This is professional planning work related to the City's multi-modal transportation planning efforts in the implementation of Complete Streets initiatives with a strong emphasis on sustainability, livability, safety and activation.
Primary Responsibilities include:
•Coordinate the alignment of transportation projects with livability goals in order to improve transportation system performance for all users.
•Oversee and implement programs and projects aimed at activating and encouraging the multimodal use of streets including carpooling, transit, bicycle and pedestrian use.
•Planning, program development, project management and other activities related to creating a more connected community in alignment with the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision and Vision Zero.
•Significant public engagement such as working with residents toward activating the streets, coordinating encouragement activities such as bike rides and walks, coordinating education events focused on adopting safe behaviors, initiatives to increase carpooling, outreach to increase transit ridership, and facilitating collaborative efforts with a variety of partners.
This is mid-level professional work of more than average difficulty in city planning.
An employee in this class is responsible for performing professional work in city planning under general supervision. The employee works closely with the community, partners and coworkers to build consensus, schedule events and activities, and document the results. Employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties. Work performed is reviewed by an assigned supervisor in conferences with the employee, through direct observation of work while in progress and through evaluation of work products.
The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
This position will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
This job classification is in Management Category IV for benefits purposes.
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
Have successfully graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, or other field closely related to urban planning.
Have at least two (2) years experience in actual planning work, at a responsible level, for a state, county or local government planning agency or private organization directly involved in land development or land use design functions or in transportation planning and multimodal activation of roadways.
A Master's Degree in urban and regional planning or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience requirement. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirement.
•At least 2 years of experience in transportation including applying innovative multimodal transportation programs to change behaviors.
•Experience with community engagement.
•Experience with coordinating encouragement activities such as bike rides and walks, and coordinating education events or programs focused on adopting safe behaviors.
•Experience with organizing and executing initiatives to increase carpooling, transit use, or multimodal travel.
•Experience with grant writing and management.
•American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification.
THE EXAMINATION AND HOW TO APPLY:
Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.
An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).
The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now.
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How to Apply
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City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
The City of Fort Lauderdale, a major beachside municipality in sunny South Florida, is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today’s greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.
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