We are seeking a full‐time, team‐oriented Senior Transportation Planner to fill a recently vacated position. The ideal candidate will have a mix of knowledge, skills, and abilities including project management and strong communication, analytical, and organizational skills. Experience with developing or managing transportation and traffic data systems will be given preference. In addition, spatial and tabular data compilation, storage, and analysis skills are desired, including Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and ESRI GIS suite software knowledge and skills.
The position will be initially tasked primarily with designing and implementing WAMPO’s traffic and transportation data framework and providing data support for WAMPO’s current long range planning initiative. This position will likely become the program manager for WAMPO’s traffic/transportation data program, including managing WAMPO’s travel demand model contracts and all of its traffic and transportation system data projects. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute in small ways to other projects. WAMPO is a small organization, and we all wear many hats.
WAMPO is a dynamic, progressive transportation planning agency and designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) serving the greater Wichita, Kansas, metropolitan area. Wichita is located on the edge of the scenic Flint Hills in south central Kansas at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers. Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and offers a high quality of living boasting multiple recreational, sporting, educational, and cultural attractions. Forbes Magazine in 2009 ranked Wichita the 6th best Bang‐For‐The‐Buck City in the U.S. due to its solid housing markets, relatively stable employment, enviable cost of living, and quick daily commutes.
WAMPO provides its employees with a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salaries, health insurance, and a retirement plan. Depending on candidate qualifications, interview and moving expenses may be covered. This position is an exempt position, and work in excess of 40 hours per week, as well as travel, may occasionally be required. WAMPO supports on‐going professional development for its employees. The position reports to the WAMPO Planning Manager.
A detailed job description and application are available on the website of the Human Resources Department of the City of Wichita, which provides WAMPO’s administrative support. Direct all questions to Kristen Zimmerman, WAMPO Planning Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316)‐352‐4862.
Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.