Transportation Planner - City of Spokane

Transportation Planner

Employer: City of Spokane
Job Title: Transportation Planner - Bike & Pedestrian - Project Employee
Job Type: Full Time - Project
Location: Spokane, WA
Opening Date: 02/01/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary: $61,261.92 Annually

Job Description: The City of Spokane seeks a professional that will be focused on the City’s bicycle, pedestrian and micro-mobility initiatives and contribute to a wide range of transportation initiatives and Studies.

Job Duties:

  • This position advocates for the continued development of the City’s bicycle, pedestrian and micro-mobility systems and safety, while facilitating public engagement in processes that inform a balanced multi-modal transportation system and plan.
  • Provide leadership and serve as the City's lead contact for pedestrian and bicycle programs.
  • Conduct planning efforts to complete pedestrian and bicycle networks and implement the City’s Comprehensive Plan and specifically the Pedestrian Plan and Bicycle Plan.
  • Create and implement pedestrian, bicycle, and other micro-mobility educational programs.
  • Represent the City at committees and boards related to the development of the pedestrian and bicycle system. Examples of existing committees include the City’s Bicycle Advisory Board (BAB), the Community Assembly’s Pedestrian Transportation and Traffic committee (PeTT), and the Plan Commission’s Transportation Sub-Committee (PCTS).
  • Develop and track performance measures that monitor the implementation progress in creating a multi-modal transportation system
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local and national pedestrian and bicycle organizations, retail pedestrian and bicycle retail establishments, and other related organizations and individuals as needed. Coordination will include collaboration with regional governmental entities such as the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, Spokane Transit Authority, Spokane Regional Health District, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.
  • Manage and or support the implementation of a local bicycle, scooter, micro-mobility sharing system. This may include items such as permitting, updating City policy, customer service interface, and establishing parking areas.
  • Prepare reports and studies as requested.
  • Pursue funding sources to implement the pedestrian and bicycle plan, including writing grant applications and updating the 6 year Transportation Capital Improvement Program in conjunction with the Integrated Capital Management Department.


  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in such fields as planning, engineering or pedestrian and bicycle transportation; and Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in city or transportation planning, or closely related field.

Three (3) years of experience related to the following:

  • All modes of transportation planning at the Federal, State, Regional or Local levels.
  • Application and use of bicycle and pedestrian design standards and principles, including Federal, State, AASHTO, NACTO and ITE.

Two (2) years of experience applying the following:

  • Data analysis principles, with ability to analyze and interpret complex data, problems, and issues.
  • City planning principles and local government processes.
  • General traffic safety concepts.
  • Rules, responsibilities and techniques specific to pedestrian and bicycle safety.
  • Methods/techniques for community outreach and engagement.
  • Computers and computer software applicable to the duties of the position, including presentation software.
  • Presentations to large diverse groups and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with the following:
  • Urban planning and design, transportation systems and relationships to land use.
  • Equity and inclusion principles and ability to incorporate these values in pedestrian and bicycle planning.

Physical Requirements:

  • Employees are expected to conduct transportation studies focusing on pedestrian and bicycle mobility, which involves physically traveling to various intersections to observe conditions. In addition, employees are expected to give presentations at various community groups throughout the City. Work hours may vary and include hours outside the regular work schedule, including weekends and evenings.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and Exempt Application to Louis Meuler, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane, WA 99201 or [email protected].