*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for range.
The City of Evanston aspires to be recognized as a world-class leader for providing and coordinating a full array of quality mobility transportation options with innovation, integrity and teamwork.
This position performs professional and administrative work coordinating City-wide transportation and mobility goals and programs within the Department of Community Development. Responsibilities include formulating and administering transportation policies and procedures, working closely with and addressing day-to-day and policy issues with RTA, CTA, Metra, Pace, Divvy and other transportation agencies, collaborating with various internal and external stakeholders to implement the City’s 2014 Bike Plan, Multi-Modal Plan, transit-oriented development (TOD), sustainability and livability goals. May provide support to boards and commissions. Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the Director of Community Development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
· Implements multi-modal and bike plans.
· Leads marketing efforts for bike and mobility programs.
· Coordinates an interdisciplinary technical advisory committee of both internal and external stakeholders.
· Conducts surveys to analyze patterns and trends in all modes of transportation within the City.
· Helps establish policies and programs for redevelopment and neighborhood improvement with a focus on improving mobility through all modes of transportation, complete street policies, and TOD.
· Works closely with departments and City staff on various community transportation and mobility programs.
· Serves as a technical advisor to City’s Boards and Commissions, City Council, City Manager, City Departments and civic groups on transportation matters.
· Provides technical assistance to engineers, developers, architects and general public interested in acquiring information related to transportation.
· Participates in multi-departmental teams.
· Provides ordinance interpretations and manages the development of staff recommendations to the Director of Community Development, City Manager, City Council Transportation/Parking Committee and Design and Project Review (DAPR) Committee.
· Represents the Department and the City in an official capacity at City Council meetings, multiple board and commission meetings, regional meetings and citizen meetings with respect to planning, transportation and mobility matters.
· Works with local, state and federal government agencies in relation to transportation and mobility.
· Manages other complex projects and consultant work relative to assigned work area.
· Performs other duties as assigned or required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
- Must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation planning, urban planning, transportation engineering or substantially similar area; possession of a master’s degree is preferred.
- Must possess four (4) or more years of progressively responsible transportation and mobility experience.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record and be willing to use personal vehicle.
- Possession of AICP Certification is preferred.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
· Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices and regulations pertaining to local government transportation and mobility planning and execution.
· Knowledge of current trends in active transportation, complete streets, trip generation and parking requirements to encourage desirable development outcomes.
· Ability to research methods and sources of transportation information related to urban growth and development.
· Excellent management and leadership skills.
· Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications specifically, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.
· Considerable knowledge of and ability to use web-based applications, databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and a permitting software system.
· Skill in managing, coordinating and directing work of professionals engaged in technical work.
· Excellent organizational and project management skills.
· Ability to speak before audiences with poise, voice control and confidence while using proper grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the audience.
· Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills in dealing with individuals and groups at various levels.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials, other departments, jurisdictions and the public.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 10 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books materials etc. using up to 25 pounds of force frequently and / or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Subject to inside and outside weather conditions.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Community Development. Supervision is exercised over professional staff; may act in the absence of the director, as assigned. Work is evaluated at least annually with respect to progress toward achieving goals, leadership, communication skills, customer service, ability to work productively and effectively with employees at all levels in the organization as well as the City Council, City Manager, Director of Community Development, community groups, businesses, development community and the general public.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with department and division employees and other City employees; regular contact with individual citizens and groups, including elected officials. Presentations during evening public meetings are part of the scope of this position.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.