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Transportation Planning Specialist 2

Company: MSCCN
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Transportation Planning Specialist 2 Print ( Apply Transportation Planning Specialist 2 Salary $60,362.00 - $91,678.00 Annually Location Dauphin County, PA Job Type Civil Service Permanent Full-Time Department Department of Transportation Job Number CS-2022-23836-11680 Closing 8/2/2022 11:59 PM Eastern Job Code 11680 Position Number 27228 Union AFSCME Bargaining Unit B4 Pay Group ST08 Bureau/Division TR Bur Rl Frgt Prts Wtrwy Worksite Address 400 North Street City Harrisburg Zip Code 17101 Contact Name Courtney Plocinski Contact Email Description Benefits Questions THE POSITION Are you looking to advance your career as a transportation planning professional? Do you enjoy developing and managing transportation programs? If so, PennDOT's Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports, and Waterways wants to hear from you DESCRIPTION OF WORK As a Transportation Planning Specialist 2, you will perform professional staff work as a Transportation Planning Specialist 2 in the Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports and Waterways. This work includes developing and maintaining the State Rail Plan; data collecting, analyzing, and preparing reports relative to funding plans and budget; and developing rail program guidance and recommendations. You will be responsible for supporting rail planning and operations throughout the commonwealth with a focus on the Bureau's freight programs and intercity passenger rail activities. You will perform data analysis and reporting as required for federal and state funded passenger and freight rail projects, independently review and validate project applications and develops recommendations towards all Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP) and the Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) projects to ensure that they are in line with the Bureau's goals and objectives, initiatives, and policies, coordination with the PennDOT District Offices, the Center for Program Development and Management, the metropolitan (MPOs) and rural planning organizations (RPOs), other commonwealth agencies, etc., and report your recommendations and analysis to management for final decisions. Other of your other duties include; independently conduct rail studies, trend analysis and actions to implement the Department's planning efforts, participate in the development of corridor level studies and modeling to identify rail movement volumes, trends, bottlenecks, and other deficiencies, analyze current and draft legislation concerning rail related state and federal legislation and prepares findings for PennDOT decision makers, coordinate railroad ownership status or location updates with the internal and external partners as needed, facilitate discussions between the Department (Central and District Offices) and the railroads and/or ports in the assigned bureaus or districts as appropriate. Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in theposition description (. Work Schedule and Additional Information: Full-time employment. Work hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch. Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 2 days a week. In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg. Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable. You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year of experience as a Transportation Planning Specialist 1;or Two years of professional transportation planning or transportation programming experience, and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, planning, computer science, or geography;or An equivalent combination of experience and training. Other Requirements: You must meet thePA residency requirement (Info/Pages/default.aspx) . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow thelink (Info/Pages/default.aspx) and click on Residency. You must be able to perform essential job functions. How to Apply: Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education). If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go toInfo/Pages/default.aspxand click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us . Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals). The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. EXAMINATION INFORMATION Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam). Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. Your score is valid for this specific posting only. You must provide complete and accurate information or: your score may be lower than deserved. you may be disqualified. You may only apply/testoncefor this posting. Your results will be provided via email. Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this shortvideo ( Health & Wellness We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs. Compensation & Financial Planning We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options. Work/Life Balance We know there's more to life than just work Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, six weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities. Values and Culture We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving. Employee Perks Sometimes, it is the little 'extras' that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships. For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visitand click on the benefits box. Eligibility rules apply. 01 Have you been employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Transportation Planning Specialist 1 for one or more years full-time? Yes No 02 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 03 How many years of full-time transportation planning or transportation programming experience do you possess? 2 or more years 1 but less than 2 years Less than 1 year None 04 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 05 How much graduate coursework have you completed in planning, transportation administration, or transportation engineering? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the 'Attachments' tab on the left. You will not be able to add a transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If your education was acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please visitInfo/Pages/default.aspx#q3and click on Other Information. 30 credits or more 15 but less than 30 credits Less than 15 credits None 06 You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which 'Level of Performance' most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The 'Level of Performance' you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the 'Yes' button and proceed to the exam questions.If you have general questions regarding the application and hiring process, please refer to ourFAQ page. (Info/Pages/default.aspx#q3) Yes 07 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - CONDUCTS RESEARCH Conducts research by gathering and compiling information related to project and program needs to identify projects and develop and document the purpose, scope, and needs of such projects. Researches files and coordinates information from other staff to prepare for special projects and reports. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. A. I have experience researching and compiling relevant information for various projects or reports. I used a variety of data sources AND held interviews or discussions to obtain the information. B. I have experience researching information for various projects or reports. When given a topic, I was responsible for compiling all available information from a variety of data sources AND held interviews or discussions; however, someone else determined if the information was relevant to the project. C. I have experience researching information for various projects or reports. I used a variety of data sources OR held interviews or discussions to obtain the information. D. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to research methods, research design and analysis, or data collection. E. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 08 In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience The actual duties you performed related to conducting research Your level of responsibility 09 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. College/University Course Title Credits/Clock Hours 10 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - ANALYZE DATA Analyzes socio-economic, environmental, and transportation asset data from transportation studies and existing databases to determine data patterns, trends, relationships, and estimates to provide to business and planning partners for use in the planning and development of transportation projects and programs. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. A. I have experience analyzing data to determine patterns, trends, relationships, OR estimates. I was responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the data and the corresponding analysis. B. I have experience analyzing data to determine patterns, trends, relationships, OR estimates. I reported my findings to someone else who was responsible for verifying the accuracy of the data and the corresponding analysis. C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to data analysis or statistics. D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 11 .In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience The actual duties you performed related to analyzing data Your level of responsibility 12 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. College/University Course Title Credits/Clock Hours 13 WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - PROGRAM OPERATIONS OVERSIGHT Develops new programs and monitors and evaluates existing programs and current operations to maximize benefits, minimize problems, and to ensure adherence to all applicable requirements and standards. Monitors activities to ensure that expenditures are maintained at the amount and for the purpose authorized and ensures operational efficiency and contract propriety. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. A. I have experience monitoring the operational activities of a transportation program or project to ensure adherence to requirements and standards. I was responsible for taking action when negative findings were discovered. B. I have experience monitoring the operational activities of ANY program or project not related to transportation to ensure adherence to requirements and standards. I was responsible for taking action when negative findings were discovered. C. I have experience monitoring the operational activities of a program or project to ensure adherence to requirements and standards. I made recommendations to someone else to take action when negative findings were discovered. D. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to budgeting, economics, accounting, policy management, program evaluation, or operations management. E. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 14 In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience The actual duties you performed related to monitoring and evaluating program operations Your level of responsibility 15 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. College/University Course Title Credits/Clock Hours 16 WORK BEHAVIOR 4 - COMMUNICATIONS Prepares written and oral reports for the Bureau, the Department, local decision makers, and others as requested. Proofs, edits, writes, and reviews briefings, decision papers, spreadsheets, procedural manuals, point papers, fact sheets, letters, presentations, and other documents for the Bureau. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. A. I have experience writing materials which include findings, guidance, or instruction. I was responsible for the final documents that conveyed customized information to the intended recipients. B. I have experience writing materials which include findings, guidance, or instruction. I was responsible for a portion of the document; someone else was responsible for the final version that conveyed customized information to the intended recipients. C. I have successfully completed college-level coursework related to business writing, technical writing, English composition, journalism, or communications. D. I have NO experience or education related to this work behavior. 17 In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed in this work behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the items listed below which relate to your claim. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. The name(s) of the employer(s) where you gained this experience The actual duties you performed related to written communication Your level of responsibility 18 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you

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