Coronado – California
The City of Coronado is currently seeking qualified candidates for one permanent, full-time, benefited Associate Planner position which will be assigned to support active (non-traditional) transportation planning, development, adoption, and implementation. This position will serve as the technical expert to the Bicycle Advisory Committee, SANDAG Active Transportation Working Group, and other boards, commissions, and committees.
While traditionally planners report to the Community Development Department, this position will manage the various projects related to transportation and report to the Public Services and Engineering Department.
Under general direction, the Associate Planner performs professional level duties in support of the City’s current and advanced planning functions as they relate to the adopted Bicycle Master Plan; the development of a comprehensive active transportation plan; non-traditional transportation and mass transportation; researches, compiles, analyzes and presents data for active transportation; provides clear and accurate technical and policy information to residents, City departments, external agencies and the business community on the City’s policies and programs related to active transportation; and performs a variety of duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility. In addition, the Associate Planner supports the Engineering Division with general planning services to include, but not limited to: general environmental reviews and impact assessments; and assessing, researching and interpreting requirements for: zoning, general plans, land use, permitting and subdivisions.
The following tasks are typical for a position in this classification:
Perform professional level duties in the development, implementation and modification of the City’s current and advanced planning and development programs and projects as it relates to active transportation goals including, but not limited to, the Bicycle Master Plan, development of the Complete Streets Program, Bicycle Friendly City program, mass transportation, pedestrian facilities, and the development and implementation of the Active Transportation Plan.
Serve as the staff liaison to the Metropolitan Transit System and manage long and short-range planning and implementation measures related to pedestrian, cycling and public transportation methods, including bus and ferry service.
Coordinate work with the Community Development Department on non-traditional transportation projects, Transportation Demand Measures (TDM), Transit Oriented Development and a variety of planning and development programs, projects and objectives related to active transportation.
Serve as a Project Manager for active transportation projects including projects including priority setting, development of scope of work and oversight of project design, review of plans, public meetings and project outreach, and development of project timelines and schedules.
Conduct studies to determine the feasibility or impact of current and proposed development projects with emphasis on pedestrian mobility, mass transit and alternative transportation.
Propose funding strategies and manage the grant application process for various transportation projects.
Analyze pedestrian and bicycle safety. Provide information to the general public on planning and transportation regulations for a variety of planning projects; apply traffic calming measures; respond to general telephone or counter inquiries; serve as liaison to the general or business community on new or proposed development projects in assigned area; coordinate activities with community groups and conduct public workshops to communicate City goals and objectives for proposed projects.
Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees involved in the development, adoption and implementation of City and regional transportation planning projects; serve as City representative on assigned committees; prepare written reports; conduct oral and visual presentations.
Meet with the City Council or commission members regarding transportation planning issues; serve as City representative on assigned projects; conduct oral and visual presentations.
Provide support in the selection and administration of professional consultant contracts; prepare requests for proposals; evaluate and assist in the selection of consultants; oversee and monitor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
Prepare a variety of business, technical and statistical correspondence. Have the ability to prepare public hearing notices, staff reports, briefs, agreements, memoranda, meeting agendas, minutes, and related documents; utilize business and specialized software applications or geographic information systems to develop and design maps, charts and graphics.
Participate in various departmental administrative functions; assist in preparation of budgets; oversee the work of consultants and departmental staff as assigned; assume responsibility in the absence of the department Director as assigned.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of transportation planning and development.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: At least three years of increasingly responsible professional level planning experience. Three years of increasingly responsible professional level planning experience, including at least two years of recent, paid work experience in transportation planning, transportation management, or transportation engineering is desirable.
Education/Training: Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning or a related field. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in planning, transportation planning, transportation or traffic engineering, or a closely related field is desirable.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
**For a complete job description and to apply, please visit the City of Coronado’s website at www.coronado.ca.us**