• Jefferson County Colorado
  • $47,570.00 -75,920.00/year*
  • Fort Morgan , CO
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time
  • 17637 Co Rd M

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Do you want to serve your community in a way that's friendly, composed, and professional? At JeffCo, we are looking for customer-focused individuals just like YOU who take pride in their work, have an eye for detail, and believe in a positive attitude. Whether you are coming from a job where travel is mandatory, or leaving a company with an overwhelming schedule, you can find a better quality of life working with the JeffCo community. We offer exciting benefits such as flex time, generous holiday schedules, and regular business hours so you can stay put, spend more time with family, and enjoy all the amenities Jefferson County has to offer!

This position is part of a team responsible for operation of the County's multi-modal roadway system and the development of policies and plans to guide transportation investments. The team operates traffic signals, manages transportation plans, conducts safety analyses, manages traffic data and records; designs signs and pavement markings; and develops sources of revenue and grants. This position is primarily responsible for the development of policies and plans to guide transportation investments. Employee will perform complex professional work in transportation planning, management of programs related to transportation safety, reviewing plans for conformance with policies and regulations, and other assigned tasks.

About Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering:
Jefferson County Transportation and Engineering Division provides professional services for planning, design and construction of county infrastructure, planning and operations for the county's multi-modal transportation network, and management of stormwater runoff. The division's objective is to administer all the capital improvement projects for paving, drainage, including design, contracting inspections and final acceptance of projects while being sensitive to the environment.

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Essential Duties

The Senior Transportation Planner will be able to:

  • Develop project budgets and oversee expenditures of project funds
  • Manage transportation plans and lead planning and/or traffic studies; solicit input from the public and other stakeholder groups; evaluate and implement changes as appropriate; make recommendations
  • Manage adopted plans, including bike plan and ADA transition plan
  • Create GIS-based maps and integrate with county GIS efforts
  • Compile and summarize crash data; analyze data and make recommendations for improvements as appropriate; prepare work orders
  • Provide excellent customer service for assigned citizen inquiries regarding transportation safety, planning, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Review and approve plans for proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities in development applications, capital improvement projects, and safety/maintenance projects
  • Coordinate Bike to Work Day Station at the Jeffco Admin Building
  • Coordinate with other County staff to ensure that maintenance practices, development review, design/construction standards, land development regulations and other activities support walking and bicycling.
  • Researches, coordinates and implements pilot programs which test new approaches to design, encouragement programs, travel demand management efforts, and other efforts to increase transit ridership, walking, and bicycling.
  • Research alternative funding sources including grants, coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions on joint grant applications, and/or prepares applications as directed
  • Represent the county at regional planning forums, such as RTD and DRCOG on bicycle- and pedestrian-related issues.
  • Provide information and assistance to schools regarding bicycle and pedestrian safety, plans, and designs.
  • Prepare and/or present at staff meetings, Planning Commission hearings, and/or Board of County Commissioner hearings. Tasks may include responding to questions or concerns from stakeholders and participating in community meetings.
  • Update County Website to provide informational and educational materials regarding multi-modal safety
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in planning, urban planning, geography, engineering or directly related field and;
  • Three or more years' work related experience, in planning, urban planning, geography, engineering or any equivalent combination of education and experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience in the use of ArcGIS software.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in planning, urban planning, geography, engineering or directly related field
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in transportation planning
  • Proficiency in the following software: Crash Analysis, MS Excel, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Thorough understanding of MUTCD standards
  • Knowledge, skills, and attributes that would be beneficial and lead to success in this role include:
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Great attention to detail, critical thinking skills, and resourceful
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Additional Information

    Must have valid driver's license, if you are from out of state, you must obtain a valid Colorado driver's license within 30 days of hire date, and you must not have any major violation, nor more than one DUI, DWI, DWAI conviction in the past three year.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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