• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 16, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $68,326.96 - $105,920.67 Annually USD

Job Description


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.
Assists in transportation planning efforts developing planning studies and reports in support of new and updated plans, programs and regulations.

Please Note:

This is not a shipping or logistics-related position (see additional job-specific details below in the Essential Job Functions section.

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

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

This job classification is in Management Category III for benefits purposes, which includes Six (6) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly vehicle allowance of $250.00.

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 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.

  • Develops or manages the development of transportation plans, studies and analyses
  • Conducts studies and/or projects which involve research, investigations, and preparation of associated work products, such as text, graphic, and illustrative materials for reports, presentations, and publications
  • Plans and conducts community outreach efforts designed to reach public consensus
  • Collects, assembles, summarizes, and analyzes basic data involved in planning, such as multimodal transportation, traffic, crash data and other factors pertinent to a transportation planning program
  • Conducts field surveys on the transportation system to obtain a basis for reviewing conditions and identifying potential solutions for areas of the City
  • Reviews concepts and design plans for roadway projects for multimodal accommodations and consistency with existing City and neighborhood transportation master plans
  • Provides information and assistance to City officials and management, other government agencies, and the general public
  • Represents the City at public meetings, and communicates with other public and private agencies at the county, local, state and federal levels, as well as with elected officials, and the public at large
  • Studies and makes recommendations for programmatic revisions designed to ensure programs are efficient and responsive to the City's planning vision
  • May pursue grants, including conducting research, completing applications and performing grant administration
  • May supervise the work of assigned staff or act as lead worker; delegate and/or review work assignments; may conduct or assist with performance evaluations
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of budget needs
  • Prepares written recommendations; writes memorandums; makes presentations
  • Performs related work as required


  1. Bachelor's Degree in planning, architecture, public policy, or related area of study.
  2. Three (3) or more years of professional experience in an area which includes a broad range of planning, program planning and policy development. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification
  • Prior lead worker and/or supervisory experience


Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

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
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.


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

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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