HSTP Human Services Transportation Plan Coordinator

at Champaign County Regional Planning Commission in Urbana, Illinois, United States

Job Description

The HSTP Coordinator will work within RPC’s Planning and Community Development Division. The HSTP Coordinator is responsible for identifying the transportation needs of elderly individuals, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with low income; provide strategies for meeting those needs; organize and conduct regional HSTP Committees; conduct Section 5310 site reviews; prioritize regional Consolidated Vehicle Procurement Program (CVP) applications for funding; oversee budget and other financial information related to rural transit in Champaign County; and conduct mobility management and other miscellaneous activities.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather, organize, update, and maintain current information (by county) pertaining to the following:
    • Transportation providers and providers of consumer services.
    • Transit vehicles and other capital assets that are acquired using federal funds.
    • Demographic information by county on elderly individuals, individuals with disabilities, veterans, people with low income, no-vehicle or single-vehicle household, work shifts and types; and other relevant socio-economic data.
    • Trip generating sources such as public housing, large employment centers/clusters, educational facilities (university, college, job training, etc.), and medical and social services.
    • Areas that are lacking in, having restriction of, or being serviced with duplicating public, private, or specialized transportation.
    • Projects about public and specialized transportation and mobility management under Sections 5310, 5311, and the Downstate Operating Assistance Program.
    • Evaluate and analyze the above information to assess the needs, gaps, and duplication of transportation services for elderly individuals, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people with low income.
    • Develop strategies and plans to meet those needs, fill service gaps, eliminate or reduce service duplications, and provide more efficient use of transportation services and resources.
    • Establish with representatives from various stakeholder agencies within the planning region including, but not limited to, County Board members, public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit transportation operators, Section 5310 recipients, educational institutions, large employers, human service agencies, and various local government organizations.
    • Coordinate and facilitate public outreach meetings for the region, which includes adhering to the requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, securing and preparing meeting sites, preparing agendas, creating handouts, hosting, following up on any unresolved issues, and preparing and distributing meeting minutes.
    • Conduct 5310 Reviews on a triennial basis (a combination of program and vehicle compliance at rural transit and human services organizations across the region)
    • Provide CVP grant application technical assistance on as-needed basis.
    • Receive, review, and file applications from the region.
    • Assist Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) staff in scoring applications and forward them to IDOT.
    • Provide mobility management (meeting individual customer needs) assistance.
    • Foster a network of diverse transportation services and providers to offer a full range of travel options for individual customers.
      • Utilize regional HSTP meetings to openly discuss rural and human services mobility needs, resulting in finding solutions for those needs.
      • Educate the public on the need for increased mobility and explain how transit agencies can provide that mobility.
      • Collaborate with the Rural Transit Assistance Center (RTAC) to address statewide rural mobility issues.
    • Participate in other continuing education opportunities such as trainings, conferences, public meetings, and the annual Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Board/HSTP Coordinators meeting.
    • Where applicable, provide input for regional marketing efforts for intercity bus services; distribute intercity bus service brochures and marketing materials to areas of high-volume public presence (e.g. shopping centers, employment centers, and medical centers), and participate in intercity bus marketing presentations and campaigns, upon request by IDOT Office of Intermodal Project Implementation (OIPI).
    • Periodically attend Section 5411 program and alcohol & drug reviews to build knowledge and understanding of that grant program. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning, Community Development, Public Administration, or a similar educational experience is desired.
  • Understanding of planning issues, transit operation and services.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with GIS software and data analysis.
  • Ability to understand, manage, and analyze planning datasets, including spatial data.
  • Advance level knowledge of spreadsheets, databases, and report generating.
  • Website maintenance and Adobe Creative Suite experience is desirable.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, partner agencies, and the general public (oral and written).
  • Ability to travel to meetings/conferences locally and out of town as needed.
  • Must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent graphic, written, and oral communication skills.

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Office Location:  1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana, IL  61802
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F (A flexible schedule is necessary to support program goals.)
Status:  Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary Range:  $24.51 - $30.64 (DOQ)
Competitive benefits, health insurance, dental insurance, retirement, high-quality programming, and great work environment!

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CCRPC is an EEO/AA/ADA employer. 

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Job Posting: 10923007

Posted On: May 12, 2023

Updated On: Jun 12, 2023

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