Under immediate supervision (Planner I) or general supervision (Planner II/III) to perform a variety of professional transportation planning work including preparing long-range comprehensive/transportation plans, sub-area studies, short-range transportation improvement programs, urban and regional transit planning, annual work programs, and other pertinent transportation documents, policies, and programs.
Transportation Planner I– This position exercises no supervision.
Transportation Planner II / III – May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level staff.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Monitors and ensures project selection, scope, and funding are accurate for highway and transit projects in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Collects, maintains, analyzes, and prepares data/maps using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools. Uses GIS tools to code travel demand forecasting networks and various other maps.
Assists in preparing, revising, and administering the planning and special studies sections contained in the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Provides revisions as relevant to portions of the adopted UPWP, and prepares amendments for consideration.
Assists with the planning, development, and management of strategic planning efforts related to transit issues. Assists with the selection and development of transit-related projects in the Abilene metropolitan area.
Assists in carrying out the short and long-range plans and projects in the Abilene MPO Metropolitan Planning Area.
Builds and maintains strong working relationships between the urban transit agency, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and other transportation funding entities, including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Conducts research and analysis of information and adherence to current federal legislation, TxDOT & Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements.
Assists with monitoring and ensuring information regarding Abilene MPO programs, (UPWP, MTP, TIP, and STIP) is accurate and maintained on the Abilene MPO website and distributed externally and internally.
Prepares correspondence, reports, studies and makes presentations regarding program/project activities; assists in researching and preparing appropriate response for technical assistance requests.
Assists with planning, coordinating, and conducting the community involvement portion of the public participation plan to maintain regulatory requirements and respond to public needs.
Assists in reviewing and monitoring plans and related documents to ensure compliance with applicable state or federal requirements and conformance to acceptable professional standards.
Develops informational materials to keep the public informed about the planning progress of the MPO.
Transportation Planner II
Assists in the development of highway and transit forecasts for local and regional transportation alternatives analysis.
Develops planning documents and interprets/develops data analysis.
Answers inquiries and disseminates information upon request to other agencies, consultants and the public. Manages phone inquiries by providing general information or referring callers to the appropriate individual and resources.
Transportation Planner III
Assists with Budget preparation.
Assists in the preparation of agendas, memorandums, and official correspondence of the Abilene MPO.
Monitors assigned projects and provide feedback regarding their impact; analyzes needs/changes/enhancements and makes recommendations.
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