Summary Minimum salary is $61,080.18 and depends on experience
Under general supervision, participate in the development and maintenance of Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Public Participation Plan (PPP), Active Transportation Plan (ATP), and other reports as needed; lead the mapping and data analysis activities at the MPO; assist with the MPO travel demand forecasting (TDM) model; develop recommendations and make presentations to MPO Boards, Committees and Work Groups; coordinate with consultants; perform traffic count reports; project future roadway volume; conduct studies of traffic movement, economic conditions, population density and growth, future air quality, and related research within the Waco Metropolitan Area.Primary Duties
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assists the (Metropolitan Planning Organization) MPO Director with administrative duties including tasks associated with Board, Committee, and Work Group meetings and ongoing MPO programs.
- Performs technical work involving the gathering, evaluating, manipulating, and reporting of data for transportation and planning purposes and the preparation of this material in report and graphic format.
- Undertakes varied assignments in the fields of urban and transportation planning which require skills in geographic information systems (GIS), research, surveys, computer modeling and methods, and graphics
- Collects, compiles, and makes computations regarding transportation and traffic planning including the effects of development proposals, zoning, subdivision, and other land-use regulations.
- Attends inter-agency and department meetings and conferences to develop transportation planning strategies and procedures; serve as liaison to partner agencies and other City/County/State Departments associated with the Waco MPO.
- Prepares technical presentations and supporting materials for transportation planning and regional planning studies and presents materials to various audiences such as MPO Boards and Committees, City Councils, neighborhood associations, nonprofits, and the general public.
- Answers questions and provides information to the public on transportation planning; interprets data, explains regulations to citizens, and assists with inquiries pertaining to transportation planning.
- Assists in preparing staff reports for the Waco MPO Committees and the MPO Policy Board; participates on various committees and advisory boards, as directed.
- Assists in preparing and/or updating elements of the Waco Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Public Participation Plan (PPP), Active Transportation Plan (ATP), and other reports as needed.• Utilizes GIS and TDM in assessing and forecasting traffic flow and congestion conditions; determines and recommends the development of highways and roadways and other modes of transportation consistent with studies.
- Works with personnel of other departments and agencies on complex studies and assignments.
- May direct and supervise the work of interns.
- Monitors program compliance with laws, rules, and regulations related to the provision of planning, and related services.
- Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work- related issues and City information.
- May be required to respond afterhours, including holidays and weekends, in the event of a departmental or City-wide emergency.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
- Driving is essential.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering, geography, public administration, or closely related fields;
- Two years' of increasingly responsible technical experience in the field of urban or transportation planning including at least 1 year of project management responsibility.
- Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License.
Physical Demands Light work:
- Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering, geography, public administration, or closely related fields
- Professional certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
- Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects. Sedentary work involves a stationary position most of the time.
The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair and equal treatment of all applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous