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Associate Planner

Location: Arlington Heights
Office: Strategic Services
Department: Service Planning & Scheduling

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Section Manager, Service Planning and Scheduling, plans, designs, implements and evaluates changes in fixed routes, community transit and paratransit services operated by Pace garages and contractors; analyzes route performance data to make improvements in service; conducts field work to review current service and plan new service; investigates and responds to internal and external queries and input pertaining to fixed route and community transit services; participates in Pace service restructuring initiatives to increase ridership and revenue, decrease travel time, and find new markets; attends public meetings and responds to inquiries about planning or scheduling of specific routes; and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
The qualified candidate must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record; a Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning or Transportation Planning with a focus on transit planning (a Master's Degree in Urban Planning or Transportation Planning and AICP certification is preferred); and at least two year's previous employment in public or private transit as a transit planner (a combination of full- time employment and internships in transit planning can be used to compute years of experience); must be experienced in data analysis; competent in map and schedule reading; proficient in Microsoft Office suites including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as ArcMap/GIS, Tableau, and Ride Check, knowledge of Hastus is preferred; must have good project management skills and be able to meet deadlines; must possess excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills; Work is performed in a professional office environment but travel to local work assignments at Pace garages, municipalities, and other institutions is required; must be able to lift, carry, push or pull objects weighing up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis; and have a good work history.

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