Monday, September 17, 2007

Job opportunity to assist DOT with bike racks and lanes.

Here is a job offer in NYC to assist the DOT with making more bike lanes and bike racks. Hey, but that would encourage people to ride their bikes.
City Planner - Level I - Alternative Modes: Bicycle Program

Job Description:
The New York City Department of Transportation is embarking on an aggressive
campaign to expand the City¹s on-street network of bicycle lanes and routes
to facilitate the use of bicycles as an emission-free mode of
transportation. Coupled with this exciting initiative and the increase in
the number of bicycle racks requested citywide, the Bicycle Program is
seeking a self-motivated person to assist the City Racks Manager in
administering the program. Listed below is a brief description of the
program¹s accomplishments and planned activities:

* To date, over 4,121 bike racks have been installed throughout the five
boroughs; annual installation is 500+ bike racks
* Developing a bike and ride program aimed at improving bicycle parking
at subways stations and bus stops.
* DOT has secured the services of a contractor to install hundreds of
additional bicycle racks, to be completed in the next year.

The responsibilities of the person include processing bike rack requests in
a database; mapping, locations; conducting fieldwork (50% of work) to
investigate and analyze the location of the request; preparing and
submitting correspondence regarding the status of the request; scheduling
the installation of bike racks; conducting follow-up installation
investigation and documentation; preparing reports. The person will also be
responsible for similar type tasks for the bike and ride program. The
candidate may also be requested to perform other duties relevant to the City
Rack program and the Bicycle Program.

Qualification Requirements:
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of
satisfactory full-time experience in city planning, or

2. A satisfactory combination of education and or experience that is
equivalent to ³1² above. Graduate education in city planning, urban
planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation
engineering, or related fields may be substituted for experience on the
basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of
experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.

Note: New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment.

Special Note: While we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those
under consideration will be contacted.

Specialized Knowledge: Proficiency in ArcView, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Other Information: This is an excellent opportunity for a person interested
in urban cycling, transportation planning and project implementation.
Experience in cycling a plus.

Salary Range: $49,493 - $62,155. The minimum for employees appointed on or
after 2/1/07 is $43,037.

Job Location: 40 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013, Room 1035

Number of Positions: 1

To Be Considered For This Vacancy:
1) Place the control code listed below in the upper right hand corner of
your resume and on the lower left hand corner of the envelope.
(2) Your resume must include a chronological work history and salary earning
(3) Send two copies of your resume to:
Kim Fowler-Jackson
Traffic Operations/ Administration
NYC Department of Transportation
28-11 Queens Plaza North, 8th Floor
Long Island City, N.Y. 11101

Control Code: # W841/08/CTO-833

Closing Date: 9/21/07

DOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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