Under general supervision of the Transportation Planning Manager, this position plans, organizes, and prepares transportation plans for the County of Greenville and the MPO. This position assists with day to day operations, current and long range County-wide transportation planning and provides support and assistance for the management and direction of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) known as GPATS (Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study). This position provides coordination and assistance with Pedestrian, Bike and Greenways initiatives. It also coordinates the MPO’s transition into Performance Based Planning and Programming. This position provides additional support in the development of community area plans, the comprehensive plan and long range planning as it relates to transportation programs and initiatives.
Essential Functions (These tasks are illustrative only; to carry out the day-to-day functions of the job, other duties may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
• Exercises good customer service techniques, such as listening, effective communications and problem solving, (i.e., acts according to the County’s customer service standard).
• Assists members of the general public.
• Confers with the public, elected and appointed officials, developers, engineers, etc., concerning transportation issues, guidelines, county ordinances, current and long range transportation plans, etc. Represents the County professionally at all times.
• Attends meetings with public officials from Federal, State and Local jurisdiction agencies, citizen and stakeholder groups to gain insight and comments on transportation related issues, and makes presentations on transportation matters to councils, boards, committees and stakeholder groups.
• Coordinates programs and planning with various agencies including other County departments, SCDOT, Program Managers, Construction Managers, school districts, and municipalities.
• Prepares progress reports on projects, ensures that projects and work assignments are completed in timely manner.
• Reviews the development of transportation plans with Transportation Manager; consults with staff on same.
• Development of new pedestrian, bicycle and greenways projects and seeks innovative methods of design, funding and project oversight. Acts as our liaison with the various groups involved and facilitates the Bike and Pedestrian Coordinating Committee.
• Performs GIS Mapping applications for research, presentations, meetings, and plans. Maintains GPATS transportation databases. Maintains accurate mapping data for websites and projects. Provides on-demand mapping assistance for staff, stakeholder, and public consumption.
• Runs the GPATS Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Planning Projects. Coordinates with GPATS, SCDOT, and applying jurisdictions on the processes, funding, implementation, and reporting of grant monies. Oversees program modification to increase efficiency when necessary.
• Coordinates with SCDOT and Federal agencies on Performance Based Planning and Programming. Ensures the timely establishment and monitoring of performance targets in the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
• Develops and monitors GPATS social media content and oversees GPATS website content updates.
• Ensures efficient operation, perceives planning problems; formulates and implements solutions as needed.
• Attends professional conferences, meetings, training, seminars, etc., as necessary to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills
• Prepares staff reports as required, technical study reports and makes recommendations, conclusions, etc. presents and/or distributes reports as appropriate and required.
• Performs general administrative/clerical work as required, including conducting and attending meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, reviewing mail and literature, entering and retrieving computer data, sending and receiving faxes, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.
• Performs other related duties as required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of Federal, State and local codes, regulations and laws as they relate to Planning in general and Transportation planning.
• Comprehensive knowledge of development in the County, City, sub-areas and municipalities.
• Requires thorough knowledge of general planning and specialized transportation planning techniques.
• Requires reading technical instructions, procedures, manuals and charts to solve practical problems; composing routine reports and specialized reports, forms and business letters with proper format; speaking compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.
• Requires doing clerical, manual or technical tasks requiring a wide range of procedures and requiring intensive understanding of a restricted field or complete familiarity with the functions of a unit or small division of an operating agency; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results or occasional exposure to unusual pressure.
• Good knowledge of public speaking and presentation.
• Ability to operate a variety of automated office machines.
• In-depth knowledge of the planning and transportation software applications to include computer mapping and modeling resources.
May have a Master’s degree or Bachelor’s Degree in planning, transportation or considerable experience in a related field, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) designation is preferred.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with arms and hands; use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.
Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computer and various pieces of office equipment.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in an office environment as well as an outdoor environment; contact with other staff, the public, elected officials and outside agencies.
This position is considered indoors in a normal office environment with little exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperatures at least seventy five percent (75%) of the time. Occasional field work required and is subject to extreme summer and winter temperature and requires working in all climate variations.
Hazards: Those found in normal office settings.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the County and employee and is subject to change by the County as its needs and requirements of the job change.
Link to job posting: https://selfservice.greenvillecounty.org/mss/employmentopportunities/default.aspx