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WestShore Commuter Rail Task Force Seeks Advisor
The West Shore Commuter Rail Task Force in Northeast Ohio is a group of volunteers working to promote passenger rail service linking Erie, Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties. To facilitate its participation in the $400,000 Federally- and locally-funded West Shore Corridor Alternatives Analysis, the Task Force is accepting applications for a part-time Task Force Advisor. The Advisor will report to the Task Force co-chairs and represent the Task Forceís interests in the Alternatives Analysis study, which is being sponsored by the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. The Advisor will take this position under contract to the Lorain County Board of Commissioners. Knowledge of the regionís and the Stateís local government processes and political leaders and experience with land use planning & zoning are essential background requirements. Demonstration of success in leading local and countywide tax initiatives along with an understanding of state and federal transportation funding mechanisms & processes is a plus. The Advisor will perform a number of tasks, including coordinating activities of the Task Force in advocacy group activities and working with West Shore Corridor communities to help effect public policy changes, especially with regard to land use plans, zoning & transportation funding. The Lorain County Board of Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities. Pay for the Task Force Advisor will be negotiated and commensurate with background and experience.
The initial resume submittal deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 29th, 2010 however the position will remain open, and resumes accepted, until filled. The West Shore Commuter Rail Task Force Advisor Selection Committee will make a hiring recommendation as soon as possible to the Lorain County Board of Commissioners, with the Board making the final hiring decision. The Advisor will begin work once the West Shore Corridor study gets underway.
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