Pasco County Executive Planner – MPO

Posted on May 9, 2019
SALARY
$68,424.00 – $111,667.00 Annually

Salary Disclosure: Pay Grade: M44

CLOSING DATE: 05/23/19

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Current Pasco County Employees:  Please refer to the Personnel Policy & Procedure Manual for starting salary information.

Department:  Planning & Development

Location:  New Port Richey

General Description:   Under the general guidance of the Executive Director, the Executive Planner administers the organizational transportation planning function for the Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organization. Coordinates transportation projects between agencies, directs the maintenance of extensive reporting and data systems, provides highly responsible and complex support to the Executive Director, and represents the MPO to the public and other key stakeholders. The Executive Planner is the direct supervisory lead of the MPO Program Managers.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency. During an Emergency employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provides administrative, oversight, and technical responsibility for the management of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
  • Oversees updates to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the Unified Planning Work Program, the Transportation Improvement program, and related federal/state urban area planning activities.
  • Oversees daily operations of the MPO including executing planning responsibilities of the Executive Director in his/her absence.
  • Serves as a liaison with the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the Florida Departments of Transportation for planning activities, administers and manages the solicitation and contracts of professional consultant services.
  • Serves as a project manager on major regional projects and as project team member for projects undertaken by other groups and/or organizations; develops new strategies and initiatives; manages budgets and/or contracts.
  • Represents the MPO throughout the study area to assist the local governments as needed and provides technical expertise on planning issues to the public and partner agencies.
  • Providing highly responsible support to the Executive Director, The MPO Board, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and its subcommittees and assistance in the implementation of recommended policies as directed.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets transportation data, designs surveys, develops long-range transportation planning priorities, summarizes data and prepares reports, and reviews transportation model inputs and outputs.
  • Develops proposals; develops and tracks project budget, scope and performance measures; recommends and procures consultant services; manages consultant and MPO staff team; reviews and reports on study progress and deliverables; applies for and manages grants; corresponds with agency partners; and develops and implements public outreach plans.
  • Maintains current knowledge in transportation planning developments and strategies, public policy, and legislation related to regional transportation planning issues.
  • Supports multi-modal support for bicycle, pedestrian, freight, and develops vehicular equity in funding, safety programs and safety goals.
  • Performs personnel related duties in conjunction with the Human Resources, or/and Executive Director including, but not limited to, assigning and directing work, writing performance plans, appraising performance, developing and training, counseling, rewarding and disciplining, handling complaints and grievances, reviewing time reports, and recommending the hiring, termination, and promotion of subordinates and other supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Compiles, develops and reviews long-range planning studies including assessing and analyzing data, coordinating and facilitating public engagement, scheduling and attending meetings, preparing and delivering pubic presentations; assures coordination with local comprehensive plans including providing comments on local plans and developments with regional impacts.
  • Convenes and facilitates meetings; prepares content and presentations; coordinates with communications staff to prepare scripts, digital communications and other information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of regional transportation system performance measures.
  • Knowledge in federal transportation planning at the regional level, including federal air quality legislative monitoring, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to conduct technical analysis to determine the performance of transportation projects and systems, including the use of travel demand and air quality models.
  • Ability to lead interagency consultation meetings, including local, state and federal partners.
  • Ability to think critically while managing multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Ability to travel periodically (local and regional) and attend some meetings after hours.
  • Extensive knowledge of local government budgeting processes.
  • Working knowledge of transportation policy at the state and local levels highly desired.
  • Ability to maintain strong and effective working relationships with elected officials, transportation agencies, public stakeholders.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree, or higher, in Planning, Public Administration, or related field. Eight (8) years’ experience in transportation planning which includes three (3) years of experience as a planning project leader.  At least five (5) years of supervisory experience.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license.  AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certification required within five (5) years of obtaining the position.

ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE:  A Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter SSA-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.