Transportation Planning Program Coordinator

Compensation: $75,150.40 - $108,971.20

General Description/Information

The Transportation Policy Division helps identify and secure local, state and federal transportation funding for City projects and provides guidance concerning the allocation of transportation resources, including the management and regulation of existing transportation activities. The Division helps facilitate the planning and implementation of transportation policies and initiatives through public outreach and strategic planning.

Our new team member will have a passion for customer service, teamwork, and collaboration and will have experience in transportation planning, public transportation, or other related field.


Performs a variety of technical, analytical and administrative duties to coordinate, monitor and track transit service contracts, including design, development and oversight of construction and maintenance projects for transportation, transit and related facilities.

Essential Functions Overview

Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned and must work in accordance with City policies and procedures including adhering to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook as well as promoting inclusiveness, belonging and impartiality throughout the organization.

Essential Functions

  1. Monitors the City's transit systems and related programs; identifies trends and trip patterns; tracks data for possible fraud/abuse and billing inconsistencies; works with external agencies to develop paratransit, RideChoice and Fixed Route bus operating cost estimates; brings issues and recommendations to leadership.
  2. Assists in developing capital projects, ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, state and local policies, rules, regulations, etc.
  3. Serves as contract administrator for transportation services; reconciles discrepancies; assists in developing, reviewing, negotiating and monitoring transportation related contracts and agreements.
  4. Represents the City at various meetings and on various boards and transportation related committees.
  5. Prepares fiscal reports and documents; prepares program cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitors and tracks expenditures; prepares performance metrics; advises leadership on budget concerns.
  6. Prepares grant applications and monitors grant funding.
  7. Maintains inventory of transit materials.
  8. Maintains and updates program related records and files.


A Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Transportation Planning, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field; and four (4) years of experience in transportation planning, public transportation, or directly related field; and a valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.