SR. Planner - Transportation

Salary: $60,845 - $63,888 annually

Opening Date: 03/06/20

Closing Date: Continuous

APPLY NOW - Review of applications will begin October 1st Under limited direction, the Senior Planner-Transportation performs transportation planning and project work, coordinates pedestrian and bicycle transportation programs, and provides general transportation planning oversight. Provides leadership, expertise, and direction in transportation planning activities.

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include
any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may
include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performs and provides advanced professional level planning and project work administering and overseeing the City's transportation planning program, which includes Complete Streets and bicycle/pedestrian planning and projects.
  • Develops, implements, and facilitates projects and programs designed to achieve the City's goals for sustainable transportation; promotes integration of transportation and land use planning to expand multimodal options in the City that meet the needs of all people.
  • Manages and supports a variety of multimodal and active transportation programs and projects; interprets planning and design guidelines as they affect bicycling/pedestrian issues; evaluates and makes recommendations on technical aspects of transportation planning.
  • Prepares and presents corridor planning studies and commercial and neighborhood area wide transportation plans; coordinates transportation elements of the City's Comprehensive Plan, Community Development Code, Code of Ordinances, and special area plans, including periodic evaluation and appraisal and subsequent updates and amendments and develops, implements, and promotes the City's bicycle and pedestrian programs and plans.
  • Serves as liaison with other governmental officials and agencies to coordinate transportation planning efforts and determine, develop, and maintain funding sources; reviews other agencies' projects and plans and participates in a variety of committees to ensure city goals are addressed; represents the City on boards and committees.
  • Responds and replies to transportation planning inquiries from the general public, elected officials, and outside professionals; coordinates with other city departments for transportation related projects and plans; participates in a variety of meetings and public hearings.
  • Presents to community and business groups and engages the community as part of transportation plans and projects; prepares and distributes key program and project messaging through various means including project websites.
  • Conducts research and analysis and prepares reports on complex planning issues; documents and tracks transportation programs and projects for internal and external reporting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment:
A valid State driver's license is required.
AICP certification, CNU accreditation, PTP (Transportation Planner), and/or similar is preferred, but not required.

Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Urban, City or Regional Planning, Engineering, or related field AND five (5) years of experience in transportation planning or related field; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Knowledge of –

  • Principles and practices of transportation planning and design, context sensitive design, and the design and implementation of traffic calming devices and safety countermeasures. All facets of multimodal transportation including streets, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit
  • NACTO and AASHTO design guides for urban streets, bikeways, and bike/pedestrian facilities
  • Comprehensive plan, community development code, and state statutes
  • Report development and presentation
  • General office policies and procedures; computers and general office equipment.

Skill in –

  • Reviewing transportation plans and policies and recommending changes and updates
  • Analyzing data and applying information to zoning, urban design, and other planning activities
  • Reading and reviewing site plan documents, including surveys, civil and architectural drawings, and landscape plans
  • Project management; managing time and project load appropriately
  • Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, with strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
  • Operating a computer and related software including Microsoft Office 365; experience with SharePoint, transportation modeling software, and GIS preferred

The City of Clearwater is Equal Opportunity Employer