The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position: Senior Planner (Port Everglades)
The Broward County Port Everglades Department is seeking a self-motivated team player for a full-time Senior Planner position to join the Broward County Port Everglades Port Planning section. This position reports to the Seaport Planning Manager, conducting professional planning work for the Port. This involves advanced professional and highly technical planning of work, and managing projects and plans. The position supports the Seaport Planning Manager in ensuring that the Port's planning goals and objectives are being achieved and coordinated with local, regional, state and federal partners.
Performs advanced professional and highly technical planning work managing a major segment of program administration in a county planning agency.
Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Planner at Port Everglades is responsible for assisting with the execution, development and implementation of the Planning Section's work, projects and studies. This position serves as the principal professional and technical resource person for activities that support that the Port's planning goals and objectives are being achieved and thoroughly coordinated with local, regional and state partners and plans in an effort to obtain funding for capital projects.
Primary responsibilities include: - Assists in the research and preparation of annual work programs and budget - Assists with capital grants writing and administration activities - Assists with long and short range planning, including comprehensive planning, economic impact analysis, parking and traffic analysis and current planning for the Port - Consults, coordinates and advises other departments, units and sections on planning related projects as assigned - Coordinates and makes presentations at public meetings as assigned - Supports the planning manager in ensuring that Port planning goals and objectives are being accomplished - Assists with grants application preparation and grants administration - Assists with planning studies concerning trends and programs for Port development; and processes, analyzes and evaluates data - Assists with the preparation and development of the Port master plans - Coordinates all activities with assigned contracts and grants
This position interfaces with the USACE, FAA and other regulatory agencies regarding Port related planning and compliance issues as assigned.
The functions listed below are those that may represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Conducts analysis of transportation networks using data such as traffic volumes, transit ridership, crash and other essentials data to determine levels of service and other public service efficiencies.
Prepares and coordinates plans and programs to improve the efficiency of the transportation system; provides interagency coordination; manages specific transportation projects and assists in the implementation of community programs.
Assists in the funding of transportation projects through Federal, State and regional grants; performs grant writing and grants program management and administration.
Attends construction meetings providing alternatives to technical solutions and coordination between different construction projects.
Manages front counter and customer service duties regarding review of construction plans and assists customers with any questions about Broward County's permitting process.
Provides customers and staff continual technical support throughout the review process; recommends program and procedural changes; provides supervision, technical guidance and support to professional planning staff.
Reviews all plans for building permits in the unincorporated area of Broward County for the issuance of development orders for building permits and the calculation of development review and impact fees.
Updates spatial data to the County's spatial database servers, an electronic geographic data repository; performs online GIS (geographic information system) application development and internet data-sharing improvements: promoting the County's commitment to e-government and innovation.
Fulfills requests made by County Administration and Board of Commissioners for maps and data; provides technical and data quality assistance to GIS users throughout the County; trouble-shooting software, user, and computer-related problems impeding agency work.
Attends to public inquiries for data, maps and technical assistance, provides assistance to the public for knowledge about data and maps, generally by telephone or electronically, or in-person.
Prepares memoranda, reports and agenda items as required; regularly makes presentations at public and private meetings.
Conducts research and attends training for professional development.
Performs related work as assigned.
Physical Demands Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment within moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy. Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment) Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
It is important that applicants thoroughly answer all supplemental questions in order to receive appropriate credit. Applications may not be processed if incomplete.
Applicants interested in working at Port Everglades must be able to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA).
Successful candidates must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License for duration of their appointment to this job.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Emergency Management Responsibilities:
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
County-wide Employee Responsibilities:
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning or closely related field.
Requires two (2) years responsible professional planning experience including two (2) years of lead work/supervisory experience depending upon area of assignment.
Special Certifications and Licenses Required:
- Ability to secure and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment. - Ability to secure and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification card (TWIC) within 60 days of employment and for the duration of employment. - Ability to secure and maintain a valid Port Security Identification Badge for the duration of employment.
Preferences: - Additional degree (BS/MS) in related field - Advanced degree in planning or related field - Current Professional planner certification (i.e. AICP) - Current Professional Port Manager (PPM) certification and/or Certified Project Manager (CPM/PMP) related to urban planning - Certified Project Manager - 2+ years' experience in grant writing - 2+years' experience in land use and/or environmental planning - 4+ years' experience in marine/seaport planning - 3+ years' experience in transportation planning and/or airport planning - Excellent analytical, report writing, and communication abilities - Experience in coordinating professional planning projects
About Broward County Board of County Commissioners
As one of South Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the three busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative ...fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of approximately $153 million in Fiscal Year 2014 (October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is more than $28 billion. More than 224,054 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 13,322 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.