The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.
The Atlanta Regional Commission is looking for an experienced candidate to provide daily oversight for community engagement activities for ARC’s Transportation, Access & Mobility Group, which functions as the Atlanta region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The Program/Project Analyst, Principal will lead the development of a community engagement strategy for ARC’s transportation programs with a focus on enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Strategy will include the development and implementation of engagement plans for the Regional Transportation Plan and modal studies, development of guidelines and standards for special transportation studies funded and managed by ARC staff, outreach protocols and advertisement notices for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and project solicitation process and ensuring that all projects and programs meet federal transportation requirements.
Additionally, this individual will periodically update ARC’s various resident’s guides to transportation and community engagement, ARC’s Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan and the Title VI plan in accordance with federal requirements. They will manage placing public meeting notices in legal organs for plan and TIP Amendments and providing oversight for public comment at all transportation committee meetings (including MPO Committees such as the TAQC and TCC). This candidate will co-facilitate the Transportation Equity Advisory Group (TEAG) and provide in-house technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders on community engagement plans, outreach and survey tools, websites, social media, and other techniques. The position, when called upon, also provides staff support on agency-wide initiatives or events that involve the public, local state, and regional stakeholders or community groups.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are: