Transportation Planner, Associate – Temporary

City of Seattle, WA
November 9, 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.

The Transportation Operations Division (TOD) of SDOT presents an opportunity to work with a team of professionals whose mission is to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient, and socially equitable transportation system that enhances Seattle's environment and economic vitality. This position reports to the Capital Improvement Program Supervisor and will manage the Traffic Spot Improvement Program. This position will perform traffic safety and operations reviews and analysis, recommend data-supported safety and operations improvements, in addition to overseeing implementation of street safety and operations improvements. This position will review street design plans produced by others and oversee/coordinate work to support traffic maintenance-related programs, traffic operations-related programs and special projects work.

This is a temporary assignment that can be extended up to 9 months.
Job Responsibilities

  • Determines the projects that will be delivered equitably by the Traffic Spot Improvement Program, including required projects to meet levy commitments, address traffic safety and operational concerns, address citizen and community requests, maintain existing transportation assets and fulfil other division requirements
  • Coordinates the installation of honorary street name signs and obtaining the necessary City Council approvals as well as working on other street signage requests
  • Reviews budgets, report levy deliverables and assists in tracking completion of improvement projects
  • Coordinates work with other divisions, departments, agencies and public and private, including Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI), Seattle Information Technology (Seattle IT), Seattle Fire Department (SFD), Seattle Police Department (SPD)
  • Develops plans and work instructions and uses Infor program to write work orders and update asset information
  • Performs traffic safety and operations reviews and analysis
  • Recommends data-supported safety and operations improvements
  • Responds to public inquiries from community members, business owners regarding transportation issues and concerns
  • Reviews transportation plans and policies and provides technical recommendations to help meet the Division's and Department's missions and goals and ensure they align with the City's design standards and specifications
  • Prepares reports, briefings and presentations to other staff members, managers, community groups and other members of the general public
  • Prepares and supports reviews of annual and long-range street and transportation improvement programs including need studies, cost estimation, collision statistics analysis, traffic planning studies and grant applications.
  • Supports department goals in promoting equity, diversity and social justice.

Minimum Qualifications:
Two years transportation planning or development experience AND a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Urban Planning Transportation Planning, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
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 responses.Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education. The full salary range for this position is $45.68 -53.20 per hour.

This Temporary assignment will be eligible for benefits after 1040 hours.

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: 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 |

Closing Date/Time: 11/28/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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