Home Zone & Traffic Calming Program Manager (Senior Transportation Planner)

City of Seattle, WA
September 7, 2023
Seattle, WA
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Position Description
Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability - are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and innovation-minded Home Zone and Traffic Calming Program Manager (Senior Transportation Planner) within the Project Development Division. This key team member will direct the work of staff on projects that serve the public by creating safe, holistic, and cost-effective approaches to making residential streets more walkable within Seattle's many neighborhoods. Come help keep Seattle moving!

Note: This position is currently a part-time role but is pending budgetary approval as a full-time position in 2024.
Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the Home Zone program through a multi-year work and spending plan based on City priorities and opportunities, including developing detailed project scopes, schedules, and budgets.
  • Develops plans, including public engagement, that respond to the specific community of a Home Zone, focusing on underrepresented communities and populations with limited English proficiency.
  • Leads the development and implementation of complex transportation projects that require extensive project requirements (e.g., drainage, right-of-way, and environmental) as well as coordination with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops resources and partnerships for the program with other program owners, Divisions, Departments and regional agencies.
  • Oversees and performs technical analyses to identify and mitigate impacts of programs and projects.
  • Coordinates with the design and construction teams on outreach, including developing and distributing outreach materials to project neighbors and meeting with community groups and businesses to share information, gather feedback, and respond to resident inquiries. Conflicts not easily resolved are often raised to the City Council and/or the Division Director.
  • Represents SDOT on some large Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) as well as multi-agency projects. This work may involve selecting consultant teams, negotiating scopes of work, and monitoring consultant products and performance.
  • Supports department goals in promoting diversity and social justice in keeping with the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, transportation planning, urban planning, or related field.


  • Three (3) years of experience with transportation planning or transportation development.

OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.

Though not requirements, strong candidates will have some of the following experience or are able to describe comparable experience:

  • Experience with ArcGIS or comparable GIS software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and supporting public involvement processes.
  • Proven track record of effectively attending, participating, and presenting at public meetings, public outreach, and community events.
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects and monitoring the progress of schedules to meet milestones and budget expenditures.
  • Hands-on knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian facility design, including arterial and non-arterial street design. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification a plus.
  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.

Other Requirements:
Work Environment / Physical Demands:

  • Work is typically performed in a hybrid work environment in which a minimum of 2 days of the work is completed in a City office, and 3 days of the work is completed remotely in a regular 40-hour work week.

Additional Information

Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: Completed NEOGOV online application.Supplemental questionnaire responsesCover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including a potential background check.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The full salary range for this position is $51.22 - $59.55 hourly.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans .

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov

Closing Date/Time: 9/19/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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