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Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Salary: $57,287 - $91,660
The Multimodal Planner works collaboratively with and supports the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency’s (TPA) Multimodal Team. The position’s primary responsibilities include supporting the development and implementation of the TPA’s pedestrian, bicycle, and transit plans, programs, and projects. The primary topics the position engages with are Vision Zero, Complete Streets, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit planning activities. The position also supports the development and implementation of the Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) planning grant activities, including updates to the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP), Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) annual evaluations, Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TD LCB) meetings, and other tasks associated with the TD planning grant. Work is performed with moderate independence and initiative under the direction of the Deputy Director of Multimodal.
- Support the development of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit plans, programs and projects.
- Support the review, selection, and implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, and transit projects for funding through the TPA’s List of Priority Projects (LOPP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
- Support the development and implementation of TD planning grant activities, including TDSP updates, CTC evaluations, TD LCB meetings, and other tasks associated with planning the TD paratransit system.
- Support multimodal corridor studies, transit-supportive land use analysis, and health impact assessments to evaluate enhanced transit alternatives.
- Conduct field reviews for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit improvements.
- Assist with the evaluation of roadway projects for Complete Streets and safety opportunities, including Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) electronic review comments and multimodal scoping checklists for upcoming projects.
- Participate in and support TPA events and initiatives including Complete Streets, Vision Zero, Safe Routes to School, transit workshops and analysis of first-last mile connections.
- Perform other technical analysis of transportation and land use planning tasks to support TPA objectives and meet state and federal requirements.
- Review and analyze fatal crash locations and associated crash reports to summarize crash factors and report on the findings and safety recommendations.
- Maintain and analyze transportation data using the ESRI Suite and agency file structure.
- Create and design maps, data visualizations, graphics and documents using the ESRI Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and/or Adobe Creative Suite.
- Prepare and occasionally present information to the TPA Board, committees, partner agencies, and the public.
- Assist with the review of consultant work orders as assigned.
- Collaborate with TPA staff, consultants, local governments, partner agencies, key stakeholders, and the public in transportation planning.
- Provide technical and advisory assistance to local governments and agencies in matters related to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit planning.
- Perform updates to the TPA website, including project dashboards.
- Participate in partner agency committees.
- Participate in public outreach and educational activities to share information and gather public input.
- Perform all other duties as may be assigned to meet agency needs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the position duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required, among educational, experience, and other qualifications. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in urban/regional planning, transportation engineering, or a related field is required.
- Master’s degree in urban/regional planning or a related field is preferred.
- One (1) or more years of experience in urban/regional planning is preferred.
- GIS experience is preferred.
- Experience working with a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is preferred.
- American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification is preferred.
Must have or obtain a valid Florida Driver's License and maintain a clean driving record.
- Federal planning regulations.
- Florida statutes related to transportation planning and programming.
- Local government comprehensive planning requirements relating to transportation.
- Transit systems, bicycle facilities, and pedestrian facilities constructed and operated in large urban areas.
- Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and similar planning initiatives.
- Florida’s transportation planning process and programs.
- Preparing and giving oral presentations.
- Preparing and editing documents.
- Speak English fluently.
- Be skillful using computer systems including ArcGIS and other databases, transit demand modeling platforms, Remix, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
- Communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
- Use computer applications including Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative software suites.
- Serve effectively in group activities such as teams, task forces, and committees.
- Understand complex issues and explain them in “plain speak.”
- Work with minimal supervision and direction and to initiate projects, and activities without direction.
- Work under pressure/stress with an extreme level of accuracy.
- Understand and care for the diverse members of Palm Beach County’s communities.
- Be technically knowledgeable of multimodal transportation systems.
How to Apply
Submit all of the following items via email to HumanResources@PalmBeachTPA.org:
- Cover letter
- Completed and signed Employment Application (PDF)
- Samples/examples of completed work (if applying for a planning or public relations position)