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 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, benefited position.The schedule will be Monday - Friday, working 40 hours per week with flexibility, included a potential for occasional evening and weekend hours to facilitate or support public meetings and/or attend outreach events. This position will work both remotely (3 days per week) and in-person (2 days per week) located at 2045 13th St., Boulder CO. Under Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, this position is exempt.
Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work.
Examples of Duties
1. Models and upholds Boulder County’s Guiding Values of Inclusion, Stewardship, Service, Engagement, Sustainability, Innovation and Resilience 2. Develops and implements a workplan to achieve Boulder County Transportation Master Plan goals, including transportation, environmental, safety, economic, equity and county identity and character 3. 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 4. Leads the development and updating of the Boulder County Vision Zero Plan, which includes project prioritization for planning, funding and implementation 5. Serves as a project manager or project lead for multimodal transportation planning projects, including alternatives analyses, feasibility studies and concept designs 6. With oversight, manages projects, including developing scopes of work, purchasing and procurement of consultants, establishing and tracking budgets, approving consultant/ contractor payments, grant management and requests for reimbursement, monitoring work progress and ensuring completion of quality work products 7. Leads and participates in community engagement processes for transportation planning and construction projects, including outreach to historically marginalized and hard to reach populations 8. 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 9. 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 10. Participates in internal Boulder County diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work. 11. Serves on technical committees; develops and presents recommendations to policy makers, partners and other stakeholders 12. 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 13. Prepares maps, charts, diagrams, and other visual materials 14. May be reassigned in emergency situation 15. Performs related duties as assigned
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: Boulder County is looking for well qualified candidates to fill our positions. Any combination of relevant education and experience is encouraged. In this position, we are looking for a minimum of a 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 Studiesor a related field and two years of professional experience in urban, rural, regional, transportation, parks or community planning, traffic engineering or other related field.
VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE:
Applicants must have a valid driver's license
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
A job offer is contingent on passing a criminal background
Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic or transportation engineering, Vision Zero and basic understanding of engineering mathematics
Working knowledge of ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, including Illustrator, InDesign and PhotoShop
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Working 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
Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
Ability to prepare and present reports, maps and charts
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
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, & Teams) and other remote work software (Zoom)
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.