The City of Littleton is looking for a Transportation Planner to perform a variety of complex transportation planning work and to help develop and implement multimodal transportation solutions.
This position will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects including but not limited to the update of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program, Active Transportation Pilot Projects, and the Traffic Safety Committee.
The ideal candidate is organized and resourceful, with a background in municipal transportation systems. Diplomacy, attention to detail, and the ability to create a plan that engages and appeals to all forms of transportation users will be a driving force for this position. Experience in grant writing and graphic design 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, and one of Colorado’s top five places to Raise a Family. 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 creating 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 salary at or near $84,500 per year
Salary range: $67,600 - $101,400
This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Work Schedule: This is a full-time position and has 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 08/14/22. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Serves as project manager or deputy project manager on a variety of transportation projects.
- 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.
- Assists as the staff liaison to Littleton’s Transportation and Mobility Advisory Board by preparing agendas and meeting materials, and scheduling outside speakers. Assists with the Board’s communication to City Council.
- Performs population, land use, employment, economic base, transportation, and other specialized studies of the city and adjacent areas related to transportation planning.
- Collects and analyzes crash data, traffic counts, and pedestrian/bicycle counts, and develop plans and policies to improve safety.
- Forecasts the effects of road improvements, land use changes, policy changes, and/or public transport schemes.
- Analyzes information related to transportation, such as land use policies, environmental impact of projects, or long- range planning needs.
- Performs technical aspects of travel demand modeling, performing operational analysis studies, and providing 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 highways/roads, maintenance, asset management, traffic congestion, traffic safety, public transit, parking, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
- 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.
- Prepares grant requests in order to obtain federal or state funding for local transportation projects. Reviews plans to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements. Completes the necessary forms to describe the project and how financial assistance will be applied.
- 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
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional transportation planning experience principally at the municipal level; or
- An equivalent combination of formal education, training and work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
- 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 Adobe Suite and GIS.
- Experience with grant writing and preparation of proposals.
- 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.