South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization

Career Opportunities

Opportunities to join the SJTPO team are posted as openings become available. Please continue to check this webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Current Career Opportunities

Program Manager – Capital Programming & Project Development (Open until filled)

SJTPO is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position that will be responsible for the following program areas; management and development of SJTPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP); administration of local project development efforts; oversight of SJTPO’s congestion management and relief planning efforts; Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) planning efforts; and management and oversight of consultant-led technical studies.

The salary range is $80,000 to $90,000 (Range 8), depending on qualifications and experience. Employees may be eligible for merit increases each year upon receipt of a satisfactory performance evaluation.

SJTPO offers a full benefits package as described below.

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The SJTPO office in Vineland is within an hour’s drive of beautiful beaches, boardwalks, and natural areas, as well as Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE, and just over 2 hours from New York City, Baltimore, and the Pocono Mountains.

New Jersey is consistently rated among the top states in the country for livability factors like Health Care (#8), Public Safety (#5), and Education (#2), according to U.S. News and World Reports. It is a diverse and accepting state for persons of all backgrounds.

Benefits for full-time employees

SJTPO offers employees a generous benefits package administered through the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA), which serves as the host agency of SJTPO. The benefits package includes the following:

  • Enrollment or transfer into the New Jersey Public Employees’ Retirement System (NJ PERS), which provides a defined benefit (pension) system, and the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (NJ SHBP)
  • Wide range of health insurance plan options (PPO, HMO, and High Deductible Plans), including health, medical, and prescription coverage with varying levels of premium cost-sharing by the employee. Dental and vision plans are provided at no cost to employees
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    – annual vacation leave beginning with twelve (12) working days, with vacation “cash-in” permissible
    – fifteen (15) paid holidays
    – fifteen (15) paid sick days, with unused time accumulating from year to year without limit
    – three (3) paid personal days each calendar year
  • 40-hour work week, inclusive of a one (1) hour paid lunch each day
  • Reimbursement for work-related mileage and time
  • Opportunities to accrue flex and compensatory time
  • Opportunities to attend relevant training, workshops, and conferences to foster learning in the field
  • Disability and life insurance plans
  • Tax-free deferred compensation options
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care costs
  • Eligibility for membership with the South Jersey Federal Credit Union
  • Professional development and educational opportunities, including tuition assistance
  • Participant in the State of New Jersey Telework Pilot Program, which has been extended until a permanent Telework Program is established through the New Jersey Civil Service Commission (CSC) rulemaking process. SJTPO’s Administrative Host, the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA), has a policy regarding new employees and teleworking. The Policy 401-Policy on Employment Status Categories notes that the employee’s first ninety (90) days will be a probationary period. New employees are not eligible for telework until the 90-day probationary period has ended. This time will allow the employee to understand their job and responsibilities better.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

SJTPO is an equal opportunity employer and encourages and supports diversity in the workplace. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of the individual for the particular position being filled. It is the policy of SJTPO that all employees will be treated equally without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, domestic partner status, familial status, domestic partnership status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, veteran status, disability or handicap, or for any other reason prohibited by law. Such employment action includes, but is not limited to, the following: employment, promotion, demotion, transfers, layoffs and termination, recruitment and selection for training, and all SJTPO-sponsored social and recreational programs.

Work Authorization

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship, and Immigration Services regulations. The SJTPO does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT programs, F1 or H1B work authorization visas. Please note that applicants may be required to submit to a physical and/or drug test, and fingerprinting.