Senior City Planner: Planning and Multimodal Programs

City of Denver Denver, CO
About Us

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

The City and County of Denver is seeking a qualified planning and project manager with expertise in multimodal transportation innovations; pedestrian, transit, and bicycle planning; concept design and project management. These position is in a growing organization that is responsible for leading change in Denver's mobility system. It is part of the Planning and Multimodal Team of Denver Public Works Transportation and Mobility (PWTM).

Public Works Transportation and Mobility division 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 Transportation and Mobility division are leaders in urban transportation and work to implement the Mayors Mobility Action Plan.

About Our Job

As our Senior City Planner for Planning and Multimodal Programs, you would expect to:

* Coordinate complex planning projects and multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional planning efforts, develops long-range and short-term plans, programs, goals, and policies involving city and region-wide planning initiatives, public transportation systems, economic development, environmental stewardship, housing, infrastructure development, and land use, and translates planning goals and policies into regulatory systems (zoning code, rules, regulations, permitting) and capital improvement systems.

* Participate in the development and maintenance of the comprehensive plan and other specialized city plans and ensures planning programs and projects are consistent with city planning principles and criteria, applicable regulations, and other relevant factors.

* Plan and coordinate planning studies and projects, develops scope of work for projects, including preparing a planning assessment, environmental research and assessment, historical preservation factors, zoning policy and regulations, the public involvement process, data analysis functions, timelines, and budget.

* Serve as a technical consultant and advisor to official planning committees, citizen groups, City Council, and other stakeholders related to planning policies and standards, issues, processes, procedures, zoning issues, ordinance changes, and environmental regulations and requirements.

* Facilitate meetings and presentations to bring together interested stakeholders to discuss proposed planning initiatives, assess obstacles, evaluate opposing views and interests, and determine areas of support.

* Design and conduct research to collect and assemble original data from land use maps, plans, reports, and surveys and uses data to define issues, assess trends, make recommendations, and identify relationships among disparate data, issues, and positions.

* By position, coordinates the work of consultants, contractors, and other employees assigned to specific projects.

* By position, participates in the formation of capital improvement programs and design review of projects to ensure program scope, planning criteria, and standards are met, while coordinating specifics with stakeholders and government agencies providing planning approval.

* Participates in the implementation of the Denver Moves plans and ensure that other programs/projects and applicable regulations, are consistent with the Denver Moves principles and network.

* Coordinate complex planning and concept design projects that support the implementation of Denver Moves and which often require coordination of consultants and with multiple Public Works divisions, City departments, 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 policies involving bicycle and "complete streets" transportation planning initiatives and their potential impact on economic development, environmental stewardship, infrastructure development, and land use.

* Compose grant proposals to support implementation of "complete streets" programs and projects.

* Serve as a technical advisor to the Mayoral Advisory Committee and other planning committee meetings, neighborhood groups, City Council, and other stakeholders on bicycle and pedestrian-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.

* Performs other related duties as assigned.

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.

* Three years of professional experience in city or regional planning specifically related to transportation and infrastructure planning with at least one of those years specializing in bicycle planning and its relationship with transportation engineering.

* Experience with design and implementation of complete street projects including, bicycle facilities, traffic calming measures, pedestrian improvements, and other related improvements.

* Knowledge of the MUTCD, AASHTO, and NACTO design guidelines is required.

* AICP license preferred.

* Proficient in Geographic Information Systems, Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite programs.

* Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.

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

Education Requirement:

Master's Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Historic Preservation, Engineering, or a directly related degree.

Experience Requirement:

Three years of professional experience in city or regional planning.

Education/Experience Equivalency:

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Licensure and/or Certification:

By position, requires a Class R Driver's License at the time of application. About Everything Else

Classification Title: We call this job a Senior City Planner: Planning and Multimodal Programs The official job classification title is Senior City Planner (CE0429).

Hiring Range: $67,740.00 - $84,00.00.

Assessments/Testing: This position does not require testing.

Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.

Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter(s): AC