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Associate Planner

General Purpose
Under the supervision of the Senior Planner within the Engineering Division, the Associate Planner promotes and implements the City’s transportation vision, goals, and objectives through planning, scoping, and implementation of improvements for motorized and non-motorized transportation within the public right-of-way for the City of Burlington. The Associate Planner is distinguished by the knowledge of basic operating procedures and policies and ability to make independent decisions regarding technical tasks. The Associate Planner provides assistance for projects and programs and has work assigned, reviewed, scheduled, and prioritized by the Senior Planner.

Essential Job Functions

  • Considers long-range, short-term, annual, and daily transportation issues. Participates in all stages of project and program development: definition, planning, analysis, procurement, design, implementation, and management of projects and programs that advance the Municipal Development Plan, City policies, and community priorities for the transportation system. Monitor and report performance.
  • Collaborates and works cooperatively. Communicates regularly with officials at all levels within the City administration; City departments; local, regional, and state transportation planners, engineers, and providers; consultants and contractors; and the public.
  • Balances needs and resources. Develops conceptual improvement plans that balance the needs of the public, the City, and the region with the availability and constraints of known resources.
  • Advances projects from planning to development. Procures resources to implement projects and programs. Transitions projects to Public Works Engineers.
  • Encourages inclusivity. Understands the importance of diverse participation and includes all relevant stakeholders in project and program development. Advances public participation and outreach for the Engineering Division.
  • Provides technical assistance. Develops and reviews proposals. Prepares project plans and budgets. Provides project review. Researches and provides conceptual designs. Collects and analyzes data. Stays abreast of and ensures compliance with local, State, and Federal rules and regulations.
  • Oversees small construction projects. Performs infrastructure assessments and field inspections. Samples and tests materials as needed.
  • Applies transportation engineering principles. Reviews and responds to results of surveying, mapping, and modeling.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban/regional planning, geography, civil engineering, or a related field. In the case of an unrelated Bachelor’s degree, demonstrated knowledge and experience in planning or civil engineering in a municipal setting is required. Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis.
  • Two years of professional planning experience including one year of project or program management required. Experience in working in a municipal setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation planning.
  • Ability to apply planning principles into construction and maintenance of facilities.
  • Ability to compile and evaluate plans to develop recommendations.
  • Ability to follow civil engineering principles, environmental review, site plans, architectural drawings, and topographical maps.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal laws, policies, and regulations related to the field of urban transportation.
  • Ability to facilitate and attend meetings at times other than regular business hours.
  • Ability to assess situations, solve problems, manage multiple projects, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in public situations.
  • Knowledge of project or program planning in a municipal setting.Ability to organize work and set priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to record and maintain information for future access.
  • Ability to prepare spreadsheets, reports, presentations, outreach materials, and limited mapping/design in a Windows environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with the media, the public, other employees, elected officials, consultants, contractors, and other government entities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, professionally, diplomatically, and persuasively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.

Additional Information
The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information. The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 865-7145.



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