The City of Portland is seeking a highly motivated and qualified City Planner II in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).
City Planners II serve as project coordinators or lead planners on complex and often politically sensitive planning projects or significant technical planning studies, with responsibility from inception to completion of all project or study activities.
Responsibilities of the City Planner II (Transportation) include: performing advanced professional transportation planning, policy development, and project coordination; coordinating multiple projects and/or a single complex project; representing PBOT on projects with other Portland bureaus or partner agencies; providing technical support to project advisory committees or PBOT/City leadership; planning and implementing public involvement activities; and providing technical support to competitive transportation funding efforts.
Incumbents are expected to apply their technical expertise and exercise sound independent judgment and initiative in developing solutions and making recommendations to resolve problems consistent with legal regulatory and policy provisions. Work is performed both independently and in a team environment.
Why work at the City of Portland? The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot. The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Knowledge of theory, principles, standards, and practices of transportation planning in a growing urban multimodal environment.
Experience applying transportation planning practices to complex planning studies or policy issues in an urban multimodal environment.
Experience to present ideas and requirements clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing and negotiate resolutions to problems or conflicts.
Experience exercising sound independent judgment and reach appropriate conclusions within established policies and guidelines.
Experience managing tasks and projects including budgets, schedules and /or quality of work product.
Training and Experience: A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a college or university with an undergraduate or graduate degree in urban planning or a closely related field; and four years of progressively responsible professional planning experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
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