Transit Principal City Planner – Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

City and County of Denver

Denver, CO

Experience Level: Senior

AICP Certification: AICP Preferred

Salary: $83,348.00 - $137,524.00/year, based on experience and education

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Employment Requirement:
City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the 
COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), through its employees, enhances the quality of life in Denver by efficiently delivering effective, high quality, safe and equitable public infrastructure and services.

For more information, please visit the DOTI website.

DOTI’s Commitment to Equity:

  • DOTI is committed to providing attention and resources to the areas, assets and people of the city with the greatest need.  Through equitable contracting, equitable investments, and equitable workforce development.
  • DOTI’s culture revolves around four key principles: (1) Invest in Our People, (2) Operate with Discipline, (3) Use Data to Drive Decisions, and (4) Deliver Results.

DOTI Transportation and Mobility Planning (TMP) is responsible for planning, designing, and operating the transportation and mobility infrastructure for the City and County of Denver (CCD). The division is responsible for programming changes to the city's multimodal transportation system. It also reviews, evaluates, implements, and maintains transportation system improvements. The staff in the Planning Division are leaders in urban transportation and work to implement the Mayor’s Mobility Action Plan.

The TMP team is seeking a highly qualified planning professional with expertise in multimodal transportation development; transit, pedestrian, and bicycle planning; concept design; and project and program management.

The Transit Principal City Planner position is responsible for assuming a strong leadership role to drive the implementation of the Transit program within the TMP Division of DOTI.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrates leadership within the Denver Moves: Transit capital program and project implementation related to bus priority and bus stop amenity improvements, capital investment corridors, and frequent transit network initiatives
  • Provides direction and program development of Transit Programs and Services including; Transportation Demand Management (TDM), Neighborhood Scale Transit Services and Shared Bikes and Scooters
  • Ensures Denver Moves: Transit is consistent with overall Denver Moves principles, programs, projects, and networks
  • Manage complex planning and concept design projects that support the implementation of Denver Moves: Transit and which often require coordination of consultants and with multiple DOTI divisions, City departments, RTD, other external agencies and/or/multi-jurisdictions
  • Create project scopes of work and schedules which may include preparation of existing conditions assessment, environmental research and assessment, public involvement, data analysis, timelines, and budget
  • Develop long and short-term plans and designs involving transit and corridor transportation planning initiatives related to capital investment corridors, speed, reliability, and amenity improvements, and frequent transit network initiatives
  • Assist with the development of transit and corridor work programming, scheduling, and funding strategies
  • Serve as a technical advisor to neighborhood groups, City Council, advocates, and other stakeholders on transit and corridor related issues
  • Facilitate meetings and/or presentations to bring together interested stakeholders to discuss proposed transportation planning initiatives, assess obstacles, evaluate opposing views and interests, and determine areas of support

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in City or Regional Planning, Engineering, Public Policy and Administration or a directly related degree
  • Multiple years of professional experience in city or regional planning specifically related to transportation and infrastructure planning, ideally with some years of specializing in transit planning
  • Experience with design and implementation of transit and corridor capital projects including, transit facilities and operations, bus stop enhancements, and other related improvements
  • Experience with alternative transportation programs and services that drive mode shift such as Micromobility, Microtransit and TDM
  • Experience leading interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills including the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of the MUTCD, AASHTO, and NACTO design guidelines is required
  • Proficient in Geographic Information Systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite programs

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Engineering, or a related degree
  • Experience: Six (6) years of professional planning experience
  • License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

Posted October 11, 2021, 4:26 PM PDT

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