March 2021 Jobs: Maricopa Association of Governments – Transportation Planner II or III (Arterial Life Cycle Program)

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Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
Position title:  Transportation Planner II or III (Arterial Life Cycle Program) – Depends on qualification
Post-date:        February 16, 2021 – Revised on March 4, 2021
Closes:             The position is open until filled.
Status:              Full-Time, Exempt 
Salary:               Level II range, DOQ & grade: $59,088 – $88,631
                           Level III range, DOQ & grade: $65,144 – $97,716 DOQ
Location:          Maricopa Association of Governments, downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

The Position:
MAG is seeking a qualified transportation planner to support its efforts in the Transportation Policy and Planning Division. The primary duties of the position will be managing all aspects of the Arterial Life Cycle Program (ALCP).

This position requires a high level of responsibility, motivation, and ability to work independently.  The person in this position will coordinate all aspects of arterial program projects beginning with project evaluation of eligibility and project performance expectations, data collection, financial analysis, programming (funding) of projects, development of intergovernmental agreements, execution of contract agreements, and coordination with multiple stakeholders. Major responsibilities include intergovernmental coordination, generation of reports, maintenance of program policies and procedures, and other related items as appropriate. This position will also assist with the management of other regional programs and special projects.

The Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have: a technical knowledge of federal and regional transportation systems, transportation finance and funding; the ability to provide public meeting presentations and be comfortable holding coordination or working group sessions; and be proficient working with MS Windows, and MS Office Suite. Experience with financial analysis, tracking, and quality control management for regional transportation projects is required. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are also desirable, especially those with a keen eye to detail.
Experience with elected officials or political settings a plus.

Education and Experience Requirements:
The preferred candidate will have at least 3 years of transportation planning, transportation project management, local capital improvement program (CIP) management, or engineering experience with Bachelor’s degree, or 1 year of experience with a Master’s degree in Planning, Public Administration, Engineering, or equivalent is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

To Apply
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The Maricopa Association of Governments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. During the selection process any applicant requiring accommodation for a disability should advise the Human Resources Department.


  • Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • 10 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Arizona State Retirement System Eligibility

About the MAG Region
The Greater Phoenix region is a dynamic, vibrant, growing area that offers businesses and residents prosperity and an enriching quality of life. Great weather, safe neighborhoods and the beauty of the Sonoran desert make the region a great place to live and work. Our schools are among the best in the nation, with three Arizona schools on the top ten list for the entire country. These quality schools contribute to the region’s skilled workforce. Greater Phoenix and Arizona are noted as having one of the most business friendly and entrepreneurial environments.

A state-of-the-art freeway system, along with a robust light rail and transit system, means easy commutes. Recently, the WAZE traffic navigation app recognized Phoenix as the best driving experience in the world. This quality transportation system connects residents with employment and opportunities to compete in the global economy. Conveniently located within driving distance of skiing in northern Arizona, the beaches of California, and the culture of Mexico, the MAG region is a perfect place to call home.

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