Paratransit Coordinator, Senior or Principal Planner - DOT

  • Lake County, IL
  • Libertyville, Illinois
  • Sep 21, 2019
Full Time Community and Economic Development Planning and Development Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: 57,834.00 - 86,018.00 USD

Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in Transportation Planning? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Paratransit Coordinator, Senior or Principal Planner - DOT
Location: Libertyville, Illinois
Salary: $57,834 - $86,018

Becoming a Principal Planner at the Lake County Division of Transportation will allow you to be involved with planners, administrators, elected officials, engineers and other individuals ranging from consultants to regional transportation agencies. Your day will consist of managing countywide paratransit planning efforts and implementation of paratransit service improvements. You will work in concert with the Lake County Coordinated Transportation Services Committee (LCCTSC), the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), Pace, townships, municipalities, not-for-profit agencies and private entities to provide leadership to further coordinate paratransit programs in Lake County. You will participate in Division of Transportation public involvement activities, process monthly invoices, prepare ridership progress reports, facilitate paratransit-related meetings, and at times prepare transportation related intergovernmental agreements. You will also serve as a Planning Liaison to CMAP and assist with locally programmed federal funding. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

To be successful in this role you should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a major in planning, civil engineering or a related field. Preference may be given to candidates with practical experience with transportation/transit planning and financing, program management, and intergovernmental agreements. Individuals must exercise sound professional judgment and strong analytical abilities; possess the ability to effectively problem solve, demonstrate strong project management and interpersonal skills, and can work both individually and in a team atmosphere.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County! To learn more about the department, you will be working for, visit DOT. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos. If you need assistance writing your resume we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website. Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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