Sr Transportation Planner
The City of Littleton is looking for a Senior Transportation Planner to lead and/or participate in a variety of local and regional transportation planning activities, including transportation master plans, comprehensive plans, corridor and streetscape studies, bicycle and pedestrian plans, and long-range capital plans. The Senior Transportation Planner will represent and promote the city’s interests with local, state, and federal agencies on regional transportation planning, and will facilitate community outreach efforts and represent the city on technical and policy advisory groups.
This position will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects including but not limited to the Broadway Corridor Study, design and construction of over $20M in grant funded projects, creation of a Trail Connectivity Plan, and submission of projects in the current Transportation Improvement Program.
The ideal candidate is organized and resourceful, with an extensive background in small municipality design. Diplomacy, attention to detail, and the ability to create a plan that engages and appeals to all forms of commuters and users will be a driving force for this position. Experience planning a multiuse active downtown area will be an asset to this role.
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to its employees. For more information, please see the 2022 Benefit Guide.
The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position with the City of Littleton.
Starting pay at or near $95,595 per year
Salary Range: $76,476-$114,714
This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Work Schedule: This is a full-time position and may have the option to work a hybrid schedule with some days teleworking and some days working in person at the office.
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is established, but preference will be given to complete applications received by July 8th, 2022. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Facilitates and develops a variety of transportation planning documents, such as the city’s Transportation Master Plan, Corridor Plans, Access Management Plans, Capital Improvement Plan, and traffic studies.
- Manage the city’s intergovernmental relationships, and promote the city’s interests across local, state, and federal agencies on regional transportation planning and grant acquisition.
- Serves as the staff liaison to the city’s Transportation Mobility Board.
- Provide support to city Council members in participating in regional transportation roles.
- Prepares grant requests in order to obtain federal or state funding for local transportation projects. Completes the necessary forms to describe the project and how financial assistance will be applied.
- Performs population, land use, employment, economic base, transportation, and other specialized studies of the city and adjacent areas related to transportation planning.
- Analyzes information related to transportation, such as land use policies, environmental impact of projects, or long- range planning needs, identifies problems and potential solutions; evaluates alternatives; makes recommendations for policies, plans and projects; prepares reports of findings; and participates in implementation of adopted solutions and projects
- Performs travel demand modeling, operational analysis studies, and support for transportation planning studies at the regional, system, corridor, and project levels. Analyzes, evaluates, and documents transportation project needs and costs.
- Develops recommendations for transportation policies, plans and projects for roads, maintenance, asset management, traffic and intelligent transportation systems, traffic safety, public transit, parking, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
- Facilitates building consensus and resolving conflicts on projects and policy matters by conducting meetings with elected and appointed officials, other city departments, regional partners, members of the public, and neighborhood organizations; participating in developing and conducting citizen involvement/public participation events to explain policies and procedures.
- Represents the department and serves as liaison to a variety of departments, commissions, committees, and agencies; provides presentations to commissions, committees, neighborhood groups, agencies, and others.
- Review and comment on capital project, development and redevelopment proposals for compatibility with transportation system plans, activities, and programs.
- Responds to request for information from the public regarding traffic complaints and requested changes to roadway characteristics.
- May serve as an Emergency Worker.
- Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Transportation/Civil Engineering or a directly related field; and
- Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional transportation planning experience principally at the municipal level; or
- An equivalent combination of education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position may be considered.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle records check.
- Experience with grant writing
- Experience with local, state and Federal transportation agencies and various funding programs
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Strong project management skills including delegation of assignments, management of budgets, and document production.
- Familiarity with local, state and Federal transportation agencies and various funding programs.
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of developing, implementing, and maintaining transportation plans, programs, projects, and associated funding requests and grant applications.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, regional planning, community redevelopment, transit-oriented development, transportation planning, construction, project administration and policy development.
- Knowledge of multimodal transportation modes including rail, bus, bicycle, and pedestrian transportation.
- Ability to create and lead stakeholder engagement programs and strong writing skills.
- Knowledge of city or municipal zoning, subdivision, and comprehensive planning methods, principles, and practices.
- Ability to understand project plans and follow the development review process.
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of project management, land development and transportation planning.
- Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations relating to transportation planning.
- Knowledge of regional travel demand modeling techniques.
- Knowledge and skills in GIS, spatial analysis, and statistical data analysis, and the ability to use statistical methodologies to gather and analyze socio-economic, land use, and other types of planning data.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
- Requires ability to work in adverse weather conditions. Work performed in the field involves traveling to neighborhoods, construction sites, and proposed development locations throughout the city, and meeting with citizens.
- Ability to drive city vehicles assigned to the position; lift, carry, or push objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.