PLANNER (TRANSPORTATION) 1627
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs professional level duties in the area of transportation planning for a municipality or other jurisdiction. The incumbent conducts research and planning studies, coordinates data collection and develops grant proposals. Supervision is received from an administrative superior through conferences and written reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Conducts research and planning studies related to a public transportation system;
Coordinates the collection and analysis of ridership, cost and revenue data;
Prepares reports and submits recommendations based on data collected and analyzed;
Monitors system and individual route performance statistics;
Assists in the preparation of proposals for planning studies involving the development and implementation of transportation programs;
Monitors the transit system's marketing and promotional activities;
Assists in the preparation of specifications for transportation vehicles and other equipment for competitive bidding purposes;
Coordinates system activities with appropriate federal and state agencies to insure eligibility for capital and operating assistance;
Develops and prepares proposals to obtain funds under federal and state grant programs.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning; good knowledge of the techniques of data collection and statistical analysis; good knowledge of research methods; working knowledge of federal and state transportation grant programs; ability to analyze factual data and prepare concise written reports; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Planning or Civil Engineering and one (1) year of experience in transportation planning; or,
b) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Transportation Planning or Civil Engineering; or,
c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).