• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Aug 26, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Planning and Development Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $70,376.80 - $109,098.29 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Starting pay up to $89,737.54 (mid-point of the pay range) based on experience and education.

The NEIGHBORHOOD TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR (PLANNER III) position will assist in the facilitation of neighborhood transportation projects in alignment with the City’s transportation goals. The position works closely with residents to identify transportation challenges and possible solutions, assists in the development of project concepts; and assists with partner agency project review and grant development. The position will directly support the Transportation Planning Program Manager and oversee the Planner II positions.

Please Note:

This is not a shipping or logistics-related position (see additional job-specific details below in the Essential Job Functions section.

The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

This job classification is in Management Category III for benefits purposes, which includes Six (6) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly vehicle allowance of $250.00.

The City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Directly supports the Transportation Planning Program Manager with large, complex, and dynamic projects. Assists with long term planning.
  • Provides coaching, training, and direction for Planner II positions. Supports and assists with work program and overall performance.
  • Serves as a dedicated point of contact for neighborhood transportation requests including but not limited to pedestrian & bicycle safety and accommodations, traffic flow, congestion, and traffic calming.
  • Works with members of the industry; local, county and state agencies, as well as various departments within the City to formulate policies, procedures and programs relating to transportation issues.
  • Coordinates, prepares and submits projects to obtain local, state and federal funding.
  • Represents the City, and works as key liaison to partner and coordinate transportation and transit planning projects and program activities with planning organizations, councils, boards, and other state agencies, local governments, consultants, and the general public, including, but not limited to the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Traffic Coordinating Committee (TCC), and Broward County School Board Working Group.
  • Responds to public inquiries regarding transportation issues, programs, and projects.
  • Plans and organizes assigned work programs and reviews work to ensure accuracy and timeliness; may need to work with others across the City and within the Department for technical aspects of a project.
  • May manage consultant relationships and contracts.
  • Performs related work as required.

Bachelor's Degree in urban and regional planning, geography, public policy, architecture, or other field closely related to urban planning. Three (3) or more years of professional experience in transportation planning work or an area which includes a broad range of planning, program planning and policy development. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.This position requires a flexible schedule including attendance at various public meetings which commonly occur during the evening hours.

A Master's Degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, public or business administration or a closely related field American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification Previous experience working for or with government agenciesPrevious experience in a supervisory role


Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine who will be required to work.


Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Sometimes Street environment (near moving traffic) Sometimes Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Sometimes Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never


The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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