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Senior Transportation Planner

Company: City of Carson City, NV
Location: Carson City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position with Carson City Public Works. Under general supervision, provides advanced level professional transportation planning support for City projects and programs; may lead the work of planning and technical support staff. This recruitment will remain open until recruitment needs are satisfied. Individuals are encouraged to apply immediately, as hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. Please Note:Human Resources determines whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications for the job based on your experience as you describe it on your application. Do not substitute a resume for your application, or write "See Attached Resume" on your application. We do not review resumes, unless specifically stated on the job announcement. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education and Work Experience" section of the application. Applicants not meeting these requirements will not be considered for employment. Examples of Duties This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills. * Provides guidance, training and work review to professional and/or technical staff on a project or day-to-day basis; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work. * Coordinates and performs research, administrative and technical activities necessary to achieve planning project or program objectives; has responsibility for one or more specific programmatic areas. * Creates long-range Regional Transportation Plan updates; coordinates with other jurisdictions, agencies, special interest groups, State and federal government. * Develops Unified Planning Work Program for the MPO planning process. * Interprets codes, regulations and policies related to current, long-term, transportation and other specialized planning; assists contractors, developers and others in the interpretation of codes. * Provides direction to contracted consultants in regard to maintenance of travel demand model, analysis for specific studies and data provisions. * Updates and maintains Transportation Improvement Plan to comply with federal requirements and maintain funding/eligibility for programmed projects. * Prepares agendas, presents information, and seeks input from CAMPO Board, RTC and other associated Boards and Commissions. * Submits applications for grant opportunities related to funding of transportation improvement projects. * Represents the City and/or the MPO on working groups, committees and task forces. * Directs the preparation of and personally prepares maps, charts, models, sketches and other graphic presentations; prepares reports, presentations, correspondence and other written materials. * Organizes own work, sets priorities and meets critical deadlines. * Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team. * Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with elected officials, public and City staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment. Typical Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree with major course work in city, regional, environmental, transportation or urban planning, public or business administration, or related field; AND four (4) years of professional transportation planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS: * ValidDriver's License Required Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of: * Objectives, principles, procedures, standards, practices, information services and trends in the field of professional planning. * Land use, physical design, demographic, environmental and social/economic concepts as applied to the transportation planning process. * Statistical analysis techniques and mathematical concepts. * Application, modification, and interrelationships between ordinances, policies, standards, procedure and practices associated with the planning function. * Applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. * Terminology, symbols, methods and techniques used in planning and map drafting. * Local government organization and the functions and practices of transportation planning. * Travel demand modeling concepts. * Computer applications related to the work. * Geographic Information Systems (GIS). * Principles and practices of grant application and management. * Principles and practices of project management. * Business letter writing and the standard format for typed materials. * Record keeping principles and practices. * Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation. Skill in: * Planning, organizing, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of others, including contract staff. * Travel demand modeling. * Training others in policies and procedures related to the work. * Conducting complex planning studies and activities. * Performing and coordinating activities, such as the collection and analysis of data and the preparation of reports and recommendations. * Exercising sound independent judgment within established procedural guidelines. * Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities. * Contract management. * Dealing successfully with advisory boards, agencies, elected officials, city staff at various levels, the public, in person and over the telephone. SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Under General Supervision- Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; agility to traverse rough terrain; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; exposure to traffic conditions and weather conditions in execution of field duties. Supplemental Information CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1. Unclassified employees are "At Will" and as such, may be terminated at any time for any reason, or no reason. 2. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation. 3. Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency. 4. Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment. 5. New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which cost the new employee $56.25 and a drug screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug screen. 6. Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at www.ucis.gov 7. Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: City of Carson City, NV, Reno , Senior Transportation Planner, Professions , Carson City, Nevada

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