PRINCIPAL PLANNER (TRANSPORTATION) 1625
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class applies a high degree of technical and professional knowledge to projects in the area of transportation research and planning. The work involves assisting in the planning and direction of research studies as well as preparing technical reports. The incumbent supervises the work of a technical and clerical staff; and is supervised by a Deputy Commissioner or equivalent administrative supervisor through conferences and reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Conducts research and planning studies, and assists in the direction of field studies to research transportation data;
Supervises technical personnel in collecting and tabulating data during field assignments;
Writes technical reports summarizing the results of surveys;
Makes recommendations for the development of transportation facilities and projects;
May monitor demonstration projects to collect data, and recommend changes in transportation facilities;
May conduct face-to-face interviews with County residents to gather information;
May administer studies performed by outside consultants.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning; thorough knowledge of modern methods of data collection and statistical analysis; thorough knowledge of research methods in the field of transportation; ability to supervise the work of a technical and clerical staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to analyze data and write reports; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with community leaders, professional consultants, government officials and the general public; good judgment; initiative; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's degree in Planning or Civil Engineering, and five (5) years of experience in transportation planning, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity or as a project manager; or,
(b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's degree, and six (6) years of experience in transportation planning, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity or as a project manager.
NOTE: Additional education in transportation planning beyond a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for non-supervisory experience on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Planner (Transportation).