The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is seeking a Director of Transportation Planning and Data (Director) to lead a team planning for and managing infrastructure and information for the region. The Director performs complex professional, stakeholder development, and administrative work under the general supervision of the LVPC Executive Director. Managing seven (7) team members with the support of the Assistant Director of Transportation Planning and Data, the Director also works closely with the community, Lehigh Valley Planning Commissioners, and the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Board. As such, possessing excellent communication and time management skills, and the ability to manage the work of others is key. Communication is a critical skill for the Director, whether conveying concepts to an audience or writing technical analyses.
With more than 15,000 businesses contributing to an incredibly diverse industry base, Lehigh Valley is the fastest growing and third most populous region in the state of Pennsylvania with a population of more than 650,000 residents.
Lehigh Valley was ranked one of the top five regions for development in the Northeast, and the number one region of its population size by Site Selection Magazine in its prestigious Governor’s Cup Awards for 2017. The only regions that outpaced the Lehigh Valley in the Northeast were New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Boston.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Allentown, the largest city in the Lehigh Valley and third-largest in Pennsylvania, as one of the top places to live in the United States. Allentown ranked 79 out of the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the country on the 2017 Best Places to Live list with high rankings in the areas of quality of life, job market, value, desirability, and net migration.
The region boasts dozens of scenic parks and recreational areas, strong school districts, cutting-edge programs at traditional colleges and universities, a thriving arts, and culture scene, and entertainment for all ages. To learn more about the Lehigh Valley and the many things to explore, visit the regional destination marketing organization, www.DiscoverLehighValley.com.
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Lehigh Valley Planning Commission / Lehigh Valley Transportation Study is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance with their application or that need this announcement in an alternative format may call (724) 935-7500 x117.