Job Opportunities

Communications and Legislative Affairs Manager

Job Summary:

A manager level position that acts as a senior advisor to the Executive Director regarding OKI’s strategic goals. Responsible for the Communications Department, government and legislative affairs, public relations and creating partnerships in support of OKI’s mission. Leads, manages, trains, evaluates, and develops assigned staff.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages communications; provides timely progress updates and reports to the Executive Director.
  2. Plans, directs, and controls departmental budget and resources; responsible and accountable for Communications and Media Relations goals and objectives that support OKI’s mission.
  3. Acts as a senior advisor to the Executive Director regarding OKI’s internal and external organizational data, such as legislative updates and marketing trends.
  4. Meets and coordinates with elected officials from the local, state and federal levels
  5. Seeks out new grant opportunities in support of OKI’s mission; seeks out new funding sources in support of OKI’s mission.
  6. Directs and oversees the OKI’s social media activities; delegates to assigned staff.
  7. Makes presentations to agencies, businesses, communities, and groups including elected officials.
  8. Responsible for agency publications, including, but not limited to the Annual reports, brochures, and informational materials. Coordinates other agency publications as needed.
  9. Oversees and coordinates the work of consultants. Attends meetings and ensures follow-up communications and related timelines.
  10. Responsible and accountable for employee selection, staffing, training, delegation, development, discipline, and timely performance evaluation of assigned employees.
  11. Responsible for employee relations and all internal management functions for the Communications Department.
  12. Responsible and accountable for all administrative functions related to this position.
  13. Stay abreast of transportation/infrastructure policies and legislative affairs stay aware of state and local transportation issues

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

Job Qualifications (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or related discipline.
  • Seven to Eight years of combined experience in Communications, Public Relations, Management and Legislative Affairs
  • Extensive experience in the aforementioned fields may be substituted for education above the Bachelor Degree level.
  • Experience in leading a staff
  • Experience in the office of an elected official is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of federal and state planning requirements to attract funding from state and federal agencies.
  • Excellent working knowledge of social media, media relations, press meetings and public relations
  • Excellent understanding of legislative principals, trends, and day-to-day developments on a local, state, and national level

Licensure and Certification Requirements

  • Essential Physical Skills
    Ability to hear, speak; makes speeches. Ability to occasionally lift 30 pounds. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must possess a valid driver’s license – in good standing.
  • Environmental Condition Requirements
    Work inside the office in a sedentary posture. Frequent attendance at meetings (internal staff and outside agencies, boards, communities.)

Qualified and interested candidates should send an email that includes their resume and cover letter to: 

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager
Email: jondrovic@oki.org

EOE-M/F

Traffic Engineering Technician

Job Summary:

A professional level position that includes a variety of unique technical tasks under direct to moderate supervision. Responsible for researching, developing, maintaining, operating and processing transportation data systems. Responsible for routine, program level decision-making within their area of knowledge. Coordinates and consults with other staff. May train and direct intern throughout their employment period.

Essential Functions:

  1. Oversees and participates in traffic data collection, count device data monitoring, traffic count database management, and traffic count data analysis and dissemination
  2. Oversee the operation and maintenance of the traffic count devices. Coordinate with manufacturers and subcontractor on traffic count device operation and maintenance and with ODOT/KYTC/INDOT and other stakeholders on data sharing and collection
  3. Troubleshoot data collection equipment
  4. Participates in other data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities
  5. Prepares files for model input, assists in the analysis of model outputs
  6. Participates in research, development and evaluation of highway and transit networks, traffic projections and other travel demand forecasting activities
  7. Assists in the development and evaluation of model scripts and programs
  8. Provides information and assistance to the assigned manager, other staff members and the general public
  9. Prepares documentation
  10. Acts as a back-up for other modeling staff

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Performs all tasks and duties that may be assigned.

Job Qualifications (Knowledge Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Technology
  • One or more years of work experience, with a focus on Traffic Signal and Data Collection
  • Education beyond a Bachelor’s Degree may be substituted for the one year of required experience
  • Must have strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with field data collection is required.
  • Strong oral and written communication and coordination skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively lead a project planning team with internal and external members.
  • Basic understanding in applying statistical and graphic procedures to analyze and present data. Must be able to draw meaningful conclusions from statistical relationships
  • Basic to advanced understanding of transportation data collection
  • Proficiency in computer spreadsheets, geographic information systems, and computer programming. Knowledge of database applications and computer programming is desirable; familiarity with R, Python, Cube Voyager, and Java is preferred

Licensure and Certification Requirements

  • Essential Physical Skills
    Valid driving license and ability to operate a motor vehicle. Will be required to lift up to 60 pounds.
  • Environmental Condition Requirements
    Works both inside and outside the office setting. Fieldwork required collecting traffic data. Periodic meetings with office staff. Periodic attendance at meetings outside the OKI office.

Qualified and interested candidates should send an email that includes their resume and cover letter to: 

Jessica Ondrovic, HR Manager
Email: jondrovic@oki.org

EOE-M/F