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SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER, SAFETY (TPO) Transportation Planning Organization

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:
 
ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES
 
This position takes a lead role in implementing transportation safety as the primary focus of the Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) planning process.  Under the direction of the TPO Executive Director, it is responsible for aligning the TPO’s plans, programs and activities with established performance targets for safety.   Performs professional/technical research and work in support of the comprehensive, coordinated, and continuing (“3-C”) planning process. Provides staff support to various boards and committees. Assists with administrative responsibilities and functions related to program activities, projects and issues. Transportation planning in connection with the following TPO plans and programs:
 

  • Implementation of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plans;
  • Integrating elements of the Florida Strategic Highway Plan into the TPO planning process;
  • Preparation of an overall Transportation Safety Plan that aligns the TPO’s planning program with established performance targets for safety;
  • Collection and analysis of crash and safety performance data;
  • Short-range transit development plans with an emphasis on safe access to public transportation services;
  • Annual priority transportation projects;
  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP);
  • Preparation and implementation of a revised traffic study methodology with a primary emphasis on complete streets, connectivity and safe ingress/egress;
  • Review of land use developments for transportation-related impacts;
  • Participation in Polk County’s Sidewalk Advisory Committee; and
  • Tasks and projects included in the annual Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
  • Takes a lead role in the development and implementation of safety initiatives consistent with the Transportation Safety Plan with elements related to engineering, enforcement, education and emergency medical services.
  • Assists in coordinating activities of TPO Board, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Adviser Network, Polk County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board, and Polk Transit Authority. Coordinates with local governments, the Florida Department of Transportation, and other state and federal agencies as required. Performs related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of planning techniques used in maintaining and conducting the TPO planning process.  Must have the ability to see, write and perform data entry keying efforts. Ability to drive from work site to work site.  Ability to make public presentations.  Ability to perform creative writing tasks.  Ability to research, investigate, experiment, detect, inspect, verify, recognize and recommend solutions.  Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others.
 
Knowledge of the “3-C” Planning Process, the complete streets approach, livability principles, and familiarity with Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration guidelines and grant procedures.  Ability to prepare a strategic plan.  Ability to use independent judgment and analyze transportation problems, research and statistics.  Knowledge of methodologies used to gather and forecast socio-economic and land use data required for input to travel demand forecasting.  Ability to utilize personal computers and software utilized by the assigned work unit.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Master's degree with major course work in Urban Planning or a related field, including Urban Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, GIS, Public Administration, Political Science, or other similarly related field, and have four (4) years of experience; or Bachelor's degree with major course work in Urban Planning or a related field, including Urban Studies, Geography, Environmental Studies/Science, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, GIS, Public Administration, Political Science, or other similarly related field, and have five (5) years of experience.
 
Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment.
 
A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with the exception of the required college degree.
 

SPECIAL PREFERENCES

College degree in Urban Planning from a PAB-Accredited planning program.  Certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  Previous knowledge and experience related to traffic safety programs.

Location:  Bartow, FL 

Work Schedule:  TBD

Rate of Pay: $52,852.80 - $79,268.80 Exempt Salary  

Closing Date: 01/26/2016- This posting maybe removed before or after without notice

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