Job ID: 4053
Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
Division & Section: City Planning, CP Transportation Planning
Work Location: CITY HALL, 100 Queen Street W.
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary Vacancy, 12 months
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $45.47 - $49.82, TFS282, Wage Grade 15.0 (Please note: The salary reflects 2019 rates)
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 10-Jan-2020 to 24-Jan-2020
Are you an effective communicator and a collaborative team player with an interest in serving the public? Does your track record of experience include traffic simulation analysis and other types of quantitative and qualitative analysis? Can you deal confidently with elected officials, the media, the public and staff at all levels? If so, the City of Toronto has a lot to offer.
As a Transportation Planner working in the City's Transportation Planning Policy and Modelling Unit, you’ll provide technical advice in the areas of traffic simulation modelling, Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis and other types of analysis, as required.
This position might be right for you if you are a technical professional with experience in analysis related to transportation policy and infrastructure, and are seeking an opportunity to help the City of Toronto achieve its progressive transportation objectives and prepare for transportation system of the future. You must understand how urban transportation systems work, as well as multi-modality, mobility and transport equity, and have the skills to support policy development with rigorous technical analysis.
Your primary responsibilities as a Transportation Planner will be varied, but you’ll be expected to:
- Conducts transportation planning analysis and contributes to studies including but not limited to transit project assessments, business cases, Secondary Plans, Precinct and Master Plans, Environmental Assessments.
- Contributes to terms of reference and study designs.
- Develops recommendations including reports for Committees and Council.
- Works collaboratively with other City Divisions, TTC, TPA, Metrolinx, other authorities and consultants.
- Compiles and analyzes demographic, economic, social, cultural and physical data, and prepares reports on transportation issues affecting the City of Toronto.
- Designs, conducts and/or coordinates research and analysis activities and surveys.
- Designs, develops, uses and maintains analytical tools such as databases and computer models to monitor issues, trends and policies.
- Assists in developing and recommending amendments, new official plan policies, and preparation of reports. Evaluates the implications of transportation planning initiatives of other jurisdictions and transportation agencies.
- Coordinates the development of transportation policies and programs, ensuring conformity with provincial and municipal plans.
- Assists with the design process for transit stations, streets and other transit and transportation infrastructure.
- Carries out special transportation planning assignments such as those related to special events, airport studies, etc.
- Prepares and presents evidence and opinion before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal.
- Provides information and advice in response to requests from elected officials, representatives of other levels of government, other agencies, and the public.
- Provides work direction on research, analysis, surveys, and report writing assignments to Assistant Planners.
- Maintains working relationships with other Divisions to ensure effective partnerships within the Corporation.
- Maintains an awareness of developments and advancements in the transportation planning field.
- Assists the Senior Transportation Planner or Program Manager in representing the Corporation/Division on external committees, task forces and at community and public forums.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Post-secondary education in transportation planning/engineering, planning, or a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Considerable experience in traffic simulation analysis (using the current version of AIMSUN, VISSIM or equivalent software) and in network coding and extracting results.
- Experience in quantitative and survey research methodologies, data management, and analysis of travel, demographic, social, economic and environmental trends, travel demand and traffic simulation including graphical representation of statistics.
- Experience with performing technical analysis to support policy development.
- Experience in assisting with the implementation of public engagement programs for multi-modal transportation studies.
You must also have:
- Critical judgment, innovation and analytical thinking.
- Effective communication skills to interact and correspond with all levels of the organization, elected officials, the media and the public.
- Effective interpersonal, consulting, conflict resolution and negotiating skills to work with consultants, other City divisions, public/private agencies and the community.
- Prioritization, organization and time management skills to complete tasks and project assignments.
- Accountability and teamwork skills to work independently and as a part of a team.
- Proficient in a variety of computer software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS, web-based applications) and the ability to utilize other relevant Division software packages.
- Knowledge of the Planning Act, the City's Official Plan, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process, Transit Project Assessment Process, Development Review Processes, Provincial Policies and Legislation related to land use planning, transportation planning, as well as current regulations and evolving policy trends in the City.
- Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.
The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.
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