POSITION TITLE: Planner IV Transportation
SALARY: 17A $33.22/hr
STATUS: Regular Full Time 1.0 FTE
CLOSING DATE: 01/16/17 9:00 pm AK
UNION STATUS: 01 APEA
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director Community Planning
Provide professional transportation planning functions to the FNSB and the Fairbanks Metropolitan Area Transportation System (FMATS) to include highway, street, air, mass transit, bicycle and alternate modes and the impact of land use development on the transportation system.
- Attend FMATS Technical Committee and specialized Working Group meetings and open house events public meetings for FMATS related programs and projects.
- Provide projections and trend analysis on economic, demographic and land use information for transportation planning purposes.
- Perform analysis of road and intersection capacity; retrieve information and develop statistics for a variety of users.
- Secure funding for program by participating in writing the FMATS Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and fulfill the FNSB duties outlined in the UPWP.
- Submit quarterly reports and annual year-end reports to Federal Highway Administration summarizing progress on Unified Planning Work Program.
- Administer local review process for all federal and state funded highway projects.
- Administer the FNSB Transportation planning function utilizing the comprehensive road plan, and advise on technical aspects of transportation planning.
- Prepare written and oral presentations for Planning Commission and Assembly meetings and represent the Borough at the Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee.
- Design and conduct special planning studies and evaluate transportation aspects of all subdivision, street vacation, zoning and conditional use applications.
- Review zoning permit site plans for traffic concerns and parking lot design.
- Act as Borough representative on Alaska Department of Transportation and Alaska Railroad Corporation projects/studies.
- Review, draft, and make recommendations on zoning and subdivision ordinances as related to transportation.
- Maintain transportation files and GIS transportation related data.
- Bachelor's degree in planning (urban, regional, transportation), engineering or a closely related field, and two years of experience in planning or a closely-related field (job experience as an intern qualifies). A graduate degree in planning, engineering or a closely-related field of study may be substituted for one year of experience requirement.
- Knowledge of planning principles, practices and theories, Federal and State laws and guidelines as they relate to the planning process.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare and evaluate plans, studies and statistical data and to present facts and conclusions clearly and effectively in oral, written and graphic form.
- Demonstrated ability to design a research study, gather pertinent information, analyze a variety of data, prepare interpretations and write reports on recommendations in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to exercise sound professional judgment and deal with staff and the public in a tactful and courteous manner. Utilize citizen involvement techniques to encourage public participation.
- Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer to include word processing, spreadsheet development. GIS experience preferred.
- Familiarity with travel demand forecasting software and programs such as Community Vis, TransCAD, Synchro, and highway capacity software preferred.
- Ability to conduct a traffic impact analysis and review transportation modeling submitted for large scale developments.
- Must have and be able to maintain a valid driver’s license. Must meet insurance standards and maintain insurability under the Borough's insurance program. If personal automobile is used for Borough business, proof of automobile insurance at statutory limits must be provided. (A CURRENT COPY OF DRIVING RECORD WILL BE REQUIRED AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.)
- A PROFICIENCY TEST MAY BE ADMINISTERED.
- This position requires a criminal background check.
Continuous interdepartmental business contact; continuous routine public contact and frequent contact involving outside organizations/agencies.
Supervisor responsibilities: participates in new-hire interviews, provides input on employee evaluations, and other applicable employee-related actions. Experiences very little routine and often major problems with minimal supervision. The consequences of error, carelessness or mistaken judgment require serious effort to recover.
Private/semi-private office with good, clean conditions; while in the field, there is minor accident/hazard probability; requires short periods of light lifting, pushing or pulling (1-25 lbs.).
Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit a completed online application on or before the closing date and time as specified in the Job Posting. On line applications can be located at www.applitrack.com/fnsb/onlineapp
For additional information please call (907) 459-1202 or the Borough Direct Job Line at (907) 459-1206.
The Borough complies with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation to participate in the interview/selection process please be sure to complete this section of the online application.
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