Employment/Job Opportunities

Transportation Planner (Part-Time)

The Transportation Planner, under the direct supervision of the Director of Transportation, is responsible for performing transportation-related professional and technical work independently and in teams.  Such work may include preparing and developing plans and reports, creating maps, conducting field work, maintaining databases, analyzing and interpreting transportation information, presenting information to stakeholders, and representing the Commission to local or state organizations.  The Transportation Planner needs to maintain current knowledge on federal and state transportation legislation, technical transportation analysis methods, and software skills such as those related to MS Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of regional multimodal transportation planning theories, principles, practices and techniques, and be dedicated to further developing a career in transportation planning.

Preferred candidate will have or be pursuing a degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning, transportation policy/administration, transportation or civil engineering (or a closely related field), and the interest and motivation to further a career in transportation planning.

This position will be part-time at 20 hours/week.  Salary will be negotiated depending on qualifications.

Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Sherry Dean, Director of Finance, at sdean@rvarc.org. Click here for the full job description.

Position is open until filled.  EEOC

Internship and Volunteer Program

The Regional Commission has completing filling positions for summer 2019 internships.

Internship and volunteer opportunities are available year-round with the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission’s Internship and Volunteer Program for students and individuals that have coursework, interest and/or experience in any of the following areas:  regional and transportation planning, community and economic development, water and environmental resources planning, demographics, mapping, housing, homelessness, citizen participation and outreach, general research and data collection, website design, graphic design, and/or related topics.

Types of Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Academic and special project (thesis, research, capstone project, etc.) internships and volunteer opportunities are available for students from a range of academic majors and/or skill sets. Note: Academic credit internships are based on academic institution and/or department requirements and the intern is responsible for completing all requisite administrative items.

Internship and/or Volunteer Projects and Duties

Specific duties and assignments will be based on intern’s/individual’s area(s) of interest/expertise and the Regional Commission’s Work Program. An overview of programs, projects, and activities is in the Regional Commission’s Comprehensive Work Program.

Work Hours and Office Location

Work hours are flexible and based on the intern’s or volunteer’s schedule, academic institution requirements for academic or other credit, and the timetable of various projects in which the intern or volunteer will be participating. Regional Commission office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Regional Commission is located at 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke VA 24016. Directions and parking information.

Benefits of an Internship with the Regional Commission

* Opportunity to work on a range of projects and activities with a multidisciplinary staff
* Valuable work experience
* Research opportunities
* Academic credit
* Compensation for student internships
* Networking opportunities
* New skills development
* Flexible work schedule

To apply for an internship, or for additional information, contact Bryan Hill at 540.343.4417 or bhill@rvarc.org.  Interested persons should complete the RVARC Internship Interest Form when submitting information about internships.


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