Planner II – SRTS (#1556)

About Alta

Alta Planning + Design (APD) is an active transportation company dedicated to creating active, healthy communities through planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and education/encouragement programs. Alta was founded in 1996 when cities and communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed into a profession in the United States. We pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary global practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and getting them to where they need to go.

Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active healthy life. As a global leader in mobility innovation for over 24 years with 175 people on staff, we are dedicated to connecting people to places by working across disciplines and scale to address social justice, safety, and environmental resilience.

Summary + Overview

This position is responsible for producing high-quality materials, reports and other deliverables in support of project objectives.

As a SRTS Planner with our Portland team, you will:

  • Work with our multidisciplinary group of planners, engineers, program specialists, and graphic designers to support and implement SRTS and other planning projects
  • Support Alta’s work with multi-school programs, lead walk audits, facilitate community outreach, engage with school stakeholders, and work alongside community-based teaming partners to deliver SRTS programming in urban, suburban and rural communities
  • Solidify Alta’s reputation as a national leader in SRTS and active transportation planning, and contribute to the continued growth and success of our outstanding SRTS practice.

This is a unique opportunity to build your knowledge of SRTS and active transportation planning for all ages and abilities. Our current workload includes education and encouragement programs, safety campaigns, equity analyses, evaluation studies, suggested route mapping, and engineering assessments for regional agencies, counties, local governments and school districts throughout Oregon, Washington, and California.

Position Priorities

A general understanding of the field of urban planning, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.

The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:

  • Contribute to the production of high-quality plans, reports, and analyses.
  • Participate in public outreach and other project deliverables.

Responsibilities + Tasks

Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in, and sometimes leading, pedestrian education and other on-site school engagement activities.
  • Participating in, and sometimes leading, field investigations and site analyses.
  • Participating in, and sometimes leading, research activities in support of project planning deliverables. May include formatting documents, contributing to the development of presentation materials, and analyzing public engagement data.
  • Participating in, and sometimes leading, the development, editing, and production of newsletters, lesson plans, final reports, memos, and workshop materials.
  • Collecting data and producing materials maps for fieldwork, public input, client meetings, and project display boards and reports.
  • Coordinating internally to develop and disseminate templates and best practices.
  • Participating in other ongoing planning projects external to the SRTS team, including engagement support, development of high quality technical reports and memoranda, and related tasks.

Requirements

This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field of study.
  • 0+ years’ experience in a consulting environment or public entity.
  • Working knowledge of, and interest in, the field of active, non-motorized transportation.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects, if necessary.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Good interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills.
  • Good understanding of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Workspace apps, Adobe Creative Suite, ESRI ArcGIS, or similar products.

Preferred Skills + Certifications

There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:

  • Professional working proficiency in the Spanish language

What We Offer

Compensation

The pay range for this job in Portland, OR is $53,400.00 – $75,650.00 annually. Placement within the range is based upon experience, skill-sets, and qualifications.

Alta offers comprehensive benefits to all full-time employees.

  • Medical: PPO or HSA medical plans, Alta pays 75% of the cost.
  • Dental/Vision: PPO, Alta pays 90% of the cost.
  • Life Insurance: Alta pays 100% of the premium for life and AD&D, equal to your base compensation.
  • 401k: Alta provides a safe harbor match up to 4%.
  • PTO: 21 days accrued annually to start.
  • Holidays: 11 total company paid holidays

Additional benefits: Wellness reimbursement up to $800 annually, Alta Gets Around benefit of up to $900 annually, 5-year travel award, and professional development opportunities.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please upload your resume, any work samples, and a cover letter, telling us why you’re interested in Alta and why you’d be a good fit. Due to the high volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries.

Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and company-sponsored programs. Alta Planning + Design maintains formal employment policies, available on online and by request.

Affirmative Action Plan

Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to affirmative action regulations requiring written Affirmative Action Plans (AAP’s) for minorities and women, and for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. We worked intensively with a local firm who specializes in Affirmative Action Plans to develop a program for our company that will not only satisfy our federal obligations, but will be a living document. This means the plan is integrated into our recruiting and evaluation procedures, and is revisited often in order to ensure we’re doing everything we can to embrace and promote diversity within our company. Alta requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption for new employees will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or receipt of an approved exemption will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.

Alta requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption for new employees will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or receipt of an approved exemption will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.

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