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 a professional Planning Administrator that will be responsible for leading the organization’s day-to-day tasks in coordinating with communities in seeking regional discretionary federal transportation funding through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) – or commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, educating stakeholders on the IIJA federal grant-making process, and building consensus on IIJA grant priorities within the regional planning process. The position researches and assists local planning agencies and supports on-going or emerging planning practice areas including provide grant application support and education among key federal, state and local stakeholders.
ARC functions as the Atlanta region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) located within the Transportation Planning Department. The position will provide professional planning support to initiatives in a variety of planning practice areas, including active modes, transportation equity, infrastructure resiliency, transit-oriented development, micro-mobility and transit, transportation technology and electrification, freight and logistics, and land use and transportation coordination.
This position may require attending meetings that are outside of the normal hours of business operations. This can at times include evening and weekend meetings.
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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.