City of Boston

Corridor Planner (Transportation Program Planner III) (Temporary, Grant-Funded Position)

Posted Date 3 years ago(5/3/2019 4:46 PM)
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Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Policy&Planning
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This is a provisional appointment.

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is seeking a highly motivated Transportation Program Planner to lead a community process for revitalization of Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road, two of the City's most iconic and diverse boulevards.

Reporting to and working directly with the Neighborhood Transportation Planning Director in BTD, the Corridor Planner works with local community groups, neighborhood institutions, local businesses, advocacy groups and public agencies to engage residents in a grassroots effort to design a neighborhood friendly street with facilities that encourage walking, bicycling, and reliable public transportation.

The position requires familiarity with and experience in community outreach efforts including large-scale public workshops, open houses, neighborhood office hours, “pop-up” events, online platforms and other innovative modes with special emphasis  on establishing meaningful connections with populations historically underrepresented in planning processes.

The selected candidate will be committed to public service and exhibit an interest for mobility planning and improving the quality of life of Boston's residents.



Responsibilities include:

  • Manages the community engagement and visioning process from concept to preliminary design for corridors such as Blue Hill Avenue and Columbia Road.
  • Manages quick-build early-action projects that are installed in projects.
  • Manages a professional team capable of engaging in community outreach and civic engagement of diverse populations who assist in the public process.
  • Works hand-in-hand with a technical design and engineering team who assist in developing the vision.
  • Integrates prior established planning recommendations including those put forth in the City’s Transportation Plan Go Boston 2030 and Greenlinks.
  • Supports ongoing work related to the City's Vision Zero and Boston Bikes initiatives.
  • Participates as a core member of the team developing shared-transportation concepts and collaborates with private service providers.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


  • Four (4) years of transportation planning experience in work which included community outreach, of which at least two (2)  years must have been in a project management capacity.
  • A bachelor’s degree in city planning or related field preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. The required project management experience may not be substituted.
  • Applicants with master's degree, GIS mapping skills, and demonstrated ability to take projects from concept to implementation strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated record working in multi-disciplinary outcome-oriented teams.
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse range of public agencies, private consultants and community groups.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Proven research, writing, oral, and graphic presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and interest in multi-modal transportation in a diverse community.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the position.



Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SENA/MM1-6

Hours per week: 35



The City of Boston is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to
creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category.

The City of Boston encourages AmeriCorps alumni, Peace Corps alumni, and veterans
to apply for employment. The City believes national service alumni and veterans have unique transferable skills, such as being dedicated and mission oriented. Therefore, Boston is providing them the opportunity to share how these skills can be applied in the City workplace. Please note that preference will not be given to national alumni in the hiring process. The inclusion of this statement on the City of Boston Career Center is to highlight the value that national service alumni can bring to the workplace.



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