Transportation Planner I
City of Napa
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Transportation Planning|
|Job Level||Entry (0–1 year)|
|Salary Range||$63,876 - $77,172|
|AICP Certification||Not Required|
Under direct supervision, performs professional work related to research and analysis of traffic and transportation planning problems and related projects which affect the City of Napa on a short and long term basis.
The Transportation Planner I is an entry-level position which is flexibly staffed with Transportation Planner II. The ideal candidate has completed an internship or has professional work experience performing transportation planning activities; possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major or major coursewrok in transportation and urban planning, civil engineering, urban geography, environmental studies or a closely related field is required.
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
• Reviews and drafts items relating to the Transportation Element of the General Plan.
• Researches and evaluates existing and proposed local and regional transportation systems, plans, projects, policies, and/or problems encompassing various modes of transportation; prepares analyses or recommendations based on data from studies, surveys, forecasting models, the General Plan and other relevant sources.
• Participates in a range of transportation planning projects and activities in consultation with supervisor and other staff; communicates status of projects and activities to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to complete activities to achieve budget and time line objectives.
• Assembles and analyzes transportation related engineering, environmental, land use, social, housing, population, economic and other relevant data that impacts transportation systems and planning.
• Uses computer modeling and simulation techniques, urban and rural circulation element analysis and population and demographic analysis to develop alternatives and recommendations to identified issues and problems.
• Participates in the development of long range traffic forecasts to support City decisions regarding transportation issues on local and regional land use, traffic/transportation and air quality policies.
• Participates in the development of funding strategies, collects and analyzes data and drafts narratives for grant applications and reports.
• Participates on behalf of the City in various local and/or regional intergovernmental transportation planning activities; facilitates information exchange regarding transportation planning between the Public Works Department, other City of Napa departments, outside agencies, advisory committees, and the community.
• Participates in the review of development proposals and plans for compliance with applicable regulations policies and standards
• Participates in the review of traffic impact studies to evaluate environmental and operational considerations of projects and provides comments or appropriate recommendations.
• Prepares effective written reports and correspondence. Makes oral presentations to the public, government agencies and elected officials.
• Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed may necessarily be performed by each individual holding this classification.
• Basic principles, practices, procedures, and current trends of transportation planning
• Basic principles of land use planning, civil and traffic engineering, economics, environmental conditions and demographics as applied to transportation planning
• Statistical and quantitative analysis methods and techniques for research and data analysis
• Applicable Federal, State and local regulations
• Applicable computer hardware and specialized software packages.
• Analyze transportation and planning issues, projects, policies and problems, develop and evaluate alternative solutions and make sound and effective recommendations
• Read, interpret and apply technical documents and drawings, policies, laws, and regulations, and explain technical issues to a non-technical audience
• Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner
• Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Understand and explain pertinent federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and codes related to assigned functions and responsibilities;
• Demonstrate tact and diplomacy;
• Provide courteous and positive customer service;
• Coordinate with other City departments and outside professional consultants;
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Applications will be accepted October 3, 2013 through October 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM pst. The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.