The Senior Transportation Planner assists and conducts a wide variety of complex professional transportation planning projects for the Multimodal Transportation Planning Section of the Planning and Development Services Department. The selected candidate will be involved in developing multimodal transportation solutions throughout the City by conducting transportation studies and planning initiatives that can transition into project/program development and ultimately implemented under the direction of the Transportation Planning Supervisor.
Situated in the eastern Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area, Aurora is Colorado's third largest city and its 368,000-plus residents enjoy access to quality education and live in urban developments and master-planned communities across three counties, the majority in Arapahoe and Adams Counties, with some land on its southern extremity in Douglas County. Its history has been one of dynamic growth from a first-ring suburb of Denver to a bustling urban center with continued potential for quality growth and development. At 155.4 square miles, Aurora has a wealth of prime undeveloped land and infill potential sites across the community. On its eastern side, there are sites for potential annexation. Growing 1.8 percent annually, Aurora embraces expansion while preserving its natural beauty. With over twenty percent of residents foreign-born, Aurora is one of the most diverse communities in Colorado, with a pronounced population of immigrants from a variety of nationalities and cultures. The safest large city in Colorado, Aurora offers residents a unique quality of life that blends an old-fashioned sense of community with a wide range of family-friendly outdoor and leisure activities. The City is home to six award-winning golf courses, numerous sports complexes, 96 top-ranked parks and 5,000 acres of natural open space, an ideal environment for hiking, walking, biking and fishing. The Planning & Development Services Department is a multi-faceted, exceptionally active department that provides a broad array of municipal services, with major programs including: Department Review, Urban Renewal, Business Services, Development Services and Multimodal Transportation Planning.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in in transportation planning, urban or regional planning or directly related field. Master's Degree preferred. Experience: 3-5 years progressively responsible professional transportation planning experience principally at the municipal level. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Skills: Must have excellent analytic, writing and presentation skills and ability to produce credible, succinct, technically accurate and understandable quality written reports using MS Office products. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills are essential. Understanding of and experience with transportation demand modeling and other software needed to assess multimodal travel levels, needs and performance necessary to successfully meet the requirements of this position. Capable working knowledge and experience in applying concepts and state of the practice techniques in multi-modal transportation planning and concept design for complete streets, bicycle and pedestrian systems and facilities and level of service analysis and transit system planning. Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of current principles, methodologies and practices of urban transportation planning and basic knowledge of public policy process. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and GIS. Experience working with NACTO Design Guides, USDOT and ITE Context Sensitive Design, Complete Streets and Vision Zero preferred. General knowledge of concepts and approaches in street design, traffic analysis and various transportation analysis software packages, such as Synchro, VISSIM and HCM. Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and the development community; organize and carry out higher-level planning assignments focused on mobility planning and analysis; ability to present work effectively in verbal, written, and graphic form; ability to manage projects and meet multiple deadlines under heavy workload conditions; ability to work with software related to the function of the job; and ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to compile, analyze and interpret transportation data and ability to work with a variety of transportation planning processes.