City Transportation Planner (Two Positions)
Professional Area: Transportation Planning/City Planning/Project Management/Engineering
Closing Date: November 15, 2019
The City Transportation Planners will be members of the MPO’s City Services Team of transportation professionals dedicated to providing transportation planning services on behalf of the City of Fort Lauderdale. This is professional transportation policy and planning work in planning, analyzing, and coordinating transportation infrastructure throughout the City under general supervision. The Senior City Transportation Planner may make presentations to the public and technical audiences. This position reports to the Manager of Surtax Services.
Fort Lauderdale is the largest city in Broward County and continues to experience rapid development and growth. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission has recognized the importance of collaborative transportation planning to ensure the mobility and economic development needs of the City, its residents, business, and tourists are met through an efficient and effective investment in transportation infrastructure. The MPO has unique experience in multimodal transportation planning, project prioritization, effective decision-making, public involvement, and guiding future transportation investments. As a result, the City has entered into an Interlocal Agreement with the Broward MPO to provide transportation planning services on behalf of the City.
The City Services Team will work closely with City of Fort Lauderdale staff in support of transportation planning; project management; public education and outreach; data, GIS and maps; transportation masterplan; grants; transit; other planning services, environment justice analysis and Transportation surtax projects. These positions will work on technical portions of the development of a new city-wide multimodal masterplan, which will consider all aspects of the transportation system of the City, from roadway, bike, pedestrians and transit, as well as resiliency needs, to guide transportation investment for the next twenty-years.
About Broward MPO
The MPO provides essential multimodal transportation planning services to over 30 municipalities and Broward County, while also working with partners in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties to plan for the Southeast Florida region. The thriving region is home to almost six million residents, with almost two million in Broward County alone, and another two million anticipated to call Southeast Florida home in the next 20 years. Our region is the fourth largest urbanized area in the United States with a diverse population and opportunities for both urban and suburban lifestyles.
The Broward MPO is nationally recognized for its innovation in transportation planning. Our recently renovated and technology focused office is located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, close to world famous attractions and recreational activities including Miami Beach, Palm Beach, Florida Keys, Everglades, fishing, boating, beautiful beaches, and Orlando and its theme parks. Our office is served by bus and rail transit as well as highway and bike/pedestrian facilities for easy commuting options.
The MPO embraces diversity and is a place where employees are appreciated, respected and cultivated with excellent opportunities for professional development and growth. We foster a collaborative environment and encourage innovation and efficiency among employees. Our family atmosphere balanced with a highly motivated team of professionals, who support the success of the agency as well as the individual, make it an ideal place to work.
The ideal candidate is a recent graduate with a passion for transportation planning and a strong desire to build their technical and communication skills while working to create a better transportation future for the City of Fort Lauderdale. The candidate should be comfortable working across all modes of transportation to deliver holistic road solutions (i.e., complete streets) with an emphasis on safety. This person will have a desire to grow their career with a progressive goal-oriented organization focused on expanding transportation options for the public. The successful candidate should have strong collaborative and problem solving skills and enjoy working with multiple partners to build consensus, communicate and identify technically feasible solutions that are acceptable to the public and elected officials. This person will have strong organizational skills, technical knowledge, an interest in working in a fast-paced environment, most often as part of a team, and looking for an opportunity to learn new skills. Candidates should have good written and verbal communication skills.
The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Planning, Architecture, or related field. A Master’s Degree with at least two (2) years’ experience is preferred. Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job should apply.
The Broward MPO offers a generous compensation package. Benefits include:
- Medical (paid for employee and subsidized family coverages)
- Short-term disability
- Long-term disability
- Life insurance
- Generous paid time off (PTO)
- 10 paid holidays
- 3 personal holidays
- Bereavement and jury duty leave
- Florida Retirement System (FRS)
- 457 deferred compensation plan
- Employee development opportunities
- Flexible work schedules