Senior Transportation Planner


Organization : City of Issaquah
Job Category : Transportation
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : WA
City : Issaquah
Salary and Benefits : DOE


Would you like to work for a small public entity that is customer-focused, committed to continuous improvement and values innovation? The City of Issaquah has been listed by Sunset Magazine as one of the Best “Burbs” in America and by Family Circle magazine as one of the best places to raise a family. We are seeking a progressive, technically skilled, and community-focused individual to fill the position of Senior Transportation Planner. This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to grow the position from the ground up and to provide the vision and strategic thinking needed to implement a newly centralized transportation planning program. As a member of our team, you will:

• Coordinate efforts to advance the City’s initiatives and strategic vision for transportation.

• Oversee development of the Transportation Master Plan, including consultant selection and overall management of the project.

• Analyze transportation systems and policies, identify issues, evaluate potential solutions, and recommend solutions for implementation. • Manage interdisciplinary projects that are technically complex, difficult, and sensitive.

• Serve as staff liaison to the Transportation Advisory Board.

• Collaborate internally and externally on regional transportation initiatives.

• Lead public outreach efforts related to assigned programs and projects; respond to inquiries from the Transportation Advisory Board, City staff, and the community.

• Develops work plans, schedules and budgets; coordinates, assigns and reviews work products; monitors progress of projects.

• Provides analysis of current and future transportation demand by evaluating level of services studies and by synthesizing modeling.

• Recommends and implements measures to mitigate the impacts of construction plans on the City's transportation system.

Required Background:

• Bachelor’s degree in Planning or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred.

• Five years progressively responsible experience in transportation planning

• Membership or professional involvement with the American Planning Association and Congress for new Urbanism (CNU) preferred.

• AICP Certification preferred

The City of Issaquah offers a comprehensive benefits package including a choice of medical and dental options, new staff accrue 24 days of vacation and sick pay per year, free membership to our community center and pool, paid life insurance, long term disability and retirement options including a matching program. The City also offers incentives to pursue further education and training, including Education Merit Pay, an Education Incentive Day Off, and tuition reimbursement. Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter directly to:

The City of Issaquah supports workplace diversity. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class status. Persons needing assistance in the application process may call the Human Resources Office at 425-837-3040.


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