Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator Position in Winston-Salem

TITLE:                     PROJECT PLANNER #3853 (Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator)
LOCATION:               Department of Transportation (DOT)
WORK SCHEDULE:      Regular Work Hours
HIRING SALARY:        $46,050 (Exempt)
CLOSING DATE:         01/28/2009

DEFINITION OF WORK: Under regular supervision, the Project Planner is responsible for all bicycle and pedestrian planning activities for the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); coordinates all bicycle and pedestrian planning activities with the City-County Planning Board (CCPB), counties and municipalities within the MPO, and other MPOs in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina; performs difficult professional work involved in the planning of bicycle and pedestrian projects, programs, services and improvements; does related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Examples of the job responsibilities would include: A) Maintenance and updating of long range plans for bicycle, pedestrian and greenway modes of transportation; B) Handle the administration and coordination of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the City’s Greenway Planning Committee, and the Sidewalk and Pedestrian Facilities Planning Committee; C) Work with consultants and vendors that would provide planning, engineering, design, construction and other specialized services; D) Coordinate with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on the programming and administration of available federal and State funds for projects; E) Provide excellent customer service to citizens, neighborhood groups, the business community, appointed and elected officials, other municipalities and counties within the MPO, etc.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education or experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in transportation planning, city and regional planning or a closely related field, or a combination of a Bachelor’s degree in city and regional planning and three (3) years of progressively responsible professional experience in transportation planning. AICP Certification is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of: the concepts, principles, techniques and legal aspects of transportation planning; current literature and recent initiatives in the planning field; research and statistical methods; governmental organizations and operations; community interrelationships; project management methods and techniques. Skills and abilities to: analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information; make recommendations based on findings in studies, field observation and public contacts; use computers and other technologies in the analysis and presentation of information; prepare and deliver clear, concise and effective oral and written presentations to the general public, appointed boards and elected officials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with Federal, State and local officials, the general public, employees and contractors; estimate and administer budgets for studies and schedule and manage bicycle and pedestrian planning projects; work independently with minimal direction and supervision; plan and supervise the work of technicians and temporary employees; simultaneously manage multiple projects; be a problem solver.


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