This is mid-level professional work of more than average difficulty in transit planning. An employee in this class is responsible for performing professional work developing and conducting transit planning studies to address transit problems and projects, recommending policies and solutions, writing reports and presenting project findings. Employee exercises considerable 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.This position is responsible for managing the transit-related initiatives for the City of Fort Lauderdale, including being the City's liaison to Broward County Transit and the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Authority regarding the City's Community Bus Program. This position requires the ability to coordinate with partners to provide the most efficient and successful Community Bus System possible including potential route changes, community outreach, grant applications, grant management, contract management and required reporting, including reporting to the National Transit Database. The Transit Planner also participates in regional committees regarding transit, and oversees transit amenity placement in coordination with partners. The Transit Planner is responsible for reviewing and analyzing transit data, identifying and prioritizing transit service needs, developing cost-effective plans for new or revised programs and routes, determining resources requirements, coordinating plan implementation, and presenting plans at community meetings. This work shall be consistent with the City's policies, programs and funds in coordination with the Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (TMA), Broward County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and other appropriate agencies.Program management skills will be essential to oversee the operations of the TMA of the City's Community Bus Program including review of invoices, monthly ridership reports, contract management, maintenance of data for monthly and annual reporting to the Federal Transit Administration through the National Transit Database, as well as any grant-related reporting.
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NOTE: 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 qualified 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!!Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan!That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/PublicServiceLoanForgiveness for more information or to see if you qualify.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.
1. Have successfully graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in transportation planning, urban planning, geography, public administration, business administration or other closely related field.2. Have at least two (2) years experience in planning work, at a responsible level, for a state, county or local government planning agency or private organization directly involved in transit planning or development.3. A Master's Degree in transit 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.PREFERENCES: