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Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove
Parvin State Park, Pittsgrove
Air show, Atlantic City
Air show, Atlantic City
Historic Structure, Batsto Village
Historic Structure, Batsto Village
Farmland, Salem County
Farmland, Salem County
East Point Lighthouse, Maurice River
East Point Lighthouse, Maurice River
Library, Mays Landing
Library, Mays Landing
Washington Street Mall, Cape May
Washington Street Mall, Cape May
Cowtown, Pilesgrove
Cowtown, Pilesgrove
Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic County
Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic County
Tiger, Bridgeton Zoo
Tiger, Bridgeton Zoo
Boardwalk, Wildwood
Boardwalk, Wildwood
Beach, Ocean City
Beach, Ocean City
Bald Eagle, Forsthye National Wildlife Refuge
Bald Eagle, Forsthye National Wildlife Refuge
Beesley’s Point Park, Cape May
Beesley’s Point Park, Cape May
Thompsontown Nature Preserve, Hamilton Township
Thompsontown Nature Preserve, Hamilton Township

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.

Opportunities to collaborate

SJTPO is a smaller organization, allowing me to participate in more conversations on various topics and get a better chance to see how the many different parts fit together. In my position, I see the overlap between safety, bicycle and pedestrian, freight, and equity issues – elsewhere, those would be three or four completely separate units.

Healthy work-life balance

“I have a healthier work-life balance as a State of New Jersey employee. We are encouraged to use our ample time off (vacation, holidays, sick, administrative, and flex if we go over our work week). I appreciate knowing I have great health benefits, so my family won’t get derailed by a significant medical expense. I am also part of a pension plan, which makes me more comfortable about my retirement.”

Close to everything

“As someone who lived in the District of Columbia and close to New York City, it was important to me to find somewhere I could grow when looking for a job after college. In South Jersey, there is less traffic and less sprawl, the people are friendly and relaxed, and as someone who loves the outdoors, I couldn’t resist moving closer to the Pinelands! I also enjoy the fresh fruit from the farmers’ markets and being a stone’s throw away from the shore towns – a few of my favorites being Somers Point, Margate, Sea Isle City, and Cape May. Plus, South Jersey is centrally located to my friends and family who live along the East Coast. We can plan day or weekend trips to Philly, NYC, and Baltimore.”

Current Career Opportunities

Program Manager – Safety Initiatives & Complete Streets (Open until filled)

SJTPO is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position. Responsibilities include management and development of SJTPO’s Transportation Safety Planning and South Jersey Trails; oversight of SJTPO’s economic development & tourism; 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.

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.

Principal Planner – Safety, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning (Open until filled)

SJTPO is seeking an experienced professional for a full-time position that will be responsible for the data-driven safety initiatives, including the Local Safety Design Assistance Program, Local Safety Application Assistance Program, and implementation of the Countywide Local Road Safety Plans; bicycle and pedestrian planning, including planning and implementation of the Active Transportation Master Plan and support for the regional South Jersey Trails program; as well as management of consultant-led technical studies.

The starting salary range is $67,000 to $75,000 (Range 7), 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.


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), all of which include 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
  • Opportunites to accrue flex and compensatory time
  • Opportunites 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 renewed and is effective through June 30, 2024. 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 is meant to allow the employee to better understand their job and responsibilities.

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. For additional details, please refer to SJTA’s (SJTPO’s Administrative Host) Policy on Equal Employment Opportunity.


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.

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