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Transportation Planner/Technician

Start Date: May 06, 2024 | End Date: November 02, 2024
County: Androscoggin County
Job Type: Planning

The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) is seeking a Transportation Planner/Technician. This position is located in Auburn and will provide a range of planning services for the Transportation Division related to short-range and long-range transportation planning in both Urban and Rural Transportation settings. This position also supports the Androscoggin Transportation Resource Center (ATRC) who is responsible for transportation planning in the greater Lewiston-Auburn Area.


Responsibilities include assistance with the implementation of AVCOG’s regional transportation planning program; providing technical assistance to member municipalities; developing transportation sections of municipal comprehensive plans; creating GIS maps; assist with data collection for transportation planning purposes, including traffic counts, accident data and traffic signal data. In addition, this position will assist in other planning activities working with AVCOG’s planning staff.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in transportation, urban or regional planning; public administration; or related field;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to manage concurrent tasks efficiently;
  • Ability to manage one's own time and work in a team environment;
  • Ability to participate, and lead, meetings – both virtual and in-person;
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable motor vehicle.


Additional desirable skills/qualifications:

  • Experience in transportation planning
  • ESRI ArcGIS experience


This job will require field data collection. Data collection typically takes place on roadways throughout the region and has the following physical requirements.

  • Ability to drive to data collection sites with applicable equipment
  • Must be able to move safely over uneven terrain
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to see and respond to dangerous situations


Benefits & Compensation: This full-time position offers a competitive starting salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurances; HSA with company contribution; HRA with deductible reimbursement; life and voluntary disability insurances; medical and dependent care flexible spending; Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MPERS); paid vacation and sick leave; 13 paid holidays; flexible schedule with 37.5-hour workweek and a hybrid remote work schedule.


Application instructions:  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter with resume to

Applications should be submitted by May 24, 2024. The position may remain open until filled.


Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

125 Manley Road, Auburn, ME 04210


Equal Opportunity Employer

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