This position performs professional, technical, and supervisory work involved in planning, organizing, coordinating, and overseeing the City's transportation long range and short range planning functions.
*Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; evaluates, counsels, and recommends formal recognition or discipline for personnel, as appropriate; evaluates training needs and staffing requirements; assigns, prioritizes, schedules, supervises, and inspects work to ensure efficient, effective, and quality day-to-day work of the staff engaged in assigned projects verifying quality and quantity of work.
*Resolves workflow issues and conflicts, evaluates current practices, and suggests improved work methods and procedures to make more efficient use of staff and employees; implements approved changes.
*Evaluates and determines appropriate mitigation to offset development project impacts in accordance with City Policies and the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).
Supports the Senior Traffic Engineer in the evaluation of development proposals/applications to determine impacts on the transportation system and for regulatory/policy conformance and/or makes recommendations for mitigation, facility extensions, paybacks, participation, and/or design alternatives, as applicable.
Supports the City's transportation grant program by working with Traffic Engineering Staff to ensure the grant applications support and adhere to the City's transportation planning efforts.
*Establishes and maintains a process to incorporate active participation by the other appropriate City Departments for assuring concurrency between new development and the provision of public transportation infrastructure required by new development.
*Resources and monitors the planning, coordination, development, and adoption of the Comprehensive Transportation Plan and Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan, the Transportation element of the Capital Facility Plan and associated updates/amendments and special studies including coordination with general engineering services and utilities staff on project scopes and estimates; coordinates these efforts with the Transportation Engineering staff.
*Oversees the management of Franchise and Public Way agreements with other utilities and telecommunication companies; coordinates with applicable City staff.
*Oversees the processing of street vacations and coordinates with applicable City staff and stakeholders.
*Oversees the regulation of certain right-of-way activities including Right-of-way Use Permits, Haul Route Permits, Traffic Control Plans, Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Permits, street tree trimmings/replacements, and/or sidewalk repairs/replacements.
*Coordinates and makes recommendations to the Director regarding the regulation of right-of-way and franchise permits with private utility companies.
*Manages consulting contracts in support of various transportation planning activities.
*Manages the Department's transportation demand management programs.
*Makes recommendations regarding Street Payback Agreements and manages the process to completion.
*Manages the planning, development, and implementation of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program in coordination with the appropriate Traffic Engineering staff for technical analysis and review of proposed improvements; recommends items for inclusion within the program; coordinates the implementation of authorized improvements with either maintenance and operations staff or capital project management staff.
Supports the transportation program funding through grants by assisting with writing grants in coordination with other City staff on scope, costs, and schedules; providing information for inclusion in grants; researching grant and other funding opportunities.
*Manages the interlocal agreements with Transit agencies for specific services within Auburn including budgeting and payment for such agreements.
*Maintains the City's transportation model incorporating population and land use trends, traffic data, local/regional policies, and public feedback; uses data generated from the model to analyze the effectiveness of adopted plans and policies; supports capital programming and assess impacts associated with certain private development applications.
*Maintains the integrity of the transportation planning records.
*Manages and tracks customer requests that are processed by Transportation Planning staff.
*Provides input on ordinances regarding traffic issues; e.g. speed limits, parking issues, development, etc.
*Oversees the implementation and tracking of Restricted Parking Zones; coordinates management of the program with Community Development staff.
Serves as the Department's representative at public hearings and various meetings as required; prepares and delivers presentations for department personnel and other City personnel, City Council, various boards, commissions, committees, special interest groups, and the general public as required.
*Collaborates for the planning elements with potential partners including, but not limited to, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Transit Agencies, and other local agencies to develop partnerships in order to realize shared transportation goals.
Coordinates the administration of the Commute Trip Reduction program, either directly or through subordinates, with the Human Resources Department and King County as it applies to the City and other employers within the City.
*Deals tactfully and courteously with the public, coworkers, and other City employees, occasionally in difficult customer service situations.
Maintains knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning.
Monitors current trends, literature, and developments in transportation planning and engineering.
*Possess and maintains an understanding of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and legal procedures related to transportation planning matters.
*Uses a computer relating to word processing, spreadsheet applications, and computerized transportation models used to develop travel forecasts.
*Interprets legal regulations and guidelines.
*Monitors the work progress of a number of diverse assignments simultaneously.
*Makes clear oral and written presentations.
*Demonstrates problem-solving abilities in performance of duties.
*Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.
*Due to internal and external customer service needs, the incumbent must be able to work a full-time schedule, onsite (appropriate City worksites).
*Shows initiative in performing job functions.
*Performs related work as required.
* = Primary function
A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, transportation planning, or a related field, with specialization in traffic/transportation planning including at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible transportation planning experience AND two (2) years of supervisory experience. A Master's degree in one of the academic fields listed is highly desirable.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Valid state driver's license, without impending loss, at the time of appointment.
AICP Certified Transportation Planner (CTP) or TPCB certification as a Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) is required.
About City of Auburn
The City of Auburn has approximately 430 full time employees, not including our temporary staff hired for seasonal programs and projects Auburn provides competitive starting salaries and a regular progression of salary increases for specific job classifications. Most positions provide for salary increases, on anniversary of hiring date. The City offers excellent medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as membership in the State Retirement System, deferred compensation programs, life insurance, and much more.
Auburn is home to approximately 4,000 businesses, from car dealerships, to aerospace manufacturers to retail shops, art galleries and restaurants. Auburn offers quality and affordable living, a rich history, award-winning schools, and plenty of parks. Come establish a sense of community in one of the oldest cities in the state of Washington.