The Assistant Planner provides a key support role for COMPASS projects and programs. The Assistant Planner should expect to have a primary focus on the Transportation Improvement Program but should also expect to contribute to other planning efforts at various times throughout the regional long range planning cycle. The work in this position involves the performance of routine to moderately difficult professional planning tasks under the direction of a more senior planner. The Assistant Planner performs data collection, data entry, analysis, and graphic support. This position may also provide mapping and basic geographic information systems support.
The Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) is an association of local governments working together to plan for the future of southwest Idaho. COMPASS is organized under a joint powers agreement which authorizes COMPASS to conduct planning and coordination activities in these areas: air and water quality, economic development, emergency management, land use, mapping and geographic information systems, population and employment, public services, facilities and utilities, recreation, parks and open space, and transportation. COMPASS serves as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Ada and Canyon counties.