Senior Transportation Planner

Department: Planning and Community Development

Hourly rate: $27.75 – $41.63

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Performs professional planning work of a complex technical work nature administering the City’s transportation planning process for the Planning & Community Development Department.  Performs tasks related to development and completion of comprehensive transportation projects and long-term transportation plans.  Work involves the use of considerable independent judgment in applying transportation planning principles and federal transportation regulations to resolve routine and unusual transportation planning problems  with minimal supervision and direction. . Work is reviewed through conferences and meetings, reports and studies completed, and review of results achieved.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

NOTE:  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Administer the transportation planning process for the City of Winter Park to ensure compliance with all requirements and to retain eligibility for federal and state transportation funding.

Coordinate the compilation and analysis of data for complex transportation projects, subarea plans, and special studies with City staff, outside agencies, and consultants.

Compile and analyze date and prepare transportation planning recommendations and reports for regarding transportation issues or specific transportation planning problems.

Serve as staff liaison to the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB).

Coordinate the day-to-day activities associated with transportation and transportation planning programs, which includes planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating projects, processes, procedures, systems, and standards; ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards related to transportation planning.

Make presentations to numerous boards and committees, including the City Commission.

Attend and gather input at public community meetings.

Prepare narrative staff reports and recommendations of limited complexity; prepare public notices, zoning verification letters, maps, charts, tables of limited complexity; create documents, applications and materials in ADA compliant format.

Research and compile information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources.

Create and Implement the City of Winter Park Transportation Master Plan.

Some field observation, setting traffic counters, light field duty.

Develop presentations, memorandums, reports and other materials effectively communicating complex information to elected officials, executives and other stakeholders.

Prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative transportation and other transportation planning reports and studies containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Work with Planning staff and Public Works staff to plan and implement transportation projects.

Create and review traffic models and traffic studies.

Communicate effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.

Demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.

Perform other work as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of local government structure and operations, research methodology, statistical analysis and evaluation of research data; federal, state, and local laws and funding mechanisms related to transit and transportation.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of multimodal transportation planning, traffic including the analysis of traffic data and preparation of planning reports and studies.

Knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in vehicular, bicycle/pedestrian, multimodal, environmental, and urban/regional transportation planning. Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection.

Knowledge of effective writing techniques and communication styles.

Skill in the use of computer hardware and software programs, which may include, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Adobe, EnerGov, HTE, Laserfiche, Novus Agenda, Internet applications, ArcGIS, Google Maps, AutoCAD, SketchUp and transportation planning software.

Skill in oral communication and interpersonal skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public.

Skill in problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems.

Skill in developing processes and procedures for planning and zoning related tasks.

Ability to understand and prepare input data for simulation models, analyze model output, and clearly communicate results with technical audience and general public.

Ability to research and complete complex planning studies, data collection, and formulation of recommendations based upon such studies.

Ability to quickly and independently learn and adapt to changes in technology, including software and hardware.

Ability to establish excellent working relationships with employees, department heads, applicants, and the general public.

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload, and manage multiple tasks while maintaining focus with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing, prepare comprehensive and coherent reports, and interpret and implement policies and procedures.

Ability to work accurately with a high level of attention to detail.

Ability to review plans and to interpret and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance with such regulations and to apply regulations to field conditions.

Ability to understand and embrace the changing transportation environment and technology, specifically, autonomous vehicles, rideshare, mapping software, smart signal interconnect, electric vehicles and more.

Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, or Urban & Regional Planning or a related field with applicability to transportation planning or traffic engineering supplemented by five years professional experience in transportation planning which includes grant writing/submission. Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in the following: GIS data analysis, transportation impact analysis, mobility simulations, planning/evaluation of long-range transportation needs, and/or examining, designing, planning, and managing multimodal transportation systems.

AICP preferred

CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

NOTE:  All certifications must be current at the time of application, and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver license.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.  

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Physical

This is light work requiring the exertion of 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. Work requires sitting at a keyboard for extended periods of time.

Environmental

Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Sensory

Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity and oral communications abilities.