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Planner II

Company: Pasco County Government
Location: New Port Richey
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Transortation Planner - Good with Grant applications? Transit Authority report? Here's your job! Contract 6-12 months, could have potential for permanent position. General Description: Under the guidance of the Administrative Services Manager, this position is responsible for performing technical, professional and analytical work as well as day-to-day activities related to transit service planning and scheduling, including using a scheduling software system, development of plans for bus routes, database upkeep, grant preparation and administration, and bus operator work runs.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:Assists with developing plans for fixed-route transit service, including evaluating system performance, and making recommendations for change as needed to ensure service meets GoPasco's goals and objectives.Applies knowledge of databases to track, maintain and update inventory of bus stops, geo-coordinates, amenities, and use reasoning skills to identify and correct data as needed.Conducts interagency review of transportation plans; reviews and comments on proposed land use developments and/or road projects to promote the incorporation of pro-transit policies and measures.Coordinate printing and review of schedule data for passenger information panels posted at bus stops, conduct field work as needed to ensure information is correctlydisplayed, and conduct field assessments at bus stops.Collects and summarizes feedback from bus operators and passengers and make appropriate recommendations.Assists with creation of fixed route bus schedules, run cuts and routechanges, including exporting data from scheduling software systems and interface with other systems such as automatic passenger counters, vehicle location systems and other transit technology.Assists with coordination of public outreach events, including set up, speaking with members of the public, working with internal staff and transit guides to disseminate information to the public.Maintains route profile and performance data using complex spreadsheets.Reads and analyze demographic and geographic data, apply ArcGIS (or equivalent GIS) skills to graphically display ridership and demographic trends, and communicate trends to senior management .Collects and records ridership data using appropriate software, prepare ridership reports as required.Monitors and evaluates on-time performance data, propose schedule adjustments as needed.Initiates and performs research and document findings, make written recommendations including maps and graphics to display conceptsResearches complaints, problems and prepare responses for management, including composing correspondence.Provides support for Operations, including preparing reports, compliance, analyzing ridership and performance data and other duties as required.Manages grant program tasks including preparation of reports, preparing applications for operational and capital funding, uses mandated federal and/or state procedures to track progress, prepare status updates, meets with managers regularly and follows up with internal staff to track spending of funds.Reviews all existing and proposed bus stop requests, meets with internal staff to evaluate bus stop issues, works with jurisdictions to ensure bus stops are pedestrian and bicycle accessible, as well as compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act; works with cities to implement work, updates and manages bus stop inventory.Attends and serves on committees as requested; makes presentations to the Technical Advisory Committee, represents GoPasco and gives oral presentations at meetings.Develops population projections, maps and financial forecasts and analyzes environmental and social impacts.Oversees the work of consultants retained to work on grant projects or other transportation projects including project management, cost mitigation and other duties to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.Coordinates the public involvement process for the department. Stages public appearances and announcements, organizes public meetings, gives presentations, and generally educates the public concerning transportation issues.Administers and monitors all FDOT/FTA grant applications, and reporting as needed by various agencies.Actively searches out new grant opportunities for transit to meet current and future needs. Prepares the grant application and will provide oversight and management of the grant through the application and approval process. Will prepare documentation to apply for the grant, the approval process and work with the management and fiscal team to ensure funding and goals are met.Performs related duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of modern transit system operating principles and practices. Strong mathematics, data collection, spreadsheet, and spatial analysis skills.Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Pro, GIS, Google EarthAbility to prepare written correspondence and reports including creation tables and quality graphics.Knowledge of mapping data, GIS, database management, project management and grants.Ability to analyze operating data, identify issues and recommend appropriate solutions. Ability to work independently, self-starter, using strong organizational and time management skills.Ability to learn to use a scheduling software system.Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.Ability to develop, read, and interpret rules, policies and procedures Ability to operate standard office equipment.Ability to maintain tact, poise and professional demeanor in the workplace and with the public.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 in Planning, Transportation Planning, Statistics, Mathematics, Geography, Environmental Science or related field OR a Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years' of professional experience.LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid driver's license.PandoLogic. Keywords: Administrative Manager, Location: New Port Richey, FL - 34654

Keywords: Pasco County Government, Brandon , Planner II, Other , New Port Richey, Florida

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