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February 12, 2019

Senior Transportation Planner

Job Title: Senior Transportation Planner
Salary: $86,248.00 - $100,898.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Public Works - Transportation Planning & Programming
Location: Grain Exchange, 301 - 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vacancies: 1
Closing Date/Time:   Mon. 03/04/19 11:59 PM Central Time
Posting Type: Open to the public

Manage the programming and coordination of the delivery of a suite of capital programs and projects as a subset of the City's 5-Year Capital Improvement Program.  This work is a part of the department's effort to improve and maintain pavement condition and the right-of-way for all users following the City's Complete Streets Policy and work toward the City's Vision Zero goal; develop a work plan and lead the communication and collaboration with staff across various divisions of the Public Works Department as well as the various committees internal and external to the City that work together to improve the right-of-way for all users, and communicate regularly with stakeholders including various partner agencies, public stakeholders, neighborhood groups, businesses, and elected officials.  

The current vacancy is with the Public Works Transportation Planning and Programming Division and this position will report to a Supervisor Transportation Planner within the division.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Administer the programming and delivery of a subset of capital programs and projects.
  2. Lead and coordinate programming, planning and project delivery work across multiple divisions of Public Works.
  3. Manage the day-to-day outreach and public communications regarding a subset of the City's Capital Improvement Program.
  4. Oversee the development and delivery of capital projects and programs includes managing consultants, technical advisory committee, and community advisory committee.
  5. Responsible for communicating project and program vision, purpose, and actions with the public, stakeholders, elected officials, and City leaders
  6. Plan and execute various public outreach strategies for a large, coordinated effort, including non-traditional public outreach activities
  7. Conduct data analysis; analyze and manipulate complex data sets, finding trends and patterns
  8. Manage multiple project work plans, including setting performance metrics and evaluating outcomes
  9. Facilitate diverse audiences toward common goals
  10. Responsible for developing work plans to accomplish project and program goals
  11. Act as a lead with the city, and the regional level, and on occasion the national level on program content
  12. Manage budget and contracts
  13. Resolve technical problems regarding data, projects, process; bring interested parties into the solutions
  14. Report on program goals through collected data and metrics

 Required Qualifications:

Four-year college degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban Design, or a closely related field.
Five years of experience managing transportation plans, policy development, and planning initiatives.  Three years of supervisory experience.

An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
None required.  AICP, PTP, or PE certification preferred.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check, and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Selection Process: The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and/or a written examination or an oral exam (100%). Since the examination selection process may consist of a rating of training and experience, it is to your advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form, supplemental application and other support documentation/materials as is possible. Minimum passing score 80.00. At each step of the selection process, the department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested. 
Union Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining agreement. 

Eligible List Statement:  The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration.  This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title.  This eligible list will expire two (2) months after it has been established.


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Excellent facilitation skills.
  2. Proven experience to bring diverse groups together toward common goals.
  3. Ability to communicate articulately and convincingly across different formats - written, verbal, visual, etc. and for various audiences - elected officials, department heads, staff, the public, advocates.
  4. Ability to take initiative.
  5. Ability to seek out new ideas and readily works to implement them.
  6. Ability to deal with high pressure situations and diffuse emotionally charged issues.
  7. Ability to operate a personal computer and use standard office software.