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  • 504109
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 24 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  1611 W Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000-$75,000 

Grade: 23

Anticipated Salary: $65,000

Job Summary:

As an expert on tribal issues will be accountable for maintaining compliance with federal/state laws, regulations, and policies. Responsible for dissemination of state/federal resource information to tribal governments, as well as identification and documentation/dissemination of tribal transportation concerns, issues and needs. Reviews current AZ planning processes to ensure consultation and coordination with the Tribes.Oversight and participation of AZ tribal strategic partnering activities.Evaluates, develops and/or administrators intergovernmental agreements. Management of complex, long-range, multimodal planning studies; and provide assistance/participation in statewide planning and public involvement activities. Develops mutually compatible intergovernmental relations between ADOT and twenty-two federally recognized Indian Tribes provides regional transportation planning assistance for local transportation improvements within state, tribal and regionally adopted plans. Maintenance of electronic database of tribal/related agency contacts.

Job Duties:

Provide and engage in oversight and guidance for AZ tribal strategic partnering activities to develop/implement strategies for improving state/tribal transportation coordination/consultation. Coordinate essential training for government agencies, where appropriate, to fulfill mutually agreed-upon goals/objectives for tribal coordination/consultation

Manage transportation planning activities to meet ADOT/MPD Annual Work Plan requirements. Write scopes of work, requests for proposals, plans, studies, reports, issue papers, contracts, and memoranda of agreement, correspondence, etc. to ensure that ADOT/MPD Annual Work Plan objectives are met

Participate and attend ADOT staff, project/program meetings to give verbal reports for departmental and local decision-makers on issues demanding attention. Conduct transportation planning presentations for external groups and elected/appointed officials to inform them of federal/state laws, ADOT policy expectations, and tribal coordination efforts regarding transportation improvement on projects/programs

Partake in or make reports at local, regional/national transportation related meetings or forums, and to make project work plan related to field review visits

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

Transportation planning principles and practices, including an understanding of transportation models, standard industry practices/processes in transportation planning at the federal/state/tribal/COG/MPO and local levels

Program/project management

Principles/methods of study, research, analysis and report/study preparation

Public involvement techniques

Skills in:

Managing large/complex projects in the field of transportation

Managing complex agreements with other federal/state/tribal/COG/MPO and local government entities

Interacting with superiors/peers/officials and representatives of other agencies and the public

Written/oral communication including report preparation

Conducting studies and analysis

Making presentations, communicating technical information to a non-technical audience

Ability to:

Successfully make mature judgements that involve complex information and diverse and/or competing interests

Communicate/interact with subordinates, superiors, officials/public

Analyze data, review/approve studies and reports

Prepare/deliver written/oral presentations

Work without direct supervision in a team environment

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in transportation planning, civil engineering, urban planning, public administration, social sciences or related subjects. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree five years of relevant experience in planning is acceptable. Experience working with Native Indian Tribes.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete page 7 and sign the Driver Form on page 8 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.