Active Transportation Planner
Classification Title: Principal Planner, C31
Location: 310 Court Street, Clearwater, FL (This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with some remote work.)
Starting pay range: 54,828.80 – 75,000, depending on qualifications as a program planner or a principal planner
Forward Pinellas, the Planning Council and Metropolitan Planning Organization for Pinellas County, Florida is seeking an Active Transportation Planner to join its team. This position is central to the agency’s goal of making walking and bicycling a viable mode of transportation in the county for commuting as well as recreational purposes. Our agency is a progressive and innovative organization whose mission is to work with our partners to guide effective multimodal transportation solutions and respond to the changing needs of a redeveloping Pinellas County.
This position is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the Forward Pinellas Active Transportation Plan and in planning for and assisting in the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian projects in Pinellas County and the region. The position also involves public outreach activities and staff support to the Forward Pinellas Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and related duties.
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in transportation planning with an emphasis on bicycle and pedestrian travel. This includes street and land design concepts and the regulatory environment affecting bicycle and pedestrian safety and accessibility. The candidate should also have experience in long range transportation and/or comprehensive planning, environmental justice, complete streets, citizen engagement, and intergovernmental coordination. They should be a creative problem-solver with strong interpersonal skills. Effective written and oral communication skills are essential. Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is preferred.
Essential Job Functions
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Position Specific Requirements
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in urban planning, government, law engineering, design, economics, social science, geography, statistics or a related field plus four (4) years professional experience in urban planning management; or Master’s degree with major course work in urban planning, government, law engineering, design, economics, social science, geography, statistics or a related field plus two (2) years of professional experience as described; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This work requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
This position has supplemental questions. If unable to complete all questions, you may save your answers as a draft during the application process and return at any time prior to the closing date. Please note that the application is complete upon final submission.