Department/DivisionDevelopment / Planning
Supervision Received FromPlanning Manager
Under general direction, the Associate Transit Planner is responsible for leading and supporting planning and service development activities, including a variety of professional and technical support and implementation activities. Work includes leading, as assigned, the preparation of plans, reports and coordination of service development projects and service implementation. Additional responsibilities include analyzing and reporting ridership, operational characteristics and system performance data, facilitating public workshops or surveys and more.
Performs a variety of complex support functions that support technical analysis and development of fixed route, demand response and innovative public transportation service. Work requires applying a wide range of technical and professional transportation planning knowledge to work activities.
- Principles of public transit scheduling and route design,
- Urban planning and local development practices,
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations on development and accessibility,
- Modern computer and internet applications including Excel, GIS, mapping and databases,
- Moderate mathematical concepts necessary for compiling and analyzing data
- Presentation and public speaking
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with the public, coworkers and management, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
- Locating, analyzing and interpreting complex datasets, geospatial data, procedures and governmental standards
- Operating modern computer applications including spreadsheets, relational databases, web-based tools and Microsoft Office for the processing, development and presentation of work.
- Washington Driver’s License
- Must submit to criminal background check the results of which must meet the hiring criteria for the role.
Positions in this class typically require fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motion.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Training and Experience:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in transportation or urban planning, geography, business or public administration, engineering or a related field
- Two years experience in planning, mapping, grants preparation, and administration or data collection and analysis.
- A relevant master’s degree or graduate level course work may be substituted for the required work experience.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.