The Multimodal Transportation Planner is a professional and technical position, responsible for planning and coordinating the County's motorized and non-motorized transportation programs, plans, and activities. Applies multimodal methods to performing transportation planning related duties, including preparing and reviewing traffic studies for land development projects consistent with applicable State and County standards. Performs research related to mobility and transportation. Perform traffic analysis, transportation studies, and mobility studies, GIS data analysis, prepare reports and present results using data current visualization techniques under a safe, efficient, effective, equitable, and sustainable perspective. Transportation network analysis using pertinent software applications such as ArcGIS, R, FSUTMS (Cube Voyager, TransCAD, VISSUM), Highway Capacity Software, and Synchro Studio.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of multimodal transportation planning, including the analysis of data and preparation of planning reports and studies. Knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in vehicular, bicycle/pedestrian, multimodal, environmental, and urban/regional transportation planning. Experience preparing and submitting grant applications. Prior experience with GIS data analysis, transportation impact analysis, mobility simulations, planning/evaluation of long range transportation needs, and examining, designing, planning , and managing multimodal transportation systems are highly desired.
Bachelor's degree in a field of engineering or science with applicability to transportation planning or traffic engineering, such as Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Geography, or Urban & Regional Planning. Minimum of three years professional experience in transportation planning. Knowledge of principles and practices of transportation planning, traffic analysis, and travel demand modeling is highly recommended. Must be able to understand and prepare input data for simulation models, analyze model output, and clearly communicate results with technical audience and general public. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Salary Range - $52K - $81K. AA/EEO/M/F/VET PREF/DFWP *** APPLY ON-LINE ONLY AT: www.mymanatee.org
Additional Salary Information: A competitive salary within the range of $52k to $81k annually is provided for the position with a negotiable starting salary depending on experience and qualifications. The County also offers a comprehensive benefit package, including negotiable relocation assistance.
About Manatee County Public Works
About 315,000 people call Manatee County home, but our population increases considerably in the winter when high temperatures vary between 65 and 75 degrees. Many northerners, affectionately known as Snow Birds, have second homes or rent a winter home here.
The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, located on the Manatee-Sarasota County border, provides service to more than one million passengers per year. The area is also served by Amtrak Train Service and the Greyhound Bus lines. Manatee County Area Transit System provides inexpensive public transportation to most developed reaches of the County. Other areas are easily accessible by car. Interstate 75 traverses north and south through Manatee County and is a major artery to get to other interstate routes.
Manatee County’s top industries are tourism and agriculture. Tomatoes, strawberries and peppers are our highest-grossing crops. Bealls Department Store is headquartered in Bradenton. Tropicana is one of the top employers in the County. Commercial fishing is found, especially in the Village of Cortez.
Manatee County is also the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Each March, the Pirates tune up for the... Major League season at LECOM Park in Bradenton. The field is also home to the Bradenton Marauders, the new minor league affiliate of the Pirates. Manatee County is the home of IMG Academies, where students from around the world learn soccer, tennis, basketball, baseball and golf.
Manatee County’s picturesque conservation areas are ideal for families, nature lovers and hikers. Emerson Point, Robinson Preserve and Duette parks are a handful of our scenic preserves. Manatee County also boasts several recreational parks. G.T. Bray Park is the largest of these and offers tennis, swimming, skate boarding, recreational leagues and walking trails. There are also many boat ramps located on the Manatee River, Lake Manatee, Palma Sola Bay and the Braden River.
Manatee County is also home to several higher learning institutions, including State College of Florida, New College, Ringling School of Art & Design and the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee campus.
In short, Manatee County is a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit. We’re proud to call it home!