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Under minimal supervision, initiate, manage and coordinate transportation programs and projects with a focus on multimodal transportation planning with an emphasis on pedestrian planning. Contribute to the mission of the City of Boulder's Transportation Division/GO Boulder to expand the availability of transportation options and increase the community's use of them in alignment with Boulder's Transportation Master Plan, TMP Action Plan, Transportation Report on Progress, and Safe Streets Boulder: Toward Vision Zero initiatives. Strategically plan, develop, implement, and evaluate multimodal transportation plans and programs. Develop innovative community engagement and outreach strategies. Manage other transportation planning projects in collaboration with Public Works/Transportation and city-wide departments, as well as with agency partners as needed.
1. Manage and coordinate the creation and implementation of transportation plans and programs with an emphasis on pedestrian planning to support the goals of the city and the Transportation Master Plan, including integration with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan and the city's Sustainability Framework and Climate Commitment goals.
• Assess and initiate transportation planning efforts, including the creation of a Strategic Plans, to implement the department's work program and to achieve City Council goals.
• Develop innovative plans and projects which are responsive to the public, are responsible public investments and which employ the best innovative practices. Projects will often involve major impacts and/or working with multi-jurisdictional staffs.
• Focus on pedestrian plans and programs in support of the city's Toward Vision Zero safety initiatives as well as in support of the Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation program.
• Strengthen relationships with the business community, instituting and refining programs to support employer-based walking programs, and first and final mile transit connections and wayfinding.
• Create and foster partnerships among other transportation-related agencies and community groups with an emphasis on identifying new program opportunities, as well as potential financial partners and funding sources.
• Assure the connection between transportation planning and development and assist staff in the execution of integrated multimodal development.
• Actively work with land use planners to more effectively integrate transportation master plan goals, and transportation options/ transportation demand management strategies into city policies, land use regulations, city code, requirements, etc.
2. Manage GO Boulder and multi-departmental team efforts to develop and implement community engagement and outreach efforts to understand the needs, desires and trends of the traveling public. Use this information as well as other input to invigorate and focus GO Boulder's walking programs and services. This includes the following:
• Identify methods of gauging the needs of the citizenry including, but not limited to focus groups, surveys, public meetings, citizen design groups, etc. Consider different public process models which are inclusive of varying perspectives and are appropriate for project/program levels of effort.
• Supervise the development and implementation of behavior shift campaigns based on social media principles and other approaches
• Build partnerships locally and regionally to leverage engagement and outreach efforts.
3. Supervise GO Boulder interns and/or Transportation Planner I and II level positions as needed to achieve transportation goals and objectives outlined in the Transportation Master Plan:
• Develop the capacity of the work group to continuously improve.
• Among other measures, evaluate employee performance based on effective program development, meeting deadlines, managing budgets, responsiveness to the public, and effectively working in a team environment.
4. Establish budgets for a variety of multi-modal transportation planning and implementation efforts. Manage those budgets effectively, including identifying new budgeting strategies for subsidy programs.
5. Manage and coordinate the preparation and implementation of other transportation planning projects and reports, often involving major impacts and/or working with multi-jurisdictional staffs. This includes the following:
• Assess and initiate special short and long range transportation planning projects to implement the department's work program and to achieve City Council goals.
• Write special project reports, develop plans and projects and identify strategies to implement them.
• Supervise the implementation of adopted plans.
• Negotiate complex agreements and serves as senior liaison between the city and private individuals, organizations and agencies.
• Establish project timetables, design public processes, and develop annual work programs.
• Conduct staff, design team and other meetings.
• Coordinate special project activities with the City Manager's office, city departments, county government, other organizations and the public.
• Make presentations at public meetings, Transportation Advisory Board, Planning Board and City Council meetings.
6. Serve as a senior level liaison to the City Council, Transportation Advisory Board, Planning Board, community groups, governmental agencies, and others concerned with transportation issues. This includes the following:
• Coordinate preparation for Transportation Advisory Board and City Council meetings and study sessions, including writing and assembling documents, presentation graphics, reviewing materials, determining agenda items, and facilitating study sessions.
• Represent the City at public hearings and neighborhood meetings and makes formal presentations of City recommendations.
• Provide technical assistance to advisory groups, boards, committees, and the general public.
7. Update job knowledge continuously regarding innovative approaches to transportation planning methods, multimodal safety education programs, transportation demand management strategies, regional and local transportation issues, and the Transportation Master Plan. Remain aware of and is sensitive to community issues impacting the transportation planning process
• Performs related duties as required to meet the needs of the City.
• Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all accidents and damage to City property.
• Responsible for knowing and complying with all City and department policies; participating in professional trainings and development; and adhering to attendance and workplace attire policies. Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.