The City of Tacoma Public Works Department is looking for an Active Transportation Coordinator to join the traffic engineering and transportation planning group. The successful applicant will work closely with internal staff (planning, engineering, sustainability), external agencies, and advocacy groups to implement active transportation goals and policies outlined in the Transportation Master Plan. The incumbent will also be expected to be an integral member of the traffic engineering and transportation planning group, which is responsible for planning, coordinating, and design support for complex transportation planning, traffic engineering, and capital improvement projects. The ideal candidate will have experience in other areas of active transportation and project management, including traffic safety, right-of-way design, and grant funding support on complex projects and programs. The selected candidate will be hard-working and approachable, and will be able to organize and express ideas through excellent oral and written communication to a wide variety of audiences.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Lead long-range planning efforts for active transportation, including providing input to the City's Transportation Master Plan
Support capital project design and development by facilitating the inclusion of appropriately-designed active transportation facilities in new projects and plans.
Act as the liaison to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group.
Support Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) programs within the City of Tacoma, including developing policies which support increased utilization of these programs and implementation of the CTR law.
Collaborate with various departments and agencies to discuss and implement policies and programs that support the City's active transportation goals.
Represent the City at various private/public organizations and stakeholder committees that support active transportation and trail systems.
Lead public events and support various active community initiatives and events that promote healthier lifestyles.
Identify and secure funding resources to supplement various City programs and services related to the promotion and education of urban transportation solutions, mass transportation enhancements and pedestrian accommodations.
Lead and/or supervise various groups to support projects, including internal Planning staff and external consultants.
Build and maintain an innovative network of key partners across sectors such as governments, industry, business, utilities, and academia to support sustainable infrastructure practices in Tacoma, as part of sustainable transportation strategy.
Collectively, these responsibilities are expected to initiate/develop/deliver projects, create/promote innovative programs, and create/support events that increase use of alternative transportation modes such as walking, biking, scooting, skating, carpooling/sharing and transit.
City of Tacoma Recruitment Information: One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work and play.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): Four-year college degree in urban planning, transportation planning, environmental affairs, public administration or related areas preferred
Two years managing a mobility/active transportation program.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Candidates who have worked for or with a municipal agency.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Driver License at time of appointment to the position.
Knowledge & Skills:
Ability to work with diverse audiences
Demonstrated ability to manage many simultaneous demands and activities
Marketing, communications or event planning experience
Personal commitment and passion for increasing multi-modal transportation
Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently
Successful grant research and writing experience
Interest in planning, transportation, sustainability, marketing and communications, and environmental issues
Knowledge of regional transportation issues
Principles and practices of municipal planning
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS)
Analysis Use the principles and practices of planning and development to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form accurate conclusions, and make decisions.
Verbal Communication Effectively express information through the spoken word using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience.
Written Communication Effectively convey ideas and information in writing using language that is appropriate to both the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the reader. Skill in creating graphic designs and presentations and render maps/site plans via sketches and/or computer graphics is highly desirable.
Customer Focus Build and maintain internal and external customer satisfaction with the services provided by the City of Tacoma.
Coordinating and Organizing Effectively plan and coordinate activities, services, and schedules to ensure smooth and efficient operation of work and to meet deadlines within timeframes.
Adaptability/Flexibility Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities. Adapt approach, goals and methods to achieve successful solutions and results in dynamic situations.