Transportation Planner

City Of Norwalk, CT Norwalk , CT 06850

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Work

Position Definition: Performs professional tasks relating to transportation planning; including transportation project development, implementation management and other transportation studies as needed.

General Duties: Coordinates transportation studies.

In consultation and coordination with the Director of Transportation, Mobility and Parking, plans and develops transportation and traffic calming projects with an emphasis on complete streets, which accommodate all roadway users including pedestrians, transit passengers, cyclists and motorists. Acts as the project manager for various projects from conception to implementation, to include but not limited to, the daily management, supervision, coordination and completion of the design and construction phases, including community outreach and engagement. Analyzes existing transportation data and programs, as well as safety and crash data; develops recommendations for modification or improvement.

Provides technical advice and consultation. Participates in the preparation of contracts for transportation planning activities; assists in the preparation of fiscal documentation, and monitors expenditures related to transportation planning projects. Meets with various public groups, municipal and state officials to work toward long-term solutions for transportation-related projects such as street enhancements for pedestrians, cyclists, transit passengers and motorists.

Reviews bus shelter placement, rail/bus integration, shuttle-bus routing, pool programs with local companies, and other transit enhancements. Researches and resolves complaints and problems; develops and analyzes customer surveys to determine customer satisfaction; develops methods of operation to meet public demand for service. Prepares documentation for transportation projects to comply with State and Federal environmental reviews and regulations; prepares other written reports as required.

Develops and writes grants for various transportation projects. Acts as department liaison for Transportation Technical Advisory Group, Norwalk Transit District, and Bike/Walk Commission and other advisory panels as directed. Performs traffic counts and examines efficiency of on-street and off-street parking, and interrelationships with mass transit alternatives.

Additional Duties: Prepares clear, sound, accurate and informative transportation and other planning reports and studies containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Reviews and analyzes publications including journals and newsletters. Other related duties as assigned.

Supervised By: Supervised by the Director of Planning and Zoning and receives general supervision from the Transportation, Mobility and Parking Director or its designee.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of complete streets design philosophy and experience developing projects which accommodate non-motorized roadway users. Knowledge of the theories, practices and principles of transportation systems planning.

Knowledge of the varied transportation problems associated with the growth of urban centers, the movement of goods and people and other attendant conditions. Knowledge of the technical problems associated with comprehensive transportation planning activities. Knowledge of the various conditions affecting transportation systems.

Knowledge of the techniques used in data collection and the conduct of surveys, and in other planning and research methods, including traffic analysis methods. Knowledge of Federal Transportation programs. Ability to conduct independent research related to transportation planning and traffic engineering.

Ability to identify current transportation conditions, trends and needs. Ability to analyze and resolve transportation planning problems. Ability to conduct independent research and survey activities related to transportation planning and traffic engineering.

Ability to prepare clear, accurate and informative reports and studies containing findings, conclusions and recommendations. Ability to assess the social, economic and land use consequences of transportation projects. Ability to comprehend, analyze and interpret laws and regulations. Ability to provide professional advice and guidance on transportation and planning matters.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Transportation/Civil Engineering or a related field and two (2) years of experience in traffic engineering and/or transportation planning. Master's degree in Transportation/Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or Urban Planning with emphasis on Transportation may be substituted for one year of work experience.

Special Licenses/Certifications AND/OR Supplemental Information

License or Certificate: Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Note: The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only. The description does not include every task or responsibility.

NMEA Grade 18

Planning and Zoning Department

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