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Associate Planner - Transportation PlanningCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #15-01B FLSA Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Associate Planner – Transportation Planning Department: Neighborhood & Development Services Division: MPOJC/Transportation Planning Supervisor: MPOJC Director Job Summary Under direction, provides staff support for implementing the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) transportation planning division work program. Prepares planning reports, GIS mapping, technical transportation studies, monitors state and federal regulations, and administers state and federal grants for all modes of transportation. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Assists in planning activities for all modes of transportation within the Iowa City urbanized area by coordinating with local governments on transportation issues; reviews transportation plans for major development and redevelopment projects; assesses impact on transportation infrastructure. Prepares applications and administers state and federal grant programs and assures reporting requirements are met. Assists in planning activities for three transit systems in the Iowa City urbanized area. Prepares special reports and memoranda as assigned; researches, analyzes and prepares studies related to transportation development, land use and the site of public facilities. Collects and summarizes data for studies related to traffic volume, speed, turning movements, collision history, transit use and recommends course of action. Operates advanced software applications specific to transportation planning and traffic engineering including TransCAD and Synchro software. Operates Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software and prepares maps. Maintains planning documents required by Federal Highway Administration and Iowa Department of Transportation including local MPOJC documents. Conducts and gathers public input on transportation needs and planning, including public hearings. Determines location of traffic control signs, assists with capital project development for streets, trails, intersections, street corridor elements, new subdivisions, traffic control devices, pavement markings, location of street lighting, consistent with the Manual on Uniform traffic control devices. Monitors state and federal transportation regulations. Job Class #15-01B MPOJC Page 2 Updated 05/09/2022 Assists transportation-related boards, commissions and committees. Staffs the MPOJC Urbanized Area Policy Board, MPOJC Rural Policy Board, MPOJC Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, and MPOJC Regional Trails and Bicycling Committee by agenda preparation, information packets, meeting minutes, technical assistance, schedule, and performs duties as assigned. Works with elected officials to answer questions, provides information, presentations and education. Trains student interns. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification Bachelor's degree in urban planning, transportation planning, civil engineering or a related field from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body required. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Master's degree from an educational institution accredited by a DOE recognized accreditation body preferred. Three years of experience in traffic and transportation planning preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of principles and practices of transportation and urban planning. Knowledge of state and federal transportation programs and policies. Knowledge of development process and local government operations. Skills in interpersonal and public relations. Skills in written and oral communications. Skills in the operation of a number of office machines and equipment such as Job Class #15-01B MPOJC Page 3 Updated 05/09/2022 computers and copiers. Ability to analyze and critique plans and proposals for transportation development. Ability to read and interpret legal agreements and documents. Ability to prepare and present technical reports and recommendations. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.