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Associate Transportation Planner (2 Openings)

Minneapolis Department of Public Works - Minneapolis, MN

Type: Full Time
Posted: 08/09/2017
Deadline to apply: 08/27/2017
Payrate: $52,705 - $72,943/yr

Position Description:

The City of Minneapolis is seeking two motivated early career planners to join the Transportation Planning and Programming Division and the Traffic & Parking Services Division of Public Works to assist in all aspects of transportation planning related to citywide and regional transportation projects.  The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of multimodal transportation planning and have the flexibility to support a wide range of planning activities, including development, analysis, review, design, and implementation of transportation projects, plans, programs and systems.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform analytical and technical duties related to development and implementation of a variety of transportation programs including bicycle, pedestrian, transit, signal, and transportation systems management.
  • Assist with planning and developing the City's capital improvement program.
  • Respond to requests for information from the general public, City staff, elected officials, developers, and other interested parties; research requested information and make recommendations appropriate to resolving inquiries and/or complaints.
  • Monitor and coordinate on-going operations of an assigned program area; perform related analytical work and maintain documentation and supporting records and statistics.
  • Assist in site plan review, focusing on adherence to transportation related standards and regulations, and make comments and recommendations to support findings.
  • Develop project-based renderings of concept level designs and layouts, including 3D renderings and visualizations.
  • Participate in, coordinate, and host public and stakeholder public meetings.
  • Prepare, edit, format and produce technical reports and displays.
  • Provide expertise in transportation planning and successfully coordinate across divisions, departments, and agency organizations to advance projects, programs and systems.
  • Utilize full suite of drafting and graphic software to achieve and maintain consistent graphic standards in diagrams, maps, plans and documents.  
  • Prepare or assist in preparing public realm frameworks to aid in planning activities.
  • Perform traffic modeling and analysis; review and manage traffic impact studies and travel demand management plans.
  • Address traffic calming and neighborhood traffic control issues.
  • Responsible for completion of other efforts/projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in City, Regional, or Community Planning, Traffic Planning or Engineering, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field, or equivalent
  • Two years of related experience which have included Transportation Planning, Urban Planning and Design, Land Use Planning, Capital Planning and Programming, or Street Design.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • Broad base knowledge of technology, computer usage, hardware and software applications.
  • Experience with principles and practices of urban transportation planning for all modes of travel.
  • Ability to utilize GIS for the preparation of maps, graphics, and detailed geospatial analytics.
  • Knowledge of and interest in urban design, including experience with Adobe (Photoshop, inDesign, and Illustrator), SketchUp, AutoCAD, or equivalent software.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely to make and support recommendations.
  • Experience with and ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate complex issues with critical, strategic and creative thinking.
  • Work collaboratively on multiple projects and adapt as priorities change to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret and apply planning guidelines and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of city planning and understanding of government processes.
  • Understanding of street design, particularly NACTO, local, state, and federal design principles.
  • Knowledge of traffic signals, lighting, pavement marking and signing principles.
  • Experience creating urban-scale renderings and infographics.

Apply online at link included, under job title "Associate Transportation Planner"

For more information: City of Minneapolis Employment Site



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