logo-city-tucsonThe City of Tucson is hiring. Again.

Six months ago the city posted a job listing for a second bicycle and pedestrian planner to assist Ann Chanecka Tucson’s bicycle and pedestrian program manager.

The search was unsuccessful and the city has reposted the position, which lasts for two years and is funded by a federal grant.

Chanecka said the most recent posting is better designed to attract transportation planners with expereience in bike and pedestrian planning.

Here’s the description and duties for the job:

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Planner position assists the Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian Program in meeting the goals of increasing the number of people walking or bicycling for their transportation needs and improving safety. This position develops and administers bicycle and pedestrian safety, education and enforcement programs, and promotes alternate modes of transportation through organizing the annual alternate modes promotional events, coordinating with community bicycle interest groups, maintaining media relations, and providing the public with bicycle and pedestrian specific information.

This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to motivate workgroups involving the public and other City of Tucson employees. The selected individual must be able to manage multiple work assignments and meet strict deadlines.

Some of the duties include:

  • Facilitate the advancement and effectiveness of federally funded bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs.
  • Coordinate with public agencies, consultants and City staff to develop media messages, reports, presentations and other documents related to bicycle and pedestrian safety.
  • Identify and facilitate implementation of bicycle and pedestrian projects.
  • Serve as a primary and/or support staff liaison to the Pedestrian Advisory Committee and/or the Bicycle Advisory Committee.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of a public bike share program.
  • Help coordinate stakeholder meetings and organize public outreach and input processes.
  • Assist with planning and development of different bicycle/pedestrian related events, such as Cyclovia Tucson, Bike to Work Day, Crosswalk enforcement programs etc.
  • Assist with the Bike/Pedestrian Program’s website redevelopment.
  • Assist the Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator with the oversight of a new Safe Routes to School program.
  • Assist with an application to the League of American Bicyclists for the City of Tucson to receive platinum level recognition.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Geography, Transportation Planning, Public Health, Environmental Studies or related field.
  • Over one year of experience in transportation planning or Engineering.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year or more working with the public in a planning setting.
  • One year or more working with education outreach or marketing
  • Master’s Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration, Geography, Transportation Planning, Environmental Studies, Public Health or related field.
  • One year or more working on bicycle related and/or pedestrian related projects.

If you are someone you know wants to apply, check the the job here.


3 thoughts on “City still looking for second bike and pedestrian planner”
  1. DrTriKat  Major requirements of the applicant……two year job guarantee from the city. Some commitment, huh?  Yeah, I’d uproot for that in these times. Sure.

  2. COT DOT — stop the empire-building and other silly costly gimmicks and FIX THE POTHOLES! 


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