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Senior Planner - Public Transportation and Parking Department
City of Oklahoma City, OK
Job Description

This position has planning responsibilities to include new and/or advanced transit options associated with a potential MAPS 4 program, Capital Improvement Grant programs and other Federally funded transit projects. This position will lead or support new and/or existing transit services, contribute to or lead short and long range transportation planning efforts and serve as the primary point of contact for the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and contribute to department efforts in supporting the Regional Transit Authority (RTA).

This job is located in the Public Transportation and Parking Department with the City of Oklahoma City and is under the direction of an immediate supervisor. Senior Planner is a professional classification requiring well developed skills in research; verbal and written communication; project design; and knowledge of and skill in applying procedures, objectives, and variables related to city planning. Essential job functions include: performing numerous administrative and technical functions in support of the assigned job functions including project design; data acquisition by field survey and research; data compilation, analysis, and summarization; and the presentation of facts in both verbal and written form. May attend meetings and/or represent the City and Department as a participant on or advisor to various boards, commissions, official policymaking bodies, and citizens' groups and may provide functional supervision to less experienced employees. The Senior Planner may also make policy recommendations based both on the analysis of current trends and hypotheses of future circumstances. Senior Planners specialize in one or more areas of expertise, which include long-range planning, transportation, urban redevelopment/revitalization, urban design, environmental planning, historic preservation, current planning and community or economic development. Senior Planners in all disciplines are responsible for writing or presenting formal and technical reports, working papers, project budgets, contracts, and other correspondence. Reports, conclusions, and recommendations may become or be used to establish official City policies or ordinances.

Honorably discharged veterans of the United States Active Duty Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve Forces who are not currently employed full-time by the City of Oklahoma City shall receive five (5) points added to the passing score on an initial selection process. Qualified applicants must upload a copy of their DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22 indicating discharge type/character of service at the time of application.

• Knowledge of principles of city planning.
• Knowledge of and skill in determining appropriate research designs, including methodologies, indicators, and data presentation.
• Knowledge of and skill in identifying and assessing social, economic, demographic, and related trends that affect planning processes.
• Skill in organizing research data.
• Skill in assessing the overall impact of proposed site plans on land use and area development.
• Skill in the accurate interpretation and analysis of research data.
• Skill in compiling and writing technical reports.
• Skill in examining and analyzing a wide array of public variables and concerns.
• Skill in relating to people from various professional fields and diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
• Skill in verbal communication of acquired data, analyses, and recommendations.
• Skill in the critical review of substantive work products.
• Skill in devising solutions to community needs.
• Skill in determining and examining policy alternatives.
• Skill in establishing realistic priorities to make effective use of resources.
• Ability to conduct wide-scope studies within limited time frames.
• Ability to supervise assigned work activities.
• Possession of a valid driver license (Operator).

• Education and/or experience in local and regional comprehensive transportation or transit planning.
• Experience with evaluating and participating in transit plans or studies.

Primarily in-doors in a climate-controlled environment.
Outside occasionally; may be exposed to heat, cold, humidity, rain, etc.
Occasionally required to work beyond normal working hours.
Subject to frequent, local travel.
Subject to occasional, out-of-town travel to attend meetings, seminars, etc.

• Hearing and speech enough to communicate effectively by telephone or in-person.
• Near vision enough to read and draft written communications.
• Mobility enough to continuously move one's self from place to place when conducting field surveys.
• Far vision enough to accurately determine the condition of various transportation systems, traffic congestion, etc.

If you require reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process, please notify one of the Personnel Department Representatives by calling 405-297-2530.

Job Details
The normal starting salary for this position is $59,967.36/annually. A higher salary may be considered, dependent on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant and/or the City's step placement policy.
Job Function:
Project Manager
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Oklahoma City
420 W Main St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-4435
United States
Form of Government: Council-Manager