Reporting to the Chief Planning Officer, this position will be responsible for performing a variety of transit and transportation planning work activities of the Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL) and the Authority’s affiliated entities, the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and the State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA).

Work activities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with planning analysis and report preparation for multimodal planning issues and topics;
  • Helping with managing regional transit planning projects;
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and providing recommendations for developments of regional impact (DRIs) submitted to GRTA;
  • Leading outreach efforts for a variety of audiences and stakeholder interest groups and to the public;
  • Establishing, monitoring, and controlling project schedules and project budgets as assigned;
  • Assisting with the management of projects and tasks assigned to employees, consultants, contractors, suppliers, and vendors;
  • Developing tools, systems, and processes for carrying out the regional transit and DRI programs and planning responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities & Performance Standards:

  • Support a collaborative effort to conduct multimodal planning activities, including but not limited to the annual ATL Regional Transit Plan and the Annual Report and Audit;
  • Create, maintain, review, and administer project schedules, budgets, and plans;
  • Serve as liaison with managers and engineers to discuss progress of projects and address issues and challenges with projects;
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and advise various councils, boards, commissions, committees, working groups, the general public, and elected officials on various transit planning related issues;
  • Develop and verify technical reports and content, serves as a technical specialist, representing the Authorities, and/or area of subject-matter at meetings with external planning partners and officials;
  • Interact with external consultants, contractors, suppliers, and vendors to organize the phases of project development and implementation;
  • Present information during internal staff meetings as part of project updates;
  • Collaborate with other functions of the organization, outside entities, and consultants regarding planning projects, research, and communications;
  • Utilize word processing, database, spreadsheet, GIS, and presentation software;
  • Read, analyze, and interpret a wide variety of technical information for use in performing assigned duties, including but not limited to transportation impact studies submitted as a part of the DRI process;
  • Maintains detailed logs and files for all active DRIs;
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments in the transit and land development industries and apply pertinent knowledge and creative thinking to performance of assigned responsibilities; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Management.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Ability to make business decisions with minimal direction;
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing applicable transit program areas;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to present ideas in a clear and concise manner across a broad range of audiences;
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and desire to work in a team-focused environment;
  • Proficient in the use of computer and associated software applications such as GIS, Conveyal, and design programs;
  • Knowledge of city and regional planning concepts and implementation, policies impacting metropolitan areas;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and assignments; and
  • Possess core values of Customer Focus, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, and Diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, industrial management, transportation, or urban planning PLUS a minimum of one (1) year of experience relating to transit operations, transit planning, new mobility technology, or land use planning.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) or more years of related experience in transit, transportation, and/or land use planning.
  • Prior experience working for a transit agency or regional planning organization.
  • Knowledge of new mobility solutions and associated applications.

About The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority

Officially we’re the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, but you’ll know us as the ATL. From Cherokee to Coweta, our goal is to better connect transit options across the 13-county region of Atlanta. With the support of our partners, we’ll get metro Atlanta where it needs to go.