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Job title: Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
Job location: Brownsville, RGV, TX 78522 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 12/07/12
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $2,648.66 Monthly rate.

BENEFITS:
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.

Job Classification


Job Category:Planning

Job Description


Job description:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:
Under direct supervision of the department director, the purpose of this class is to coordinate the development and implementation of a City-wide bicycle program, promote bicycle mobility and safety, and review projects for compliance with City plans for non-motorized transportation. Coordinates, and assesses bicycle related matters, recommends policies and programs. Compiles and analyzes survey data. Prepares and distributes educational information and promotional activities to the public.

ESSENTIAL TASKS:
Successfully coordinate across division, departmental and agency organizations to form multidisciplinary teams of managers, engineers, planners, technicians, analysts, aides, sworn law officers and consultants to advance programs and projects.

Serve as the City’s subject and technical matter expert on bicycling and walking while leveraging and increasing the City’s internal and external knowledge base; this includes staying current on new developments and trends by attending conferences and workshops.

Identify data needs and coordinate data collection as it applies to the bicycle/pedestrian program. Analyze reports, studies, and related information and make recommendations for improving the accessibility and safety of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including bike path and bike lane design improvements for safety and access.

Identify opportunities, develop and recommend updates and changes to the Master Plans and to improve other city transportation planning efforts through recommendations to management.

Assist in the implementation of bicycle and pedestrian projects by assisting project managers/engineers to develop projects from concept to final design including managing community input/outreach, pursuing funding resources, etc.

Develop, update and promote the city's bicycle/pedestrian program. Prepare and update bicycle and pedestrian plans.

Make recommendations and provide assistance to city staff regarding safe and efficient bicycle/pedestrian transportation.

Administer and implement guidelines for bicycle parking.

Prepare and/or coordinate the production of work orders for signing, striping and pavement marking for sidewalk, greenbelt, and bike path/lane improvement projects.


Prepare informational material to educate the community and to promote bicycle and pedestrian programs, including updates and improvements to the bicycle map. Answer questions from the public and various media outlets on the bicycle/pedestrian program and city’s bicycle system.

Work with schools and community groups to improve safe bicycle riding techniques, bicycle/pedestrian routes and to increase bicycling and walking to school.

Meet with public groups, clubs, organizations and agencies to explain, promote, and receive input on the objectives of the city bicycle/pedestrian program.

Plan and coordinate special events related to the city's bicycle/pedestrian program. (Ex. Cyclobia) Provide support to local, state and national groups holding bicycle related special events in Brownsville.

Coordinates with the Traffic department on standards for greenbelt pathways, at-grade and separated grade crossings, placement of bike lanes, signing and traffic signal features related to bicycles/pedestrians.

Act as liaison with other city departments, commissions and other agencies to ensure provision of bicycle facilities and amenities consistent with established policy.

Coordinate with Police Department on bike enforcement program.

Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other city employees and the public using principles of good customer service.

Perform related duties as assigned.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.

Job Requirements


Education, training, experience:
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, engineering, transportation or a related field.

SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
Valid Texas Drivers License.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Requires one (1) year and up to and including two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in such fields as planning, engineering, or bicycle transportation. Demonstrated at least one year of involvement in bicycle related issues either through employment experience, or in volunteer /non-profit capacity.

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