|Transportation Senior Program Specialist|
|Organization: City of Olympia|
The Public Works Transportation Line of Business is looking for a qualified and motivated professional to develop and implement plans and programs related to walking, biking and transportation demand management.
Ideal Candidate Profile
- A strong interest in and knowledge of multi-modal transportation policy and planning
- Ability to manage all aspects of program implementation and take proactive ownership of programs
- Ability to establish working relationships with elected officials and a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to plan and prioritize construction of transportation improvements
- Ability to write about and discuss complex topics with a variety of audiences
- Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
|The essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
- Develop innovative plans and programs based on research, policy analysis and data evaluation
- Manage all aspects of program development and implementation, including budget, scheduling, contracting, managing grants, facilitating stakeholder input, and use of performance measures
- Plan and prioritize construction of transportation improvements
- Use Geographic Information System for planning transportation improvements
- Develop and facilitate public involvement processes
- Make recommendations on policy and communicate to the City Council and the public on policy issues
- Write reports for, and make presentations to, the City Council and the public
- Coordinate with other government agencies and community organizations
- Facilitate an advisory board and their work program
- Punctual, regular and reliable attendance is essential for successful job performance.
- Knowledge of multi modal transportation policies, programs and planning
- Knowledge of transportation demand management policies and programs
- Knowledge of local government decision-making processes
- Skill and experience developing and implementing education, encouragement and involvement programs
- Skill and experience analyzing data, conducting research, and developing evaluation methodologies
- Skill and experience proactively managing all aspects of program development and implementation
- Skill and experience managing multiple work programs concurrently
- Skill and experience utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) for facilities planning
- Skill and experience facilitating citizen input in the development of projects, programs and plans
- Skill and experience with a range of writing styles, from plans and reports to public education materials
- Skill and experience presenting complex or controversial information to various audiences
- Skill and experience in public relations and engaging with the media
- Four year degree in Public Administration, Planning, Environmental Studies, Public Relations or closely related field and three years related experience required.
- Qualifying work experience may be substituted for the degree on a year for year basis.
- Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's License.
- The Senior Program Specialist is the City's principal advocate for the assigned program.
- Programs are generally in the area of great public concern, requiring substantial public input and involvement.
- Frequent, successful contact and interaction with a variety of individuals and groups both inside and outside the City is critical to job and program success.
- Contacts with a wide diversity of individuals and groups are for the purpose of information sharing, soliciting involvement, providing leadership, consensus-building and problem resolution, and general communication.
- Technical expertise, diplomacy, professionalism, enthusiasm and strong communication/interpersonal skills are required.
- Responsible to provide leadership on inter-disciplinary teams composed of members of the general public, other governmental jurisdictions and other City employees.
- Responsible to provide lead direction and day-to-day supervision of employees involved with program support, including temporary professional staff, volunteers and interns.
- The Senior Program Specialist is accountable for creating a positive public image for the assigned program; gaining volunteer commitment and support; and raising public consciousness regarding program objectives.
- The Senior Program Specialist works from an office in a busy, public-oriented City facility.
- Flexibility is required for attendance at various meetings outside the typical work day and at other locations.
- Depending on assignment, work may be performed outdoors and in inclement weather; sufficient mobility to navigate uneven terrain may be required.
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
To Apply Apply on-line at: http://olympiawa.gov/jobs. Submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by attaching them to your electronic application. The cover letter must be no more than two pages long and include specific examples of how you meet the Ideal Candidate Profile. The writing sample must be academic or professional in nature, no longer than 10 pages, and authored by the applicant. The deadline for application is 4 March, 2013 at 12 noon. Only electronic applications are accepted.
Contact Information If you have questions about the position and/or requirements, please contact Sophie Stimson, Senior Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Works & Engineering|
Administrative Analysis & Research
PO Box 1967|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$55,101.90 to $66,978.29 Annually
|Apply By Date:|
|March 4, 2013|