This is responsible professional and technical work in the specific field of transportation planning. Work involves conducting complex planning assignments requiring considerable skill in research, analysis and presentation of data. Work includes the development of specific plans, studies and recommendations. Technical advice and assistance is given to personnel in the solution of transportation-related planning problems. Public and interdepartmental contacts are important features of this position. Work is performed according to general instructions from a professional supervisor, with considerable latitude for independent initiative and judgement. Work is subject to technical review through evaluation of reports.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Analyzes the traffic impacts of proposed developments and evaluates proposed site plans for design considerations involving vehicle access and traffic circulation.
Reviews applications for certificates of concurrency and maintains City’s roadway concurrency management system spreadsheets.
Assists in the preparation, review and updating of transportation plans for roadway, trail, sidewalk, bicycle or transit/bus modes, including the Transportation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Coordinates with Public Works Department regarding the budgeting and expenditure of collected impact fees.
Reviews requests for impact fee credits.
Provides technical advice to planning staff and other departments and coordinates as needed with Traffic Operations and Public Works staff on transportation issues and projects.
Presents plans and recommendations to elected officials, advisory boards, professional organizations, and civic groups.
Monitors plans of and coordinates with county, regional and state transportation officials regarding proposed Lakeland area transportation projects.
Seeks grants and other funding sources for transportation projects.
Administers and monitors current transportation grants.
Reviews and monitors pending legislation, rules or funding program changes.
Regularly meets with citizens and private development interests to assist in the review of development proposals and ensure compliance with the Land Development Code and other City policies and procedures.
Coordinates with City departments regarding rights-of-way acquisition, construction and/or maintenance of traffic issues.
May be required to work alternate hours as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Five (5) years of experience in a recognized planning agency with primary work responsibility in multi-modal transportation planning or traffic engineering combined with planning and experience related to traffic impact analysis and review of transportation plans.
Experience in obtaining grant funding and work with the local metropolitan transportation planning organization preferred.
AICP certification preferred.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies necessary for success in the target position.