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Transportation Analyst - Operations

Company: Government jobs
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Do you want to be a part of the team that helps make the City of Boca Raton one of the best places to live, work and play? We provide world class services, parks, beaches, and public safety. This can only happen when the best, brightest, and most committed individuals come to work for our City. We encourage like-minded individuals to apply and be part of our team! Come join us #WorkforBoca

This position performs difficult professional work analyzing transportation and traffic operations related issues. Under supervision of the Assistant Traffic Engineer, responsibilities include review and comment on Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans, site plans, engineering and construction plans, and supervises the maintenance of traffic operations within the City. May be assigned additional roles such as Multi Modal/Transit Coordinator, Bike Coordinator/Resident Relations, or Transportation Operations.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews new land development projects and engineering and construction plans to assure compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures; and makes recommendations for necessary revisions to improve and/or maintain all modes of transportation;
  • Assists in the development of long-range pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and roadway transportation facility plans;
  • Meets with property owners, lawyers, engineers, contractors, residents, etc. to discuss projects or explain future projects as they relate to transportation;
  • Addresses questions and comments received from the public;
  • Updates and develops various transportation maps;
  • Attends meetings with other agencies and boards;
    When assigned Multi Modal/Transit Coordinator duties:
    • Manages the City's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Bus Shelter Maintenance Program;
    • Assesses transportation related fees for new and existing developments;
    • Addresses questions and comments received regarding community transit needs;
    • Reviews TDM Plans for new developments and TDM Annual Reports for existing developments;
    • Meets with property managers to ensure continuation of developments' TDM Programs;
    • Coordinates the implementation and continuation of new and existing City Transit Programs;
    • Promotes alternative modes of transportation and the City's TMI through organizing and attending mobility-related events and the creation, development and distribution of promotional items/literature;
    • Prepares, Updates and Maintains the City's Traffic Website;
    • Develops GIS maps for the Traffic Division.
      When assigned Bike Coordinator/Resident Relations - Neighborhood Liaison duties:
      • Manages the City's Traffic Calming Policy and aids residents with implementation of the Program;
      • Prepares Federal, State or County grant applications for development of Bike/Pedestrian/Public Transportation or related Projects;
      • Researches potential grant funding sources;
      • Manages bicycle/pedestrian planning, including sidewalk and bike lane requests;
      • Coordinates implementation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan;
      • Prepares programs and presentations to encourage alternate modes of transportation;
      • Reviews Site Plans for Public Works Review (PWR) to ensure consistency with the City's Land Development Regulations and the Engineering Design Standards Manual;
      • Researches and analyzes technical and policy issues on roadway and transit transportation facility needs and makes recommendations.
        When assigned Transportation Operationsduties:
        • Reviews and approves Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans;
        • Evaluates and makes recommendations on requests to update traffic signage and pavement markings;
        • Develops conceptual schematic depicting traffic improvements;
        • Provide support to traffic management center (TMC) real-time activities and coverage;
        • Review MOT plans and field verify traffic operations within construction zones;
        • Provides operational support to Traffic Division;
        • Coordinates and prepares studies, reports, grants, analyses, correspondence, and recommendations relating to transportation operations;
          Coordinates Capital Improvement Program transportation projects;
          • Participates in developing relevant elements of the Comprehensive Plan;
          • Provides public presentations and reports on transportation policy recommendations and projects;
          • Provides liaison activities support for Advisory Boards;
          • Prepares responses to residents, businesses, and other stakeholder's traffic related concerns or complaints;
          • Draft Resolutions for Council approval;
          • Attends transportation meetings, seminars, and conferences;
          • Coordinates the review of design plans provided by other agencies (Florida Department of Transportation/FDOT, Palm Beach County/PBC, School District, etc.);
          • Reviews Special Events Applications;
          • Maintains City staff informed of road closures and construction projects. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

            • Knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation operations and traffic engineering;
            • Knowledge of design, function, and operation of electronic traffic control equipment and devices;
            • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
            • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian movements;
            • Knowledge of the geography of the City;
            • Skilled in the preparation of preliminary conceptual drawings of traffic operational improvements, operational and safety analysis;
            • Ability to prepare and present technical reports;
            • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, public and private agency officials, and the general public;
            • Ability to communicate technical ideas effectively in oral and written form.
            • Coordinates and prepares studies, reports, grants, analyses, correspondence, and recommendations relating to transportation operations;
            • Coordinates Capital Improvement Program transportation projects;
            • Participates in developing relevant elements of the Comprehensive Plan;
            • Provides public presentations and reports on transportation policy recommendations and projects;
            • Provides liaison activities support for Advisory Boards;
            • Prepares responses to residents, businesses, and other stakeholder's traffic related concerns or complaints;
            • Draft Resolutions for Council approval;
            • Attends transportation meetings, seminars, and conferences;
            • Coordinates the review of design plans provided by other agencies (Florida Department of Transportation/FDOT, Palm Beach County/PBC, School District, etc.);
            • Reviews Special Events Applications;
            • Attends meetings with other agencies; FDOT, PBC, Tri-Rail, School District, etc.;
            • Attends construction meetings for projects performed by other agencies;
            • Maintains City staff informed of road closures and construction projects. Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

              • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, traffic engineering, urban planning, transportation planning, or related field, with six (6) months of transportation operations, planning, and design experience, or relevant experience to the essential functions required; OR
              • Ten (10) years of transportation operations, planning, and design field is required in lieu of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
              • Maintenance of Transportation (MOT) Certification preferred;
              • Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license required.

