MPO SENIOR PLANNER
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20 - MPO - Cheyenne, WY
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Professional Services

Senior Planner Transportation

 

JOB TITLE: Senior Planner Transportation

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

DEPARTMENT: MPO

SUPERVISOR: MPO Director

SALARY: $49,338 to $75,660 per Year

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION

To supervise, assign, review, participate and perform professional level work in the field of transportation planning; and to provide information and assistance to agencies and individuals of the Cheyenne Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), developers, the business community, and the public on transportation planning, land use planning, socioeconomic data, and related matters.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the MPO Director with administrative duties in association with the MPO.
  • Perform 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.
  • Undertake varied assignments in the fields of urban and transportation planning which requires skills in research, surveys, computer modeling and methods, and graphics.
  • Develop assigned studies with independence and be able to correlate information into comprehensive reports, model input/output, and graphic formats useful in formulating transportation and community plans.
  • Manages all aspects of the projects included in the MPO Unified Planning Work Program.
  • Collect, compile, and make computation regarding transportation and traffic planning including the effects of development proposals, zoning, subdivision, and other land-use regulations.
  • Collect, compile and disseminate historical and projected socioeconomic data for in- and out-of-office use for the public and governmental agencies.
  • Attend inter-agency and department meetings and conference to develop transportation planning strategies and procedures; serve as liaison to partner agencies and other City/County/State Departments associated with the Cheyenne MPO.
  • Provide support and assistance for the activities of the Cheyenne MPO as outlined in the MPOs Unified Planning Work Program.

SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare plans in conjunction with other agencies for the development and redevelopment of transportation corridors so that land use and transportation demands are satisfied.
  • Prepare technical presentations and supporting materials for transportation planning and regional planning studies.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public on transportation planning; research information; interpret data and explain regulations to citizens; and assist with inquiries pertaining to transportation planning.
  • Assist in preparing staff reports for the Cheyenne MPO Committees and Planning Commission(s); participate on various committees and advisory boards as directed; undertake research; prepare reports and maps.
  • Assist in preparing and/or updating elements of the Cheyenne Area Master Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program.
  • Utilizes computer-based planning programs in assessing and forecasting traffic flow and congestion conditions; determine and recommend the development of highways and roadways and other modes of transportation consistent with studies.
  • Maintain existing computer programs and data and assists in developing new and more effective applications of these programs.
  • Compile socioeconomic data such as existing land-use, traffic counts, census, etc. and make analyses of current conditions and compile appropriate statistics.
  • Help develop forecasted land-use and other socioeconomic data for transportation and other general planning purposes.
  • Conduct meetings on planning and transportation issues and interacts with the public within a group or individual basis.
  • Work with personnel of other departments and agencies on complex studies and assignments.
  • Attend meetings as required and keeps records of meetings and assists in the administration and support of the committees and other on-going programs.
  • Monitor program compliance with laws, rules and regulations related to provision of planning, and related services.
  • Attend technical meetings, conferences and seminars related to GIS and transportation planning issues and developments.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of urban transportation planning and development including current literature, information sources and research techniques.
  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of current, comprehensive planning.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and contract administration.
  • Knowledge of Laws underlying general plans, zoning, land divisions, and Federal Transportation rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information System.
  • Skill to write technical reports.
  • Skill to operate computer equipment, advanced computer software, GPS equipment, and traffic counters.
  • Ability to perform the full range of professional level work in current, comprehensive and transportation planning.
  • Ability to perform work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical information and prepare technical reports including graphic displays.
  • Ability to respond to difficult and sensitive requests and inquiries from supervisors and the public.
  • Ability to read and interpret mapping and survey data, site plans, zoning codes, legal descriptions and related information.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during work.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with others.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and prioritize safe driving principles and practice.
  • Ability to operate computers, copiers, and related office equipment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB

Required:

Masters Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban or regional planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering, public administration, or closely related fields or closely related field; and 4-6 years of increasingly responsible technical experience in the field of urban planning, transportation planning including at least 2-3 years of supervisory and project management responsibility.

Other:

AICP certification or other related certification or in progress.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading, and writing. The employee is also required to maintain physical condition necessary for operating assigned equipment, walking, standing, kneeling, repeated bending or sitting for prolonged periods of time and lifting to 30 pounds. Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of making sound decisions demonstrating intellectual capabilities.

 

Working Environment:

Work closely with others in an office environment utilizing a computer and other office equipment with some occasional outdoor work involving data collection and observations.

 

 

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The City of Cheyenne offers the following benefits to Full Time Employees.

Health

Dental

Vision

Life

Pension

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