|TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ANALYST|
|SEIU Professional Exempt|
|Performs professional, technical, engineering, and planning work ensuring the City is in compliance with the transportation aspects of the City's Growth Management Plan and concurrency management system. An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the computer based travel-forecasting models to evaluate and recommend Citywide transportation needs for the City's Growth Management Plan and Capital Improvement Program. Work is generally performed in an office with extensive computer usage, and some field work may be required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Planner and is reviewed through reports, conferences and effectiveness of results achieved.|
|Maintains and operates complex computer-based travel forecasting models to evaluate and recommend future transportation needs Citywide; assembles socio-economic (i.e. population, employment, medium income, costs, etc.) and transportation network data for the models; analyzes information from models and translates it into valuable conclusions; performs annual calibration/validation of the Florida Standard Urban Transportation Modeling Structure (FSUTMS) model to ensure its dependability.
Reviews applications for DRIs (Developments of Regional Impact) to assess the results of increased traffic; determines the capacity of traffic zones to accommodate and maintain established transportation levels of service; updates the Trip Allocation Programs; provides the technical information for the Transportation Element of the City's Growth Management Plan.
Plans, designs, and develops roads, transit systems, bikeways, and pedestrian facilities. Uses computerized mapping techniques to prepare simulated transportation networks.
Identifies impact areas for deficient roadway links and reviews monitoring and modeling results submitted by the development community; conducts cost analyses of road improvements and recommends planned spending.
Coordinates all transportation modeling efforts with other City departments, Lynx, MetroPlan Orlando, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida Department of Transportation and private consultants; serves as the City's representative in the MetroPlan Orlando's Transportation Technical Committee, Land Use, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Freight Mobility subcommittees and as the liaison with the FSUTMS users' group.
Monitors, updates and prepares semi-annual report on transportation concurrency management status and the Trip Allocation Program.
Consults with developers and compares socio-economic data and various information from the models; updates developers of transportation improvements needed to accommodate development; participates in development proposals.
Identifies and reports on transportation needs for various public events; writes recommendations and conducts transportation studies involving public transportation, bicycle usage, pedestrians, and mass transit.
Speaks at Public Forums to answer questions and provide information regarding the impact on roads and other transportation systems and viable solutions.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Thorouogh knowledge of transportation analysis tools, transportation methodologies, and the operation and functions of computer-based transportation forecasting models.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning, transportation engineering, urban planning, and land use.
Knowledge of the City's comprehensive growth management plan and recent advances in transportation and urban planning.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques used in Geographic Information Systems.
Skilled in research techniques.
Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgments.
Ability to conduct extensive data manipulation and statistical analysis; ability to generate queries from databases; ability to calibrate travel demand models.
Ability to operate various personal computers and use computerized mapping techniques for extended periods of time.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and outside agencies.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to make presentations before large groups of people.
Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.
|Bachelor's Degree in Planning or Engineering, with course work in transportation, and two (2) to three (3) years of experience in managing a transportation system modeling effort for large urban areas; or any equivalent combination of related education, training and experience. Experience with TRANPLAN and FSUTMS packages is required. A valid Florida Diver's License is required.
Membership in the following organizations is desired:
Inistitute of Transportation Engineering
American Planning Association
Advanced FSUTMS and Advanced Transit Modeling Certification from the State of Florida
Highway Capacity Manual or equivalent traffic operations techniques certification
Pedestrian Facilities Design Certification
REVISED: 2/3/92 SV