                BENEFITS SUMMARY
                Full-Time Non-Bargaining Employees

                ANNUAL LEAVE: Shall accrue prior to an employee attaining permanent status in the classified service, and may be used after six (6) months of employment at the sole discretion of the Department Head, but it shall not be paid out upon resignation or termination unless the employee has attained permanent status (one full year). The maximum accrual is 360 hours.

                Year of ServiceAccrual0 to 5 full years8 hours per month5 to 10 full years10 hours per month10 to 15 full years12 hours per month15 full years and over14 hours per month

                CASH OUT OF ANNUAL LEAVE: Employees who have attained permanent status shall be permitted to cash out up to forty (40) hours of accrued and unused Annual Leave, at one time, in one (1) lump sum, each fiscal year.

                SICK LEAVE: 8 hours per month. Any hours in excess of 960 will be paid off annually at 50%. Upon retirement, employees with a minimum of 5 years continuous service will receive 50% of sick leave balance. Termination for reasons other than retirement shall be entitled to payment for accrued, but unused sick leave, as follows:

                Years of servicePercentageLess than 2 full years0%2 to 5 full years10%5 to 10 full years20%10 full years or more30%Retirement (normal, early or disability)50%

                HEALTH INSURANCE (Premiums): Employee Medical (Base Plan) - Paid 100% by City. Employee contributions are required for the buy up employee coverage plans. Employee Dental (DHMO or Basic PPO Plan) & Vision (Basic Plan) paid 100% by City. Employee contributions are required for the Employee + Dependent(s) for the Medical, Dental, & Vision Plan.

                CONTINUOUS SERVICE BENEFIT: As of December 1 each year - Paid during the month of December.

                Year of ServiceBenefit5 to 10 full years$600 annually10 to 15 full years$800 annually15 full years and over$1,100 annually

                RETIREMENT PLANS: The two pension/retirement options are listed below:
                • An option to enroll in a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan will not require a mandatory contribution. The City will contribute seven (7%) percent of the annual base wages annually. The vesting period for this plan shall be one (1) year from date of hire in the classified service, which coincides with your one-year probationary period.
                • An option to enroll in a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan option is available. There is a ten (10) year vesting period with a multiplier of 2.00% at normal retirement and a mandatory seven and three-quarters (7.75%) percent employee contribution.
                • The two (2) options will be fully explained prior to an irrevocable selection.Optional: 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan is available.

                  HOLIDAYS: 14 per year: 11 recognized holidays and 3 floating days which are allocated for the fiscal year beginning October 1, to all 8 hour per day employees. Employees hired between October 1 and March 31 shall receive 3 floating holidays. Employees hired between April 1 and September 30 shall receive 1.5 floating holidays. Floating holidays must be used within the fiscal year. Non-task employees working 10-hour days receive 10, 10-hour paid holidays but do not receive floating holidays.

                  FUNERAL LEAVE: Up to 3 workdays - In State; Up to 5 workdays - Out of State

                  TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement as outlined in the City's Tuition Reimbursement Policy which is available in Human Resources and subject to the availability of departmental funds.

                  MILITARY LEAVE: Members in military reserve units who attend annual training are entitled to paid leave not to exceed 30 days each calendar year.

                  01 Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process. Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and that your responses can be verified from information included within the application?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    02 Do you possess a valid State of Florida Class "E" or higher driver's license?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      03 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
                      • Less than High School
                      • High School Diploma or GED
                      • Trade or Vocational School
                      • Associates Degree or 60 credits of college courses
                      • Bachelors Degree
                      • Masters Degree
                      • Doctoral Degree

                        04 What area of study is your education?

                        05 How much experience do you have in transportation operations, planning, and design or related experience?
                        • I have no previous experience
                        • 6 months but less than 1 year of experience
                        • 1 year but less than 2 years of experience
                        • 2 years but less than 3 years of experience
                        • 3 years but less tha 4 years of experience
                        • 4 years but less than 5 years of experience
                        • 5 years or more

                          06 Do you possess current Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Certification?
                          • Yes
                          • No

                            07 Please briefly describe your experience in transportation operations, planning, and design or related field. This experience must be clearly listed on your application work history. NOTE: "See Resume" will not be considered as a valid response. If you have no previous experience, please state "N/A"

                            08 To be considered for employment with the City of Boca Raton, applicants must provide at least ten (10) years of continuous history. Did you account for the last ten (10) year period including all employment, periods of inactivity, school and/or retirement?
                            • Yes
                            • No

                              * Required Question

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