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King County Washington Innovative Mobility Planner (TP III) and Parking & Mobility Hubs Planner (TP IV) in Seattle, Washington

Summary King County Metro Transit’s Research & Innovation team is seeking to fill a career service Innovative Mobility Planner (Transportation Planner III) *and a twelve-month term-limited temporary or special duty assignment Parking & Mobility Hubs Planner (Transportation Planner IV).* * This recruitment may also be used to establish an eligibility pool to fill future career service, short term temporary, term-limited temporary, and/or special duty assignment opportunities in this group that may occur over the next twelve months from the establishment of the list at the discretion of the hiring authority. *About the Positions: * *Innovative Mobility Planner (Transportation Planner III) - Career Service Position We are searching for a career service* Innovative Mobility Planner* to join the Innovative Mobility Program which is helping Metro transition into a mobility agency by developing new business models, service concepts, and analysis aimed at leveraging emerging mobility services and technologies. Innovative Mobility functions as a resource for other sections within the organization, supporting pilot projects, coordinating legal, financial, risk and procurement, and engaging external organizations in partnerships. This position will manage research, pilots, and partnerships focused on mobile ticketing, multi-modal trip planning, mobility loyalty programs, and Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The Innovative Mobility Planner will work with internal stakeholders, external partners, and business customers to test and evaluate new strategies to facilitate multi-modal transportation, seamlessly integrate public and private mobility options, and develop policy frameworks that advance Metro’s goals around accessible mobility, equity, sustainability, labor, and traffic congestion relief. This is an outstanding opportunity for a high-performing individual looking to play a critical role in shaping the future of travel in the Puget Sound region. More information about Metro's Innovative Mobility Program can be found here: Parking & Mobility Hubs Planner (Transportation Planner IV) - Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary Position This position will be responsible for leading the Parking & Mobility Hubs Program which includes a team of three staff. Metro’s Parking & Mobility Hubs Program is responsible for managing strategic access to transit assets and is re-imagining park & ride real estate as a gateway for travelers to access our public transit system. The program is tasked with managing Metro’s existing transit parking, creating policy and planning for parking supply changes, and developing multi-modal access facilities for the future. The program carries out analysis and planning, develops pilots, implements projects, and oversees a network of permanent and leased park & ride lots throughout the county comprising of more than 19,000 parking spaces. The most competitive candidates for these positions will be highly organized and an effective transportation planner/program manager. Position Salary Ranges * Innovative Mobility Planner (Transportation Planner III) $93,250.56 - $112,732.88 annually Parking and Mobility Hubs Planner (Transportation Planner IV) $104,990.70 - $126,926.176 annually *Who May Apply * This position is open to the general public and all King County employees. *Work Schedule These positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and are therefore not eligible for overtime pay. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but work outside of the normal workday will be required. TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is likely that the work will be primarily performed remotely until December 31, 2021. In 2022 and beyond, work will be before in a hybrid setting with some days in the office and some remote. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Forms and Materials Required An online employment application, with answers to the supplemental questions, completed at with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience) is required. A resume, and a cover letter summarizing interest in and qualifications for the position are highly recommended. Application Process Applicants should complete the online application at, which includes the Supplemental Questions, and must attach or paste in your resume and cover letter. NOTE: Please answer all questions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving etc. Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant in some way to this job. If you have questions about this, please contact Mara Cardenas. Applicants who are unable to apply online should follow the instructions under Tips On Applying at If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the Human Resources contact for this job announcement Selection Process Applications will be screened for qualifications, clarity and completeness of application materials. The most competitive candidates will be invited to proceed to the next stages of the selection process. The selection process may consist of any or all of the following: a screening phone interview, a written exercise, a panel interview, and a final interview with the hiring manager. Reference checks will be conducted. Union Membership These positions are represented by PROTEC 17. Class Code 2421300 (Transportation Planner III) 2421400 (Transportation Planner IV) Competitive Benefits King County provides our employees with a no-cost transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and registered domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State’s Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County’s deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan). For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact: Mara Cardenas Senior Talent Advisor Job Duties Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In these roles, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. Innovative Mobility Planner (Transportation Planner III*)* * Develop and lead pilot projects that test innovative concepts for integrating public transit with new modes of transportation, reducing drive-alone travel, and enhancing mobility across a range of market segments * Develop public-private partnerships in the mobility space, including coordination with internal partners such as Regulation and Licensing Services, Legal, Procurement, Technology, and Operations, as well as external partners such as local jurisdictions, transit agencies, non-profits, and business customers * Assess the utility of new mobility applications and service providers for integration into Metro's suite of mobility services * Evaluate MaaS programs, projects, and policy recommendations in line with King County's goals * Prepare Metro policies, strategies, and processes to be “MaaS-ready” as new systems and technologies are rolled out * Provide decision