Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
Division & Section: Transportation Services, Planning & Capital Program
Work Location: City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent Vacancy
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $37.43 - $41.00, TF0274, Wage Grade 11
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 3-Mar-2021 to 17-Mar-2021
Reporting to the Manager, Capital Projects & Program, the Assistant Planner will provide planning, analysis, research, graphical, and technical support to support the unit in its efforts to advance the equitable planning, prioritization and programming of projects and initiatives in the Division's 10-Year, $5 Billion Capital Program. Working in a diverse, inclusive, and dynamic group, the Assistant Planner will be responsible for:
Participating in conducting transportation studies and the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives affecting the Division's transportation infrastructure and programs
Participating in the development and maintenance of computerized information systems and planning and transportation models.
Collecting, compiling, and analyzing data and information on demographic, economic, legal, social, cultural and physical information relating to the Division's transportation infrastructure and programs
Organizing and participating in meetings to exchange information on proposed transportation infrastructure, development proposals, policies under review, and other planning issues
Liaising with agencies and community groups on the development, implementation and evaluation of transportation initiatives
Coordinating a range of activities related to transportation infrastructure projects and assists in the preparation of communications and consultation materials for these programs
Conducting research to identify trends and new developments in the field of transportation planning
Responding to requests for information from staff from other Divisions, developers, consultants, outside agencies and governments, elected officials, and the public
Preparing maps, diagrams, charts, tables, photo imagery, and other presentation materials using office productivity software and geospatial, statistical, design, and other computer applications
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Planning, Transportation Planning, Urban Studies or a related field, or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in coordinating and assisting with transportation projects while balancing technical, political, community and other stakeholder interests through public consultation and engagement activities.
Experience in preparing technical letters, reports, graphics, presentations and communications materials for management, internal staff, elected officials, other agencies, and the public.
Experience with multimodal transportation studies and the preliminary design, planning, programming and coordination of transportation capital infrastructure projects using traffic analysis, spatial analysis, and computer aided design software packages (i.e. Synchro, ArcGIS, and Microstation)
You must also have:
Knowledge of current issues in transportation policy and planning, with an emphasis on multimodal transportation.
Proficient in using a variety of computer software (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Illustrator, e-mail, etc)
Ability to effectively respond to public inquiries and concerns related to transportation infrastructure and programs.
Ability to prioritize and complete project assignments working both independently and as a part of a team.
Ability to use good judgment; excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and to prepare presentations and comprehensive reports.
Awareness of transportation equity and willingness to advance it through project work would be an asset.
Experience with transportation analysis software such as Aimsun, PTV Vistro/VISSIM or EMME would be an asset.
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