Senior Transportation Planner

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SUMMARY: Under general supervision, assists the City Transportation Planner in the administration of all transportation planning for the City and to develop, maintain, and promote the City’s Transportation Vision. As part of the design team for special development projects, develops and conducts transportation and related plans for initiatives; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  • Coordinates activities with other departments and outside contractors, as required.
  • Reviews site plans for compliance with the City’s Transportation Vision, and provides technical assistance on site plans, street modifications projects, and land use planning to City officials, the general public, special interest groups and other agencies.
  • Organizes and facilitates meeting with developers and community groups to introduce and discuss traffic calming initiatives and other transportation related planning proposals and projects.
  • Answers site planning, traffic calming, and other transportation planning questions from citizens, developers, and other agencies.
  • Derive and develop transportation policies, programs, codes, and services to further the City’s Transportation Vision.
  • Consults with City leaders, developers, community groups, and other as the technical expert on traffic calming, other transportation related policies and planning principles.
  • Drafts transportation policies and related codes.
  • Utilizes transportation and planning principles in conducting studies and research to develop and update elements of the City’s Comprehensive plan.
  • Shows and maintains leadership through liaison, communication, research and national organizations, and the general public.
  • Affect street modifications and other changes to the City to be in keeping with the Transportation Vision.
  • Keeps current on transportation issues.
  • Provides technical assistance and advise on site plans, street modification projects and land use planning to the City of West Palm Beach officials, members of the general public, special interest groups and other agencies.
  • Carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by Chapter 19 of the City Code and other ordinances of the City as directed by the City Transportation Planner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of comprehensive, land use and transportation planning principles, new urbanism, environmental issues, municipal engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, urban design and zoning.
  • Knowledge of transportation and related codes and policies.
  • Skill in use of computer usage.
  • Skill in effective written and oral communication
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Departmental staff, other departmental staff, contractors, developers, special interest groups and the general public.
  • Skill in statistical analysis in conducting transportation and related duties and surveys.
  • Skill in research and technical analysis of planning related information.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves detailed concentration for long periods of time in a modified office environment. There may be occasional need for light lifting. This position may also require the use of City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating vehicles safely and have an acceptable driving record. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or closely related field, and two (2) years of experience in transportation planning, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Professional Engineering or American Institute of Planning Certification is preferred. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: PMSA
Last Revision date: October 2001
 
Overtime: No
 
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