packages and briefing materials for upper management, executive and council members * Present information to explain MaaS concepts and plans to a variety of internal and external workgroups, project teams, committees, task forces, and stakeholders including the King County Council, local jurisdictions, various agencies, and the general public * Support initiatives to develop Mobility Hubs that bring multiple transportation options and information together at transit centers to allow for easy transfers, trip-sharing, and dynamic trip planning * Represent the Innovative Mobility Program and Metro in a wide range of settings including stakeholder advisory groups, technical advisory committees, project meetings, and professional conferences and webinars * Work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds * Demonstrate a commitment to equity, social justice, and sustainability * Perform other duties as assigned Parking & Mobility Hubs Planner (Transportation Planner IV) * A thorough grasp of multi-modal strategies related to providing access to transit * An understanding of parking management and operations principles * Lead a team of staff by developing work plans, mentoring, and providing guidance and review of technical work products * Build a collaborative team environment and develop capacity within each team member * Demonstrate a commitment to social justice and sustainability, promoting an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment. * Work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds * Manage large complex projects and deliver results * Develop and manage budgets, initiate grant applications and partnerships to fund projects, and engage in transparent budget oversight * Demonstrate excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, and comfort managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment * Demonstrate commitment to principles of equity and inclusion * Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills Innovative Mobility Planner (Transportation Planner III) A Bachelor's Degree in Planning (Land Use, Urban, Regional, Transportation, Environmental), Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Economics, Communications, Technology, Business or related field, and three years of work experience in urban or transportation planning, shared mobility, environmental sustainability, sales, applied technology or related field OR any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to perform the work. Additional requirements are: * Experience in new or innovative mobility services or technologies, transportation demand management, land use, environmental planning or related field * Understanding of the MaaS technology landscape, mobile ticketing, trip planning, and rewards platforms, and new shared mobility services * Demonstrated experience in innovation, continuous improvement and creative problem solving * Ability to effectively conduct analysis and present findings to decision-makers * Demonstrated ability to form strategic partnerships both internally and externally * Demonstrated leadership capabilities to initiate new projects, concepts, and partnerships * Demonstrated project management skills, ability to manage intra- and inter-agency project teams, work independently and manage numerous projects simultaneously * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Comfort and skill managing uncertainty and risk through fast-moving projects * Insight into rapidly emerging transportation/technology services and their potential fit with public transportation services * The ability to forge partnerships, and find common ground among a variety of stakeholders to incorporate new ideas into a public agency context * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and comfort managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. * The ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds Desired Qualifications * A thorough grasp of MaaS and new mobility across a range of market segments * Experience and understanding of governmental processes and considerations, including accountability, privacy, contracting, use of public funds, and political considerations * Analytical skills in areas such as market and feasibility assessments, project evaluation, and identification of new market and partnership opportunities * Demonstrated experience in negotiating agreements * Customer focus and familiarity with Design Thinking principles Parking & Mobility Hubs Planner (Transportation Planner IV) A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Public Administration, Environmental Studies, Economics, Communications, Technology, Business or related field, and five years of work experience in urban or transportation planning or related field_ **OR_* any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the work. Additional requirements are: * Current knowledge of equity and social justice principles, practices and language * Strong project and program management skills * Ability to lead and empower staff * Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization * Strong teamwork orientation and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with and through others * Ability to manage and resolve conflicts and remove barriers to project completion. * Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, including strong writing ability. Experience tailoring messages and communications materials to different audiences, such as elected officials, community stakeholders, and employees. * Ability to manage and prioritize a diverse workload to accomplish tasks on defined timelines * Capacity to develop partnerships, negotiate agreements and leverage new opportunities. * Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement and creative problem solving * Demonstrated ability to form strategic partnerships both internally and externally * Demonstrated leadership capabilities to initiate new projects, concepts, and partnerships * Comfort and skill managing uncertainty and risk through fast-moving projects Desired Qualifications: * Experience managing large, complex projects and programs * Experience managing or overseeing parking operations * Experience planning and/or designing transportation facilities to accommodate multi-modal travel * Customer-focused design thinking mindset * Experience leading staff or leading a team Supplemental Information Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. * *Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. * Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans. *King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. To Apply If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. *Salary: $93,250.56 - $126,926.18 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Multiple job types-career service and/or temp Department: MTD - Metro Transit Job Number: 2021MC13211 Division: Mobility Closing: 6/25/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: King County Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104 Phone: 206-477-3404 Website: