Transportation Planning Manager

Posted on October 28, 2019

General Description:   The MPO Director / Transportation Planning Manager is responsible for 1) Directing the transportation planning team at the Pasco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to ensure that all FDOT requirements are met to receive future funding sources, and 2) performing senior management level administrative, supervisory and professional work associated with the Transportation Planning Division activities within the Planning and Development Department.

Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $76,665.00
Pay Grade: M48

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

Manages compliance with all federally mandated transportation planning activities to ensure the FDOT grants to Pasco are uninterrupted and continuous. See work plan table below.

· Prepares and secures approval for MPO priority program activities including: Unified Work Program (UPWP), the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Public Participation Plan (PPP), Transportation Disadvantaged Requirements (FS. 427), the Transit Development Plan, and Annual List of Priority Projects.

· Supervises planning and technical staff and consultants, develops and implements all Division of Transportation Planning (including MPO) planning projects and programs including plans, contracts, budgets, finances and audits.

· Plans, prepares and participates in MPO Board and advisory committee meetings. Directs the preparation of the MPO meeting agenda and support materials. Provides technical and policy guidance to MPO Advisory Committee during meetings. Conducts briefings with MPO members as requested.

· Prepares agendas and makes presentations to the MPO Board and other elected bodies or committees as deemed necessary.

· Coordinates and prepares the annual MPO budget.

· Supports all transportation related development review in Pasco County including municipalities, providing necessary technical review, modeling, analysis and approval of appropriate policy.

· Supervises bicycle/pedestrian program studies to determine need, impacts, alignments and design to implement the County’s Greenway, Trail, Blueways & Multi-use Trail Plan and supports and coordinates the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).

· Serves as a principle staff liaison with State and federal transportation planning agencies as directed by the Director PDD. Coordinates with State and federal senior staff to coordinate transportation plans and programs and to resolve issues in Pasco County.

· Coordinates transportation planning activities with county and municipal agencies in Pasco County and regional transportation organizations in the Tampa Bay Region (TMA, TBARTA, MPOs, etc.).

· Works with Federal, State, Regional, and Local organizations and committees, including the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, TMA, TBARTA, and various local technical and citizens advisory committees (MPO Advisory Committee, CAC) to develop plans, policies and priorities that serve to guide local decision making on transportation issues.

· Ensures certifications from Florida Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

· Serves as Project Manager on various planning studies and projects.

· Coordinates preparation of transportation CIP with appropriate County/municipal agencies for all County/municipal transportation projects.

· Represents Pasco County on transportation issues.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of local, State and Federal requirements applicable to transportation planning.

· Knowledge of modern principles and practices of regional transportation planning process.

· Knowledge of modern methods of collection and analysis of planning and engineering data.

· Knowledge of modern principles and practices of regional transportation planning process.

· Ability to plan, organize, support, lead and supervise the work of a professional staff.

· Ability to address elected and non-elected public officials, civic organizations, other community organizations, and citizens to present ideas and findings clearly and concisely writing and orally.

· Ability to understand, interpret and implement applicable legislation, rules and regulations.

· Ability to work positively and cooperatively with Planning and Development Department and other County staff, and staff with MPO participating municipalities.

· Ability to plan, organize and supervise projects and programs.

· Skilled in the operation of and proficiency using computers and applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), transportation models, and other analytical and presentation tools (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ArcGIS, CAD, FSUTMS, InDesign, websites).​

Minimum Requirements

PHYSICAL SKILLS: Frequent use of hands. Occasional lifting and carrying 45 lbs and over, reaching above shoulders, climbing, walking, standing, kneeling, bending and stooping. Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: A Master’s degree in a planning-related field such as urban planning, environmental studies/science, or political science; public policy/administration. Ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in planning. Five (5) years of MPO-related transportation planning experience to include experience in intergovernmental relations, public administration and communications/public information; familiarity with federal and state transportation funding processes. Supervisory experience is required.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-fee workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida law.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., Chapter 55A-7, Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

TO APPLY:
Please apply directly to: pascocountyfl.net

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Rebecca Geiger
Sr. Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist
Pasco County BOCC
Human Resources
rgeiger@pascocountyfl.net