Transportation Planner I
Fayetteville, NC United States
Employees in this class perform journey level transportation planning for the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Employees in this class perform transportation planning studies and provide reports detailing impact on area transportation networks, including FAST fixed-route transit system service, land use, and air quality. Employees perform professional planning work involving the analysis of multi-source, complex data, application of ordinances, regulations, planning principles and standards, and the presentation of recommendations, findings and program status to various Boards. Work is supervised by the Transportation Planner II or FAMPO Executive Director and is evaluated through conferences, review of work results obtained, and overall acceptance of the programs by the County’s citizens.
Examples of Duties
Employees in this classification work closely with transit providers regarding program activities, assists with and conducts transportation planning studies; obtain and analyze information, documents, regulations, new technology, census information, geographical data, maps, and/or project plans and plats for use in developing recommendations; present the findings and recommendations to the Executive Director and Planning Director and assist with presentations to Commissioners and boards; draft maps, graphs, charts and other graphic illustrations to support studies and program related activities for review; draft ordinances, regulations and other public policies/directives which support the activities of the assigned program for consideration; incorporates the use of new technologies into the activities of the assigned program including new software and hardware for automated information systems; serve as a liaison to various local, State and federal agencies regarding assigned program.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in urban or regional planning, geography, public administration, engineering, community development, or a related field and two (2) years of experience in transportation planning; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
AICP certification is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of the County’s transit programs including bus service and operations and other ordinances and codes, especially in the assigned program area; working knowledge of the principles and practices of community and economic development and public sector transportation planning; knowledge of governmental laws, programs, and services pertinent to the transportation planning processes; working knowledge of the environmental and socio‑economic implications of the transportation planning process; knowledge of ArcGIS, Remix and other related software applications and systems; and hardware and peripherals use in the transportation planning roles; considerable skill in the collection, analysis, and presentation of technical data and planning recommendations; skill in conflict resolution, meeting facilitation, and public presentations, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community groups, federal, State, regional, County officials, and the general public; ability to prepare comprehensive reports and studies; ability to express ideas effectively.
Conditions of Employment
Background check with local law enforcement agency required.
Each applicant who is tendered an offer for employment for any position with Cumberland County shall be tested for the use of drugs specified in the County policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.
ADA and Physical Requirements
Most work is performed in an office setting. Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions; must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects; must possess the visual acuity to examine and work with maps, charts, and detailed materials, operate a computer, inspect sites regarding planning issues, and do extensive reading.