Under limited direction, initiate, manage, and coordinate transportation planning and implementation with a special focus on public transit and its relationship to other transportation options and city-wide goals. Primary work functions include management of on-going transit operations and programs, including negotiating agreements and contracts, customer service, agency coordination, and transit planning. Also, perform related duties as required.
Duties & Responsibilities
1. Initiates and coordinates the overall management, planning, preparation and implementation of transportation facilities, services, education and outreach projects and programs. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Assesses, initiates and manages strategic and long-range transit planning projects to implement the department's work program and achieve City Council goals.
• Writes project reports, negotiates complex agreements, including developing contracts, and serves as liaison between the city and private and public individuals and organizations.
• Develops and manages project scopes, timetables, budgets, and annual work program.
• Researches, develops and writes project reports and grant applications.
• Researches and coordinates demonstration programs to test new approaches to transit service, facility design, encouragement programs, travel demand management efforts and other potential approaches to increase public transit mode share.
• Envisions, prepares and presents materials for Transportation Advisory Board and Planning Board, City Council meetings, and study sessions. Preparation includes writing materials, assembling documents presentation graphics, reviewing materials, and determining agenda items.
• Conducts staff, technical team and other meetings.
• Coordinates special project activities with the City Manager's Office, Public Works Administration, other city departments, county government, the public, and various other organizations.
• Participates in and coordinates segments of the development and periodic revision of the Transportation Master Plan.
• Coordinates measures of effectiveness to evaluate projects/programs.
2. Serves as a liaison to the Transportation Advisory Board, governmental agencies (RTD, Boulder County, DRCOG, etc.), Via Mobility Services, community groups, and the public on transportation planning issues. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Represents the city at public hearings and neighborhood and interest group meetings.
• Conducts public processes around transit planning and design of specific transportation projects/programs.
• Coordinates with transit providers to maintain integrity of transit services.
• Represents the city at interdepartmental and public meetings
• Provides technical assistance to advisory groups, boards, committees, and the public
• Coordinates outreach activities that engage the general public and specific target populations
• Coordinates with the Information Technology Department in the maintenance of the city's digital asset management system.
• Responds to media and communications requests
• Receives and responds to public concerns, comments and suggestions.
3. Coordinates with other segments of the Public Works Department and other city-wide departments to insure that maintenance practices, development review, design and construction standards, city codes, and other activities continue to and increasingly support diverse modal transportation options as important aspects of our transportation infrastructure.
4. Coordinates with public and private partners to promote, inform and encourage diverse modal transportation options. Activities include coordinating events, marketing and information campaigns, educational outreach and other support programs.
5. Administers operating budgets related to transportation planning functions.
6. Assists in the conceptual planning and public process associated with capital improvement projects.
7. Assists in the annual development of the Transportation Capital Improvement Program. This includes performing design and implementation of related studies, transportation modeling to develop improvement proposals, and coordination with other city departments and divisions.
8. Updates job knowledge regarding transportation planning methods, technical analyses, and new approaches to solving transportation issues related to the updated TMP and the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan. Focus innovation and idea generation in the area of public transit. Remains aware of and is sensitive to community issues impacting long-range and current public transit planning projects.
9. Identifies issues and makes recommendations for long-term transit/transportation planning, including area changes, and future transit/transportation networks. Coordinates transit planning with other city departments/divisions including the Planning Department, Development Review, Police Department and Fire Department
10. Develops and administers contracts with consultants and contractors working on transportation planning, design and implementation projects.
11. Researches, analyzes and prepares special reports as assigned.
• Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the city.
• Takes proper safety precautions to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Responsible for knowing and complying with all city and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies.
Generally duties are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Transportation, Urban Planning or Transportation Engineering and a minimum of five years of transportation planning experience, or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills. Strong negotiation and consensus building skills. Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of complex information. Demonstrated ability to be responsive and creative. Ability to handle transportation and transportation planning projects which involve politically sensitive or controversial issues. Demonstrated public presentation skills for citizen groups, boards and commissions. Ability to manage budgets. Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Demonstrated sills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels of an organization. Valid Colorado driver's license. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history, credit history, and acceptable motor vehicle record. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications: Master's degree in Transportation, Urban Planning or Transportation Engineering. Exceptional experience/performance will be considered in lieu of additional education. Knowledge and understanding of the community, including its geography, politics, interests, organizational characteristics, and laws. Direct knowledge of transit user needs for the successful and safe use of their mode under a variety of weather, light, and traffic conditions is highly desirable. Experience in the field of transportation modeling. Budget preparation experience. Familiarity with computers including database and spreadsheet software.
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