Transit Planner 1 or 2

18 Aug 2022 4:46 PM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

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Join Metro's Planning Team! It is an exciting time to come on board at Metro Transit as we implement a network redesign and bus rapid transit network. 

This is professional transportation planning, research, technology and project management work performed for Metro Transit. Employees in this class are responsible for a variety of assignments in connection with projects such as surveys, studies, data analyses and other related activities. The work requires independent judgment and employees are responsible for planning, organizing, and executing assignments and projects and for presenting findings for review.  Work assignments are received from the Transit Planning and Scheduling Manager, are generally performed independently and are periodically reviewed while in progress and upon completion.

The successful candidate will be placed at the Transit Planner 1 (starting salary $61,732) or Transit Planner 2 (starting salary $66,960) level based upon experience; to be determined at the time of hire depending upon the candidate's relevant work experience and overall qualifications.

PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE OF DIVERSE GENDERS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


IMPORTANT: THERE ARE SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS ON THIS POSTING. YOU MUST UPLOAD YOUR ESSAYS IN THE ATTACHMENTS SECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

**APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT ATTACHED ESSAYS WILL IMMEDIATELY BE ELIMINATED FROM CONSIDERATION.**

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Analysis and Reporting of Route and System Performance Characteristics 

  • Oversee data collection (including ridership measures and amount of service supplied in units of distance and time)
  • Supervise preparation and analysis of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for various entities, including internal and external teams, boards and commissions
  • Collect data for and update the federally-mandated Title VI plan
  • Develop and conduct surveys to assess customer usage patterns, service needs, and potential ridership levels from new service areas
  • Draft reports, including appropriate recommendations, regarding ridership, route planning, and system productivity, for supervisory review
  • Present reports to appropriate committees and/or other City agencies.

Planning and Implementation of Special Event and Construction Detours

  • Attend pre-construction and event planning meetings (including serving upon the Street Use Staff Commission)
  • Develop detour routing
  • Prepare detour descriptions for Operations and Marketing Units
  • Assist Operations Unit in detour implementation

Route and system planning

  • Participate in staff-level discussions of route and schedule adjustments
  • Participate in inter-departmental and inter-jurisdictional planning of future development
  • Assess service provision based on demographics and physical characteristics of neighborhoods, as well as commercial and industrial development
  • Prepare cost estimates for service changes
  • Attend public meetings to present service proposals and obtain feedback
  • Allocate service within jurisdictions of contracting partners

Serve as staff for various groups and committees 

  • Attend Neighborhood Resource Team meetings; prepare analysis of neighborhood transit service and usage as needed
  • Attend various planning and transportation-related meetings (neighborhood associations, transit advocacy groups, etc.)
  • Perform related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications

Transit Planner 1

  • Associate's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Engineering, Statistics, Geography, Math, or related degree.
-OR-
  • Two (2) years of experience with data analysis, project management, and software relevant to the needs of the positions


Transit Planner 2

  • Two (2)  years of responsible professional transportation planning experience which included activities in such areas as survey design, statistical analysis, transportation modeling, transportation system analysis and socio-economic data analysis; AND
  • Associate's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Engineering, Statistics, Geography, Math, or related degree. Two (2) additional years of related experience can be substituted for a degree.


If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:

At the Transit Planner 1 level
Two (2) years experience with the following:

  • Physical and social aspects of transportation planning.
  • Computers and computer software applicable to the duties of the position including planning, mapping and project management software.
  • Transportation planning theory and methods and techniques of planning and carrying out research.
  • Statistical methods and techniques.
  • Urban and community considerations relating to transportation planning and operations.
  • Project management techniques.  


The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its residents and visitors. Therefore, successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to effectively work with multicultural communities.

 
For the complete list of the knowledge, skills, and abilities, please reference the Transit Planner 1 classification specification.

Special Requirements

Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.


This position currently includes the ability for hybrid work, being in the office some days each week and working remotely some days each week.

Physical Requirements

Employees will be expected to spend a majority of time sitting/standing while operating a desktop computer and telephone. Employees may also have significant public contact and will be expected to provide excellent customer service.  Employees may be required to travel to various locations in the City of Madison to attend meetings.


By your start date, you will be required to complete a form declaring your Covid-19 vaccine status as a condition of employment.

*The payroll title is Transit Planner 1 and Transit Planner 2.

Apply now: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/madisonwi/jobs/3675805/transit-planner-1-or-2?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


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