Manatee County Government has an exciting opportunity available in Bradenton Florida! We are hiring now for a Multimodal Transportation Planner. This position is NOT related to supply chain operations or logistics. In this role you will apply multimodal methods to performing transportation planning related duties, including preparing and reviewing traffic studies consistent with applicable State and County standards. Performs research related to transportation studies and prepares reports. Determines compliance with the County's transportation policies and regulations. Performs detailed analyses for the transportation network using pertinent software applications such as FSUTMS (Cube Voyager), Highway Capacity Software, GIS and Synchro Studio. Reviews and performs site impact analysis related to proposed developments' transportation impacts. Applies standard analysis methods to process and analyze travel data. Prepares and reviews input data for transportation analysis software, including editing of transportation networks, land use data, and intersection geometry. Summarizes transportation analysis software output using mapping tools, reports, and tables. Compares analysis results with results of other related analyses and historical data. Assists in conducting transportation studies, including application of travel demand models, analysis and review results, interpretation and reporting of results, and development of conclusions and recommendations. Collects and organizes data on the functional, structural, and usage features of multi-modal transportation infrastructure, including such data as number of lanes, speeds, volumes by mode, travel statistics by mode, truck percentages, and peak hour factors. Communicates clearly, effectively, and tactfully, orally and in writing; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with others. Skillfully reads, interprets and explains studies, plans, diagrams, graphs, and maps. Efficiently and timely handles multiple, concurrent projects. Performs other related work (including weather or other extreme emergency duties) as required.
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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. Prior experience with transportation impact analysis and planning/evaluation of long range transportation needs are highly desired. Valid driver's license with valid Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and objectives of transportation planning, traffic impact analysis, and travel demand modeling. Must be able to understand and prepare input data for simulation models, analyze model output, and clearly communicate results with technical audiences. Knowledge of general principles used in identifying and prioritizing multi-modal transportation needs, including operational and safety needs associated with specific projects and the adequate facilities needs associated with planning transportation networks. Familiarity with transportation requirements as implemented through the Florida Community Planning Act is desired. Skill in computer operations, including transportation systems and pertinent software applications, e.g., FSUTMS, Cube Voyager, TRANSCAD, SYNCHRO, CORSIM, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office, database design, and statistical analysis software. Knowledge of socioeconomic factors involved in transportation and regional planning. Knowledge of statistical techniques and research methods used in transportation planning and traffic engineering. Knowledge of data collection techniques and field surveys, methods of data analysis, and the presentation of data and text in the preparation of reports. Ability to sit for long periods of time and maintain concentration
Additional Salary Information: Manatee County offers a competitive benefits package.
About Public Works Department Manatee County Government
Manatee County is located on Florida’s breathtaking Gulf Coast. It is bordered by Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg to the north, Hardee and DeSoto counties to the east and Sarasota to the south. The beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island fade into the Gulf of Mexico to the west.
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. In short, Manatee County is a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit. We’re proud to call it home!
Manatee County Public Works Department provides many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives, works, and plays in unincorporated Manatee County. Primarily, the department is responsible for the administration, planning, engineering, maintenance, and construction management of the County’s infrastru...cture.
The responsibilities of the Public Works Department are distributed among three business centers:
Engineering Services, Field Operations, and Traffic Management