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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: November 17, 2017
RESUMES & LETTERS OF INTEREST REQUESTED BY 12/11/17. POSITION IS CONSIDERED OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Community Development Department
Job Title: Assistant Transportation Planner
Job Code: M591
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.50 hour workweek

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Transportation Planner will assist with and manage a variety of transit-related and multi-modal transportation planning and infrastructure projects that further the city's transportation goals through innovative ideas and best practices in sustainable transportation planning, design, and community engagement. This person will be a member of the Environmental and Transportation Planning division of the Community Development Department, collaborating with other city departments; regional, state and federal transportation agencies; institutions; and community members.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Transportation Analysis and Visualization: The Assistant Planner will be charged with analyzing transportation data and communicating the results (e.g., by producing compelling graphics) to other City staff and the public. The Assistant Planner will be responsible for collecting or otherwise gathering data, data processing, analysis, report and memo writing, and graphics work (using ArcGIS and the Adobe suite).
  • Transportation project evaluations: The Assistant Planner will carry out (sometimes in partnership with a consultant team, depending on the size of the project) pre-project data collection and evaluations of completed transportation projects that often make use of new design elements (e.g., bicycle facilities, real time bus signs) that require evaluation.
  • Transit Program: The Assistant Planner will be responsible for assisting with many aspects of the Community Development Department's ongoing projects related to public transportation. This includes staffing the Transit Advisory Committee, coordinating with other agencies (such as the MBTA), and assisting in the procurement of and site identification for bus stop amenities.
  • Support Infrastructure projects: The Assistant Planner will provide support for design of infrastructure projects by reviewing existing designs to ensure inclusion of best transit practices and sometimes providing support such as additional field work, data analysis, or graphics work.
  • Outreach: The Assistant Planner will gather public input (e.g., through surveys) on infrastructure projects. The Assistant Planner will also create communication materials (e.g., brochures, web pages) to describe City activities and communicate the challenges and opportunities surrounding decisions the City is undertaking and attend outreach events during and outside of regular work hours as needed.
  • Transportation equity: The Assistant Planner will use available data and data from new sources to further determine whether transportation planning and implementation occurs equitably throughout the City and to identify opportunities to improve transportation equity.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • A good understanding of issues related to transportation planning, particularly sustainable transportation, including public transportation, and multi-stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and projects.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, presentation, computer, writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience with data analysis using Excel and/or Access databases.
  • Experience with ArcGIS and the Adobe creative suite.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field and three years of related experience

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • In depth understanding of public transportation systems
  • Master's degree in Urban Planning, Transportation, or an associated field is highly desirable

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: This position involves some field work. Requires travel to and through the City to project locations, driving, walking, biking, bending, squatting, reaching and stretching.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.   

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Work involved is primarily indoor in a professional office setting with some outdoor field work and community engagement activities.

RATE: $43,234-$66,836/year + excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resumes and Letters of Interest requested by 12/08/17. Position is considered open until filled.

The City of Cambridge is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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