Comprehensive Planner Transportation

Posted on July 23, 2019

Full Time
Gettysburg, PA, US
Requisition ID : 1005

PAY GRADE: M5
DEPARTMENT: Planning and Development FLSA: Non Exempt
REPORTS TO: Comprehensive Planning Manager DATE: 1-14-2019

JOB SUMMARY: (Role and Mission Summary)
Perform planning duties and all related functions primarily transportation planning, but also including subdivision and land development plan reviews, ordinance amendment reviews, grant administration, and map and graphic production.

HOURS OF WORK
Normal work hours are Monday through Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm with a 1 hour unpaid
lunch (37.5 hours per week full-time position.) However, due to the nature of this
position, some early morning and/or evening hours may be necessary.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Implements assigned planning projects including, but not limited to
transportation, community plan development and mapping
2. Develop and update transportation-related plans including but not limited to the
Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program
(TIP), Congestion Management Plan (CMP) and others as necessary and
required.
3. Analyze transportation-related data using data sets from federal, state and other
sources.
4. Design transportation surveys to identify areas of public concern.
5. Recommend transportation system improvements or projects to the Adams
County (ACTPO), based on economic, population, land-use, or traffic projections.
6. Provide non-profit organizations and municipalities with assistance, including
potentially grant preparation, on available funding sources for transportation
related projects.
7. Set traffic counters and analyze the collected data.
8. Participate in transportation related training opportunities.
9. Attend and participate in Traffic Impact Scoping meetings with municipal
officials, developers, engineers, and PennDOT
10. May be responsible for the intake and review of all subdivision and land
development applications, municipal comprehensive plans, sewage module plan
and subdivision and land development ordinances as assigned
11. Assists manager and other staff with comprehensive plan development, and the
development of implementing regulations including zoning and subdivision and
land development ordinances
12. Reviews requests for and issues zoning permits as appropriate
13. May be assigned to prepare, and submit regular and routine reports in
compliance with PennDOT, PADEP, and PA DCED contracts as needed
14. Reviews census reports and compiles and analyzes data for application to
County of Adams planning department goals, objectives and operations
15. Participates in municipal government meetings, advisory committee meetings,
public hearings, and other citizen’s participation activities
16. Prepares background studies and draft components of county, municipal, or
multi- municipal comprehensive plans
17. Participates in multi-municipal planning projects and coordinates with other
planning personnel in adjacent counties on all issues crossing county lines
18. Attends seminars and participates in various training efforts
19. Performs other duties that would reasonably fall within the daily functions of the
position as required

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
1. Desktop computer and software related to department functions
2. Zoning Maps
3. Comprehensive Plan and implementing ordinances.
4. Technical manuals
5. Traffic Counters
6. Miscellaneous office automation equipment, i.e. – fax, phone, copier, etc.

LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATION(S)
1. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification (eligible)
2. Valid Driver’s License

WORKING CONDITIONS
1. Works indoors in adequate work space, temperatures, ventilation and lighting.
2. Works with average indoor exposure to noise, stress and frequent disruptions.
3. Normal indoor exposure to dirt/dust.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Sit for extended periods, keyboard, write, hear and speak
2. Stand frequently for extended periods
3. Bend, kneel, stoop or climb
4. Lift, push, or pull up to 35 pounds

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
1. Knowledge of planning process and zoning requirements and enforcement
techniques
2. Knowledge of applicable state, federal and local ordinances, codes, laws, rules
and regulations and legislative issues
3. Knowledge of Historic Preservation practices, including national registry, section
106, and historic overlay implementation
4. Knowledge of modern methods, techniques and theories of municipal planning
County of Adams
5. Knowledge of contemporary office practices and procedures and basic office
software products
6. Knowledge of planning terminology and concepts and familiarity with
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
7. Skill in researching municipal code and ordinance
8. Skill in municipal planning
9. Skill in database utilization
10. Skill using computer software for map and graphics preparation
11. Skill in problem resolution and analysis
12. Skill in interpersonal and public relations
13. Skill in computer use
14. Skill in organization, time management, and multi-tasking
15. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
16. Ability to comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of
department and general operations
17. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals,
coworkers, other agencies and the public
18. Ability to work with confidential information

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION
1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning,
geography or a related field with zero to two (0-2) years of experience.
2. Master’s degree preferred.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
It is the policy of the County of Adams not to discriminate against qualified individuals
with in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge,
compensation, training, or other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment for
any class that is protected by state, federal, or local discrimination laws.
Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably
accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of the County of
Adams to comply with all Federal, state, and local laws concerning the employment of
persons with disabilities so long as not to cause undue hardship to the County of Adams
or facility to which employed. An individual who performs the essential job functions of
the job with reasonable accommodation, without undue hardship, will be given the
same consideration for that position as any other employee or applicant.
It is as well intended to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
EOE/M/F/V/D

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:
This position description serves as a guideline for communicating the essential functions
and other information about the position to the applicant/employee. It is not intended
to create a binding employment contract nor cover every detail of the position and may
be changed where and when appropriate.

APPLY
Qualifications:
Performs planning duties and all related functions primarily transportation planning, but also including subdivision and land development plan reviews, ordinance amendment reviews, grant administration, and map and graphic production. Implements assigned planning projects including, but not limited to transportation, community plan development and mapping. Develop and update transportation-related plans including but not limited to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Congestion Management Plan (CMP) and others as necessary and required. Analyze transportation-related data using data sets from federal, state and other sources. Design transportation surveys to identify areas of public concern. Recommend transportation system improvements or projects to the Adams County (ACTPO) based on economic, population, land-use, or traffic projections. Provide non-profit organizations and municipalities with assistance, including potentially grant preparation, on available funding sources for transportation related projects. Set traffic counters and analyze the collected data. Participate in transportation related training opportunities. Attend and participate in Traffic Impact Scoping meetings with municipal officials, developers, engineers, and PennDOT. May be responsible for the intake and review of all subdivision and land development applications, municipal comprehensive plans, sewage module plan and subdivision and land development ordinances as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in planning, geography or a related field with zero to two (0-2) years of experience required.

Status: FT / 37.5 hours per week
Job Grade: M-5
Compensation: $20.92 / hour minimum
Close Date: Until Filled

EOE/M/F/V/D

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