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Title: Senior Planner (Transit)
Company: Broward County Transportation Department
Location: Plantation, Florida
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 147405
Salary: $68,259.34 - $108,940.92 Annually

Closing Date: Continuous


The Broward County Transportation Department, Service & Strategic Planning is seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Planner.

The incumbent of this position will provide professional and technical high level planning and project management assistance in the evaluation of transit route and system performance including but not limited to community shuttles, micro-transit, local route bus, express route bus, and rail alignments. Serves as project manager for business intelligence and data analytics efforts, tasked with making policy recommendations to meet transit system performance goals. The incumbent will serve a cross-functional role assisting strategic planning and service planning with large scale and complex Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) studies, systems planning projects, and leading teams of other professional staff and consultants.

General Description
Performs advanced professional and highly technical planning work managing a major segment of program administration in a County agency.

Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning or closely related field.

Requires two (2) years responsible professional planning experience and may require two (2) years of lead work/supervisory experience depending upon area of assignment.

Special Certifications and Licenses
Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License for duration of appointment.

Knowledge of:
  • Transit planning principles and practices
  • Transit capital, service, and environmental planning principles
  • GIS concepts
  • Statistical, data, budgeting, and financial analysis principles and methodologies
  • Survey methodologies and best practices
  • Roles of local, regional, state, and federal agencies related to BCT
  • Trends in local, state, federal leadership priorities and strategies
  • Land use concepts and principles
  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) principles, planning and visioning
  • Public participation techniques
  • Customer service principles
  • Detailed knowledge of regulations and laws governing public transportation
  • Detailed knowledge of local, state and federal funding programs for public transportation
  • Principles of public transportation-related economic development
  • Principles of transit-related urban design
  • Principles of project management
  • Principles and applications of travel demand forecasting

Skill In:
  • Leading complex public transportation studies and research
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and identifying complex transit matters
  • Oversee, plan, and guide the work of consultants
  • Clear and persuasive communication abilities with management, elected officials, business and community organizations, partner agency staff, and the general public
  • GIS applications and uses
  • Microsoft Office platforms proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Public speaking
  • Coordination of activities with multiple BCT and County Departments

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Geographic Information System Certification (GISP)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certificate in Business Intelligence or Data Analytics
  • Transportation Industry Leadership Program
  • 1+ years experience reporting and validating service module data to the FTA National Transit Database (NTD)
  • 1+ years experience forecasting and monitoring, key performance measures (KPIs) in a • transit agency that operates fixed-route services
  • 1+ years experience leading complex public transportation studies and research using CAD/AVL, Farebox, APC, Hastus Scheduling, or GTFS
  • 1+ years experience utilizing Business Intelligence/Performance Monitoring Software (e.g. AppDynamics APM, Power BI, Tableau, ArcGIS, or similar)
  • Proficient in a foreign language (French/Spanish/Portuguese)

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
  • Leads and assists where needed in the development of multi-modal planning or project development efforts including major high capacity transit investment studies, long range transportation plans, and transportation corridor studies.
  • Supports in the development of scopes of work for studies and plans, including goals/objectives, existing conditions, needs, evaluation criteria, measurable outcomes, and paths to locally-preferred alternatives.
  • Participates in project procurement (i.e. preparing scopes of work, developing and verifying project cost estimates, developing evaluation criteria, and completing all required procurement procedures).
  • Oversees consultant contracts and ensures adherence to scope, schedule, and budget. Includes the review and approval of invoices.
  • Develops public transportation solutions that are consistent with agency goals/objectives, and prepares written reports, maps, analysis, and other graphics to communicate all findings and recommendations.
  • Leads and assists in the development of consensus with internal staff, local municipalities, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), regional agencies, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), project stakeholders, and the general public to develop high-capacity transportation solutions.
  • Manages and assists in the preparation of environmental documents, mitigation plans and environmental monitoring for planned capital projects.
  • Develops and performs analytical methodologies and forecasts, consistent with transit industry standards and best practices, for all transit-related corridor and short and long-range planning needs.
  • Develops proposals, writes project reports and white papers and prepares other documents of a highly complex nature.
  • Leads public meetings, attends other relevant meetings, makes presentations, and serves on committees as needed.
  • Prepares and coordinates plans and programs to improve efficiency; provides interagency coordination; manages specific projects and assists in the implementation of community programs.
  • Assists in the funding of projects through Federal, State and regional grants; performs grant writing and grants program management and administration.
  • Provides customers and staff continual technical support throughout the review process; recommends program and procedural changes; provides supervision, technical guidance and support to professional planning staff.
  • Attends to public inquiries for data, maps and technical assistance, provides assistance to the public for knowledge about data and maps, generally by telephone or electronically, or in-person.
  • Prepares memoranda, reports and agenda items as required; regularly makes presentations at public and private meetings.
  • Conducts research and attends training for professional development.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

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