Boston Planning & Development Agency
TITLE: TRANSPORTATION PLANNER II
DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: PLANNING/TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Senior Deputy Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Planning, assist in the division’s activities with regard to transportation planning, development review, transportation systems analysis, and the coordination of multi-modal transportation initiatives. Work closely with BPDA Community Planning, BPDA Urban Design, Boston Transportation Department, and other City departments to review Article 80 development projects and help develop transportation planning initiatives. This position places a particular emphasis on the analysis, development and implementation of progressive multi-modal transportation strategies, policies and programs.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
Work a Masters Degree in Urban Planning, transportation engineering or a closely related field, plus 2 to 3 years of related work experience in urban transportation planning and development review; or, a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, transportation engineering or a closely related field and 3-5 years of related work experience in transportation planning and development review. Must have extensive knowledge of multimodal transportation planning and basic familiarity with zoning and land use policies and regulations. Knowledge and familiarity with progressive parking policies and practices. Familiarity with Federal, State and City agencies involved in transportation and infrastructure planning. Expertise in the application of personal computers to assemble and manage information required for land use and transportation planning. Ability to exercise independent initiative as well as work well in a team environment. Knowledge and experience with standard approaches to transportation network analysis. Experience building traffic modelling networks with the typical industry leading software programs. Strong written and verbal skills are essential. Familiarity with the City’s Complete Streets Guidelines and other relevant City initiatives such as Vision Zero. Demonstrated familiarity and commitment to progressive multi-modal transportation strategies, policies and programs. Knowledge of latest design and engineering rules, guidelines and best practices at local, state and federal levels. Design skills relative to transportation infrastructure, the public realm and site design. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and data management software to design and assemble graphically compelling (clear) presentations, concepts, and reports is highly desirable.
Normal office environment, some local travel
Little or no exertion
**BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**