City of San Josť
ASSOCIATE TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST (3882)
Under general direction, performs moderately difficult transportation
planning, development, and operations projects and programs. May manage a unit
of professional, technical, and support staff. Performs related work as
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESULTS (Any
one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the examples cover
all the duties which may be performed).
Represents City on technical committees and task forces, which develop site
design guidelines or specifications for programs, intended to reduce traffic
congestion and/or minimize traffic impacts of new development.
Prepares memoranda and reports to Council concerning local and regional
planning studies, emerging transportation policy or legislation, programming
or implementation changes.
Recommends design and service features for new development that could
enhance potential for use of transportation alternatives.
Recommends use and placement of traffic control devices and traffic calming
devices to enhance overall safety and improve overall accessibility for
motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Coordinates planning for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in cooperation
with other City departments, regional agencies, and community organizations.
Analyzes existing transportation programs and services and suggests changes
as necessary, including General Plan amendments.
Manages transportation forecast model and transportation data systems.
Typical End Results Include:
local and regional transportation funding criteria to ensure programming of City
sponsored projects. Effective implementation of commute assistance program.
Timely review of development plans to ensure appropriate placement of traffic
This is a specialized classification. The classification is supervised or
provided lead direction and training by a Senior Transportation Specialist,
Senior Civil Engineer, or Senior Traffic Engineer.
This class differs from the Associate Civil Engineer/Associate Engineer
class which prepares detailed plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E)
for major public works and maintenance engineering projects, as well as
related contract documents.
This class differs from the group of analysts classes which perform
professional analytic work in general administrative functions such as,
personnel, budget, fiscal, and organizational analyses, including general
programmatic, operational, and staff analyses.
(These qualifications are typically required. An equivalent combination of
education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to
satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be substituted.)
Education and Experience
combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in
transportation planning, city and regional planning, urban studies, civil
engineering or closely related field and three years of increasingly responsible
experience in transportation policy development, analyses or implementation
programs. A high school degree and eight (8) years of increasingly responsible
transportation or planning may be considered equivalent to the education and
experience requirement given above.
Possession of a
valid driver's license authorizing operation of a vehicle in the State of
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of general transportation planning and operations principles and
Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel supervision and
Knowledge of computer applications in transportation programs.
Ability to lead effective meetings with other professionals and the general
Ability to ensure effective utilization of resources.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
Ability to write clear and concise reports.
Ability to coordinate project management, administer consultant contracts,
and coordinate effectively with local and regional agencies.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
S003, Rev. 6/01