Job Opportunities


April 07, 2022


301 Douglas Ave Holland, MI 49424

Job Title: GIS Specialist / Transportation Planner

Primary Function: This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with the primary function of managing the operations and various tasks of the Transportation Planning Department. The Transportation Planner reports directly to the MACC Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Using ArcGIS, analyze and evaluate survey data, prepare reports, and make specific recommendations involving state, regional, and urban areas.

2. Implement and manage activities contained in the Unified Work Program. Activities include: · Implement the Long Range Transportation Plan (updated every four years) · Updated count location and traffic flow maps · Promote and implement the West Michigan Clean Air! Action Program

3. Implement and manage the four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Tasks include: · Update the planning document every four years. · Program projects into the State of Michigan’s JobNet database. · Present TIP project amendments to the Transportation Advisory Committee and Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) Policy Board.

4. Maintain spreadsheets allocating transportation funds.

5. Manage the MACC’s annual Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) Program.

6. Partner with local entities annually to identify where traffic counts are needed and work with a consultant to collect and map data.

7. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Essential Qualifications:

1. A Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, GIS, public administration, geography, civil engineering, or a related field with three years of experience in the transportation planning field. Master’s degree preferred.

2. Proficiency in ArcGIS, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other computer-aided drafting software programs.

3. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with MACC staff, committees, citizen groups, and the general public.

4. Ability to provide project leadership; be self-motivated and able to work independently handling a variety of complex assignments.

5. Considerable knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques, and legal aspects of transportation planning.

6. Work independently as well as work as a contributing team member.

7. Adapt to changing priorities.

8. Possession of valid driver’s license required.

Benefits: · Vacation with 8 paid holidays per year. · Life insurance and short/long-term disability insurance · Health Insurance · Dental Set-Aside Program · Employee Assistance Program · Educational Services · Retirement Benefits (401a)

Salary: $42,723 – $76,190. Will vary depending on experience and education.

How to Apply: Those interested should submit an example of previously created GIS maps/projects, cover letter, and resume by April 22nd, 2022 to Jason Latham – [email protected] and Judy Visscher – [email protected]

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