Special Policy Board Meeting August 26

The Policy Board is holding a special meeting on Saturday, August 26 from Noon – 4:00 pm to conduct a worksession on the Transition Plan and discuss an exit strategy for the Executive Director. This meeting will be held at the JP Jones Community Development Center in the Boardroom. The center is located at 2400 Rickert Street. To see the agenda: 08.26.17 Special PB Agenda

Notice of Position Vacancy

Notice of Position Vacancy
External/Internal Advertisement
DATE: 8/4/2017
CLOSES: 8/31/2017
TO: All Interested Persons
FROM: FMATS Policy Board
POSITION: Executive Director, Metropolitan Planning Organization
DEPARTMENT: Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS)
PAY SCALE: DOE

 

NATURE OF WORK
The Policy Board is recruiting for the position of Executive Director for our MPO, Fairbanks Metropolitan
Area Transportation System (FMATS). Under the direction of the FMATS Policy Board, the successful
applicant will work with and coordinate between the Policy Board and Technical Committee providing
information and guidance with respect to duties, responsibilities, and requirements of laws and
procedures governing the MPO; serve as Secretary to the Policy Board and Secretary of the Technical
Committee; oversee the preparation of the annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), budget,
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP); review all
applicable federal laws, regulations, state statutes and other appropriate laws to ensure compliance with
the intermodal transportation requirements and guidance, including the Federal Highway Administration,
Federal Transit Administration, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and others as
appropriate; review and evaluate qualitative and statistical analyses of transportation issues; coordinate
transportation air quality conformity analysis; provide technical and professional information and
consultation on metropolitan planning issues to elected officials, funding and regulatory agencies, the
general public, and others as appropriate; coordinate intermodal transportation requirements; supervise
staff and contractors in the on-going operations of the MPO, including administrative and planning
functions, travel to various locations within Alaska, and as needed to locations outside Alaska to perform
MPO responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
These factors will be the basis for selecting those qualified candidates to be interviewed. Candidates
selected for employment must satisfactorily demonstrate possession of these factors during a prescribed
probationary period for continued employment.

BASIC FUNCTION
Under the direction of the FMATS Policy Board, oversee the on-going functions of the Fairbanks
Metropolitan Planning Organization. Through consultation, oversee the preparation of the annual Unified
Planning Work Program (UPWP), annual budget, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Air Quality
Conformity, Public Participation Plan and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Coordinate
management and reporting requirements of the State of Alaska and appropriate Federal agencies.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Work with Policy Board and Technical Committee to develop clear mission, vision, values and
    goals to guide FMATS and facilitate the successful achievement of all goals and objectives.
  • Serve as Secretary FMATS Policy Board and Technical Advisory Committee including
    administrative support, such as preparation of meeting agendas, supporting material, meeting
    minutes and other assistance as required.
  • Oversees Title 23 compliance working in coordination with ADOT&PF to ensure on-going
    compliance with requirements and guidance of the Federal Highway Administration, Federal
    Transit Administration, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and others as
    appropriate.
  • Review and analyze legislation at local, state, and federal levels affecting FMATS, make
    recommendation to FMATS’ Technical Committee and Policy Board regarding impact. Serve as
    primary FMATS contact for information to various legislative and funding bodies.
  • Educate legislative, stakeholder and agency staff on transportation needs and issues in the
    Fairbanks area and develop grant and discretionary funding applications for relevant programs.
  • Through consultation with others, prepare and submit the annual Unified Planning Work Program
    (UPWP) and program budget in accordance with state and federal guidelines and meeting
    appropriate schedules.
  • Through consultation with others, prepare and submit the Transportation Improvement Program
    (TIP) to State of Alaska DOT&PF Headquarters for approval
  • Provide Policy Board and Technical Committee members with information and guidance with
    respect to duties, responsibilities, and requirements of laws and procedures governing the MPO.
    Update members on critical issues to be considered; coordinate between FMATS Policy Board
    and Technical Committee.
  • Review and evaluate qualitative and statistical analyses.
  • Coordinate transportation conformity analysis on the MTP and TIP, as required.
  • Provide ongoing management of the TIP to ensure it remains fiscally constrained and perform
    TIP amendment process.
  • Provide technical and professional information and consultation on metropolitan planning issues
    to elected officials, funding and regulatory agencies, the general public and others as requested
    and appropriate.
  • Coordinate, develop or update the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Public Participation
    Plan as required in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Coordinate FMATS review of transportation requirements and needs with new projects.
  • Supervise staff and contractors in the on-going operations of the MPO, including administrative
    and planning functions.
  • Prepare and develop preliminary annual budgets; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Travel to locations within Alaska, and as needed to locations outside Alaska to perform MPO
    responsibilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

1. Possesses and maintains working knowledge of municipal planning issues, principles, methods and
techniques with specialized knowledge of urban development, transportation demand management,
transportation, and economic development programs. Requires graduation from an accredited college or
university with specialization in Urban Planning, Geography, Public Administration or related field, plus at
least four years of appropriate experience. A Master’s Degree may be substituted for the required
experience; directly related professional experience may be substituted for the formal education
requirement on a year-for-year basis.
2. Strong written and oral communication skills;
3. Public speaking and presentation skills;
4. Familiarity with GIS applications for data mapping;
5. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
6. Knowledge of management principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of MPO
programs;
7. Familiarity with the principles and practices of municipal and MPO budget preparation, administration,
control and revenue forecasting;
8. Command of the principles and practices of accounting, economics, highway financing, transportation
project development process;
9. Understanding of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations;
10. Experience with state and federal legislative and administrative funding processes, and experience
working with legislative and administrative representatives and staff;
11. Supervisory and Project Management skills and experience;
12. Computer proficiency, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications;
13. Ability to travel to locations within Alaska and as needed, locations outside Alaska to perform MPO
duties and to attend conferences, seminars and other training for professional development;
14. Possession of a valid driver’s license;
15. Physical ability to perform representative duties.

APPLICANTS
Individuals interested in applying for this position should email cover letter and resume to
fmats.ed.search@gmail.com. Application should not exceed four pages, due by August 31, 2017.
Cover letter should describe:
1) Your communication style/preference
2) Experience managing multiple funding sources/grant management
3) Reference your direct experience with MPOs, DOT, local planning, Federal Highway Administration
and/or Alaska transportation planning

FMATS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We Are Updating The Long-Range Plan!

To view all things 2045 MTP (Metropolitan Transportation Plan), visit the web page located under the Reports tab.

Direct link: http://fmats.us/2045_mtp/

 

 

 

*New* E-TIP!

FMATS has been working on developing an interactive e-TIP that allows users to easily search for projects and find project-related information.

The e-TIP is now available for use but is still under maintenance. Any concerns or comments that you have, please send to Alicia at alicia.giamichael@fmats.us.

 

To access the e-TIP, visit http://fmats.dtstiptool.com/

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