PLANNER II - TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 09, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $61,574.24 - $95,574.24 Annually USD

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Please Note: This is not a shipping or logistics-related position (see details below).

This is mid-level professional work of more than average difficulty in city transportation planning.

The TRANSPORTATION & MOBILTY PLANNER (PLANNER II) position will reside in the Transportation and Mobility Department. The employee will assist in the facilitation of transportation projects in alignment with the City's transportation goals in order to improve conditions for all users in collaboration with the Department's engineering staff. The focus is on projects to improve safety for multimodal use of streets for bicyclists, pedestrians, as well as traffic calming. This employee works closely with residents to identify transportation challenges and possible solutions, assists in the development of project concepts; and assists in the facilitation of the implementation of the Vision through review of partner agency project review and grant development. The employee conducts public outreach, completes studies, compiles and analyzes data, and prepares parts or details of a project and/or plan; or conducts field evaluations of projects and background data needed for making decisions on plans and for the implementation of projects, and assists in managing consultants in the development of plans and concept development of projects.

This work shall be in alignment with the City's Vision Plan Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035, Strategic Plan and Connecting the Blocks Program. Significant coordination with agency partners will be required; such as the Florida Department of Transportation, Broward Metropolitan Planning Agency and Broward County.

An employee in this class is responsible for performing professional work in city transportation planning under general supervision. The employee conducts or assists with the management of consultants conducting studies, compiles and analyzes factual materials and prepares parts or details of a Transportation Master Plan and/or Corridor Study, or makes studies and field evaluations of background data needed for transportation planning activities.

Employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties. Work performed is reviewed by an assigned supervisor in conferences with the employee, through direct observation of work while in progress and through evaluation of work products.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This position shall remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

This job classification is in Management Category IV for benefits purposes, which includes Five (5) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly expense allowance of $120.00.

The City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Serves as a dedicated point of contact for neighborhood transportation requests including but not limited to pedestrian & bicycle safety and accommodations, traffic flow, congestion, and traffic calming. This will include regular meetings, presentations, and communications.
  • Will plan and conduct community outreach efforts designed to reach public consensus on specific implementation projects.
  • Studies and makes recommendations for programmatic revisions designed to ensure transportation programs are efficient and responsive to the City's Planning Vision; May participate or manage transportation planning studies for areas and/or corridors to achieve the City's and neighborhood's vision.
  • Collection and analysis of technical data to inform transportation studies.
  • May pursue grants, including research, application and grant administration to implement transportation projects.
  • Represents the City at technical and public meetings, and has contact with other public and private agencies at the county, local, state and federal levels, with elected officials, and the public at large; May review roadway design plans to ensure they are consistent with the City Vision Plan and the requests provided from residents through previous requests.
  • Provides information and assistance to City officials and management, other governmental agencies, and the general public.
  • Plans and organizes assigned work programs and reviews work to ensure accuracy and timeliness; may need to work with others across the city and within the department for technical aspects of a project.
  • Coordinates closely with Transportation & Mobility traffic engineering and transit staff on planning and implementation of projects.
  • May manages consultant relationships and manage contracts.
  • Performs related work as required.


JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  1. Have successfully graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, or other field closely related to urban planning.
  2. Have at least two (2) years experience in actual transportation planning work.
  3. A Master's Degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, public or business administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.
  4. This position requires a flexible schedule including attendance at various public meetings which commonly occur during the evening hours.
  5. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.
  6. Previous experience working for or with government agencies is preferred.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Sometimes Street environment (near moving traffic) Sometimes
Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Sometimes
Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never

PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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