Washington State Department of Transportation Active Transportation Program Specialist - TPS4 in Olympia, Washington

The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a highly skilled and motivated transportation planner to fill the role of Active Transportation Program Specialist. This position conducts research and analysis to provide project and network design guidance, technical assistance and evaluation, reports, training materials and presentations, and recommendations for guidelines and policies in support of the Active Transportation Division and multimodal transportation programs at the state, regional, and local levels. The position's primary mission is to produce information in support of the agency goal to provide a low stress, complete network for pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility serving all ages and abilities. The successful incumbent will also be responsible to serve as acting agency State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) purposes, charged with implementation of State and Federal initiatives directed at encouraging and assisting in the development of local, regional and state active transportation programs. Washington has been named the #1 Bicycle Friendly State 10 years in a row; this person joins a team committed to continued improvement in what that standing represents. If you're an experienced transportation professional with a passion for healthy, sustainable and equitable active transportation who can work effectively across disciplines, modes, and agencies, we strongly encourage you to apply. At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video : Why WSDOT? This position will perform the following work: Lead the Active Transportation Division to identify, evaluate, and track progress toward network connectivity statewide. Conduct analysis of data from a variety of internal and external sources needed to understand and report on network quality, completeness, and utilization. Track network performance measures including network completeness, quality of connections, safety, mobility, and network characteristics identified in the State Active Transportation Plan. Provide active transportation knowledge to local agencies related to network analysis, project development and design, and program evaluation. Provide technical assistance to local agencies regarding pedestrian and bicyclist transportation network connectivity, planning, project development and design, and operations. Serve as the program lead for the Pedestrian and Bicycle program grant funding to public agencies statewide. Analyze qualitative and quantitative pedestrian and bicyclist data, prepare reports, and make planning and data development recommendations. The requirements for this position are: Bachelor's Degree involving major study in transportation planning, land use planning, GIS or geography, engineering, science, public policy, public health, public/business administration or another discipline that, taken in combination with work experience, prepares the candidate for the position requirements. A minimum 2 years' experience working with active transportation projects, programs, or initiatives. A master's degree with relevant focus will substitute for one year of the required experience Knowledge of bicyclist and pedestrian facility design guidance and recommendations. Expertise providing te