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    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of the Planning and Program Development (PPD) for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region VI, Fort Worth, TX, USA and is under supervision of the Office Director.  This Office is responsible for the oversight of state/local planning and programming activities leading up to and including the award of all grants related to all FTA programs

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    Responsibilities

    At the full performance level, the Community Planner:

    • Meets with state and local officials, representatives of public and privately owned carriers, and various public and private groups regarding FTA programs, policies, procedures and transit in general.
    • Acts as a liaison and handles communication with external and internal partners and customers soliciting information on programs.
    • Develops and prepares approval recommendations for planning, capital and operating grants, and assures that applications meet all FTA legal, regulatory and policy requirements.
    • Works with grantees in the development of environmental categorical exclusions, environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, and reviews those documents for compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FTA program requirements. Recommends approval and decisions of environmental findings.
    • Justifies, defends issues and concerns through active participation in conferences, meetings, or presentations.
    • Maintains liaison with transit officials, grantees and other interested parties in the management of federally funded transit projects.

    This position is perfect for a mid-level planner seeking a career with the Federal Transit Administration, and opportunity to: apply project development and project management skills in the management and oversight of grants program; assist the office and grant applicants in fulfilling their National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) responsibilities for proposed transit projects and transportation plans: assist in the review of complex impact assessments and analyses; and prepare documentation on project-related environmental issues consistent with the NEPA.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616182400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.