Performs a variety of skilled technical tasks related to the engineering and active transportation of Public Works projects for the City of St. George. Work involves application of technical knowledge and independent judgment in design and construction. Work includes review of development projects, design of small projects for the city including active transportation projects, and a variety of traffic and transportation duties and special studies.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disability Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Coordinates the development, preparation, and implementation of a diverse range of active transportation projects.
2. Reviews capital and private development projects for conformity and compliance with City policy and plans, design standards and specifications, and best practices as it relates to active transportation and complete streets.
3. May assist in coordinating community events, activities, and other public outreach related to active transportation.
4. Participate in multi-modal transportation planning and construction projects; develop and recommend active transportation improvements for the City that align with the objectives of the Active Transportation and Transportation Master Plans.
5. Continuously helps to ensure that the Active Transportation Plan is kept current.
6. Serve as the staff liaison with the Active Transportation Committee, including coordinating the distribution of agendas and preparation of reports, meeting materials, agendas and minutes.
7. Assist in the implementation of pedestrian/bicycle related policies.
8. Serve as principal lead and coordinator for the City’s Safe Routes to School Program. Works with school planners, parents, and neighborhood groups in the assessment and development of plans and programs.
9. Review proposed state and federal legislation in support of the City’s active transportation programs, objectives, and plans. Provide comments on bicycle, pedestrian, and other related legislation.
10. Prepares and supervises design and construction of public works and engineering projects in accordance with general planning and engineering principles and standards established by the City.
11. Assists with selection of consultants and specifies parameters for projects and scope of consultants’ work. Approves work done by consultants and troubleshoots projects.
12. May perform traffic and transportation studies for the City.
13. Researches and keeps apprised of available bicycle and pedestrian funding sources, determines work items that are eligible for grant funding and leads efforts to apply for grant programs, funding studies, projects, and programs geared toward bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users.
14. Conducts research and public outreach, analyzes data, formulates findings, conclusions, and recommendations, writes active transportation reports, and presents report findings to the City Council, the Planning Commission, other commissions/committees/meetings or interdepartmental as assigned.
15. Provides technical support to various committees and represents the City at public meetings.
16. Develops and implements short and long-term objectives and strategies in the areas of active transportation facilities, pedestrian and bicycle safety, educational materials, and enforcement materials.
17. Uses computer, programmable calculator, GPS, or other technical equipment to assist with designs, computations, calculations, and other projects (e.g. ArcView, AutoCad, or other related planning or design software).
18. Meets with other agencies, contractors, departments, and committees.
19. Performs other related duties as required.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Work is performed indoors in an engineering office environment and outdoors in field conditions involving heavy traffic, steep terrain, and a variety of weather conditions. Required to push, pull, or lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds both short and long distances. Requires working positions such as stooping, crouching, and bending with the ability to change positions as necessary. May use common hand tools. May have a few disagreeable elements such as appearance of workplace, poor ventilation, or uneven temperatures. Intermittent exposure to stress as a result of human behavior, human error, work deadlines, and the demands of multiple complex projects.
Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in transportation planning or engineering with an emphasis on active transportation or a closely related field. Three years of relevant experience in active transportation, engineering, planning, or related field.
Licenses: Must possess a valid driver license. A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.
Additional preference may be given to those with at least one of the following:
• Active Transportation User (someone who walks, rides a bicycle, and/or uses public transit)
• Working knowledge of transportation agencies, DOT’s, MPO’s, etc.
• General understanding of city/town/community planning efforts
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• AASHTO, MUTCD, NACTO and other transportation standards.
• Knowledge of bicycle and pedestrian design standards; experience developing projects and programs that incorporate the principles of Safe Routes to School and Complete Streets is desired.
• Technical writing and proficiency in reading, reviewing, and editing technical documents.
• Knowledge of ArcView and AutoCad and ability to design small projects in AutoCad for bidding purposes.
• Prepare and present complex reports in written and oral form.
• Proven ability to communicate complex ideas and plans to coworkers, supervisors, contractors, and the public.
• Apply basic traffic engineering and transportation planning principles to the collection and analysis of data.
• Prepare and maintain detailed records and write reports.
• Establish and maintain effective working relations with elected officials, department heads, employees, the public, officials, and employees of other jurisdictions.
• Coordinate the planning, direction and review and performs data collection, reporting and development review activities.
• Organize and facilitate public meetings and workshops. Effectively communicate in a public setting.
• Monitor changes in legislative requirements, policy and design guidance and standards, and best practices as it relates to active transportation. Interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
• Recommend corresponding changes to transportation policy and design standards.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; collaborate with a variety of diverse interest groups and regulatory agencies to implement goals and objectives.
• Work in a team atmosphere and participate on a variety of departmental and City-wide committees to enhance the delivery of all City services.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 09/23/2021 05:00 PM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.