The Deputy Director for Planning manages the Planning Division staff and activities, including transportation planning and policy studies. The Deputy Director also assists and participates in planning, organizing and facilitating the activities of the Transportation Authority, and provides a wide range of professional support and executive level policy counsel to the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Director.
Supervises Assistant Deputy Director for Planning, Principal Planners and Senior Planners. May supervise transportation planners and external consultants.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Completion of a graduate degree in an appropriate discipline such as transportation planning, public policy or civil engineering or related field is required. Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning with at least three (3) years in a management role. Applicants may substitute completion of a graduate degree with two (2) years of additional qualifying experience.
Advanced knowledge of principles, techniques and methods of transportation planning; public policy development, transportation systems management and conceptual design (transit, pedestrian, bicycle and parking); advance knowledge of transportation fund sources and programming processes; GIS and other database methods. Advanced proficiency with standard computer spreadsheet, word processing, database management and presentation software.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to develop, manage, assign, direct, review and evaluate manage scope, schedules and budget for planning and policy studies, as well as staffing and support needs for own section, including familiarity with professional procurement processes, grants management, billing and invoicing. Strong project and program management skills, including consultant contract oversight for planning and policy studies; facilitate meetings; design public workshops and other outreach strategies; review transportation model inputs and outputs; design surveys and perform data analysis; conduct policy analysis and long-range planning; summarize data and prepare written reports and recommendations. Advanced presentation, writing and editing skills for a variety of communications media, including memoranda, technical reports, resolutions, plans and outreach materials.