Are you passionate about multimodal transportation and traffic safety? Are you interested in making a positive impact in your community? Do you enjoy tackling complex challenges that require working with an interdisciplinary team?
The Boulder County Community Planning and Permitting Department is seeking to hire a Vision Zero Program Manager at the Senior Planner OR Planner II level. In this new position, the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to build Boulder County's Vision Zero program from the ground up, developing and sustaining a data-driven, comprehensive, and proactive Vision Zero program that supports our Transportation Master Plan goal of eliminating fatal and serious injury crashes in unincorporated Boulder County by 2035.
An early assignment will be leading the development of our first-ever Vision Zero Action Plan, recently funded by the USDOT’s Safer Streets & Roads for All (SS4A) program. In this role, you'll perform a variety of complex planning duties and work with a team of planners, engineers and policy makers to advance transportation safety projects. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic and evolving environment, be committed to working collaboratively with advocates, the public and diverse stakeholders, and have a proven track record of success in planning and implementing innovative transportation safety initiatives.
This is a full-time, benefitted position. This position will work 40 hours per weekMonday – Friday with flexibility, with the potential for occasional evening and weekend hours to facilitate or support public meetings and/or attend outreach events. This hybrid position will work both remotely and in-person. Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, this position is exempt. New employees receive an 80-hour bank of vacation at the time of hire, in addition to 8 hours of both vacation and medical leave accruals each month.
Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work.
Examples of Duties
Models and upholds Boulder County’s Guiding Values of Inclusion, Stewardship, Service, Engagement, Sustainability, Innovation and Resilience.
Develops and implements a workplan to achieve Boulder County Transportation Master Plan goals, including transportation, environmental, safety, economic, equity and county identity and character.
Develops and maintains an understanding of Vision Zero principles including a data-driven, proactive, and systemic approach with a focus on vulnerable roadway users, and as part of multi-disciplinary team advocates for their inclusion in all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of capital projects.
Leads the development and updating of the Boulder County Vision Zero Action Plan, which includes project prioritization for planning, funding and implementation.
Serves as a project manager or project lead for multimodal transportation planning projects, including alternatives analyses, feasibility studies and concept designs.
Manages consultant activities in all aspects of grant and non-grant-funded projects, including developing scopes of work, purchasing and procurement, establishing and tracking budgets, approving consultant/ contractor payments, grant management and requests for reimbursement, monitoring work progress and ensuring completion of quality work products.
Leads and participates in community engagement processes for transportation planning and construction projects, including outreach to historically marginalized and hard to reach populations.
Plans and leads appropriate internal and public meetings, which also include off-site road safety audits, other evaluations of traffic safety issues and occasional evening meetings.
Assists members of the public, often serving as their first point of contact, by answering inquiries and providing information concerning county policies, procedures, projects and programs.
Participates in internal Boulder County diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work.
Serves on technical committees; develops and presents recommendations to policy makers, partners and other stakeholders.
Reviews newly adopted state and federal laws, standards, and grant regulations for relevance to departmental programs and work. Identifies grant opportunities and writes grant applications.
Prepares maps, charts, diagrams, and other visual materials.
Performs other duties as required; may be reassigned in emergency situations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of the factors that influence transportation and land use and the legal and social aspects of transportation planning.
Ability to uphold and model the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners’ Guiding Values.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make effective public presentations and build relationships with other employees, community partners, and the public.
Ability to learn and communicate departmental regulations, policies and procedures.
Awareness of the history and current manifestations of systemic inequalities.
Understand the impact of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, etc. on the lives and work of co-workers.
Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic or transportation engineering, Vision Zero and basic understanding of engineering mathematics.
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
Ability to prepare and present reports, maps and charts.
Working knowledge of ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign and PhotoShop
Ability to effectively plan and implement planning projects, including managing procurement and contracting, developing scopes, budgets and schedules and managing grants.
Ability to multi-task, problem-solve and anticipate situations.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & Teams) and other remote work software (Zoom)
PLEASE NOTE: When completing your application describe all relevant education and experience, as applications are assessed based on the required qualifications listed. Resumes and other attachments are not accepted in lieu of completed applications andwill not be reviewed in the initial screening process. Any personally identifiable information (PII) such as name and address will be redacted from applications that meet the minimum screening requirements and are forwarded to the hiring manager. If the hiring manager selects you to advance in the hiring process, your attachments will then be shared with the hiring team. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Senior Planner: Education: Bachelor's degree in Planning Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Design, Public Policy or Administration, Community Development, Geography, Public Health, Sustainability, Environmental Science or Studies, Humanities or a related field. Experience: Five years of professional experience in urban, rural, regional, transportation, parks or community planning, or other related field, including at least two years in a project management capacity. Additional related education may count towards required experience.
Planner II: Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Planning or related field, such as but not limited to Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Design, Public Policy or Administration, Community Development, Geography, Public Health, Sustainability, Environmental Science or Studies, Humanities or a related field AND two years of professional experience in urban, rural, regional, transportation, parks or community planning, traffic engineering or other related field. OR Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of nine college credits in planning related coursework and four years of professional experience in urban, rural, regional, transportation, parks or community planning, traffic engineering or other related field. Additional related education may count towards required experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Values working in collaboration with staff, co-workers, elected officials, and community partners • Proactively looks for solutions to problems; decisively takes initiative and action • Values and upholds the diversity of others’ cultures, identities, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives • Has the ability to develop and sustain long term partnerships with diverse stakeholders and independently represent the organization in a variety of contexts • Is highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to multi-task • Has a growth mindset and is passionate about learning Has the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Experience working with DiExSys Vision Zero Suite, Crash Magic, PBCAT or other crash analytics or diagnostics software • Experience applying Vision Zero principles to transportation planning and design projects, including as part of a Vision Zero Action Plan • Experience evaluating and applying countermeasures that improve safety for vulnerable roadway users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, youth, older adults, people with disabilities, and motorcyclists. • Experience managing federal grants.
Applicants must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record
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A job offer is contingent on passing a criminal background investigation
All applicants are required to attach a cover letter for this position
Boulder County’s Guiding Values:
Inclusion – We value, respect, and support all individuals by being an inclusive, culturally responsive county government.
Stewardship – We honor our county’s past and work in partnership with our community to ensure a thriving, healthy quality of life for present and future generations.
Service – We work with passion and integrity in a supportive, positive environment to ensure accountability, responsiveness, efficiency, and justice.
Engagement – We listen to and provide opportunities for all community members to actively collaborate and engage with us in order to continually improve our services.
Sustainability – We are committed to environmental, social, and economic sustainability and build partnerships to help make the broader community more sustainable.
Innovation – We are motivated, progressive, and visionary. We continually challenge ourselves to lead with innovation, collaboration, and creativity.
Resilience – We plan for the future and forge strong partnerships that allow us to adapt quickly to challenges and manage community impacts.