, sound independent judgment and ability to support planning goals of assigned programs and to develop consensus among diverse stakeholders in resolving regional transportation planning issues. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages and directs planning activities related to long- and short-range transportation planning, including the fiscally constrained Regional Mobility and Accessibility Plan (RMAP), developed in close coordination with federal, state, local agencies and stakeholders, and in consultation with the RTA’s Citizens Advisory Committee.
Oversees other planning tasks as needed to implement the varied elements of an integrated, continuing, coordinated and comprehensive, multi-modal transportation planning program.
Help formulate, plan, budget, and implement biannual work element initiatives.
Monitors relevant practices and technologies and identifies and monitors transportation related issues of local, regional and statewide interest. 
Oversees and coordinates planning for incorporation of roadway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, rail, freight, aviation and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) components into the long-range plan (RMAP), as well as any required individual modal plans or studies.
Assures compliance of plans with federal regulations, including, but not limited to, fiscal constraint, ADA, NEPA and Title VI.
Serves as project manager for contracted consultant services.
Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences, both written and orally. 
Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously, and to carry out complex work assignments in a team environment in a timely manner with a minimum of supervision.
Possess outstanding organizational skills. 
Serve as a PAG liaison to working groups, as assigned, and develop plans in coordination with those groups to ensure financial growth and organizational stability. 
Must demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity to the structure, role, and interests of PAG member jurisdictions and associated decision-making bodies.
Work requires the ability to coordinate with multi-jurisdictional planning and research efforts and to develop or participate in various planning processes.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all transportation planning process participants.
Provides technical assistance to various PAG committees, subcommittees and task forces as assigned, including other agencies conducting transportation planning. 
Must possess knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to transportation planning and programming processes. 
Performs related work as required.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises staff as assigned. Conducts staff performance coaching, evaluations and ensure compliance with agency policies.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:
At a minimum, requires combination of knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties AND EITHER a graduate degree with a minimum of three years of related experience OR an undergraduate degree with a minimum of four years of related experience OR equivalent. 
Computer Skills:
Exceptional computer skills with advanced knowledge of word processing, databases and other programs.  Familiar with travel demand models and GIS applications related to work.
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 job.  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.  
Work Environment:  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentials functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform 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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