Title:  AOT Planning Coordinator II

Application Deadline Date:  07/30/2024
Req ID:  50462
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.87


The Policy, Planning and Research (PPR) Bureau of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) has an exciting opportunity for two transportation planning professionals; a Regional Planning Coordinator and a Systems Planning Coordinator. These positions will work in a progressive, creative, transportation planning group that encourages innovation, with an excellent work life balance and opportunities for professional development and growth.  


As a member of the Policy and Planning team, you'll have the opportunity to help shape the future of transportation in Vermont. You will work collaboratively with colleagues across all five divisions of the Agency, and other state agencies, regional, municipal, and international partners to create and evaluate policy and prepare planning documents that inform Agency investments, activities, and legislation. The Policy and Planning team is respected as VTrans' catalyst of change where innovative transportation studies, policies, and processes are imagined, incubated, and take form, before being implemented within the Agency and across Vermont. 


In these roles, you will be working with leadership and colleagues with a focus on:   

  • Preparing and managing transportation planning projects and special studies pertaining to highway, rail, air, bicycle and pedestrian, land use, climate, energy and environment, resilience, public transportation, rail trails, and freight; note this may involve either your own work or the management of consultants executing this work.  
  • Relationship building and management within the agency and with external partners; this specific role will focus on a longstanding, collaborative relationship with the state's eleven regional planning commissions; duties may also extend to participating in interagency policy initiatives and discussions, providing legislative testimony, and liaising with municipalities on behalf of VTrans.   


The Regional Planning Coordinator will focus on: 

  • Creating, overseeing, and administering transportation planning grant programs and strategic initiatives; this will involve creative problem solving and working closely with Agency staff to execute, review and manage consultants, grant agreements and contracts. 


The Systems Planning Coordinator will focus on: 

  • Supporting Agency leadership in the development of statewide transportation plans and studies; these include the long-range plan, rail, freight, and airport systems plans, as well as other related transportation studies as needs are identified. Work frequently involves project management oversight of consultants assisting VTrans to meet its goals.


At VTrans, you'll be working in a collaborative, creative, and social environment with a strong emphasis on work life balance. Remote work / hybrid work / telework options are available and encouraged. Most importantly, you'll be living in Vermont, which boasts an endless list of amenities including access to all season outdoor activities, a progressive, inviting civic culture, and proximity to many of the US and Canada's most dynamic cities including Montreal, Boston, and New York. 


Please indicate in your application or cover letter if you prefer the Regional Planning Coordinator or the Systems Planning Coordinator position. 

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Planning Coordinator II (Job Requisition #50462), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Matthew Arancio at matthew.arancio@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Normal office working conditions general apply. Incumbents must be prepared to attend meetings, conferences or seminars which may occur outside normal working hours. Private means of transportation is required for a significant amount of travel to field sites. There will be an occasional need to travel outside the state to attend meetings, conferences and training. When making public presentations or facilitating meetings, strong differences of opinion may be expressed. Interaction with a variety of persons may generate strong differences of opinion when making public presentations or facilitating meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in planning, engineering, economics, natural resources, transportation land use, public administration, or related field.
Bachelor's degree or higher in planning, engineering, economics, natural resources, transportation land use, or public administration AND four (4) years of experience in transportation planning, environmental planning, land use and community planning, city and regional planning, transportation engineering and/or natural resources planning.
Six (6) years of experience in transportation planning, environmental planning, land use and community planning, city and regional planning, transportation engineering and/or natural resources planning. 

Preferred Qualifications

Coursework in statistics, engineering, economics, natural resources, transportation, land use or community planning, or business/public administration.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.