Senior Transportation and Mobility Planner
- What Success Looks Like In This Job
Adams County is a rapidly growing community with a diverse transportation network, ranging from new urban transit stations within the RTD FasTracks system, regional bike trails that parallel our rivers and creeks, heavy rail and freight, rural highways, and a large network of gravel roads.
Important and exciting projects are coming soon in Adams County. The Senior Transportation and Mobility Planner will work collaboratively with the cities of Westminster and Federal Heights on an exciting multi-modal corridor plan for Federal Blvd. from 52nd Ave. to 120th Ave. This position will also lead the 2020 update to the County's transportation plan.
Adams County is the ideal place to experience all aspects of transportation planning -- join us today!
- Examples of Duties for Success
- Promotes transportation systems which embrace a variety of modes in a manner that efficiently maximizes the mobility of people and goods while minimizing energy use, air pollution, and negative social impacts.
- Coordinates with the Long-Range Planning staff to see that the county's transportation plans and transportation services are consistent with existing and desired land development patterns.
- Coordinates with the Capital Improvement Planning staff to ensure that the County's capital projects align with adopted plans, incorporate public input and help achieve the County's long-term goals.
- Coordinates the four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) federal funds strategy, in cooperation with participating agencies, the Public Works department director and deputy director, other county departments, executive staff, and others.
- Participates in a broad range of transportation technical advisory committees as a representative of Adams County and its established interests and priorities, formalized by the County's plans, decisions, and directives offered by executive staff and the Board of County Commissioners.
- Provides technical reviews of other agencies' plans and projects on behalf of the County
- Provides technical support and may serve as the staff liaison to executive staff and elected officials participating in transportation related boards.
- Coordinates and develops intergovernmental agreements with municipalities and state agencies and others in support of the County's transportation plans.
- Develops and maintains an awareness of sensitive or political issues related to transportation.
- Identifies and works to implement important connections to transit stations within Adams County, also known as last-mile and first-mile connections.
- Coordinates transportation program planning and project activities with the department leadership, other County departments, the general public, and other community and advocacy organizations
- Researches, develops, and writes grant applications for future funding.
- Develops the potential for future expansion of transit and regional transportation options throughout the County.
- Assists existing transportation providers with the development and implementation of transportation marketing and educational strategies as requested.
- Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Qualifications for Success
- Knowledge of technological advances that increase travel options and/or convenience.
- Knowledge of techniques that foster transit ridership through links with land development.
- Knowledge of federal programs providing transportation funding.
- Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) clearance procedures.
- Knowledge of US DOT Divisions including Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Rail Administration, and Federal Highway Administration, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) policies, procedures, and practices.
- Skilled in the use of spreadsheets, geographic information systems (GIS), word processing, presentation, database, and project management software.
- Skilled in interpersonal, written, and verbal communication; ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work independently and with others in an effective manner.
- Ability to use a personal computer and other modern office equipment.
- Ability to analyze data, define problems, identify potential solutions, develop implementation strategies, and evaluate outcomes.
- Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.
- Ability to read and understand transportation and program planning documents and standards.
- Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with all levels of staff, community leaders, government representatives, and customers.
- More Qualifications for Success
An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to effectively perform the functions of this position may be considered.
- Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience with transportation planning, mobility coordination, transportation coordination, or a related field.
- Education and Training:
- A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation Planning or Urban Planning, Engineering, Business/Public Administration, or a related field is required.
- A Master's Degree in Transportation Planning or Urban Planning, Engineering, Business/Public Administration, or a related field, is preferred and may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
- License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license.
- Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.